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Executive Education

Consulting & Coaching for Change

Consulting & Coaching for Change

Executive Master

Language : English

Program overview

A comprehensive, international Executive Specialized Master’s program run jointly by two of the world leading business schools - HEC Paris and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. This partnership brings together extensive knowledge and practical experience in the human dimension of organizational change.

Executive Master Consulting & Coaching for Change

Format: 7 modules (approximately 31,5 days)
Duration: 16 months
Language: English
Cost: 56950 €*



Reflect critically on change interventions and know how to improve them 

Navigate the inherent ambiguity and unpredictability of complex change

Understand your own and others’ assumptions about change and be able to communicate change effectively

Adopt multiple perspectives on change and deploy a range of change approaches



Increase your understanding of change processes and be able to plan and execute systemic change interventions

Take the time to reflect, analyze, and learn about yourself as a change leader

Study in a truly multicultural environment with participants from more than 18 countries from all over the world

Become part of the prestigious HEC Paris and Oxford University Business Alumni networks and the exclusive CCC alumni network, “the Change Leaders”

Academic Director(s)

Marc Thompson
Academic Director and Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Mathis Schulte
Academic Director and Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Learning methods

Participants engage in lectures, simulations, role plays, case studies, group work, psychometric testing, individual reflections, and online tutorials. They work closely with an experienced tutor from either HEC Paris or Oxford University who will guide the individual learning journey from module essays to the thesis research.


The program is run over a 17-month period and includes 7 modules of four and a half days. Modules take place at either HEC Paris or Oxford. Depending on the program design modules may also take place at a different European location such as Berlin or Copenhagen.


Rethinking change 

  • Beyond planned vs emergent change
  • Change from multiple perspectives
  • Complexity and system approaches to change
  • Engaging with context ( foresight/scenarios)

Self as an instrument for change

  • Self-reflection from psychological and psychoanalytic perspectives
  • Coaching relationships
  • The use of self in organizational practice
  • Working with conflict in relationships

Group dynamics and collaboration

  • Group behavior
  • Psychological processes within and across groups
  • Process consultation
  • Informal collaboration networks within and across groups and organizations

Resilience and failure

  • Learning from failure at multiple levels (individual, group, system)
  • Psychological safety and group learning
  • Dealing with paradox and ambiguity
  • Developing individual and organizational resilience

Transforming work

  • Workplace transformation through digital technology
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • New organizational forms (e.g. the network organization)
  • Creating meaningful work

Systemic change

  • The sustainable change agent
  • Techniques of storytelling
  • Change guided by positive deviance
  • Values, purpose, and meaning

Practicum in consulting & coaching for change

Conference-style presentations and discussions of participants’ theses


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More information


To register or for further information about the program, visit the Consulting and Coaching for Change website.