This course helps change agents tasked with leading change across multiple countries or leaders who must create or support a change across a global team. In this course we use the Change Equation to identify the concepts necessary for successful global change. We then discuss steps related to the first change factor of moving people out of the comfort of the status quo.

We identify the steps necessary to create dissatisfaction with the current state and openness to the change you are recommending. We then discuss the implications when working across multiple countries including tolerance for change, getting actual agreement vs. just articulating agreement, expected speed of change, and other dimensions of culture. We then discuss how to determine if your conditions are right to move forward and how to remove common barriers. 

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

4 CoursesLeading Global Change

  1. Leading Global Change: Part 1 - Understanding Cultural Implications
  2. Leading Global Change: Part 2 – Creating a Global Vision
  3. Leading Global Change: Part 3 – Connecting Globally
  4. Leading Global Teams – Without Leaving People Out
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the major factors of successful change using the Change Equation
  • Identify the components required to move people out of the status quo to the first step of supporting change
  • Explore the cultural dimensions that may impact adoption of change
  • Discover tips to address common cultural roadblocks to change
  • Identify if conditions are right to move forward with your change
  • Discover alternative strategies to create readiness




Last updated/reviewed: March 6, 2024
7 Reviews (29 ratings)


Member's Profile
Course material was informative.I was surprised that I did not do as well on the exam as I thought I would have. Individuals looking to do business with other cultures would benefit from taking this course.

Anonymous Author
A good combination of how people across cultures think the same and how they think differently and that impacts enacting a change.

Member's Profile
The convenience was excellent. Anyone looking for guidance on expatriates would benefit from this.

Member's Profile
This course had a good basic review of the concepts presented. It was a nice refresher for me.

Anonymous Author
compelling content that helps one identify cultural motivation and resistance to change

Anonymous Author
Understandable and immediately useful information.

Anonymous Author
Many slides are missing

Course Complexity:

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Understanding Cultural Implications9:48
Understanding Cultural Implications
  The Change Equation 10:15
  Global Change6:17
  Creating Dissatisfaction 13:49
  Cultural Implications to Change 12:18
  Relationships 6:17
  Creating a Sense of Urgency 6:13
Continuous Play
  Leading Global Change: Part 1 - Understanding Cultural Implications 1:06:33
  Workbook: Understanding Cultural ImplicationsPDF
  Understanding Cultural Implications Glossary/IndexPDF