“Organisations work the way human beings create them” (Peter M. Senge, 1996). In today’s fast-paced world, change is a constant and increasingly complex element of organisational management. Traditional management approaches often lack specificity and awareness for current environmental, societal and technological transformations. The future success of organisations in the 21st century, however, will depend on their response to these rapidly shifting trends. Will leaders cling to the status quo and be left behind? Or will they embrace the changing landscape and become drivers for change?
Every change starts with a conscious mind and awareness. In this course, participants will learn how adaptive organisational behaviour and transformational management fosters a common culture that promotes interdependence, strengthens cooperation, prevents interpersonal conflicts and promotes innovation. With case studies from different country and health management settings, this course compliments theory with practical tools, techniques and tried and true methods. Participants will also get an overview of the latest developments in organisational behaviour and transformational management, preparing them to have measurable impact on their organisation’s performance with an emphasis on the whole ecosystem.
The course starts with a distance based preparation phase and is followed from an on-campus phase. The post-campus phase is finished with the handing of the final assignment.
At the end of the course, participants will be ready to manage transformational processes in various health management settings, taking into account multicultural and diverse working contexts. Moreover, participants will be able to assess organisational structures and management models and develop concepts strengthen the capacity to co-create and collaborate across organisations and sectors.
Participants are assessed during both, the distance-based and on-campus phases of the courses, through individual and team assignments, professional presentations, quizzes or short tests, reflective papers and proposed projects.