UNISA Short Course in Organisational Development: Appreciative Inquiry Approach)

UNISA Short Course in Organisational Development: Appreciative Inquiry Approach)

Short Course in Organisational Development: Appreciative Inquiry Approach) (72362)Purpose

This course will be useful to students whom specifically work in the field of organisational development, as well as students in the field of human resource development and human resource management. Students credited with this course are able to competently apply the Appreciative Inquiry process as a constructive approach to organisational change and transformation efforts.

Target group

Students who completed the Advanced Programme in Organisational Development, OD consultants and practitioners, SASOL HR managers and HR managers
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
 Duration

Six months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

1st semester: January and 2nd semester: June
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning and two compulsory experiential workshops (three days and one day respectively); a study guide and tutorial letters guide the students through a prescribed book by way of self-tasks and self-assessment
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
A compulsory written assignment and attendance of workshop
Summative assessment:
Portfolio of evidence
Marks:
Students have to obtain a mark of 50% in order to successfully complete the course
 Organisational Development: The Appreciative Enquiry Approach (ODAI01W)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Differentiation between a problem solving approach and an appreciative approach to OD
  • Theoretical underpinning of AI
  • The emerging paradigm as context for AI
  • Different models of the AI process
  • AI applications
  • Affirmative topic choice
  • Crafting AI questions for a customised AI protocol
  • Conducting appreciative interviews
  • Identifying themes
  • Developing provocative propositions
  • Consensual validation
  • Designing socio-technical strategies
  • Determining change agendas
  • Coaching clients in how/where to get started
  • Training internal facilitators in conducting interviews appreciatively, topic selection, protocol development, consensual validation and the design of socio-technical strategies
  • Activating designs

Course leader

Dr D J Geldenhuys DAdmin (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)
Discipline expertise: Trained by Prof David Cooperrider and the NTL
Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Office 4-009, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8278
Fax: 012 429 8368
E-mail: geldedj@unisa.ac.za
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms M J Maphalla
Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Office: 03-102, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8548 / 8005
Fax: 012 429 8578
E-mail: iop@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.