Change is a constant in today’s knowledge based, digital economy that is subject to disruption. Business must be prepared to manage disruptions that impact them or to create an internal organization capable of fomenting winning disruptions.

This requires an understanding of your organization’s internal environment, it’s culture, resources and capabilities and the fundamental principles of managing change. It also requires leaders that have a clear vision of their competitive environment and the ability to be effective second movers, fast followers or disruptors.

In this highly interactive two-day program, you will acquire the skills and strategy you need to become an effective change manager to help your organization successfully manage disruptive change or to create culture that supports leading disruptions.


• Build your understanding of industry disruption, and the market-driven forces that allow disruptors to succeed
• Learn how to examine your organization’s resources, capabilities and culture
• Gain a framework to managing organizational change in response to external factors that are disruptive to your business model
• Gain a framework to creating an internal culture and processes that leads disruption within the industry, sector or consumer segment
• Gain tools and insights to help you create an action plan to accelerate individual and corporate success when in the midst of disruptive change and high-intensity work environments
• Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Governors State University Continuing Education Unit


• Understanding disruption
• Understanding change management principles and strategies
• Using projects as an engine of change
• Aligning stakeholders behind your vision
• Building and maintaining trust
• Maximizing opportunities and organizational performance through change management
• Understanding when to move and when to jettison a change effort


Designed for managers who lead or participate in change initiatives. The program will be beneficial to such individuals in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. To optimize learning and successful transfer of learning back to the organization, teams are encouraged to attend