Explores tools for facilitating planned changes and personal transitions. Viewing organizations and communities as systems, the course examines the key levers for change and how to integrate these into the change planning process. Using this systems view as a foundational platform, several contemporary models of change will be presented including appreciative inquiry, whole systems change and project management. Students will apply knowledge using case studies, examining why change efforts fail and, more importantly, what roles leaders play in ensuring the successful implementation of change initiatives.
Course Credits: 3.0