Wake Forest University School of Business

Available dates

Apr 24—May 31, 2020
4 daysModules info
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 3600
USD 900 per day

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About the course

As organizations ask leaders to guide improvement and growth, leading change becomes an increasingly important leadership competency. This course focuses on change, whether within organizations or in a broader context. We will develop the ability to identify, implement, and sustain change.

Through exploration of change theory, case studies, and examples, participants will hone change leadership skills for the betterment of themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

Take-Aways & Learning Outcomes

This course prepares participants to guide change efforts, from small changes that will make a big difference, to large-scale changes that will transform organizations. Participants will develop the ability to:

  • Identify the appropriate processes for leading change
  • Understand and apply a variety of approaches and considerations in leading change
  • Explore how individuals experience the change process
  • Diagnose and address resistance to change
  • Analyze both small and large-scale change in organizations

## Content & Competencies

Introduction to Change Leadership

Session 1

This session will focus on the basics of change leadership, the history of change management and how it influences today’s thinking in organizations. We will begin a deep dive into change management models, and look at both historical and current perspectives. Our goal will be to understand the benefits and drawbacks of various approaches, as well as which models to apply in which situation.

Leading Change and Learning from Organizational Change Efforts

Session 2

In this full day session, we will discuss various organizational change initiatives and identify what we can learn from their successes or challenges using the models and tools we have studied in previous weeks. We will use an in-depth case study to examine and apply change models to real situations.

Your Change Leadership Style

Session 3

This session will include an assessment of your own orientation to change, and how you can use this self-awareness to master your skills as an organizational change agent.

The Psychology of Change and Planning Your Own Change Strategy

Session 4

Even positive changes generate resistance! We will study the psychology of change, and how to guide oneself and others through resistance successfully. We will discuss common changes one might make in an organization and how to navigate this effectively, then explore how to engage stakeholders in your change efforts. We will then turn our focus to identifying and influencing those whose involvement is needed, and strategies for making a change stick, wrapping up with participants identifying a change they would like to make in their own organization or team, and working through the steps of creating a plan for doing so.

Who should attend

The Certificate in Leading Change course is designed for professionals at every level. This is an absolute skill needed for top-level exectutives. While everyone may not be officially tasked with change management, most of us are expected to identify and implement improvements in our organizations. At any level in your organization, with a well-developed skill set, you can be a champion for positive change.

Participants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program. Requests for exceptions to these requirements must be made in writing to the program director at WakeCERT@wfu.edu. The Wake Forest University Certificates Program is an open-enrollment, non-credit bearing program.

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Amy Wallis

Dr. Wallis is a Full Professor of Practice in leadership and ethics in the Wake Forest University School of Business. She is an organizational development leader with experience in organizational strategy, talent and leadership development, and succession planning. Prior to joining the Wake Fores...

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Available dates

Apr 24—May 31, 2020
4 daysModules info
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 3600
USD 900 per day

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with Wake Forest University School of Business.

Full disclaimer.

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