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Change Leadership Theory and Foundations
Module 1 of the Executive Masters Program focuses on the core principles and practices necessary for understanding and changing today's organizations, including key insights into the psychology of human behavior in the workplace and the basic knowledge required for effective change leadership. Grounded in systems theory, Module 1 includes core content related to organization development, change and consultation, including phases of the consulting and applied research cycles as well as inputs on organization strategy, design and diagnosis. Using an actual client consultation as a guide, executives leave the first Module with a solid theoretical understanding of organization change and development, the relevant business concepts required to execute that understanding and the key frameworks and practices needed to lead change processes in their organizations. Considerable emphasis is also placed on building a cohesive and trusting learning community among members of the cohort.