Executive Education


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Leading Change

Introduction & Background

Rather than manage change, adopt an approach of leading change. Step out in front and embrace change as an opportunity both professionally and personally.

In this program, participants will learn about change by leading a company through it via an immersive full-day simulation! Working in teams, participants will help “GlobalTech” navigate a change in their strategy. Some of the employees think this change is great, some are on the fence, and some are completely opposed. Given a timeframe of 18 months and budget of $500K, teams will create a change plan aimed at boosting the level of cultural buy-in from the current level of 6% to over 60%. 

During the program, participants will learn to understand what change is and why leading change effectively is critical. Participants will explore best practices for leading change effectively with real-time feedback on building, implementing and refining change plans. These include understanding the forces of change and resistance that business professionals face daily. Participants will learn how to overcome these forces and resistance through communications and commitment building.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand why leading change effectively is critical
  • Exposure to leading practices in change
  • Explore best practices for leading change effectively
  • Build, implement, and refine a change plan based on real-time feedback
  • Increase your ability to lead people/teams through change
  • Gain specific skills, knowledge, and tools for leading change in your workplace
  • Enable the execution of strategy
  • Understand forces of change and resistance 
  • Gain communication to build commitment

Refund Policy

University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees. Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost. Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost. Fees subject to change without notice. Program Transfer Policy: One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $200 administration fee.

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Course Code: ESB269