EDU 650 Leading Through and By Change
4 Semester Units
Leading Through and By Change is concerned with understanding and facilitating the change process in organizational and educational settings. While change occurs naturally in the world, through economic, demographic, political, and technological shifts, over which there is little control, this course deals with those elements of anticipating and adapting to those external changes, which organizations can design and implement internally.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Classify some appropriate interventions to reduce resistance to change.
- Examine the ways organizational culture influences the process of change in schools.
- Recognize the importance of Organization Development (OD).
- Analyze if the stages of concern always move forward, stay arrested or move backwards.
- Assess how fast implementers can move through the stages of concern.
- Distinguish the differences between concept of style and behavior.
- Categorize the key differences between the Initiator, Manager, and Responder Change Facilitator Styles.
- Interpret the key units of change and how these relate to units of interventions.