The current work landscape has been impacted by so many recent historical events—racial injustice, a world pandemic, an economy that has been turned upside down. We can choose to react or we can choose to create our work futures.
This professional certificate in Transformative Change will take an asset-based approach towards what leaders may do to create engaged strategic directions, proactively address disruptive forces, and create new organizational and community drivers of success now and in the future. Transformative change will enact key learning, support application to your own work contexts, and help you evaluate the effectiveness of this change from short-term and long-term perspectives.
This certificate program is offered by Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership & Change.
Design & Approach
4-5 hours per week, self-paced
Three 3-week-long, 100% online courses
This Certificate is designed for either emerging leaders or any leader who wants to “up” their ability by understanding the pros and cons of change leadership practices.
Leaders in this program seek to engage their work environment as a lab for positive change. These leaders may come from the social sector, for-profit organizations, healthcare, educational institutions, or any community that wants to engage in creative and meaningful ways.
How You Will Benefit from this Certificate
Release new capabilities for bringing about sustainable change in your own organizations or communities
Identify how transformative change outplays transactional change in many contexts
Lead teams in more innovative and successful ways
Engage in bold change with compassion, vision, and first steps
Foundations of Transformative Change
Learn the foundations and levers of leading meaningful change.
This course provides a world view of transformative change from three perspectives—current evidence of why transformative change is needed, how participants apply this learning to their own community or organizational “labs,” and what they need to do to sustain transformative change. Participants will assess disruptors of transformative change, experiment with viable options to address these disruptors, and plan movement forward.
- Identify a plan for engaging transformative change in your community or organization
- Share this plan with key stakeholders and revise as appropriate and relevant
- Use evidence from current practices, the literature, and research to shape your plan further
- Engage key team dynamics to align your plan with team needs
Strategic Planning for Sustainable Futures
Understand concrete pathways to for inclusive strategic planning.
There was a time when strategic planning was not taken seriously in organizations and communities because it had insignificant impact. Enter strategic planning in 2020 and beyond! This course demonstrates what strategic plan is, how it makes a meaningful difference, and the critical components of successful strategic planning. This course takes an engaged approach to not doing strategic planning to others but rather, engaging strategic initiatives for greater organizational and community effectiveness.
- Engage large-scale real-time change as a significant way to identify strategic goals and garner the commitment of key stakeholders
- Apply design thinking practices that incorporate:
- Engage optimistically
- Explore empathetically
- Imagine possibilities
- Navigate uncertainty
- Embrace collectively
- Dialogue visually
- Use a strategic planning framework that supports and facilitates strategy development with associated assessment tools.
Leading and Implementing Successful Change
Discover a holistic action-planning based approach to leading successful change.
This course is designed as a change lab and focuses on piloting a project using evidence-based practices, needs assessment methods, and processes for evaluating effectiveness of change initiatives. Participants will tailor this course to their organization’s or community’s needs, as well as develop a plan for positive action that increase the likelihood of sustainability.
- Apply needs assessment and / or appreciative inquiry methods to implement successful change
- Use evidence-based practices to inform learning
- Develop an action plan for change
- Engage evaluation tools to assess change effectiveness
- Revise approaches based on key learning from key stakeholders
Mitch Kusy, PhD
Professor of Organization Learning and DevelopmentSEE PROFILE