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Leading Organizational Change

Dec 05, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016Philadelphia, PA$8,600
Mar 20, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017Philadelphia, PA$8,600

Program Overview

Change used to be episodic. It was deliberated, planned, and executed. But in today’s turbulent environment, change is a constant. You could argue in fact that change is your real job. And when it’s part of your daily routine, you need more than one approach for leading it.

Leading Organizational Change offers valuable insights from research and practice to enrich your leadership of change. You’ll learn frameworks, models, and perspectives that you can apply immediately, and examine the factors that stall promising change initiatives as well as the strategies that can make them more successful. This program offers specialized approaches designed to enhance your effectiveness as a change agent.

Impact & Experience

For over two decades, this practical, interactive, and evolving program has enabled executives to learn and apply a variety of perspectives on creating change. We particularly encourage attendance by executives who have experienced organizational change, ideally having played key roles in it, and who face current or pending organizational change challenges. Experience will provide the basis to test course material while current and future challenges will help focus its application. Limited enrollment enables a high level of interaction with faculty and fellow participants.

Session topics for Leading Organizational Change include:

  • Targeting change
  • Leading change
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Organizational culture

    Who Attends This Program

    Upper-middle to senior managers who are engaged in change initiatives, or are preparing for them, will gain a set of frameworks and skills to make change happen.

    To further leverage the value and impact of Leading Organizational Change, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.

    Participants must be fluent in English. Specifically, they should be comfortable with metaphoric speech. If this presents a problem, the University of Pennsylvania offers one- and two-week intensive English Language Programs (ELPs) to prepare you for a productive week at Wharton.


    • Gregory P. (Greg) Shea, PhD

      Adjunct Professor of Management; Senior Fellow, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; The Wharton School.

      Research Interests: leadership, leadership of change, organizational innovationSee Faculty Bio

    • Sigal Barsade, PhD

      Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor, Professor of Management, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: Emotional intelligence, organizational culture, team dynamicsSee Faculty Bio

    • Mario Moussa, PhD

      President, Moussa Consulting

      See Faculty Bio

    • Nancy Rothbard, PhD

      David Pottruck Professor, Professor of Management, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career developmentSee Faculty Bio

    Program Logistics

    Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Contact a member of the Wharton Executive Education Client Relations team for more information on course specifics and to discuss how this program can meet your professional development needs. Please contact them by email or by phone at +1.215.898.1776.

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