Organisational Transformation and Ignatian Spirituality

Organisational Transformation and Ignatian Spirituality
Starts from:Tue, January 1, 2019 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Mode of Delivery Available as face-to-face class or online.
Class Description

DS9161J is the face-to-face class

DS9169J is the online class (Online students will be able to view the lectures 48 hours after the Tuesday evening class, videos available on ARK).

In this unit, the student will learn how to integrate Ignatian spirituality to inform organisational practices with the intention to bring about organisational transformation. Drawing from their own vocational context, students will be required to design and undertake effective intervention using appropriate action research methods including developing, testing and modifying working hypotheses as a basis for further action. In the final project of this unit, the student will articulate how the intervention evolved and the subsequent impact of the intervention.


Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. design and undertake an effective intervention in an organisation, using appropriate action research methods;
  2. analyse the organisational intervention through developing, testing and modifying working hypotheses as a basis for further action;
  3. illustrate, by way of a work journal, how they have provided effective leadership of organisational transformation;
  4. work transparently and constructively with challenges, criticisms and conflict;
  5. demonstrate how Ignatian spirituality was integrated into and informed their organisational transformation project.


Therese Carroll RSJ


To be scheduled in 2019




Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Nadal Classroom


For academic credit                       $2,400

Not for academic credit                $1,200


Coghlan, David & Teresa Brannick.  Doing Action Research in Your Own Organisation. London: SAGE Publications, 2005.

Coghlan, David. “Ignatian Spirituality as Transformational Social Science,” in Action Research Vol 3(1) 89-89.  London: Sage Publications, 2011.

Delbecq, André, Elizabeth Liebert, John Mostyn, Paul C. Nutt, & Gordan Walter, “Discernment and Strategic Decision Making: Reflections for a Spirituality of Organizational Leadership,” in Moses L. Pava, Patrick Primeaux (eds.) Spiritual Intelligence At Work: Meaning, Metaphor, and Morals (Research In Ethical Issues In Organizations, Volume 5) London: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2003, 139 – 174.

Liebert, Elizabeth  “Discernment for Our Times: A Practice with Postmodern Implications.” Studies in Spirituality 18, 2008, 333-35.

*Long, Susan. “Action Research, Participative Action Research and Action Learning on Organisations” in Yiannis Gabriel (ed.) Organizations in Depth: The Psychoanalysis of Organizations. London: SAGE Publications, 2004.

Long, Susan. “Drawing from Role Biography in Organisational Role Analysis” in John Newton, Susan Long, & Burkard Sievers (eds). Coaching in Depth: The Organisational Role Analysis Method. London: Karnac, 2006.

Long, Susan. “Role Biography, Role History and the Reflection Group” in Susan Long (ed) Socioanalytic Methods.  London: Karnac, 2013.


  • Therese Carroll rsj


    Therese Carroll RSJ is a member of the Sisters of St Joseph, and currently serves as the Executive Director/Board Chair, Spirituality Ministry of the Sisters of St Joseph, North Sydney, NSW. She serves as a Facilitator for Religious Congregations and othe...