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About the course
The test of leadership is developing a vision for an organization and leading change to achieve it. In Leading Change & Strategic Execution participants will discover new methods for leading change and how these methods underpin vision development, refinement, and adaptation.
The program begins with a look at leading change on Day 1 and makes the transition to visioning on Day 2. The program begins by exploring the participant’s current thinking on how to lead change, what works well and what works poorly in their organizations.
Building on existing processes for leading change, a framework called “The Crossroads of Change” is introduced. The framework provides a new way to think about whom to engage in the change process, when to engage them, and how engagement may differ across constituencies. Several government-specific case studies are used to reduce the “know-why” of the framework to “know-how” that can be used by participants in their own efforts to lead change. Rounding off the first day we will discuss a new forward-looking approach for leading change in today's organizations called ChangeCasting.
The second day of the program begins the transition from understanding leading change to discuss vision. Leading change and visioning processes are intimately intertwined. To understand how, we investigate the integration of two healthcare sites initially run by different government agencies. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and plan change efforts at multiple stages of the case study, as well as to explore the project’s vision at each stage of the process.
Ultimately, participants will explore the coevolution of vision and the change process. The latter half of the second day will focus more narrowly on vision, exploring what it is, why it is important, along with when it is needed and how to develop it. Participants will depart the program not only with a better understanding of vision and leading change but also with many practical tools, processes, and tips for elevating their own leadership abilities.
- Learn a process of refining or developing an implementable vision for your agency
- Understand and anticipate the changing needs of your agency and constituents
- Develop and articulate visionary goals which unite people in the pursuit of those goals
- Learn how to identify and engage broad constituencies when leading change efforts
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