//Women’s Leadership: Change Management

Women’s Leadership: Change Management


Most organizations have some type of change initiative underway at any given point in time. However, unlocking the value of these change initiatives is often stymied by organizational resistance at many levels. Learn to apply proven change management models and techniques to help your company deliver on the promise of its change initiatives, reduce employee and managerial frustration, and decrease the chance of change initiative failure.



Organizations frequently must respond to changes in their external environment arising from technological advances, economic and regulatory shifts, variations in demographic trends, and increased competitive activity. New value creation opportunities also can spark changes in organizational structures and company cultures. However, organizational changes and change initiatives, no matter what the potential for positive outcomes, are likely to take a toll on managers and employees alike.

This course examines ways to effectively structure and implement change within an organization to improve performance and respond to potential challenges. Students will learn change management theories and how to apply them, ways to mitigate resistance to change, how to combat change fatigue, tools of cooperation, and the key elements of successful change efforts.

Topics covered include:

  • Why employees/people resist change
  • Tools managers may use to effectively enact change
  • The DICE model of change
  • Lewin’s Force Field Analysis
  • Kotter’s Change Management Framework

Return on Education:

  • Employer Benefits
    • Apply major change management theories to your own organization
    • Reduce employee resistance to change
    • Evaluate the likelihood that a particular initiative will succeed
    • Make changes to an initiative to improve chances of success
  • Employee Benefits
    • Understand how to navigate change and increase your productivity
    • Implement change management initiatives successfully within your department or company
    • Select the most effective tools of cooperation and change for different situations
    • Identify the steps in putting together an effective change management plan

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders expecting change in their organization or in their industry
  • Managers tasked with implementing change within their company or unit
  • Individuals seeking to gain change management skills to have more influence in the decision-making process

SHRM Recertification Provider 2017

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 11 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.


Scholarships for this program are being provided by Gail Miller in the pursuit of furthering women’s education.

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Upcoming Dates:


December 2018
13 – 14 December 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

October 2019
24 – 25 October 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Bonita Austin

Bonita Austin has a background in securities analysis and is a Professor (Lecturer) and the Assistant Department Chair for Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, where she has received many teaching awards. As an Institutional Investor’s All American All Star Analyst and Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, her work was frequently cited in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, and Forbes.

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  1. Katrina Vastag

    “It was an area I had little experience in and I feel very prepared now.”

  2. Katrina Vastag

    “There were so many interesting examples that stimulated discussion and thought. I learned a lot of just exploring the examples.”

  3. Katrina Vastag

    “What a great instructor! I also like how I can go to work and use this tomorrow, but also beyond.”

  4. Katrina Vastag

    “I loved the interactive activities and personal experiences shared by the teacher and fellow classmates.”

  5. Katrina Vastag

    “This class was so thought-provoking.”

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