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Leading Organisational Improvement ESM710

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.



Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas, as well as the quality and effectiveness of such improvement in practice.
In this unit, models of organisational improvement and the change process are considered, with attention given to strategies for managing and evaluating change effectively in educational, training and other organisational contexts. By the end of this unit, you will have developed advanced knowledge and skills in managing and evaluating change through the study of modules on: change contexts, organisational contexts, learning contexts, and the global context. One of the aims of this unit is to enable you to have a better understanding of how leaders can lead organisations with a strong focus on improvement.


Unit name Leading Organisational Improvement
Unit code ESM710
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Lisa Ehrich
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a body of knowledge and understanding of recent developments in leadership skills and strategies required for strategic leadership with a focus on continuous improvement in a rapidly changing environment
  • Apply leadership understandings with reference to relevant analytical frameworks and insights from research and other writings to working environments including your own professional practice
  • Critically analyse the work of leaders in organisational improvement
  • Identify and evaluate an organisational problem in practice and devise leadership strategies for improvement
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AssessmentAnnotated Bibliography (40%)|Case Study (60%)
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