Intro 2 Org-Change
Leading Change – Take the first step in becoming a Change Leader
Too many change initiatives fail or unnecessarily hurt the employees involved. If only the Change Leaders would have done things differently, we can only guess how much better the results would have been. There has to be a better way - There Is.
Take your first step toward becoming a Change Agent
– Leading change in yourself,
your organization, and
This would be an excellent course for new managers or anyone leading a change initiative for the first time.
What do you know about organizational change? How does your current understanding influence the decisions you need to make when managing change?
Does your organization work well together? Or are there conflicts and some people work at cross purposes? Are you keeping up with competition? Or falling behind? Are your operations smooth or bumpy? What do you know about leading the needed change?
In the world today, the only constant is change itself. Business of all sizes need to change to meet competitive threats and take advantage of evolving opportunities. So too, individuals need to adapt to survive (ideally thrive) in organizational change situations – or to break habits holding them back.
This online course is an introduction to organizational and personal change, preparing a foundation to go deeper into how individuals and organizations change. As an introduction it covers the essentials for successful change with a project that helps you clarify your beliefs about change and your role in influencing change in yourself and others.
"Looking back over 20 years working in multiple organizations, I can easily concur with Dr. Wirth that the simplicity of organizational change lies within the three essentials of change he mentioned. 'Simplicity' of change is mentioned because the change process can be simple when, paraphrasing Dr. Wirth, if essentials are ignored, you risk ineffective change, knowing what to communicate, waste of time, and unnecessary resistance. When you see attempts at making change in different organizations over a 20 year period a pattern develops and this pattern of success and failure is what I see that concurs with everything Dr. Wirth mentioned. Great video!!"
Understanding what you believe about organizational change allows you to consider how you can improve your approach to managing change.
This course is an introduction to organizational and personal change, preparing a foundation to go deeper into how individuals and organizations change. It also covers the essentials for successful change with a project that helps you clarify your beliefs about change and your role in influencing change in yourself and others.
Further, many authors and instructors throw the term “Change Models” around freely, which often causes great confusion since there are many models, often with very different purposes and perspectives on the change process. This online course is an attempt to cut through the confusion with a classification scheme that ties the model choice to the purpose served in the change project. Further, by approaching model choice from a “purpose” perspective, the change leader can narrow the models to those most appropriate and avoid using a hammer when a screwdriver is needed.
Upon completion of this course, you will have more confidence in starting a change initiative while also understanding what more you need to know to become a competent change manager.
No prior knowledge or experience is required before taking this course. However, prior experience living through (or second hand knowledge of) an organizational change initiative will be beneficial when completing the Change Philosophy Worksheet.
This online course is designed for people who may have been exposed to organizational change before (on the receiving end), but have not had the opportunity (responsibility and weight) of leading a change initiative.
Enroll now! to take your first step toward realizing your management potential