Leading Organizational Change
About the Program
Staying competitive in an ever-changing business environment requires a sophisticated understanding of organizational change management. You not only have to appropriately respond to changing markets but lead others through the transition as well. Leaders who excel in this role draw on their expertise in multiple business and leadership areas.
Experience & Results
This course prepares you to lead through organizational change as you:
- Learn the elements of a clear and compelling organizational vision and how this drives major change initiatives
- Model change behaviors and learn to develop a culture of teamwork and collaboration that supports transformation
- Learn fundamental elements of strategic management and how a firm’s strategy and strategic changes can enable organizational change
- Acquire tools and techniques for effectively leading and motivating organizational change
- Understand why transformation initiatives often face resistance and address the root causes
- Learn how to design and reshape organizational structures and systems to support organizational change and transformation
Please note that "Leading Organizational Change" was previously called "Leading Transformational Change."
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- Phone: 612-625-5412
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- Leaders involved with developing or implementing change initiatives, in any functional area
- Leaders with P&L or significant project/functional responsibility
- Identify organizational change readiness
- Successfully plan, execute, and sustain significant change initiatives
- Avoid common change-related pitfalls and missteps
- Cultivate an organization that embraces change
- Establish leadership credibility in times of transition
Planning for Change
Change Simulation Preparation
Change Simulation Planning
Change Simulation Implementation
Debrief & Conclusions
Leadership Visibility as a Critical Success Factor to Change Success
Mary Benner is Department Chair and Professor in the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department. She has a PhD in Management from Columbia University, an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Louellen Essex focuses on training and organizational development, leadership, communication, team building, and conflict resolution. She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota where she studied leadership, psychology, and communication.
Jeffrey Kaufmann (PhD, JD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management where he teaches courses on ethics and managing change. Prior to teaching at the Carlson School, Dr. Kaufmann was on the faculty at the University of Illinois and Iowa State University, and taught at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Nathan R. Kuncel is the Marvin D. Dunnette Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a McKnight Presidential Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Professor Kuncel, a nationally recognized leader in the field of industrial-organizational psychology, received his PhD from the University of Minnesota.