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:
Second, the program leverages the participants' ability to lead complex change by:
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:
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.
Wendy Ruona, PhD
Dr. Wendy Ruona is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development (HRD) at the University of Georgia and serves as President of the Academy of Human Resource Development. Her work during the past 20 years has been devoted to developing (1) aligned organizational systems that are poised to achieve strategy, foster optimal organizational effectiveness, and be amazing places for employees to work, and (2) the leaders needed to enable that.
The key areas that she’s worked in include: strategic planning, alignment, and implementation in organizations, the system that support performance, talent management, organization development and change, and building the HRD profession. Dr. Ruona has published over 50 articles, chapters, and papers and received numerous awards recognizing her scholarship and service in HRD.
Karl Kuhnert, PhD
Dr. Karl W. Kuhnert is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia where he is the Program Chair of the Industrial and Organizational Psychological Program. His research focuses on how leaders cognitively, interpersonally, and emotionally develop over the life course. Using developmental theory he has found discernible patterns or ways people make sense of their world and how those patterns affect the way people lead others.
Dr. Kuhnert has served as a consultant and executive educator with many large and small corporations, nonprofit, and government organizations, including United Parcel Service, the Department of Treasury, BellSouth, UCB, AutoTrader, the Federal Reserve, Federal Home Loan Bank, the Robert Wood Foundation, Ford Direct, and the American Cancer Society. He received his BA in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University.
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
Karl Kuhnert, Ph.D. is the Director of the Gwinnett Industrial-Organizational master Program in the Psychology Department. His research focuses on research focuses on how leaders cognitively, interpersonally, and emotionally develop over the life course. Using developmental theory he has found discernible patterns or ways people make sense of their world and how those patterns affect the way people lead others
Wendy’s work during the past 20 years has focused on: strategic planning, alignment, and implementation in organization, the systems that support performance, talent management, organization development and change, and building the HRD profession.