The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the concept change management as well as the types of changes an organisation faces, in order to place you in the position of being able to apply a model of change to a specific environment, and to help employees understand the need for organisational change.
The business world is constantly changing, as new technology and developments are revealed almost daily. South Africa is still a growing country and changes as it grows. Any business, whether a start-up or an established organisation, needs to keep up with these changes if it intends to survive. However, most organisations, and indeed most people, are reluctant to change.
Change management requires an altered framework, focusing on the transformation and/or transition from one set of processes to a different set. Change, from a business perspective, requires employees to participate in a different way of thinking in order to achieve transformation.
The concept of change management involves the development change agent skills and the ability to identify the need for change in an organisation. There are different change management models and interventions, that focus on managing change using theories, values, strategies and techniques adjusted from behavioural science. This implies that change management requires altering employee behaviour. These models, however, do not address the key term ‘transformation’. The significance of transformation can be explained by providing an understanding of the term ‘organisational change’.
Kevin Midgley has an MBA from Damelin/Oxford Brookes (London). Since 1991, Midgley has been a part-time lecturer for Damelin Education Group, Varsity College, Vega, Regenesys Business School, and AAA School of Advertising. From 1994 to 2008, Midgley also ran his own training company.
Kevin Midgley ability to combine over 30 years’ experience in academia and the business environment, has enabled him to deliver the theoretical content, together with real-life practical examples. He has found this assists the student better absorb the knowledge and leave the classroom with the ability to not only understand, but also to do the job.
Kevin has developed course material for Damelin Education Group, Regenesys Business School, and the Open Learning Group, on various business-related subjects.
He is also the author of a self-published textbook, The Credit Controller’s Handbook, published in 1999.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.