Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education

Program Description

Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education

Do you seek to make a unique contribution to our understanding of organisations and communities, and of the dynamics of stability and change? Are you an experienced and reflective practitioner interested in developing yourself and your practice, through the discipline of 'Action Inquiry'? Are you interested in doing your research in close collaboration with the support of a community of like-minded practitioners?

If yes, then the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change will be of interest to you. Through a rigorous process of inquiry, this qualification will develop your practice to a deeper level. As organisations face the need to respond to ever more diverse and challenging issues, practitioners must develop new ways of working with complex and uncertain situations in pursuit of purposes and outcomes that matter to them.

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Programme content

The programme takes a philosophical approach, rather than offering the standard toolkit. It challenges you to explore your implicit and explicit assumptions and the implications of those assumptions for your practice.

Programme content is immediately applicable back to your workplace and you are encouraged to share your personal experiences with fellow participants so that everyone learns from each other. You will develop the discipline and skill of reflective writing through practical assignments. The dissertation is an opportunity for an extended practical inquiry with the support of tutor and peers (in the supervision group).

Faculty

The faculty are experienced practitioners. Many hold a psychotherapeutic qualification, and all are experts in challenging and supporting individuals. The faculty operate as members of the group and as facilitators/observers, which helps create a supportive, engaging and robust learning environment. Faculty accompany you on your learning journey, rather than being remote specialists. The atmosphere is of debate and dialogue, rather than teaching and telling.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is intended for people seeking to initiate and sustain change within and across organisations. This may include working on issues of macro-level social and institutional change. It aims to engage you in developing a unique contribution to your chosen field.

This is an opportunity to connect with other experienced practitioners who are seeking to learn at a deeper level.

The group splits into smaller action practice groups with an Ashridge facilitator. This enhances the personal reflection element of the programme.

Learning environment

Ashridge is a unique and beautiful learning environment. Time and time again, participants tell us that the grounds are the ultimate place to reflect and re-charge. In addition, the classrooms are designed to encourage round table discussions rather than lecture-theatre style teaching.

Alumni abstracts

This programme aims to support advanced practitioners in creating new insights through close investigation of practice.

The programme deepens our understanding of the practice surrounding consulting through rigorous cycles of inquiry in our work and sustained engagement with theory, in order to generate new insights in the field.

Some of our alumni share their exciting and stimulating journeys, through the sharing of the abstracts from their individual thesis submissions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 13, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 21, 2018
Duration
Duration
4 - 5 years
Part time
Price
Price
35,000 GBP
Information
Deadline
Jan. 8, 2018
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date: Mar. 21, 2018
Application deadline Jan. 8, 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Mar. 21, 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Jan. 8, 2018
End date Request Info
Price
+ VAT