Organisational Behaviour

Course Introduction

This course provides a succinct overview of what Organisational Behaviour is, and why all managers should understand the impact of OB design on business. The course will introduce Organisational Behaviour models and core concepts, and particular emphasis will be given to the subjects of:

  • Change Management
  • Biases and Decision-making
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Well-being
  • Talent Management

In each of the above topics, attention will be given to the link between the subject and its impact on overall organisational performance.

There will be very little traditional lecture – most sessions will be highly interactive and will include simulation, class discussions and group presentations. Participants will be encouraged to actively contribute to a rich group learning experience.
The mandatory group presentations (see below) will provide significant input for the various sessions and an individual research paper will be set to facilitate deeper understanding on a subject of choice.

Course Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Vicki Culpin specialises in Organisational Behaviour, specifically well-being research, related to memory and sleep. More recent research and teaching interests include the relationship between sleep, well-being and derailment and the relationship between sleep and resilience in management populations. Vicki studied Psychology at Manchester University, followed by an MPhil and PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from Leicester University. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Vicki is Professor of Organisational behavior at Ashridge ExecutiveEducation, Hult International Business School.

Rafael is Head of Talent Management and Organisational Development for the Schindler Group based in Ebikon Switzerland. His responsibilities include Organisational Design, Talent Attraction, Leadership Development, Succession Planning and Diversity & Inclusion. Prior to his career in HR, Rafael worked for about 15 years in executive positions in other business areas, leading organisations with hundreds of employees and being accountable for significant business results. Rafael holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from IMD and an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD. He is Brazilian and has lived and worked in Germany, China, Switzerland, Thailand, Brazil and France.

Note: All information is accurate for the 2019-2021 academic year and is subject to change for future classes