Leading Others Through Change

Module overview

  • Leadership in times of change
  • Transitional to Transformational leadership
  • Appreciative leadership
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Supporting staff in embracing change
  • Capacity building to cope with uncertainty
  • Achieving sustainable change
  • Dealing with resistance to change
  • Emotional intelligence - self and social awareness
  • Influencing skills

On completion of the course you will have developed your understanding of a range of approaches to leading others through times of change. You will have developed your ability to understanding how to engage and influence others and how to take into account different individual’s responses to change. This learning will enhance your own capacity to lead and manage people through change.

For those interested in further development opportunities for working with change you may also be interested in Analysing Drivers for Change or Models for planning change and improvement

Duration, attendance and delivery

You will start with some facilitated online learning activities, followed by a full day interactive workshops usually in week 4.  There will also be a mix of on-line, flexible, facilitated learning and some self-study.  1-1 tutorials are available to support you to meet the assessment requirements.

Notionally a 10-credit module means an average of around 100 learning hours; this includes attendance at workshops, tutorials, self-study, reflection, learning and application at work as well as completing activities and assessments. 

We also provide support with study skills for those who are new to study at this level or who may not have studied for some time.


At the end of the module you will undertake an assessment.  This is a work based assessment rather than just a theory based essay.   Typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your practice, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

The assessment format may be a written exercise, in-class presentation, project report or another appropriate method.  To give you an indication, a written piece would be around 2000 words in length.

Entry requirements

You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice.  There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.  Please contact us if you would like further details of our admissions policy.