MGT 671: Mgmt Organization Change

Knowledge, understanding and skills to actively contribute, whether as a manager, leader or change agent, to essential renewal and transformation processes within organizations. Change leadership is a core competency in successful twenty-first century organizations. The course examines how change occurs in large-scale organizations, the role of leadership in the change process, the use of vision, symbols and metaphor to stimulate change, and the use of change forums to help employees maintain momentum during the process. Further, the course examines the organizational development perspective on planned change, how to design, implement and institutionalize planned change in the human or technical systems of an organizations, and roles in the change process. The course will benefit managers who recognize the need for change in their organization and who want to develop change leadership skills.