Top/Lead Organizational Change
Term: Summer 2021 - E-term V (05/24/2021 - 07/16/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|9:10am - 5:00pm
This hybrid course will help you develop the tools, skills, and self-awareness needed to successfully plan and lead significant change projects at both the organization and the team levels. Successfully leading change requires understanding not only the overall change process, but also how a specific change initiative will impact the individuals involved, including you. During the online sessions we will learn about the tools and techniques needed, and explore them through case analyses and discussions. During the weekend intensive at Paul College we will use experiential exercises, role plays, and discussions to practice applying those tools and techniques. The exercises and role plays will allow us to focus in on how to handle individual reactions to change in ways that retrospective case discussions cannot. The course will conclude with an in-depth paper that draws upon all of the course material to develop (a) a self-assessment of how you tend to respond to organizational change, and (b) an organizational change “playbook” that you can use as a reference when you have an opportunity to lead change in the future.