Applying for the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change programme
If you wish to join our March 2017 cohort, please apply no later than Monday 7 November 2016. Late applications will be reviewed on Monday 9 January 2016 but availability of places cannot be guaranteed at that stage.
The application process involves:
Attendance at a programme Open Day, where you will meet the Faculty and other prospective participants and have a private meeting with a member of Faculty
An interview with a member of staff to discuss your application, and determine your ability to meet the challenges of this highly demanding programme
The successful completion of an Acceptance Paper, which outlines your reasons for applying and your initial ideas about your inquiry
The Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change can lead to the Ashridge Doctorate in Professional Studies in Organisational Change which is accredited by the University of Middlesex’s School of Lifelong Learning and Education, home of the Work Based Learning Department.
For entry onto the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change, you will need:
An undergraduate or master degree, or equivalent academic award. If you are a mature participant without an academic qualification you will need to provide evidence of your ability to study at an advanced level
Minimum of five years' experience in an organisational change, management or leadership role
The ability to reflect on and learn from your actions. You need to be motivated to participate in a peer learning community and have some awareness of your emotional and behavioural processes
Some knowledge of the theory and practice of Action Research. In some circumstances we may ask an applicant to attend a short course on Action Research before starting the program
Proficiency in English.
You are an experienced practitioner looking to draw on participative forms of inquiry. You are keen to study and develop your professional practice with a view to achieving organisational or social change.
You are currently working in an organisational intervention role such as a change agent, manager or leader of change, facilitator, internal consultant/advisor, external organisation or management consultant.
You are likely to be interested in sustainability, diversity and social justice issues. The programme attracts participants from all sectors especially people working in health and social care, and the not-for-profit sector.
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our qualification programmes is to apply online. With this fully online system you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
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