Students learn to become agents for change thereby improving human resource and organizational
effectiveness and productivity. In today's business environment, a human resource practitioner
must be a skilled change manager. Topics include processes of change; perspective of self and
others; creating a climate for change; facilitating change transition; gaining commitment and
sustaining momentum; and the institutionalization of change and beyond.
After completing this course, students should be able to perform the following actions:
- Describe elements that facilitate and constrain change.
- Describe managerial/leadership roles in facilitating positive change outcomes throughout the
four phases of change.
- Incorporate information about ethical dilemmas when studying change interventions.
- Develop strategies to incorporate criteria and standards for change interventions.
- Discuss the roles of resistance and commitment in relation to change.
- Describe the challenges of sustaining momentum for change.
- Assess whether the goal of institutionalization has been realized.
- Propose change strategies for enhancing institutionalization of change.
- Discuss future trends impacting upon organizational change initiatives.
- Module 1: Processes of Change: Perspectives of Self and Others
- Module 2: Review of Phases of Change and Phase 1: Creating a Climate for Change
- Module 3: Facilitating Change Transition
- Module 4: Facilitating Change Implementation: Gaining Commitment and Sustaining Momentum
- Module 5: Institutionalization of Change and Beyond
Required text and materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
Computer with Internet access required.
To successfully complete the course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory project.
|Assignment 1: Overview of Major Change
|Assignment 2: Organizational Readiness for Change
|Assignment 3: Change Transition
|Assignment 4: Commitment to Change
|Assignment 5: Institutionalization of Change
|Final Project *
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information when starting the course.