UNISA Short Course in Organisational Development: Appreciative Inquiry Approach)

UNISA Short Course in Organisational Development: Appreciative Inquiry Approach)

Short Course in Organisational Development: Appreciative Inquiry Approach) (72362)

 

Purpose

This course will be useful to students whom specifically work in the field of organisational development, as well as students in the field of human resource development and human resource management. Students credited with this course are able to competently apply the Appreciative Inquiry process as a constructive approach to organisational change and transformation efforts.
 



Target group

Students who completed the Advanced Programme in Organisational Development, OD consultants and practitioners, SASOL HR managers and HR managers
 

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
 

Duration

Six months
 



Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

1st semester: January and 2nd semester: June
 

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning and two compulsory experiential workshops (three days and one day respectively); a study guide and tutorial letters guide the students through a prescribed book by way of self-tasks and self-assessment
 

Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
A compulsory written assignment and attendance of workshop
Summative assessment:
Portfolio of evidence
Marks:
Students have to obtain a mark of 50% in order to successfully complete the course
 



Organisational Development: The Appreciative Enquiry Approach (ODAI01W)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Differentiation between a problem solving approach and an appreciative approach to OD
  • Theoretical underpinning of AI
  • The emerging paradigm as context for AI
  • Different models of the AI process
  • AI applications
  • Affirmative topic choice
  • Crafting AI questions for a customised AI protocol
  • Conducting appreciative interviews
  • Identifying themes
  • Developing provocative propositions
  • Consensual validation
  • Designing socio-technical strategies
  • Determining change agendas
  • Coaching clients in how/where to get started
  • Training internal facilitators in conducting interviews appreciatively, topic selection, protocol development, consensual validation and the design of socio-technical strategies
  • Activating designs

 
 

Course leader

Dr D J Geldenhuys DAdmin (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)
Discipline expertise: Trained by Prof David Cooperrider and the NTL
Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Office 4-009, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8278
Fax: 012 429 8368
E-mail: geldedj@unisa.ac.za
 

Programme administrator(s)


Ms M J Maphalla
Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Office: 03-102, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8548 / 8005
Fax: 012 429 8578
E-mail: iop@unisa.ac.za