The external environment has become increasingly turbulent and uncertain. Many organisations are pressured to restructure; changing their priorities, and developing new products and services. Another issue is that change initiatives often cost more, take longer and achieve less than originally intended. 

Learning goals

After this programme, you can add these strengths to your knowledge and skill set. 

  • Understand the complexity and messiness of change.  
  • Leading change effectively within your organisation.  
  • Make pragmatic and realistic plans for change.  
  • Choose the appropriate style to engage others in the change process.  
  • Identify diverse stakeholders and know how to manage their involvement in the change journey. Implement strategies to deal and overcome resistance to change.  
  • Apply a range of options to bring about change.

For whom

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Your roles

  • Project manager
  • Team leader
  • HR director
  • Change manager

Your responsibilities

  • Manage process improvement initiatives
  • Drive change and innovation
  • Build a change-ready culture

Your challenges

  • Dealing with resistance to change
  • Navigating uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Aligning change with organisational strategy

Read what previous participants say about this programme

Mohsen Derakhshan

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at EXARC

RSM's Executive Education Leading Change programme is a standout experience, which seamlessly blends professionalism with personal growth. The programme has not only enhanced my change management skills, but it also broadened my perspectives on navigating the complexities of the world. Techniques like 'Managing the neutral zone' proved immediately useful, empowering me to diagnose and collaborate effectively with stakeholders. I wholeheartedly recommend this programme to anyone passionate about driving organisational or personal transformation. It's an innovational journey in just a few impactful sessions.

Raoul van der Wel

Manager Projecten at MEE & de Wering

By being aware of the changes and processes that my organisation and teams are dealing with, I can respond better and lead more effectively. The three days of RSM’s ‘Leading Change’ course just flew by. You learn how to drive people to take action. The programme’s combination of theory and practical application mean you can use it immediately. The energy and knowledge of the teacher and interacting with other programmes were great. I chose Leading Change as part of RSM’s diploma programme, which I joined because the modules will expand my knowledge and skills as a manager. It gives my career a boost for the future.

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Your expert faculty

During the Leading Change Programme you will learn from Dr Barbara Banda.

Dr Barbara Banda

Barbara Banda is highly skilled coach for senior leaders and is a visiting faculty member at RSM, Duke Corporate Education, and TIAS School for Business and Society. She’s a specialist in leadership development, business strategy and organisational change, and has led large-scale strategic change projects for multinationals, government departments and non-profits. Her doctoral research focused on the importance of connecting management education to the workplace, for which she has created education programmes. She has an PhD in Management Learning, an MA in Organisational Change, an MSc in Training and Performance Management, an MBA, and a BA in German and Russian.

More information

Programme dates

4 - 6 June 2024
4 - 6 September 2024
18 - 20 November 2024

Waiting list

13 - 15 May 2024

These dates are fully booked. Missed out on a spot? Contact our Programme Advisor, Manjeet Kaur, to be placed on the waiting list. 

Programme fee

€ 3,800 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.


25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM.

A programme for your entire team

All of our short courses can also be delivered as personalised in-company training to groups of employees from the same organisation. This enables us to develop a comprehensive programme that focuses on your organisation’s own unique situation and issues. 

Frequently asked questions

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Most programmes start at 09:00. Finishing times are different for each programme. There’s also an approximate schedule in each programme’s brochure and on its webpages. When you register for a programme you will be given access to Canvas, our online learning system, and the full schedule is in Canvas. Your programme manager will hand out a detailed schedule on the first day of your programme.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Yes. Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 25 per cent discount. RSM alumni are those who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD or at least one executive education programme of more than 40 hours duration. Participants of open programmes of less than 40 hours do not receive a discount. Companies sponsoring several participants may also be offered a special price.

These programmes are excluded from this alumni discount:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics
  • Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership for a Green Deal
  • Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance
  • Business Valuation
  • Port Executive Leadership Circle
  • Corporate Communication programmes
  • Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship programmes
  • RSM Customised Programmes
  • Programmes offered outside RSM Executive Education

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

Manjeet Kaur

Programme advisor

It's my priority to help you identify how you can meet your professional objectives, so reach out and let's make a plan for your personal development.

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