LEAD840

Creating Organizational Coherence

In the 21st century, organizations that stagnate cannot stay competitive in the global marketplace. In order for these organizations to succeed, leaders must embody complex skillsets that enable them to drive and manage constant change. Whether changes are monumental or subtle, leaders must find a way to understand complex organizational needs in context, drive changes that appropriately balance vision and feasibility, and engage stakeholders to make these changes successful.

This module tackles some of the most common challenges faced by leaders in creating strong, vibrant and evolving organizations, including how to:

  • Motivate and engage others
  • Make decisions (with or without others)
  • See the need and shape a vision for change
  • Successfully carry out the change, and
  • Learn continuously along the journey

This module also explores how organizational structure and culture shape organizational life and how they function as levers to build more resilient organizations that can thrive in complexity.

Course seats are reserved for students in the Executive Leadership Certificate until approximately six weeks before the program start date. You can apply to the program, or take this course individually by clicking Register or Join Waitlist below.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 3 Yoni Gordis $1655.00 0 Join Waitlist

What will I learn?

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of change management and identify opportunities to create organizational coherence in the midst of change
  • Explore ways that an organization can prime itself for change processes, including empowering change ambassadors and engaging change obstructors
  • Recognize and name resistance as it emerges in the context of change management and build clear strategies for working with the conservative impulse
  • Choose appropriate channels for downloading information, consulting with relevant parties, and getting input
  • Examine the decision-making mechanisms and need for involvement in decision-making at play in the organization, and adjust as needed
  • Draw on models and tools taught in the module to construct appropriate vision or visioning process in an organizational context
  • Define organizational culture and demonstrate how it can help or hinder change
  • Learn tools to constructively implement both rapid and more extensive change processes
  • Adapt the concept of evaluation to developmental evaluation to better address how one learns and adjusts along the way in times of change

How will I learn?

  • Advance readings
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Group discussion
  • Assignment

Who should take this module?

We've designed this module for professionals preparing for a senior leadership position or executive leaders who want to increase their effectiveness at work, advance their careers and strengthen their organizations. 

How will I be evaluated?

You will be evaluated based on your class participation and assignment work. 

Textbooks and learning materials

There are no required textbooks for this module. 

 

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