Leading Organizations and Change

Learn from MIT Sloan faculty member, Prof. John Van Maanen, co-author of the book Career Anchors

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

September 7, 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

2 months, online
2-4 hours per week

Course Fee

PROGRAM FEE

US$1,200

Course Information Flexible payment available
In Collaboration With MIT Sloan | Online Certificate Program

Program Topics

Module 1:

MIT’s Four Capabilities Leadership Model

Develop the skills required to assess leadership capabilities and develop the leadership capacity of yourself and those you lead, empowering you to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and complex world by leveraging MIT's Four-Capabilities Model, including visioning, sense-making, relating, and inventing.

Module 2:

Three Perspectives on Organizations

Improve your ability to assess change impacts by deepening your understanding of how an organization's strategic design, political environment, and cultural norms impact change management strategies and approaches to addressing critical organizational challenges.

Module 3:

Power and Influence in Organizations

Develop powerful insights about related how to uncover where power exists within organizations, to how to identify and leverage organizational networks and influencers to accelerate change and improve organizational performance.

Module 4:

Organization Networks

Engage in a deeper dive into organizational networks and learn about how to leverage key concepts like the Law of Propinquity, analyzing EI Index, as well as assessing and refining network density to advance your agenda.

Module 5:

The Change Simulation

Apply what you have learned in a real-world change simulation developed by Harvard that will help you appreciate the complexity of managing change and provide you an opportunity to bolster the knowledge and skills you developed throughout the course, so you are well equipped to navigate the complex dynamics of a large-scale change effort.

Module 1:

MIT’s Four Capabilities Leadership Model

Develop the skills required to assess leadership capabilities and develop the leadership capacity of yourself and those you lead, empowering you to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and complex world by leveraging MIT's Four-Capabilities Model, including visioning, sense-making, relating, and inventing.

Module 4:

Organization Networks

Engage in a deeper dive into organizational networks and learn about how to leverage key concepts like the Law of Propinquity, analyzing EI Index, as well as assessing and refining network density to advance your agenda.

Module 2:

Three Perspectives on Organizations

Improve your ability to assess change impacts by deepening your understanding of how an organization's strategic design, political environment, and cultural norms impact change management strategies and approaches to addressing critical organizational challenges.

Module 5:

The Change Simulation

Apply what you have learned in a real-world change simulation developed by Harvard that will help you appreciate the complexity of managing change and provide you an opportunity to bolster the knowledge and skills you developed throughout the course, so you are well equipped to navigate the complex dynamics of a large-scale change effort.

Module 3:

Power and Influence in Organizations

Develop powerful insights about related how to uncover where power exists within organizations, to how to identify and leverage organizational networks and influencers to accelerate change and improve organizational performance.

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Why Enroll For The Leading Organizations & Change Course?

Leading Organizations & Change is a thought-provoking course with challenging work assignments, practical frameworks based on MIT research, as well as a powerful change management simulation to immerse you in the complexities and nuances of effective change. You’ll learn frameworks, models, and perspectives that you can apply immediately.

89%

of executives rate re-engineering & improving organizational leadership as a top priority.

SOURCE: DELOITTE

3.5X

more likelihood of organizations with effective change management to outperform their peers.

SOURCE: TOWERS WATSON

94%

increased likelihood of project success with excellent change management.

SOURCE: PROSCI

Program Highlights

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65 Video Lectures

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7 Assignments

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6 Discussions

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4 Case Studies

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3 Live Teaching Sessions

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1 Capstone Simulation

Faculty

Faculty Member John Van Maanen

John Van Maanen

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

John Van Maanen is an ethnographer of organizations ranging from police organizations to educational institutions, as well as a variety of business firms. He is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently, Tales of the Field and is a co-author of the book Career Anchors.

Testimonials

“The simulation at the end really helped put everything taught into practice and it was a lot of fun, too.”

— Katharina Johannsen, Senior Manager Financial Service, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GERMANY

“The best part was the framework that we were taught. The MIT model in leadership was a good way to get a much better perspective on how I can be a better leader. Having a structure will be very useful in improving as a leader in every aspect of my life.”

— Ricardo Margain, CEO, Rimarwen, MEXICO

“The assignments helped me understand how to apply the course content in real-life scenarios. The group and individual assignments were both very helpful.”

— Thomas Sturm, Director Consulting Services, CGI, GERMANY

Certificate

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Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Emeritus in collaboration with MIT Sloan.

To learn more about the collaboration between MIT Sloan and Emeritus please click here.

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FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.



    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on program activities.



    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 250,000 professionals globally, across 80 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass ; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in USD via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email learner.success@emeritus.org with your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enrolling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    Does the program fee include taxes? Are there any additional fees?

    Yes, the program fee is inclusive of any taxes, except for GST for Singapore residents.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.

  • What is the policy on refunds and withdrawals?

    You may request a full refund within seven days of your payment or 14 days after the published start date of the program, whichever comes later. If your enrollment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.



    What is the policy on deferrals?

    After the published start date of the program, you have until the midpoint of the program to request to defer to a future cohort of the same program. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrollment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrollment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.

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