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Leading Successful Organizational Change

A required course in the Human Resources Management and the Organizational Leadership and Communication Certificate Programs.

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Course Description

Managing change in an organization is a dynamic process. Effective change maximizes the alignment between an organization's strategies, structure, systems and culture. It requires an understanding of the systemic interrelationships among these factors and how changes in one can affect another. This course focuses on planning and implementing change in organizations, with an emphasis on the role of leadership within an organization. Participants examine the role of leadership and the competencies and skills required of individuals who initiate, manage, and are affected by change.

Students will need a 1 month subscription to HBR, in order to read the required 5 articles during Modules 7-10 (4 weeks).

NOTE: This online course will include a live webinar using an online meeting software called Zoom. The date will be January 25 from 5-6pm or January 26 from 6-7pm, you will ONLY need to attend one of these live sessions. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in your course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions. You may access your online course by 12pm (noon) Pacific Standard Time on the start date through your UCI DCE web account at Select “My Account,” then “My Courses” from the menu on the left, and lastly “Access Canvas” to access your online course. Instruction begins promptly on the start date. If you enrolled on or after the start date, you may access your online course one hour from the time of your enrollment. If you have any problems, please contact UCI DCE Student Services at 949-824-5414 or

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  • Details
  • $675
  • January 03, 2022 to March 13, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00107
  • ID/Units: MGMT X456.8  (3.00)
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  • Quarter: WINTER 2022


Wendi Fast. Ed.D. is an experienced organizational development professional who has been an independent consultant directing OD and training efforts for divisions of Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. Her work supports high priority, strategic organizational change by partnering with executive and management clients to develop and implement learning strategies, programs and content. Wendi has taught at the university level, holds a master’s degree in Organizational Communication, a doctorate in Organizational Leadership as well as several widely recognized training certifications.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780738219653
William Bridges, 4 ed, Da Capo Lifelong Books

Book - ISBN: 9780974320625
Travis Bradberry & Jean Greave, TalentSmart; Har/Dol En edition

Book - ISBN: 9781422158005
Kotter, Chan Kim, Mauborgne, 1 ed, Harvard Business Review

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/03/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC01/25/2022Tuesday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/26/2022Wednesday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
END03/13/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---