Perspectives on Change in Organizations

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Course Details

60 to 90 minutes


$35 (US funds)

About the Course

This highly focused course and its many practical downloadable tools explain the foundational principles and practices needed for accomplishing successful, significant change in any type of organization, including to ensure continued focus on performance, change and learning. You learn the most common barriers to significant change and how to overcome them.  You grasp the most important overall phases, roles and components to always include in your change management plans.

(This course can be completed as a stand-alone or as part of the Certificate-Series Principles in Organizational Consulting. The  Certificate-Series Collaborative Consulting Training goes into more breadth, depth and detail about each of the phases to accomplish standard collaborative consulting for most applications of consulting.)

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the type of change that you and your client are anticipating and determine how to customize the plan to its scope and complexity
  • Plan responses to common barriers that occur during all types of change initiatives
  • Guide your projects for change using 10 powerful principles for changing any system
  • Ensure the most important roles are filled within your plan for change
  • Include the 15 most important components in a change-management plan implemented with any type of organization
  • Identify how to focus on your client’s most important priorities
  • Develop change-management plans that integrate key phases for long-lasting and successful change in any type of organization
Tools & Resources
  • Training Video
  • Pre and Post Assessments
  • Learning Journal
  • Sources for Additional Learning (recommended interactive exercise(s), book(s), discussion group and questions for reflection about the topic)

Downloadable Resources

  • Basics for Successful Organizational Change
  • Checklist to Assess Client Readiness for Change
  • Checklist to Analyze Barriers to Change
  • How to Use Organizational Assessments
  • How to Understand Culture of Client’s Organization
  • Summary of Systems Principles for Change
  • Summary of Where to Focus for Change
  • Common Types of Issues in For-Profits
  • Common Types of Issues in Nonprofits
  • Common Types of Recommendations to Improve For-Profits
  • Common Types of Recommendations to Improve Nonprofits

How it Works: To Enroll & Get Started

Enrollment Instructions

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Log-in & Learning Instructions

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6-icon Proceed at your own pace. Interact with others in the discussion group. For support, see CDI Help Center. Email us if you finished a Certificate.


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