The Org-Change Doctor’s Guide to Organizational Change: Textbook 3.0

Simple, bite-size learning with a pathway to immediate implementation

Help for managers leading dysfunctional organizations, facing daily pressure of conflict, missed deadlines, and budget shortfalls

The only thing constant in today’s world is constant change.  However, many managers know very little about what drives successful change.  To meet this need comes the “Guide to Organizational Change: Textbook 3.0” – what a textbook would be if invented with today’s technology – suitable as a college textbook while having immediate application to on-the-job demands for planning and implementing a change project.

This course truly provides a road map for further study – gain a broad understanding of organizational change.  Specific learning objectives include:

  • Understanding why organizations need to change to survive
  • Selecting the right change model for different purposes and phases in the change project
  • Understand that organizations do not change – people within the organization change
  • Diagnose what needs to change & what needs to be protected
  • How to design a change plan that communicates to people at their Stage of Change
  • Understand resistance and how it can be avoided
  • Implement a Change Management Project Methodology
  • Establish a Personal Development Plan for Change Leadership

Beta release now available

Note that this course is a “work in progress” – the full textbook skeleton is available now with the greater vision embodied in the Table of Contents.  Due to the size of the effort and the need for some managers to go deeper with their application of learning, students will find some textbook content organized into separate courses within the context of the textbook flow.  (I will make an announcement when adding content to this course as well as when publishing a section of the textbook as a separate course.  Students of this course will receive deep discounts on any one-off courses associated with this textbook course – watch for announcements.)  Further, student feedback will drive development of this textbook – the greatest and most immediate student needs will drive new content prioritization.

Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level – bringing change to your organization?

Dr. Ross Wirth
Dr. Ross Wirth
Consultant & Professor

About the instructor

Dr. Ross Wirth develops online courses and consults in the areas of organizational change and strategic leadership. Previously, he served as the Dean of the College of Business and Program Chair for Business Administration at Franklin University. Earlier, Dr. Wirth worked 32 years in international oil and gas where he served in many management positions, often involved in strategic & operational planning, business development, performance management, and organizational change initiatives. Over his career, functional leadership spanned IT, retail & wholesale marketing, supply & logistics, corporate planning, and human resources.

Dr. Wirth earned an MBA from New Mexico State University, and a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Science with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.

See his LinkedIn profile for more information.

What's included?

6 Videos
21 Texts
55 PDFs
8.7 hrs

Course Curriculum

7. Specialized Tools for Enabling Change
9. Evaluating Org-Change (Success by What Standards?)
11. Resources for Change Managers making presentations

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