//Leading Change: Managing a Moving Target

Leading Change: Managing a Moving Target

$1,800.00

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.

Description

COVID-19 Update

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19 we encourage you to enroll in our Executive Education offerings with confidence. Courses will be modified to a full or partial distance-learning format in the case of campus closure. Because distance-learning courses will not be able to accommodate on-campus amenities, a discount may be provided. Please contact our office at ExecEd@Utah.edu or 801-572-7273 for more details.

Upcoming Dates:

April 9, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

November 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Courses will be held in a hybrid format:

  • 1 day of material will be online pre-recorded lecture.
  • 1 day of material will be live on campus. Attendance via Zoom is also available if preferred.

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

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.

 

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Faculty

Bonita Austin

Bonita Austin has a background in securities analysis and is a Professor (Lecturer) in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department at 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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Reviews

  1. Alyssa Charles

    “Bonita- wow! The level of detail and mastery of cases and examples is formidable. Thank you for pouring your energy into this teaching. The interactive exercises were truly excellent and allowed me to really get to know other class members.”

  2. Alyssa Charles

    “Bonita was very knowledgeable and I gained a lot of tangible resources that I can go back to in my current and future roles to utilize.”

  3. Alyssa Charles

    “Bonita has so much relevant experience and brings great examples/stories to assist with learning. Bonita is engaging, respectful and open to questions and sharing her knowledge and expertise.”

  4. Alyssa Charles

    “Great balance of theory and application. Good connection to other organization experiences.”

  5. Alyssa Charles

    “Real time information and tactics with solid theory. I really like working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds.”

  6. Alyssa Charles

    “Exercises were very meaningful. Like the analytics- more relatable to me. Good mix of applications. I love this program!”

  7. Katrina Vastag

    “The staff is incredible. They accommodated my dietary needs. They could not do enough for us- they really spoiled us. The team is professional, considerate, kind, engaging, upbeat and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the U. It was fun to be back in the classroom and I feel that I took away a lot of great and applicable information.”

  8. Katrina Vastag

    “Bonita- wow! The level of detail and mastery of cases and examples is formidable. Thank your for pouring your energy into this teaching. The interactive exercises were truly excellent and allowed me to really get to know other class members.”

  9. Katrina Vastag

    “Real time information and tactics with solid theory. I really like working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds.”

  10. Katrina Vastag

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

  11. Katrina Vastag

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

  12. Katrina Vastag

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

  13. Katrina Vastag

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

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