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’.
Subject Matter Expert
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, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical 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.
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 difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.