MM320 Organisational Development and Change

Updated: 21 August 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 48cp or candidature in BOrgLead or BTrngDev
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Alison Sheridan (
Unit Description

This unit examines change as an ongoing dynamic process that unfolds over time. Theories and concepts of change management are reinforced through communication and social construction designed to equip students with an involved knowledge of themes including change agency, diagnosis and intervention. The topics to be explored include: understanding change context; communicative skills needed to navigate the complexities of change within organisations; role of force-field analysis and storytelling in constructing change; building the case for change; modes of diagnosis; styles of intervention; and the management of resistance.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Managing Organizational Change: Process, Social Construction and Dialogue

ISBN: 9781137468574
Jabri, M., Palgrave Macmillan 2nd ed. 2017

Text refers to: Trimester 2 and 3, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 30% 2000
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 2 30% 2000
Assessment Notes

Change Management Case Analysis

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Assessment Notes

Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a well-developed knowledge base of the key concepts associated with building the case for change, diagnosis and intervention;
  2. use a range of cognitive and/or communication skills to identify, evaluate and co-construct relevant viewpoints in order to demonstrate judgement and analytical skills in both managing and leading change efforts and programs;
  3. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute change programs; and
  4. demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on, and respond appropriately to a range of socio-organisational issues influencing both the process and the practice of managing change and organisational development.