Discover proven strategies for moving your efforts, and those of others, from advocacy to managing and achieving social change within the workplace and/or community. First, learn to strategically apply various disciplines to cause organizational change as well as develop the personal skills and attitudes organizations need for implementing change. Then find out how to address change in the workplace, including addressing the resistance to change. Finally, leaders from elected officials to the CEO of Apple are encouraging people in the workplace to participate in community and social change. Learn different change strategies to improve your community and society for all.
Three one month courses; Sally Schmall, SPHR, Dr. Lisa M. Barrow, and Brenton Rolle.
Change Management Skills
Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” Managers and aspiring leaders in the workplace are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change. Learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change.
Change in the Workplace
Most people do not like change even when they know that change is inevitable and will happen with or without your consent. A recent Gallup study found that nearly 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their jobs. They perceive changes in careers to be too difficult to accomplish or they are too old, not skilled enough and may lack the funds to change their skill set. The good news is that those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Take home strategies on how to deal with changes in your work environment and even how to introduce changes to your workplace culture.
Creating Community & Social Change
From elected officials to the CEO of Apple, leaders are now urging people in the workplace and community to participate in community and social change to help improve communities and society. Discover how social change happens, and doesn’t, and how you can influence change. Then explore working within an established organization versus creating your own group for change. Finally, learn different change strategies and techniques to highlight issues and improve your community and society for all.
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
Read the print readings
Have the option of accessing the online readings
Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least three times per week and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.