In today's complex global business environment, it's no longer enough to merely respond to change. Successful leaders are able to anticipate the impact of marketplace adjustments, new regulatory requirements, a change in business strategy or the implementation of new technology within their organizations. By taking a holistic approach to their change initiatives, these leaders create an agile work environment while promoting organizational resilience.
In this innovative program, you'll engage in project-focused learning using your own challenges as a platform for putting the latest theories and tools into practice. You'll leave prepared and motivated to guide your organization through major change efforts. We encourage organizations to send teams to this program. Together, members will have the opportunity to create a plan, get feedback from faculty and other leaders with a fresh perspective and become "change champions" on your return to the office.
Become a change leader
This program is designed to be utilized as a workshop. Two case studies will be used throughout the program to demonstrate change management concepts, however, participants are encouraged to bring their own work-related change challenges to the program.
Anticipating and Defining Necessary Organizational Change
Planning for Organizational Change
Implementing the Organizational Change Plan
Sustaining Organizational Change
Stephen King - Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Shana Carroll - Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communications; Faculty Director, Management Communications Program
Loran Nordgren - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations
Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Edward (Ned) Smith - Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management; Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Northwestern University; Faculty Affiliate, Northwestern Institute for Complexity (NICO)
Jill Zimmerman - Partner, Global Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer, Mercer
"This experience widened my perspective as an internal and external change agent. New concepts were introduced with practical, actionable application. Familiar concepts were presented with a new perspective that inspired deeper thought. Equally important, the diverse experiences shared by my fellow participants highlighted the wealth and breadth of knowledge that exists in this type of global learning environment. I can’t speak highly enough about this experience."
Assistant Director/Organizational Consultant, SamaraCare Consulting
"Driving Organizational Change departs from traditional change management models to focus on change leadership with an emphasis on the human aspects of change. The program is a potent mix of concepts/frameworks and opportunities to put those ideas into practice. The diversity of participants (range of sectors, industries, geographies and professions) made for a particularly rich learning experience."
Director, Human Resources, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
"When I signed up for [this program], I was seeking the latest tools and ideas for facilitating organizational changes within my company, as well as an opportunity to test drive the tools before returning to my workplace. My expectations were exceeded! The [faculty] covered a wide spectrum of implementing change within an organization and provided lots of hands-on learning opportunities. In working closely with fellow participants, we developed such camaraderie that we’ve stayed in touch since completion of the program."
Managing Director, Demand Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Please contact us to schedule an advising session
October 26-29, 2020
Start: October 26 at 1:00 PM
End: October 29 at 2:30 PM
Fee includes lodging and most meals
March 29 - April 1, 2021
Start: March 29 at 1:00 PM
End: April 1 at 2:30 PM
Fee includes lodging and most meals