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Implementing Change

‘Implementing Change’ is focused on addressing the implementation process of change from both a personal and a professional perspective. By knowing how change impacts people and by applying the skills to manage those impacts more effectively, students will be better prepared to accommodate and leverage the personal opportunities that changes can create. Students will also develop and apply change leadership techniques and skills to help others manage the impacts of change more capably and in turn, implement changes more successfully. During this four-week program, students will learn about change from a job centered, a people centered and a leadership centered perspective. Personal and leadership skills and techniques to manage change effectively will be exercised and applied to real-life change situations.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:
Modules/weeks:

Week 1: Job Centered Change

  • Understand the relevance of change drivers and strategies within organizations
  • Review and apply change management theories and models
  • Assess and understand the types of change

Week 2: People Centered Change

  • Understand the personal impacts of change
  • Assess and influence change readiness

Week 3: Leader Centered Change

  • Apply leadership skills and techniques to generate change readiness
  • Create momentum for change and set pace
  • Apply targeted use of leadership styles effectively
  • Target and adapt communication styles and messaging

Week 4: Leader Centered Change (continued)

  • Use motivational techniques to encourage commitment for change
  • Manage stress constructively and target learning and training appropriately
  • Use symbolism and symbolic gestures to gain commitment to change
  • Address resistance to change

Webinars:
While the majority of this course Is delivered asynchronously, there will be a weekly 2 hour synchronous session, Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Learner Effort:
4-6 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.