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Leading Organizational Change

Program Overview

Change used to be episodic. Something you reacted to when it occurred. But in today’s turbulent business 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 to be prepared with multiple approaches.

Leading Organizational Change is an executive leadership program led by world-renowned experts who have been at the forefront of major organizational change for decades. You’ll learn that real change management requires more than just changing behavior — it’s dependent upon the critical process of changing the work environment to foster this behavior.

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Change Management Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Valuable insights that will broaden your understanding of and alter your perspective on change
  • Specific applications, frameworks, and techniques that will help you drive behavioral change throughout your organization
  • Targeted change initiatives and challenge-specific strategies for use in your current workplace scenarios

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Leading Organizational Change Executive Program participant

March 19 - 22, 2018$8,900

Philadelphia, PA

December 3 - 6, 2018$8,900

Philadelphia, PA

Download the program schedule, including session details.

Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change.

Leading Organizational Change - Shea

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“For most executives today, your real job is change. It’s not something you do in addition to your job—it’s at the center of your job.”

Adjunct Professor Gregory P. Shea on Leading Organizational Change

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Experience & Impact

Leading Organizational Change uses an active-learning approach to blend interactive lectures with simulations, to show you how to identify and develop true need and determine what is necessary to drive behavioral change.

The curriculum integrates the importance of stakeholder coalitions with organizational cultural components, and culminates in a simulation exercise that enables you to apply your newly acquired perspectives and techniques to a particular challenge.

You’ll return to your organization with:

  • A point of view on your role within any change initiative
  • A clear understanding of the complexities involved in the ongoing process of change
  • New insight on when to attempt change, and the organizational capabilities required to drive a change initiative within your workplace

Session topics for Leading Organizational Change include:

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

Global Technology Simulation

During Leading Organizational Change, participants will team up and assume organizational roles within a fictitious company. They will develop a plan for a change initiative and its implementation, and then practice working through this during the simulation exercise.

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Who Should Attend

Leading Organizational Change is targeted to upper-middle to senior managers who are preparing for — or already engaged in — change initiatives.

Participants must be fluent in English. Specifically, they should be comfortable with metaphoric speech.

Group Enrollment

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

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Gregory P. (Greg) Shea, PhD   See Faculty Bio

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 innovation

Sigal Barsade, PhD   See Faculty Bio

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

Research Interests: Emotional intelligence, organizational culture, team dynamics

Nancy Rothbard, PhD   See Faculty Bio

David Pottruck Professor; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career development

Wharton Certificate of Professional Development

This program is included in a specialized track of the Wharton Certificate of Professional Development.

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Leading Successful Change

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