The course provides participants with an analytical background to the study of educational management and administration from a systems and organisational perspective. Schools are complex formal organisations. Organisational dynamics considers human behavior and learning within organisations and its implications for leadership. Drawing on local and international experience, the course analyses frameworks of educational organisations as bureaucracies, socio-political systems and open systems. Many examples used in this course are taken from corporate contexts; however, the themes, concepts, and theories may be applied to schools. Instructional activities are designed to help you consider how to apply the theories to your organisational context.