Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.

X

Project Leadership and Organizational Change

It is staggering that close to 80% of change initiatives end up failing, or falling far short from reaching their goals. For the most part this is not because the initiatives represent bad ideas, but rather it is mostly attributed to flawed execution, failure to understand what the change is about, failure to realize the extent of the organizational change and a disconnect between the strategic aspect of the change and the tactical elements that include the project itself, the team involved and the measurement of success.

This program helps participants lead change effectively and achieve the intended results of the change initiative. Whether from within the project or as a project stakeholder – the course helps participants impact the bottom line in their organization by increasing their capacity to effectively lead and manage new initiatives and strategies.

This program takes project management and its participants to the next level and by integrating the project with the context and the reasoning for which the project takes place. While it does not cover technical (and business analysis) elements related to building a business case, it covers the strategic context and the vision that are behind the need for the project. Further, the program helps participants build a solid thread of reasoning, context, rationale, and continuity and it enables project managers and business leaders to make informed decisions that directly add value to the strategic initiatives and the vision for which the project and the change initiative take place.

After taking this program, participants will be positioned to lead their organizations through change initiatives and toward a sustainable and lasting success and will be able effectively handle resistance and maximize the benefits and value creation for their organization.

Course Outline

Explore the nature of effectively leading change initiatives
Develop and realize personal capacity to lead
Explore leadership models and the organization’s style of leadership
Develop a personal leadership brand

Develop a personal capacity for leading change
Develop a compelling vision
Learn to present the vision plan and engage the team to commit to action
Define and articulate the value proposition of the change
Realize the nature of organizational change
Frame the scope of change