Successfully Leading Change

September 17, 2019 to June 2, 2020
9:00 am
West Campus, 7509 Forsyth Blvd Ste 001, Clayton, MO 63105
Dates Offered Time Location
September 17, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Campus Training Room B
February 05, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center
Rooms 308/310
June 2, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Campus Training Room B

One of the most important skills of successful managers is dealing with change. Effectively Leading Change combines research-based insights with practical applications to help managers effectively incorporate change with the least disruption.

This class details specific approaches and methods for making change decisions and getting changes accepted. From communication to participation, participants will learn how to make change their ally. Focus will be placed on the principles and procedures for implementing new ideas, policies, and strategies for your department/area of responsibility.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand how employees react to change
  • Increase the probability that change will be adopted
  • Plan the change implementation
  • Remove barriers to change
  • Communicate change
  • Implement change
  • Maintain change

Competencies: Adaptability, Championing Change, Creativity and Innovation, Influencing and Inspiring Others

Advanced Preparation: Please come prepared with a change project you are either implementing or considering implementing (identify a specific change project to use in class.)

Audience: This class is for Washington University Directors, Managers, and Supervisors with direct reports that are WU employees. Those who supervise students will only be considered on a case-by-case basis if the class is not full.

Facilitator: Louis (Lou) Forbringer, PhD – Lou is an adjunct professor of Health Care Leadership at George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Previously, he was adjunct faculty at the Olin School of Business (1996-2008) teaching Leadership and Change Management in the MBA and Executive MBA programs and at Maryville University, teaching graduate courses in Leadership and Organizational Behavior. Lou has served on the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation Board as its President and also served as a Director on the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) board and as a Director on the board of the American Banker’s Association. Lou received his Ph.D. and MA in Industrial/Organizational psychology from the University of Akron and his BA in Psychology from Allegheny College.

Lou brings over 30 years of corporate and consulting experience to his practice; working with organizations in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, succession planning, organization development, culture change and change management.

Registration Fee: There is no fee for this class.

No-Show and Late Cancellation Fees:  There will be a charge equal to the registration fee to cover the cost of materials for no-shows and late cancellations (less than 5 business days prior to class).  For classes with no registration fee, this charge is $50.

West Campus, West Building
7509 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 001
Human Resources Learning & Development Center
Training Room B, Lower Level
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School of Medicine Campus 
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC)
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Rooms 308/310 and Seminar Room A

Contact Shirley Ikemeier

All programs are subject to change.

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