Weekly study15 hours
Bringing About Change
Draw on lessons from history and learn how to bring about transformative change
On this course, you will explore the lessons learnt from history to investigate how transformative change can occur when so many agencies have conflicting agendas and priorities. You will learn how development management can be made more transformative within the constraints of the ‘real world’.
You’ll explore advocacy – how change happens, its political processes, how development managers ‘do’ advocacy and critical approaches to advocacy processes. You’ll also gain the skills and knowledge needed to write the final assessment of the Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management.
- Doing development differently
- Humanitarian standards including safeguarding issues
- Political processes of advocacy
- Governance: getting the rules right to negotiate and mediate change
Who is the course for?
This course is for everyone interested in bringing about transformative change within development.
What software or tools do you need?
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- Mac OS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Who developed the course?
The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020