2023-2024 / GRBE0257-1

Managing change and promoting well-being at work (cross-cutting course)


30h Th

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in Risk Management and Well-Being in the Workplace3 crédits 


Adelaïde Blavier, Caroline Dedoncker, Sabine Pohl, Florence Stinglhamber


Joëlle Kinon

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This is a course shared among several teachers.
For the part given by Professor Pohl, this course aims to lead students to master the different concepts related to organizational culture and change. The aim is to lead them to make a diagnosis of the organizational culture and the conditions conducive to culture change using different analysis grids. This course also aims to help students to develop a comprehension of the mechanisms leading to the acceptance of innovation and change. A section is devoted to leadership.
For the part given by Professor Stinglhamber, this course aims to make students realize the importance of managing the human component when introducing organizational change. It proposes an approach focused on the recipients of change, consisting of understanding (a) the impact of change on the recipient's roles and challenges and (b) the recipient's experience (resistance to change, individual and dynamic models of change, Bareil's Theory of Concern Phases).
For the part given by Professor Sylin and Dr. Alonso Peña, the course approaches organisational change from the point of view of the functional and structural modifications impacting the organisation. By addressing the principles of what defines the organisation, the course describes different organisational changes in order to understand the collective mechanisms at work during major transitions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course is presented in the form of a seminar that gives students the opportunity to participate actively.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

If the health situation does not allow for on-site teaching, the course will be adapted so that it can be given on-line (either synchronously or asynchronously).

Recommended or required readings

The course is based on slides that will be made available to students. In these slides, there are bibliographical references that allow the student to deepen his knowledge if s/he considers it useful.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam in the form of three open-ended questions

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course days given by Professor Pohl and Professor Sylin are given on the site of the ULB (Brussels), while the day given by Professor Stinglhamber is given on the site of the UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).


Contact : spohl@ulb.ac.be

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