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This course provides an overview of the powerful and influential heritage of organizational change theories and ongoing developments and evolution. We will start with a brief overview of the philosophical foundations of change management and the forces which have influenced how it has evolved. This leads to a conversation about the values, theories, and practices that have supported the development of change management and organizational change. Then we will explore how concepts and theories have shaped the thinking and practice of change management and organizational change.

This course serves to examine a range of organizational change research and practice which blend and intersect to facilitate change managers to take actions, which results in positive organizational performance outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the philosophical foundations of change management and the forces which have influenced how it has evolved.
  • Identify the values, theories, and practices that have supported the development of change management and organizational change.
  • Explore how concepts and theories have shaped the thinking and practice of change management and organizational change.
Last updated/reviewed: March 25, 2021

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  7:34Introduction to Theories of Change in Practical Life
  17:02The Philosophical Foundations of Change Management
  20:40The Development of Change Management and Organizational Change
  16:56The Thinking and Practice of Change Management and Organizational Change-Lewin's Theories
  18:46Systems Theory and Concept of Social Constructionism
  18:41Complexity Theory and Action Research Theory
  13:56Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:53:35Theories of Change in Practical Life
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Theories of Change in Practical Life
  PDFTheories of Change in Practical Life Glossary/ Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM