Leading Through Change

Oct 01 - 02, 2015
UGA Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

About Leading Through Change

Leading Through Change is a two-day program that introduces participants to a new way of responding to the increasingly complex nature of change in today's fast-paced business environment. The highly interactive program includes small team learning engagements where participants acquire knowledge together, applying the frameworks and concepts to real-life situations while also emphasizing a sense of accountability.

First, the program accelerates leaders' capacity to lead by teaching them to:

  • Better understand how they currently lead and how others perceive their leadership
  • Differentiate between technical and adaptive challenges and the leadership required to deal with both

Second, the program leverages the participants' ability to lead complex change by:

  • Tapping into the collective capacity of employees and groups in new ways
  • Understanding and channeling different responses to change

Earn a Certificate in Business Leadership

Students who complete this program in conjunction with Cultivating a Strategic Mindset for Growth, a three-day program, will earn a Certificate in Business Leadership from The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Leading Through Change is structured to offer an intensive, two-day session, giving participants an opportunity to apply key methodologies and leadership techniques presented in the program to real-world challenges.

The program provides participants with an innovative, cutting-edge approach to change leadership, including:

  • Change Readiness Methodology - a diagnostic tool that identifies a leader's ability to change
  • Proven techniques to know yourself and how you lead
  • Processes and strategies to implement complex change
  • A new way of thinking about yourself and your team and how to bring out the untapped talents of your people
  • A Personal Change Response Plan that will drive change in your leadership approach increasing your effectiveness as a leader, regardless of the change-management challenges facing your organization

Program participants leave with a new framework for leadership, a Personal Change Response Plan with specific measurable steps to help them achieve their personal leadership goals, and specific strategies to more effectively lead change with the teams they lead.

Leading Through Change is jointly taught by two leading UGA faculty with extensive experience in helping companies develop stronger leaders who can guide their organizations to better performance:

  • Karl Kuhnert, Chair of the Industrial Organizational Psychology Program in the Psychology Department

  • Wendy Ruona, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
 If the 90's were about the speed of change, then the current decade is about the complexity of change.

There isn't an organization out there that has escaped the challenge, and sometimes even trauma, of change. It's time for a new leadership development approach that can really help people adapt to these challenges.

Karl Kuhnert, PhD Chair, Industrial Organizational Psychology Program

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Karl Kuhnert
Chair, Industrial Organizational Psychology Program

Karl Kuhnert is the Director, Gwinnett Industrial-Organizational Master Program in the Psychology Department.

Wendy Ruona
Associate Professor, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Wendy Ruona is Associate Professor, of Human Resources and Organizational Development 

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