Is your organization experiencing growth, driving innovation or navigating disruption? If so, you’re not alone. Organizational change is inevitable in the modern business world and, for those who want to remain competitive, the ability to manage change is critical.
In this online program, you’ll learn to develop a strategy for sustainable change and gain the knowledge required to implement and oversee change initiatives while managing resistance from stakeholders. You’ll also develop the insight to maintain agility, effectively manage aversion to change, and ensure that change is sustainable through building and leading a learning-ready organization. Most participants can expect to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to watching the lectures, participating in discussions and completing exercises.
Module 1 - Formulating a Strategy for Change
Understand the importance of strategy to create change and learn to write an effective strategy statement
Module 2 - Organizing for Change
Explore the importance of designing an organization effectively to manage change
Module 3 - Metrics and Motivating for Change
Explore how the application of metrics can create motivation for change
Module 4 - Organizing for Execution and Innovation
Explore the use of social network structures as a way to foster execution and innovation
Module 5 - Building and Leading Learning-Ready Organizations
Develop a framework for creating a learning-ready organization for a competitive advantage
Module 6 - Becoming and Remaining Agile
Discover the importance of strategic and organizational agility to implementing change
Module 7 - Managing Resistance to Change
Examine the hurdles to implementing change and ways to overcome them
Module 8 - Making Change Sustainable
Ensure the long-term survival of your change management plan
Edward (Ned) Smith - Academic Director; 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)
Sally Blount - Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy
Julie Duty - Founder and Executive Director, United Sound, Inc.
Adam Galinsky - Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business; Chair of Management Division, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
Stephen King - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Loran Nordgren - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations
Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
What is the learning experience?
Strategic Change Management integrates rich, interactive media – such as videos, infographics, and e-learning activities – along with traditional didactic components such as study guides (program notes). There will also be opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums.
The introductory orientation module is designed to introduce participants to the online teaching and technical support network and help connect participants to each other.
What is the program format?
The program consists of 8 modules delivered over 2 months online. Learners can expect to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to watch videos, complete assignments and participate in discussions. Each module is opened weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning, with quizzes/assessments delivered at the module’s conclusion.
Could a learner choose to opt out of some topics?
No. This is an online program in which a topic module is introduced each week and the learner is expected to watch the video lectures, participate in the live webinars, complete the exercises/activities and take the mastery quiz at the end of each week to progress to the subsequent week’s topic.
What methods will be used for grading and evaluations?
Kellogg program facilitators will review assignments, discussions and exercises to determine participants’ understanding of the material.
Does the program offer community engagement for learners?
Yes, participants can create a profile, connect and collaborate with peers. In addition, in the live webinars, participants can interact with faculty and program facilitators.
What are the requirements for accessing the program?
Participants will need the following to access the Strategic Change Management program:
Do the programs offer a certificate?
Yes. Participants will receive a digital certificate of completion following a successful conclusion to the program. Since this program is graded as a pass or fail, participants must receive satisfactory feedback on submitted assignments and assessments in order to obtain the certificate. This digital certificate can be shared with colleagues and posted on LinkedIn.
Oct. 2 - Dec. 4, 2019
Start: October 2 at 12:00 AM
End: December 4 at 12:00 AM