LED630 - Managing Change for Leaders

Outline info
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Subject Title
Managing Change for Leaders

Subject Description
This subject explores the essential concepts for leaders to successfully manage and implement change within their organization (business) environment and their personal world. It considers the impact of change on the organization, the individuals, the teams, and the management group. The primary goal of this subject is to enable leaders to effectively deal with the complex relationships that result in today's quickly changing environment. This subject is ideally suited for students who are currently in leadership roles or who have a strong desire to be in some leadership capacity. Competency at a minimum of grade 12 English is essential to be successful in this subject.

This highly interactive subject uses experiential learning activities, group case studies, interactive lectures, hands on role-plays, extensive classroom discussions, and the preparation and presentation of a personal or professional change impact analysis. Through various activities, the students will explore the impact of change in ways that will aid them in dealing with it in both their professional career and personal life.

Credit Status
One full credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate awareness of the impact that change has on people and process;
2. Identify strategies to assess, evaluate and deal with complex change situations that arise in business and personal environments while considering the needs of the key stakeholders (organizational and individual);
3. Implement well structured strategies to effectively deal with change;
4. Apply the appropriate level of influence over the forces against change to overcome natural resistance;
5. Engage the key stakeholders to define the change situation, the challenge presented and possible solutions;
6. Support others in their efforts at implementing change within business, social and personal settings;
7. Establish a grounded personal ethic when dealing with change and the impact it has on others;
8. Demonstrate ethical, legal, and socially acceptable behaviour in change situations.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  • The Concept of Change
  • Change versus Innovation
  • Change Management Models
  • Engaging in Personal Change
  • Facilitating Organizational Change
  • Capitalizing on Change
  • Mobilizing Support for Change
  • Building Organizational Capacity
  • Impacts of change on organizational culture

Mode of Instruction
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Prescribed Texts

Title: Deep Change, Discovering the Leader Within
Edition: Current
Author: Robert E. Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited
ISBN: 9780787902445

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:   http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Mid-Term test 20%
Case studies, group activities, assignments and reports 40%
Discussion paper and presentation 20%
Final exam 20%

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso