MGM509 Implementing Change (8)

This subject extends the learning covered in MGT540 Facilitating Change and introduces students to the processes of change implementation. Students will have the opportunity to engage in authentic and practical activities to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise in managing various stages of the change process. Contemporary aspects of change are considered from disruptive, rapid and volatile operating environments to nimble, agile, dynamic recovery and data driven change responses. Ethical and human centred approaches are considered alongside strategic, policy, governance and viability issues. On completion students will be able to draw upon a personal toolkit of skills and processes to facilitate effective change initiatives within organisations.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGM509. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Assumed Knowledge

MGT540 Facilitating Change is assumed knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the case for change drawing on internal and external factors, competitive trends and organisational strategic objectives;
  • be able to assess organisational readiness for change:
  • be able to design a change plan that balances organisational imperatives with ethical and human centred considerations;
  • be able to develop a communication plan that outlines the case for change and incorporates strategies to maximise commitment and engagement;
  • be able to devise a process to monitor, evaluate and, if required, make recommendations to modify the change plan; and
  • be able to reflect on the change experience to facilitate continuous learning and innovation


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Environmental analysis, VUCA, disruption and wicked problems
  • Rapid and adaptive change, project change, continuous change
  • Organisational analysis, culture, behavioural responses, structure, agility, politics and leadership
  • Change readiness and data driven decision making
  • Impact evaluation/stakeholder analysis
  • Change planning: design thinking and innovation
  • Change planning: nimble/agile responses vs planned and project approaches, large or smaller scale
  • Change planning: humane, ethical, governance, policy & strategic considerations
  • Communication and engagement
  • Evaluating, monitoring, unexpected issues ,rapid recovery and failure
  • Reflection, learning and building future resilience.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.