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European School of Management and Technology

Understanding and Leading Change

Sep 11—13, 2019
3 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 3900 ≈USD 4345
EUR 1300 per day
Sep 29—Oct 1, 2020
3 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 3900 ≈USD 4345
EUR 1300 per day

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Change as the major aspect of organizational life.

Understanding and Leading Change (ULC) prepares participants to meet the problems that come with initiating and implementing change. During the program, participants will examine change processes and the psychological, political, and organizational issues they generate. They will learn to categorize different challenges and identify specific problems for initiators, implementers, and recipients of change.

As German language alternative program we recommend the program „Change Management Seminar“ (CMS).

Key benefits

  • greater awareness of change processes, typical patterns, and their challenges.
  • deeper understanding of change as a major aspect of organizational life.
  • frameworks and tools to initiate and successfully implement necessary change.
  • solid network of global contacts

Key topics

  • Understanding the need for change and the challenges accompanying it
  • Archetypes and dynamics of change processes
  • Why change initiatives fail
  • Factors of successful change
  • Dealing with resistance
  • Influencing others to change
  • Individual preferences in change interactions
  • Understanding and leading technical and adaptive change
  • Frameworks and tools for understanding and leading change

Who should attend

Executives concerned with initiating, accompanying, managing, or leading change initiative


Ulf Schäfer is a program director at ESMT Berlin. He studied Philosophy, Mathematics, Logic and Theory of Science in Bonn, Knoxville, and Berkeley as well as Business Administration in Rotterdam and London (Canada). Ulf was a lecturer of Philosophy at Bonn University, a strategy consultant with A...
Alberto is a guest lecturer at ESMT Berlin and professor at the Human Behavior Area at IAE Business School, Universidad Austral. Alberto joined IAE in 2000 and has been on the ULC faculty since 2012. He is the program director of ULC´s counterpart at IAE Business School “Gestión del Cambio en la ...


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