Leading Change

Leading Change

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. 

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Learning objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • understand the complexity and messiness of change
  • lead change effectively in your organisation
  • make realistic plans for change
  • choose the appropriate style to engage others in change
  • identify diverse stakeholders, and know how to deal with them
  • implement strategies to deal with resistance
  • apply a range of options to bring about change.

Our virtual classroom

In the online version of Leading Change you will join our virtual classroom, where you will explore your assumptions and beliefs in relation to organisational change and will develop the leadership skills required for effective change management. In the virtual classroom, you can ask the facilitator questions, and interact with your fellow participants via group assignments in virtual breakout rooms. The virtual setting will offer many interactive exercises such as a role plays with actors. For an optimal learning experience, the programme is split into six modules over two weeks. Each module lasts 4 hours with 4 sessions of 45-50 minutes (including several shorter breaks and one 20-minute break). The programme is led by Barbara Banda, a change expert with business and academic experience, and who teaches with so much passion, that the energy will explode from your screen.

  • You are a manager who is involved in driving change or innovation within your organisation. You are, for example, a team leader or project manager looking for the tools and frameworks on how to lead change. If you are responsible for managing process improvement initiatives that require effective organisation and communication to succeed, you will also find this course useful. 

  • “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.”
    Raoul van der Wel, manager projecten at MEE & de Wering

  • During the Change Management Programme you will learn from Prof. Barbara Banda. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

    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.

  • Most programmes will take place online until 1 May 2021. If you register for a programme that is scheduled to take place after 1 May 2021, we cannot guarantee a face-to-face delivery format.

    Dates

    Virtual classroom Six sessions on 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 and 28 May from 09:00 - 12:30 UTC+2 (including breaks) > Apply now
    1 - 3 November 2021 > Apply now

    Fee

    Virtual classroom: € 2,880 (excl. 21% VAT).
    Face-to-face: € 3,200 (excl. 21% VAT).

    Fees are including course materials, and lunches and snacks if applicable. These fees do not include hotel accommodation.
    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    General terms and conditions

    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.

    Location

    The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

    Hotel accommodation

    We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

  • Most programmes will take place online until 1 May 2021. If you register for a programme that is scheduled to take place after 1 May 2021, we cannot guarantee a face-to-face delivery format.

    The programme Leading Change runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register: