Diploma in Leadership and Organisational Development Using Transactional Analysis

Introduction

Connexus Institute is delighted to offer an opportunity to join our transformative Leadership and Organisational Development Diploma program using Transactional Analysis (TA). This part-time program, delivered over ten weekends per year at our welcoming premises in Hove, equips you with powerful tools to excel in your leadership and organisational development journey.

When applied to organisations, Transactional Analysis (TAO) brings to life the key elements of an organisation. It shows how these elements work dynamically and impact human behaviour, group dynamics, culture and ultimately organisational performance. It also offers a language and toolkit that is relevant to the roles and relationships we hold in organisations and to the issues we face in organisational life.

By integrating TA principles, our program  will enable you to gain a profound understanding of yourself, others, and how to be more effective in your organisational setting.   

Whether you're a leader, manager, consultant, business owner, or practitioner (e.g., HR, L&D, Change Management, OD), this program empowers you to:

  • See the issues and challenges you face at work with fresh eyes. You will have a better understanding of where to step in and a new skillset or toolkit to make a positive difference
  • An enhanced awareness of where and when to step in which, along with a TA toolkit, will enable you to increase your effectiveness and impact
  • Increase your self-awareness and effectiveness in drawing upon your experience and insight which will enhance your impact
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the key issues currently facing organisations, such as the rapid pace of change, hybrid working culture, change, leadership, power, psychological safety, team development and team dynamics and how you can make a difference

Structure of the Course

Our program runs over weekends and is designed to fit around work commitments. It offers the opportunity for one year of study, without taking any formal examinations, or to continue for a second year to extend your learning and meet the Diploma qualification in Leadership and Organisation Development using Transactional Analysis criteria. The second year is also a gateway to advanced study and international Transactional Analysis qualifications in the Organisational field.

Indicative content – Year A (120 hours of study over ten weekends)

  • Weekend 1   Setting up the programme and establish a learning climate
  • Weekend 2   Enhancing communication & business conversations
  • Weekend 3   Building groups, teams and high-performance team
  • Weekend 4   Coaching for development
  • Weekend 5   Relationship-based psychological safety
  • Weekend 6   Using the 'self' to enhance impact and bring about change
  • Weekend 7   Understanding influence, power, games and politics
  • Weekend 8   Working with ethics and ethical dilemmas
  • Weekend 9   Adult learning, facilitation and learning design
  • Weekend 10  Endings and New Beginnings

Course assessment for the year

  • 1 x 2,000 word written assignment
  • 1 x Reflective learning journal
  • 1 x 1:1 learning review tutorial

In addition, you will be expected to actively participate in the program by bringing work scenarios/issues as content for the group to work with

Indicative content – Year B (120 hours of study over ten weekends)

  • Weekend 1  Setting up the programme and establish a learning climate
  • weekend 2   Understanding organisations through the lens of TA
  • weekend 3   Leadership and power in organisations and groups
  • Weekend 4   Coaching as a vehicle for change
  • Weekend 5   Accounting for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Weekend 6   Working with culture
  • Weekend 7   Leading and supporting change
  • Weekend 8   The skilled helper, consultant or intervenor
  • Weekend 9   Developing organisations and organisation design
  • Weekend 10  Endings and New Beginnings

Course assessment for the year

  • 1 x 2,000 word written assignment
  • 1 x Reflective learning journal
  • 1 x presentation of a 5-minute recording of your work with an accompanying transcript
  • 1 x 1:1 learning review tutorial

In addition, you will be expected to actively participate in the program by bringing work scenarios/issues as content for the group to work with.

The Connexus Diploma in Leadership and Organisational Development using Transactional Analysis

A Connexus Diploma in Leadership and Organisation Development using Transactional Analysis will be awarded to those who meet the following criteria:

  • 240 hours of training in Leadership and Organisation Development using Transactional Analysis
  • 200 hours of applying the theory and concepts taught in the programme to your work.
  • 40 hours of supervision, 20 of which must be with a supervisor qualified in Organisational Transactional Analysis. The remainder can be 'peer vision' or other professional supervision.
  • The passing of a 5,000-word Case Study.
  • The passing of an oral viva on your case study.

Please note: there is an additional charge for the Diploma assessments.

2024 – 2025

Case Study Marking Fee: £140

Oral Viva Exam Fee: £360

Exciting Co-Creative learning

Learning is focused on the experiences and work scenarios course members bring to the group, and it seeks to build on this through theory, group discussion, and reflection to illustrate how the learning can be applied to your work and work context. Attention is also given to developing professional skills. You will progressively increase your knowledge of TA theory and its application and take away a rounded understanding that you can apply immediately to your life, work and organisation.

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for this program, you will need:

  • To be in a current leadership, management or professional  role (such as change or project management, HR or organisational development), whether employed or self-employed
  • To have completed or be booked to complete the official Transactional Analysis 101 course
  • To have completed 20 hours (approx.) of pre-course guided reading and tasks, which will be supplied to you upon application.

Who is this course for?

The programme is designed for those interested in enhancing their effectiveness in the workplace and exploring how a social or behaviour theory can both add to their understanding of the issues they face and increase options for change. Our tutors are highly experienced in leadership development, practitioner development, Organisation Development and soft skills training. 

Organisational Transactional Analysis

This programme is a springboard to the Internationally recognised Certified Transactional Analysis qualification (CTA). Whether you want one year of TA-based leadership and organisational development, or a two-year course leading to a Diploma in Leadership and Organisational Development using Transactional Analysis, or  as preparation to become a Certified Transactional Analysis Organisational practitioner, it will only start if you take the first step, apply today or contact us.

 

Dates for 2024-2025

 

Length: 10 weekends over one academic year

Times: Sat/Sun 9:30 to 16:30

Mode: Face-to-Face

Dates for this course are:

  • 26 & 27 Oct
  • 23 & 24 Nov
  • 21 & 22 Dec
  • 25 & 26 Jan 2025
  • 22 & 23 Feb
  • 22 & 23 Mar
  • 12 & 13 Apr
  • 24 & 25 May
  • 21 & 22 Jun
  • 19 & 20 Jul

Cost: £2,950 per year (inclusive of VAT)

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Meet the core tutor

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams is an executive coach, facilitator and business consultant specialising in leadership, team and organisation development (OD). She also trains and supervises fellow practitioners. Earlier in her career, Vanessa held a number of HR roles including HR Director and Board member. She holds a Master’s degree in Business (MBA) and is a  Certified Transactional Analyst and a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the Organisational field.

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