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PSYC4727: Positive Organisational Coaching

2024 unit information

How can psychology help create 'healthy' workplaces? Executive and management coaching have emerged as important factors in the enhancement of performance, engagement and well-being in the workplace, This unit examines key issues in contemporary executive and workplace coaching and equips students with the knowledge and skills to provide world-class executive and management coaching, The emphasis is on critical evaluation of theory and application to practice, Although primarily focused on positive psychology, solution-focused and cognitive- behavioural approaches to coaching in organisations, the application of psychodynamic (eg Kilburg) and systems (eg O'Neil) approaches to the enhancement of performance and well-being are also considered. The unit covers issues in senior executive coaching, coaching middle management, establishing manager-as-coach programs, and the use of positive psychology in the workplace.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Psychology Academic Operations

Code PSYC4727
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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PSYC4721 and PSYC4722
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate competence in developing coaching programs and proposals
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of ethical and professional practice related to organisational coaching
  • LO3. conduct evaluation of a coaching program
  • LO4. demonstrate understanding of the core issues in executive and organisational coaching
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of leadership in organisations and coaching applications
  • LO6. Identify knowledge on wellbeing in organisations, and positive organisational theory and approaches relevant to coaching.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive July 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive July 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive July 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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