Change and Project Management

Bridget Wikidal and Scott McAllister

Course Description:
Today's higher education environment is confronted with challenges and forces for change that are rapid and constant. How "change ready" is your university and how effective are your change initiatives? Successful organizational change requires that individuals embrace change and strategic initiatives more quickly and effectively, and adopt new technology with less productivity impact. Establishing project and change management methods and strategies reduces risk, cuts costs and significantly improves business outcomes. A university-wide project management and change management capability means effective practices are embedded into your institution's roles, structures, processes, projects and leadership competencies. Many higher education institutions are successfully building change management capability using the Prosci ADKAR Model, providing best practices, skills and tools to senior executives, faculty, middle managers and staff.

Attendees must have already taken Lean Process Improvement

Key Takeaways:

  • Templates and strategies that you can use right away
  • Knowledge of essential project management and.change management concepts and terminology
  • Knowledge and tools for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing a project
  • Knowledge and tools for developing and executing a change management strategy and plan
  • Intro to a model for individual and organizational change

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for those who attended the LPI Workshop. It is designed for individuals at all levels of the institution with a desire to manage a process improvement project. Participants should come prepared to use their process improvement work from the Lean Process Improvement workshop as a foundation.

CPE Information:
Attendees of this workshop will be eligible to earn approximately 15 CPE units in Management Advisory Services. Note: CPE's are subject to adjustment due to minor schedule modifications.