Organisational Transactional Analysis

Introduction

Connexus Institute are pleased to offer you an exciting opportunity to study part-time (10 weekends per year), to gain qualification in Organisational Transactional Analysis.

Our highly experienced, internationally qualified Organisational TA practitioners have created a commercial approach to TA development that will comprehensively enhance your effectiveness in your organisational role.

Whether you work as a Business Executive, in Human Resources, Leadership and Development or Organisational Development, our organisational TA programme will provide you with the professional expertise and personal impact that can lead to a Diploma in Organisational TA and/or to gain international qualification as a EATA Certified Transactional Analyst in the Organisational field.

Our programme is timetabled to be flexible with work commitments and you can choose to undertake training for one, two or three academic years depending on your chosen outcome. The options are:

  • to undertake the programme for professional and personal development and increased effectiveness in your organisation role, without taking any formal examinations.
  • to qualify after year two with a Connexus Institute Diploma in Organisational Transactional Analysis.
  • to complete all three years of the programme with a view to becoming an EATA Certified Transactional Analyst in Organisational TA, and to gain an international recognised qualification.

Exciting Co-Creative learning

We appreciate that you come to this training programme with all your existing knowledge and experience of working in organisations.  We use an interactive and co-creative approach to encourage you to draw on that experience, sharing your ideas and opinions, debating alternative interpretations and testing these out within your training group as you examine them from a TA perspective.

Our approach is designed to relate theory and reflection directly to your professional practice, and to progressively increase your knowledge of TA theory and its application. This is supported by behavioural skills and personal/professional development, so that each weekend you take away a rounded understanding to apply immediately to your life, your work and your organisation.

Indicative topics include:

  • Understanding the public vs private structure of organisations through the lens of TA.
  • Culture and script in organisations.
  • Meaning and creativity in the coaching and mentoring relationship.
  • Leadership, power and authority in groups and organisations.
  • The individual within the group and the group within the individual.
  • The link between patterns of communication, recognition and game playing and organisational performance.
  • Professional ethics, diversity, inclusion, and difference.
  • Transformational learning and change at an individual, group and organisational level.
  • Relational vs co-creative practice.
  • The use of ‘self’ as an intervention tool.

Structure of the Course

Year One (Ten Weekends) 

In this stimulating first year of the programme your knowledge of Transactional Analysis will deepen and expand, and you will learn how to apply TA to the organisational field and to issues you face in the workplace.

You will be required to complete three pieces of written work (a 2500-word essay, a short professional self-portrayal and a brief report on your work using TA), maintain a personal learning journal and have a reflective discussion with your tutor.

Upon successful completion of the year you will receive a Connexus Institute certificate for 120 hours of Organisational TA training.

You may wish to end your organisational TA studies here or continue into Year Two.

Year Two (Ten Weekends) 

We have designed year two to deepen knowledge, enhance professional practice and exercise your ability to critique as you develop your TA skills further. 

Over ten weekends, you will deepen your understanding of some of the concepts introduced in year one and compare and contrast Organisational TA against relevant theories from other fields: particularly Gestalt, Psychoanalysis, Organisation Development and Dialogic approaches.

You will write a 2500-word essay, continue with your journal, and complete a short report on your learning experiences gained in training.

Upon successfully completing Year Two, you will be eligible to take the Connexus Institute Diploma in Organisational Transactional Analysis. The Diploma requires an additional piece of written work in the form of a case study and the presentation of a 5-minute recording of your organisational work. 

You may wish to end your organisational TA studies here, gain a Diploma and/or or continue into Year Three.

Year Three (Ten Weekends) 

The emphasis on the third year will be on deepening the integration of TA theory into organisational practice.  In keeping with an increasing focus on organisational work, the structure will mirror ‘the consultancy cycle’ – the typical phases of working relationally with a client. 

One weekend will be given to each phase. A significant proportion of each weekend will be given to exploring client material and TA theory, concepts and processes supported by peer coaching in small groups. 

You will undertake the CTA written examination elements, namely a professional self-portrayal, a 2000-word case study of your work with an organisation following the structure outlined in section C of the EATA, CTA exam handbook, and present a 5-minute recording of your practice in the group.  You will also have a reflective discussion with your tutor, continue with your journal, and have taken part in professional supervision.

The three years of training will count as 360 accredited hours of organisational TA towards the CTA examination requirements for those wanting to take this international qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

Our course is taught at post-graduate academic level 7. However, we are delighted to welcome applications from non-graduates with equivalent life skills and experience.

The programme is designed for those who have some training in TA, (such as in one of the alternative TA fields of Counselling, Coaching, Psychotherapy or Education), however if you have limited or no prior TA knowledge, we offer two pre-course options to enable you to confidently participate in this programme.

Option 1. For those who have no prior knowledge of TA

Completion of a two-day TA 101, followed by completion of our Stage One Foundation, Certificate in TA theory year, which runs over eleven weekends. Those who have taken this route have found this initial training to be invaluable in understanding the complexities of relational dynamics and to consider their application in organisational settings, and also to gain a deeper understanding of their own process and personality.

Option 2. For those who have some (though limited) TA knowledge, perhaps gained through management development courses or other education.

Completion of a TA101 course (those who attended a TA101 over 3 years ago need to attend one again). Plus:

  • provide a summary of your professional development to date with detail of your experience of learning in a group setting.
  • reading two TA books and two TA articles, followed by successful completion of 12 written questions.
  • a discussion about your answers, your understanding of TA and your professional development with the Programme Leader

We are very happy to discuss your entry options with you, so please do not hesitate to call us, or contact us through the Connexus website so that we can help you with this.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those wishing to extend their professional knowledge and enhance their personal and professional impact and effectiveness in an organisational role.  It is highly relevant to managers across all organisational disciplines, internal and external consultants, and those in professional positions such as Human Resources, Leadership and Development and Organisational Development.

Our course is taught at post-graduate academic level 7, and we are also delighted to welcome applications from non-graduates with equivalent life skills and experience. Please contact us for further information.

Why attend?

Whether you want one year of TA-based organisational development to receive a Certificate or a two-year Organisational Transactional Analysis Diploma or to complete the full three years 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.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR YEAR ONE STARTING OCTOBER 2021

Length: 10 weekends

Course dates are:

Oct 23 & 24 2021
Nov 13 & 14
Dec 11 & 12
Jan 15 & 16 2022
Feb 12 & 13
Mar 12 & 13
Apr 9 & 10
May 14 & 15
Jun 11 & 12
Jul 9 & 10

Cost: £2,650 per year

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Call us on 01273 706736 or use the contact form if you have any questions

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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