The Doctorate in Organizational Change is aimed at those who wish to work beyond the confines of conventional leadership as they develop radical new ways of contributing to the wider environment in which our organizations operate. Not only will participants develop their thought leadership as they offer unique contributions to the field of knowledge, they will also pursue innovative new practices and ways of working in organizations and institutions.
While maintaining the highest academic standards, the program takes a fundamentally pragmatic approach that is rooted in the lived experience of professional practice. Program content is immediately applicable back to your workplace and you are encouraged to share your personal experiences with fellow participants in a collegiate learning environment.
The program is designed in three modules, which provide a progressive pathway through inquiries that combine, at each stage, an increasing depth of understanding about the construction and use of knowledge as well as its application in a particular field of practice.
You will develop the discipline and skill of reflective writing through practical assignments as you progress inquiry, and the development of the final thesis is an opportunity for an extended practical inquiry with the support of your supervisor and cohort peers.
This program leads to the Ashridge Doctorate in Professional Studies in Organizational Change, accredited by the University of Middlesex.
Next start date: 21 March 2018
Length: 4-5 years
Fee: £35,000 + VAT
Funding support: Yes
Deadline: Due to a limited number of spaces remaining, please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible, and no later than January 8th, 2018.
The faculty is made of experienced practitioners expert in supporting individuals as they challenge them to develop their skills and expertise. Operating as members of the group and as facilitators, they create a supportive, engaging and robust learning environment. Faculty members accompany you on your learning journey. Rather than being remote specialists, they create an atmosphere of debate and dialogue, rather than teaching and telling.
BA (Hons), CQSW, MSc, PhD
B.Comm, MBS, PhD
B.A.I, MSc, MSc, PhD
Matthew Gitsham MA (Hons), MA
This was a profound developmental experience that gave me the insight and courage to confront my practice as an organizational consultant and inspired me to create new ways of working with clients and colleagues that had deep relational integrity at the heart of our relationships. It is my hope that my story, with all its turns and twists, may have wider relevance for others in organizational consulting.
Director, Jill Hughes Consulting Ltd.