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 will learn that real change management requires more than just changing behavior — it is dependent upon the critical process of changing the work environment to foster this behavior.
Leading Organizational Change shows how change is at the center of most people’s jobs today, says Academic Director Gregory P. Shea.
December 9 – 12, 2019Philadelphia, PA$9,100
May 11 – 14, 2020Philadelphia, PA$9,375
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In Leading Organizational Change, you will gain:
Academic Director Gregory P. Shea on some of the program’s key takeaways
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 will return to your organization with:
Session topics for Leading Organizational Change include:
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.
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.
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This program is held at the Steinberg Conference Center located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Meals and accommodations are included in the program fees. Learn more about planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.
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.
Gregory Shea, PhDSee 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
Nancy Rothbard, PhDSee Faculty Bio
David Pottruck Professor; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career development
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Fees for this program include accommodations and meals. Prices are subject to change.
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