Building the Business Case for Change


Length: 1 and 1/2 days

This course pairs well with Leading Your Stakeholders through Change.

People who lead teams, departments, change initiatives, project teams, process improvement efforts, and/or determine goals and strategic plans.

  1. Identify common sources of change
  2. Explain the linkage between an organization’s strategy and change, and the role of the business case
  3. Complete the non-financial sections of a business case and support the preparation of the financial analysis
  4. Convert the intangible benefits of a change initiative into tangible, quantitative benefits and use them in the business case
  5. Recognize the application of the principals of good data presentation
  6. Identify crucial success factors and risk for a change initiative

This certificate does not have a prerequisite requirement.

Price: $474.00 Early Bird Pricing: $426.60 until Nov. 22, 2017

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course.
  • Food: Lunch is included in all courses that are 7 hours or more

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

“While the materials were really good – the conversations and examples really helped my understanding and application.” – from Cheryl Kyle

“I really enjoyed this class!” – from spring 2017 participant

Fall Term

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Spring Term

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu