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School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-445 Group Dynamics: Facilitating the Human Element in Organizational Change

Apr 30—May 2, 2020
3 daysModules info
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1360
USD 453 per day

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Groups and teams are at the heart of every organizational change effort. This includes large representative groups, project teams, and of course top leadership teams. This course gets to essence of where real change happens – and where it can fail. The session gives students the structures and skills to lead “feedback meetings” in which key groups develop a consensus view of the current situation, and ultimately create a shared view of the path forward to a preferred future. Students will get skills practice in designing and leading these essential conversations with any group. Students will learn to deal with many forms of resistance and how to help groups get to true alignment and commitment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Lead collaborative data analysis and feedback meetings with client groups
  • Build a “shared picture” of organizational current reality
  • Understand group dynamics in complex environments
  • Apply essential principles and practices of working with groups & teams
  • Build client engagement for real change and commitment to action
School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-441 Basic Foundations: Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership

Next dates

Jan 29—Feb 1, 2020
4 daysModules info
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1835
USD 458 per day


Course Details

This course offers an extensive introduction to the fields of change leadership, organizational development and organizational consulting. The 4-day session will give a solid overview of the core skills required to successfully lead change and build thriving, sustainable organizations. Students will focus on the first phases of the “Consulting and Change Cycle” to learn the skills of “entry and contracting” - as well as how to position themselves as true partners with clients and stakeholders in any organization. This session will also apply culture-building tools and activities to begin forming a strong, high-trust cohort among students and key faculty.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the roles of “change leader” & “consultant” (internal and external)
  • Understand and begin to apply The Consulting & Change Cycle to real-life organizational scenarios.
  • Skillfully build strong, collaborative partnerships with clients and stakeholders
  • Assess their personal core consulting and leadership skills – and determine areas for development
  • Understand how to build a community and shape organizational culture