Making Change Happen

A Structured Approach For Supporting Organizational Transformation

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About This Course

The only certainty in business today is change. Change affects organizations of all sizes, and is happening more quickly now than ever before. But the types of big, breakthrough organizational changes that truly transform an enterprise are hard, risky and prone to failure.

While it is typically incumbent upon a company’s senior leadership to drive these initiatives from the top, it is equally important that the rest of the organization know how to support and champion these change efforts. This Learning Sprint, Making Change Happen, focuses on how to support or champion a change effort that has already been established in a company.

Consider this Sprint an inside look at how experts in change management think about the process of conceptualizing, planning and implementing bold, transformational change – and how you can apply it to a change initiative that you are facing now, or expect to in the future.

Expert Faculty

Dave Pottruck

Adjunct Faculty Member, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management

Course Features

100% Online Course Platform

30 Minutes Per Day

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

What You Will Learn

A better understanding of why change is hard, risky and prone to failure

Learn how to identify resistance and barriers to change

The nine-step framework that your leadership team is using to manage breakthrough change

What You Will Do

Learn why change is hard, risky and prone to failure

Discuss how to identify resistance and barriers to change

Explore a nine-step framework that enables successful and scalable change

Course Overview

Day One


  • Stacking the Deck
  • Your Change Initiative
  • The Cost of Failure
  • The Irrational Side of Change Management
  • Evaluating Your Change Readiness
Day Two


  • The Psychology of Change Management
  • The Human Response to Change
  • Diamond Case
  • Resistance to Change
Day Three


  • Why Change, Why Now?
  • Recognize the Fear of Change
  • Noble Failure
  • The Need and Urgency to Change
Day Four


  • From Vision to Plan
  • Anticipating Barriers
  • Making it Real
  • Stratacom Case
  • Planning and Implementing Change
Day Five


  • Summary and Future Actions

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