"Leading Change in Organizations " workshop

2017-06-14 16:55:37

November 16-18, 2017

 The workshop “Leading Change in Organizations ” 

Change is a reality of life and commonplace within individuals, teams, companies, industries, and society at large. Yet, regardless of focal point or level, and despite significant investment of time, effort, and money, many change programs fail to realize goals and meet expectations. Why is this the case, and what can be done to maximize the chance for success while minimizing the risk of failure when attempting to plan and implement change initiatives?

Leading Change in Organizations is a workshop intended help practitioners answer these questions. The purpose of the workshop is to assist practitioners in acquiring knowledge and developing skills to understand where and when change is needed, what actions might be pursued and how they might be successfully implemented to drive business performance and achieve desired results.  This workshop will explore when and why change may be necessary, identify common causes for failures, and review best practices that can be applied to overcome resistance and enhance the probability of the success and sustainability of change initiatives.

Program Curriculum

The workshop draws from various literatures relevant to the field of change management and best practices. The design of the workshop focuses on five key variables that should be considered in any change initiative; the (1) CONTEXT, or where change is or may be taking place; (2) CONTENT, or what type of change is required given the context (incremental or radical, evolutionary or revolutionary?) and what types of actions or interventions might be considered, and (3) PROCESS, or how the chosen interventions or actions might be implemented to overcome resistance to change increase the probability of success.  The other two important variables are the key roles played, or WHO is or should be involved, and, of course, answering the question of WHY change is needed, which is essential to help educate and win over those who are indifferent or resistant to change. Best practices for sustaining change will also be discussed. To this end, participants will be introduced to various conceptual frameworks to facilitate the development of their diagnostic skills, and to various change process models to enhance the development of their facilitation skills in leading change. 

Method of Delivery

The Leading Change Workshop is based on the principle of action learning which combines interactive learning and application of course materials to real-world change initiatives in which participants are engaged. As such, the focus is on both theory and practice, and bridging the gap between them. An integrative model focusing on the key variables identified above, the  CONTEXT, CONTENT, and PROCESS issues essential to planning and executing change initiatives is the foundation of the workshop, and key components are covered through facilitated discussion, exercises and dialogue. Following introduction and review of each workshop component, participants will engage in selected individual and team exercises to apply concepts, tools, and learnings to their own specific change-oriented challenges. There will be ample opportunity to share experiences and best practices with one another. The session culminates with the development of participant-specific action plans – what you can do to successfully lead change based on what you have learned.

For Whom

If you are (or are interested in being) a leader of people, projects, or teams – particularly those engaged in organizational change initiatives – the Leading Change in Organizations Workshop is intended for you. Whether leader, manager, or individual contributor, workshop participants will benefit from learning about effectively leading change and its potential impact on achieving desired mission-critical business results.

Benefits

During the Leading Change in Organizations Workshop, you will acquire knowledge and develop skills in mastering concepts and tools that will assist you in understanding (1) the context, or the business case for change, (2) what type of change is required and what might be possible interventions to consider, and (3) how change initiatives can be implemented to enhance the chance for success. You will gain a better understanding of the key roles that change leaders, implementors, and followers must play to achieve targets while overcoming stakeholder resistance. In essence, we review the five key variables that must be attended to with respect to any change initiative: where, who, what, why, and how. Participants from different companies will also benefit from sharing experiences regarding successes, failures, and best practices among themselves.  

Program Lecturer

Chet

Chet Borucki, PhD, Professor of Strategy and Management

Chet Borucki joined the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University as the Founding Associate Dean for MBA Programs and Professor of Strategy and Management on 1 August, 2013. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management from the University of Michigan Business School (1989) and also holds Masters Degrees in Organizational Psychology (University of Michigan, 1984) and Business Administration (University of Massachusetts, 1978) and an undergraduate degree in Psychology (University of Massachusetts, 1975).

Previously he held appointments as Associate Dean and Academic Director for MBA programs at TIAS Business School in The Netherlands. He has also held academic positions at Temple University Japan where he served as the Director of the EMBA program, the International University of Japan where he served as the Dean of the Graduate School of International Management, Seoul National University, Nyenrode University (The Netherlands Business School), and New York University.

Among the popular courses he has taught are Strategic Management, Management of Change, and Analysis of Organizations. In addition to his academic appointment at Nazarbayev University, he is a consultant, speaker, writer, management development specialist, and facilitator who specializes in organizational analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, change management, and high performance work organizations.

The American, European, Japanese and Kazakh companies in which he has been involved in consultation, management development and/or research initiatives include Ameritech, British-American Tobacco, Carlsberg-Uzbekistan, Digital Equipment Corp., General Electric, Honeywell, Jac van Ham International B.V., John S. Herold, Inc., Konami, Kazakhmys, ING Bank, METRO Group, Panasonic, Nissan, Northern Telecom, Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management of the Netherlands), Royal Dutch Shell, Shiseido Co., LTD., Samruk-Kazyna, Sybase, TRW, Torch Energy Advisers Inc., and Whirlpool Corp.

Program schedule 

DAY-1

08:30-09:00

Registration

Facilitator

09:00-10:30

Setting the Stage for Change:

Context, Content, and Process Model

Chet Borucki

10:30-11:00

Break

 

11:00-13:00

The Puzzle: Diagnosing Organizational Problems

Theory and exercises

Chet Borucki

13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30

Context I: The Environment and Forces Driving Change

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki

15:30-16:00

Break Change

 

16:00-18:00

Context II: The Internal Organization and Core Competences to Support Change

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki


DAY-2

09:00-10:30

Content I: Types of Change – Evolutionary versus Revolutionary

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki

10:30-11:00

Break

 

11:00-13:00

Content II: Interventions – Actions to Address Problems Identified

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki

13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30

Process I: Process Models and Stages

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki

15:30-16:00

Break

 

16:00-18:00

Process II: Process Models and Stages

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki


DAY-3

09:00-10:30

Process III: Stakeholder Analysis and Overcoming Resistance  

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki

10:30-11:00

Break

 

11:00-13:00

Measuring Success and Sustaining Change

Theory and exercise

Chet Borucki

13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-16:00

Piecing the Puzzle Together: Your Action Plan

Completion of the program

Chet Borucki

Venue: Astana, 53 Kabanbay Batyr, Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Business 

Dates: November 16-18, 2017

Price:

  • For registration up to October 16 – 184 000 tenge
  • For registration up to October 31 – 207 000 tenge
  • For registration after November 1 – 230 000 tenge

The price includes all course materials.

Contact us:

Arailym Kadyrova
+7 7172 69 45 74
+7 701 214 7776
arailym.kadyrova@nu.edu.kz 

Yerken Turganbayev
+7 7172 70 91 81
+7 777 274 9756