Executive Doctorate in Organisational Change

Transformative Professional Doctorate Programme

Are you a leader or consultant who wants to work outside the constraints of traditional leadership models?

Join our upcoming open day and explore the doctorate programme starting in January 2024.

Event Overview

If you want to explore the territory beyond conventional organisation and leadership theories and develop radical new approaches to organisational change, join our doctoral open day.

Discover more about our doctoral programme of advanced study and inquiry, hear from faculty and talk to our admissions team while learning more about whether our doctoral programme is right for you.

This open day will be an opportunity to meet like-minded people who are considering undertaking doctoral study to enhance their professional and personal lives.

Sign up today to reserve your place.

Event Details

Date: 24th June 2022
Time: 12:30-16:30 GMT+1
Venue: Zoom


  • 12:30-16:30 - Open Day

Programme Director

Kerrie Fleming

Kerrie is the Academic Director of the Executive Doctorate in Organiational Change. is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Hult EF Corporate Education, specializing in leadership development with a particular expertise in leader emotional intelligence (EI) and its practical application for individuals and organizations. She is a research lead for Transforming Behaviours and is former Head of Department for the Leadership and People faculty at Ashridge. She sits on a number of academic regulatory and research committees at Ashridge. As a Client Director and facilitator, Kerrie has designed and delivered customized, MBA and Open Leadership and Management development programs to senior executives, incorporating sessions on emotional intelligence, resilience, influencing, change management, strategy and innovation to Fortune 500 companies as well as UK and international governments, indigenous and international organizations.

Prior to working in executive education, Kerrie worked as a University lecturer teaching Strategy, Management, Economics and Marketing with a number of Universities in Ireland. Additionally, she worked in strategic acquisition management, account management and customer service within the European Food Industry.

She is an invited speaker at a number of business events in the UK, has featured on BBC Radio and is a regular contributor to HR and Learning and development practitioner publications She has published The Leaders guide to Emotional Agility by Pearson FT and along with Roger Delves is editor of Inspiring leadership published by Bloomsbury which is now available.

Doctoral Faculty

Steve Marshall

Steve has more than 15 years experience as an international organisation consultant, facilitator, supervisor and executive coach in the public, private and third sectors. His practice is informed by inquiry, dialogue, and complexity-based approaches to creative change and innovation. Steve provides a pragmatic and critical practitioner focus to his work founded on his experience as a leader and decision maker in dynamic, conflicted, high-stakes environments. He emphasises the importance of deep commitment and a developed sense of awareness and purpose to personal and organisational change. New perspectives on vision and purpose increasingly find a place in Steve’s work and he frequently works with clients through imagery, digital photography and video help to nurture creativity, insight and change.

Steve’s experience combines a multi-faceted military career as a highly experienced operational fast-jet pilot, trainer and leader with top-level strategic and governmental interventions. His work with safety culture brought together international agencies and contributed to a significant structural shift in RAF aviation training as he led the RAF ‘Human Factors’ specialisation and initiated critical aviation safety interventions across the MoD.

In his consulting work, Steve encourages participation, engagement and reflective space to enable inquiry processes that cross boundaries and lead to transformation in the workplace. He increasingly uses visual media to shortcut the ritualised, stuck conversations that inhibit creativity and change while offering insight into organisational capability and individual identity. He is a faculty member of the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change and contributes to a range of specialist academic qualifications and open courses.

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Executive Doctorate in Organisational Change

Work beyond the confines of traditional leadership. Embark on transformational journey of action inquiry and develop your own solutions to organisational and societal issues

  • Application Deadline: October 2023

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