Social networks and their role in the change process are the keys to discovering the underlying dynamics of change. Learn the language, tools, and concepts of change management that will allow you to become an agile, creative, open-minded, effective change leader.
March 24-26, 2014 / 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / $3,000
Today’s global business climate creates an ambiguous and unpredictable landscape for leaders to navigate. Change is constant—and difficult. This focused program is facilitated by leading experts in change management and includes cutting edge issues and approaches to organizational change.
Effective leadership requires managers to understand that change unfolds in many different ways, resistance and support may come from diverse quarters, teamwork and influence skills are central, and learning from experience is invaluable. Organizational change also alters the web of relationships that connect employees within an organization.
This program will introduce participants to social networks and their role in the change process. Participants will discover the underlying dynamics of change from expert presenters, in-class discussion, hands-on work, and a behavioral simulation. Managers will learn the language, tools and concepts of change management to become agile, creative, open-minded, effective change leaders.
Program Details (pdf)
This program is designed for people interested in increasing their change leadership capabilities. Appropriate attendees include, but are not limited to, general managers, division leaders, senior and mid-level functional managers, and executives who manage training and education. Typical titles for participants include vice president, or senior-level manager for a functional area (such as marketing, operations, or sales) within a company.
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438
Benefits of Attending
"I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend this program to anyone currently involved with or preparing to implement change within their organization or department. 'Change' is often feared simply due to lack of understanding of how underlying problems or situations will ultimately lead to failure. This program helps remove that fear. Well done!"
Western US Region Manager
"I found the class to be invigorating. The course work and discussion gave me a better perspective of leading change effectively on a daily basis. The theory and tools given to us will be helpful to put to use and make change happen with meaning. Excellent class for anyone in a leadership role."
– Darlene Reinarts
Vice President, Human Resources
Cloverdale Foods Co.
"Great program loaded with practical materials that had real-world application."
– Glen Gilbert
"The class was wonderful. I walked away with an understanding of theory, as well as things to try that are useful on a day to day basis. Recommended for anyone in decision making roles."
– Derek Scheskie
Director of Operations
Array Services Group
Business Development Manager