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Change Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Growth in a Dynamic World

Change Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Growth in a Dynamic World

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Change Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Growth in a Dynamic World


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Change or wither? Contemporary business environments are placing business leaders in increasingly challenging situations, that demand an ability to navigate an increasing pace, volume and complexity of industry and organizational change. This course is designed to guide leaders through the process of initiating and implementing successful change that ensure continuous strategic viability and growth.

This program will focus on methodologies and tools that help executives plan and implement change more effectively, rapidly and proactively. Participants will discuss theories and best practices of change, learn to diagnose change needs of their company, develop a change plan  and examine cases that illustrate different change implementation techniques. The exploration of these cases will deepen participants’ understanding of the challenges, burdens and key practices associated with leading a major change in an organization.

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Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Program Takeaways

During this course, participants will:

  • Theories of Change

    Acquire deep understanding of the phenomenon of change learning the theories, challenges and strategies of effecting change management in organizations
  • Importance of Leadership

    Examine the central role of strong leadership in implementing organizational changes that stick and develop awareness regarding your personal capacity to lead change
  • Change Toolkit

    Understand how to identify and diagnose change needs within your company, and learn the practices of developing an effective change plan

Who Should Attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience

    This course is designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
  • Job Functions

    Ideal for executives with existing leadership responsibilities, or who will be managing organizational change and growth
  • Prerequisites

    Intended for individuals who want to understand and develop their ability to lead organizational growth


The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast
Session 1: Mapping the Change Management Territory
  • Global trends, changes in industry environments and the emergence of the knowledge economy
  • Implications these trends have for management in general and change management specifically
Session 2: Theories of Change
  • How do we think of change?
  • Is change really possible?
  • How often do change initiatives fail and why?
  • Key literature and cases
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
Session 3: Diagnosing the Need for Change: Strategic Transformation of Organizations
  • The first of three steps to manage change: “Diagnosis”
  • Practices and methodologies used to effectively diagnose organizational change needs
Session 4: Inventing a Change Worth Pursuing: Strategic Transformation of Organizations
  • The second step to manage change: “Invent”
  • Future-oriented foresights, forecast developing, future scenarios planning and the role of vision in mobilizing change
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

    8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast
    Session 5: Transition of Organizational Infrastructure: The Recipient of Change
    • The third step to manage change: “Implement”
    • Building flexibility and the capacity of the company to adapt and adjust
    • Aspects of change deployment and the barriers to successful implementation
    Session 6: Designing a Change Plan
    • Step-based approach to change plan development
    • In-depth review of critical actions for each stage of the plan development process
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
      Session 7: Best Practices of Leading Change in Organizations
      • The ‘right’ approach to change plan development and deployment – who’s done it right, why, and what can we learn and benchmark in our own change plans?
      Session 8: Leadership Capacity for Change
      • Change leadership practices that work best in proactively and effectively leading organizations and people through uncertainty and transitions
        5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Program Conclusion and Evaluations