Business Strategy to Execution – Part 2 of the Business Architecture Certificate


Using a case study throughout the course to illustrate the concepts, this course provides guided practice for participants to use business architecture tools that map capabilities, align them to strategy, and use tools such as maturity assessments, roadmaps, and business intelligence metrics to determine readiness and progress with business outcomes.   The last module is a case study that requires participants to independently apply tools.   Participants leave the course with the ability to apply these same tools in their own organization to move from strategy to execution.  See the competency tab for a more detailed course outline.

Length:

  • Eight 4-hour sessions

This is the second course in the Business Architecture Certificate

  • Executives
  • Business Managers
  • CIO’s
  • CFO’s
  • CHRO’s
  • Enterprise Architects
  • HR Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Six Sigma Experts

Module 1 – Business Model Canvas: Back Stage

  1. Describe a company through the lens of business architecture
  2. Know how to define and generate the remaining components of the Business Model Canvas

Module 2 – Capabilities

  1. Learn the general concepts and value of Business Capabilities
  2. Decompose capabilities
  3. Create capabilities definitions using a case study
  4. Describe the various modeling techniques and how they’re used

Module 3 – Enablers

  1. Identify what enables an organization’s business capabilities
  2. In relation to business capabilities:
    • Model an organizational view of an organization
    • Document and define business processes
    • Model the connection of technology and business capabilities

Module 4 – Strategy Alignment to Capabilities

  1. Understand the role that business capabilities can play in helping an organization achieve its strategic objectives
  2. Understand the challenges and business impact of not executing your strategy

Module 5 – Maturity Assessment

  1. Walk through a maturity assessment process and see how organizations use them for:
    • Identifying strategy and/or initiatives
    • Identifying capabilities
    • Assessing current state
    • Identifying needed future state maturity
    • Conducting a Gap Assessment
    • Closing the Gap – Capability Roadmap
  2. Learn how to begin a capability assessment

Module 6 – Strategic Roadmap

  1. Complete a Capability Analysis and write effective statements
  2. Create a capability roadmap

Module 7 – Metrics and Business Intelligence

  1. Understand a Balanced Scorecard model
  2. Understand the different types of Performance Indicators
    • Lagging Indicators
    • Leading Indicators
  3. Understand the difference between Performance Indicators and Key Performance Indicators

Module 8 – Case Study #2

  1. Using a case study:
    • Identify deliverables being requested
    • Analyze case
    • Select the best tools to use to produce the deliverables
    • Produce deliverables
    • Make a strategic choice on presentation of deliverables
    • Plan presentation
    • Deliver presentation
  2. As a class, participate in evaluating tool and presentation choices of other groups

Understanding the Business is a prerequisite for this course.

Price: $2048.00  Early Bird Rate: $1843.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: a light dinner is provided prior to class starting
  • Free Parking
  • CEUs: 3.36

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

This course will be offered in Spring 2019.   Check back in November for dates or join our mail list for notification

Please contact us if you wish to bring this training to your organization for your business architecture team.

Understanding the Business – Part 1 of the Business Architecture Certificate


Using a case study throughout the course to illustrate the concepts, this course provides guided practice for participants to use business architecture tools that help understand the business of the organization.  The last module is a case study that requires participants to independently apply tools.  Participants leave the course with the ability to apply these same tools in their own organization to understand the business.  See the Competencies tab for more detailed course outline.

Length:

  • Six 4-hour sessions

This is the first course in the Business Architecture Certificate

  • Executives
  • Business Managers
  • CIO’s
  • CFO’s
  • CHRO’s
  • Enterprise Architects
  • HR Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Those who think TOGAFs are fun and exciting
  • Six Sigma Experts

Module 1 – Introduction of Course and Case Study #1

  1. Articulate the business need and value of Business Architecture
  2. Relate role of Business Architecture to other organizational disciplines
  3. Identify, at a high-level, tools in the Business Architecture toolkit
  4. Define nine blocks of a business model canvas

Module 2 – Business Context and Environment

  1. View the organization through a holistic lens
  2. Understand the environment where business architecture exists
    • Articulate the difference between purpose, mission, vision and values
    • Complete Front Stage of Business Model Canvas
  3. Use tips and strategies for extracting:
    • Customer segments
    • Value proposition
    • Channels used
    • Relationships
  4. Leverage various methodologies to describe the external environment:
    • SWOT
    • PESTEL
    • Porter’s 5 Forces
  5. Describe a company through the lens of business architecture
  6. Define and generate the basic components of a business model canvas

Module 3 – Know Your Customer Segment and Persona

  1. Describe Design Thinking approach
  2. Define personas that align with customer segments
  3. Complete Value Proposition Canvas
    • Jobs, Pains and Gains
    • Product and service maps
  4. Define your value proposition statement

Module 4 – Value Streams & Journey Map

  1. Leverage Design Thinking approach
  2. Define and understand value streams and their use in an organization
  3. Evolve value stream into a customer journey map
  4. Use journey mapping to drive value transformation
  5. Design services blueprint

Module 5 – Applying in Real Life

  1. Understand the approaches and considerations for launching a business architecture practice within an organization
  2. Describe the skills, tactics, and techniques used by a business architect
  3. Appraise organizational culture in relation to maturity and change readiness
  4. Identify common pitfalls to avoid
  5. Apply approaches and considerations to real-life scenarios
  6. Inventory skills with the BIZBOK Business Architect Skills Palette
  7. Apply the BAMM to launching a business architecture practice

Module 6 – Case Study – Using the Tools

  1. Using the knowledge gained in the previous 5 modules, analyze a case study, produce business architecture artifacts, and deliver a presentation.
  2. As a class, participate in  evaluating the tools and presentation choices of other groups.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Price: $1733.00  Early Bird Rate: $1560.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

Course Texts (provided):

  • Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want, by Osterwalder, Pigneur, Bernarda and Smith
  • Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, by Osterwalder and Pigneu

Food: a light dinner is provided prior to class starting

Free Parking

CEUs: 3.36

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

This course will be offered in Spring 2019.  Check back in November for dates or join our mail list for notification of course registration openings.

Please contact us if you wish to bring this training to your organization for your business architecture team.

Maximizing Agile Outcomes with Analysis – Pilot


During a 3-day classroom experience, participants will use a case study to look at and practice concepts and techniques for great analysis on agile projects, including;

  • Defining Vision, Problems, and Results Needed
  • Identifying good and poorly written user stories
  • Writing user stories
  • Using the Gherkin Method for user story acceptance criteria
  • Splitting user stories
  • Creating a Story Map and using it to:
    • Analyze the user experience
    • Analyze for gaps
    • Define MVP
    • Organize releases
  • Analyzing the backlog
  • Prioritizing the backlog
  • Relating Analysis Models to user stories
  • Identifying what stories from the case study need models
  • Facilitating for better conversations and rich dialog
  • Facilitation techniques for innovation

The classroom experience is followed up with cohort coaching sessions.  Every three weeks, participants join a 1-hour virtual session and bring work-related examples, questions, and challenges that match these topics:

  1. Product Owner and Analyst Collaboration
  2. A Healthy Backlog
  3. User Stories
  4. Acceptance Criteria
  5. Story Splitting
  6. Prioritization
  7. Analysis Models
  8. Collaborating for better dialog

Length:  This program consists of 3 days in the classroom and 6 months of virtual follow-up sessions with cohort coaching for a total of 30 contact hours.

Participants that attend all classroom and virtual sessions and fully engage in the cohort will earn a certificate for Maximizing Agile Outcomes with Analysis.

This course is valuable to:

  • Agile teams or team members (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, System Analysts) who need to increase their level of business analysis
  • Experienced business analysts who want to add value to an agile team
  • Those new to business analysis and work, or desire to work, in an agile environment
  • Anyone involved in transitioning an organization from a traditional to agile environment

Participants in the course will:

  1. Discuss and identify how agile analysis adds value to teams delivering high quality products
  2. Distinguish what activities are part of agile analysis
  3. Practice the key techniques for great agile analysis:
    • User Stories
    • User Story Splitting
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • User Story Mapping
    • Analysis Models to go with your stories
  4. Understand the role of the Product Owner and who does analysis
  5. Understand how to link a product vision and roadmap to the details of your everyday work
  6. Know where analysis fits into agile ceremonies
  7. Describe what a healthy backlog looks like and how to prioritize it

There are no required prerequisites for this course; however, if agile is a unknown concept to you, consider taking Intro to Agile and bring some agile knowledge to the course.

Price: $1599.00.00   Pilot Price: $750.00

While the instructor and curriculum are top notch, we are piloting a new course structure that contains a coaching component.  We welcome you to be a part of this pilot at the reduced rate so that we can collect your feedback.

Pilot registration closes November 15.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: 3.6

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Session on:

  • Monday, Dec. 17, Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day

Pilot registration closes November 15.

If you are registering through your local workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu or call 612-659-7230.

Increase your employees’ skills and knowledge, open a pathway to better communication, and retain your talented workforce with customized training.  Call today (612) 659-7230 for more information or to schedule a no-obligation meeting.

Executing Successful Projects Series 3: Project Acumen


This Series is comprised of four separate courses.  The registration now button on this page will automatically register you in all four courses with a 15% series discount.

Length: Courses vary in length; the total length of the series is 3 days

This series is part of the Executing Successful Projects Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives
  • It rollout or implementation projects
  • Strategic initiatives – like business architects
  • Process improvement projects
  • Continuous improvement efforts

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Build a business case
    • Explain the linkage between an organization’s strategy, change initiative and the role of the business case
    • Complete the non-financial sections of a business case and support the preparation of the financial analysis
    • Convert the intangible benefits of a solution into the tangible, quantitative benefits and use them in the business case
    • Recognize the application of the principals of good data presentation
    • Identify crucial success factors and risk for a change initiative
  2. Use a business case to build a project charter
    • Understand how the elements of a business case transfer to a project charter
    • Recognize the audience for a project charter
    • Appreciate the elements of an effective project charter
    • Learn to critique your own charters with a best practice checklist
    • Write a project charter based on business case
  3. Understand how project leadership is directly related to your ability to motivate people
    • Develop a promotional lens to view and motivate people in your role as a project manager
    • Devise an immediate plan to increase your influence as a project manager
    • Understand the Key Drivers of change
    • Appreciate why projects efforts fail
  4. Identify key stakeholders for smoother transitions
    • Understand the connection between projects and change
    • Recognize your Sphere of Influence
    • Utilize the 3 Steps of Change Implementation
    • Analyze your audience and individualize communication for maximum engagement

There are no prerequisites for these courses.

Price: $782.85 Early Bird Pricing: $704.57 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

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

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Sessions on:

  • Leading Stakeholders through Change on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Building the Business Case for Change on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • From Business Case to Project Charter on Wednesday, January 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Project Engagement on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

or

  • Change on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Leading through Conflict on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Facilitation: A Game-changing Leadership Skill  on Monday, March 18, Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Executing Successful Projects Series 2: Project Communication


This Series is comprised of three separate courses.  The registration button below will automatically register you in all three courses with a 15% series discount.

Length: The courses in the series are varying lengths; the whole series is 5 days in length.

This course is part of the Executing Successful Projects Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives – like business architects
  • Process improvement projects
  • Continuous improvement efforts

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate the right facilitation tool for stakeholder input on project initiatives
    • Analyze situations and audience to choose the correct facilitation tools
    • Understand techniques to gather information
    • Engage participants in constructive group discussions to evaluate situations and problem solve
  2. Leverage the conflict experienced by your project team for a better results
    • Understand the five actions to handle conflict
    • Choose conflict strategy based on the situation
    • Understand win-lose scenarios and their cost
    • Recognize win-win possibilities
  3. Explain the change curve, its phases, and how it rolls out
    • Identify your go-to reaction to change and how that affects your work
    • Define your role in helping people navigate through change
    • Analyze change situations and generate plans to allow for adjustment to change

If you are new to project management, we strongly suggest the course Succeeding with Projects as a first step to get the most from this series.

If you have a background in project management, this series will be valuable to you.

Price: $1,317.50  Early Bird Pricing: $1,185.75 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: 4.2

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Sessions on:

  • Change on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Leading through Conflict on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Facilitation: A Game-changing Leadership Skill  on Thursday, December 6, Friday, December 7,  Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

or

  • Change on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Leading through Conflict on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Facilitation: A Game-changing Leadership Skill  on Monday, March 18, Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Executing Successful Projects Series 1: Project Essentials


This Series is comprised of two separate courses.  The registration tab on this page will automatically register you in both courses with a 15% series discount.

Length: The total length of both courses is 3.5 days

This series is part of the Executing Successful Projects Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives – like business architects
  • IT rollouts and implementations

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Make a choice on the best approach for a project between traditional (waterfall) project or an agile project
  2. Understand the role of the project manager through each phase of a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
  3. Build a common understanding project terminology and techniques
  4. Increase a project’s potential by applying project management tools and processes
  5. Leverage critical teamwork techniques to get your project team to work together
  6. Engage project stakeholders and sponsors
  7. Understand when and how to use project templates
  8. Describe the difference between project management and project methodology
  9. Define project roles and responsibilities
  10. Apply common projects tools to
    • Identify stakeholders
    • Initiate a charter
    • Define scope
    • Build a schedule
    • Determine a budget
    • Design communication and risk plans
  11. Differentiate between Agile and other frameworks of the philosophy
  12. Understand, at a high level, the main agile framework being used in today’s marketplace
  13. Determine if additional training in agile techniques would be worthwhile

There are no prerequisites for these courses.

Price: $1,670.25  Early Bird Pricing$1,503.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEU’s: 3.0

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Sessions on:

  • Succeeding with Projects on Tuesday, October 23, Wednesday, October 24, and Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Agile on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

or

  • Succeeding with Projects on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Agile on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Succeeding with Projects


The workshop features an iPad simulation which immerses participants in dozens of situations relevant to project work in organizations.  Participants will work through practical exercises, quizzes, and discussion to bring project concepts to life.

Length: 3 days

This course is part of the Executing Successful Projects Certificate

This course is part of the Executing Successful Projects Series: Project Essentials

This class is equally valuable to those who are new to leading projects or those who are experienced project managers.

  • Individuals assigned to lead projects
  • Project managers wanting to sharpen their skills
  • PMP’s® who need a refresher on concepts for PDU’s®
  • Project sponsors who want a greater understanding of the project management process

Competencies:

  1. Understand the role of the project manager through each phase of a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing
  2. Build a common understanding of project terminology and techniques
  3. Increase a project’s potential by applying project management tools and processes
  4. Leverage critical teamwork techniques to get your project team to work together
  5. Engage project stakeholders and sponsors
  6. Understand when and how to use project templates
  7. Describe the difference between project management and project methodology
  8. Define project roles and responsibilities
  9. Apply common project tools to
    • Identify stakeholders
    • Initiate a charter
    • Define scope
    • Build a schedule
    • Determine a budget
    • Design communication and risk plans

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Price: $1,495.00 Early Bird Pricing: $1345.50 up to 4 weeks prior to course start date.

  • Course Text: reference binder will be provided in class
  • Food:  Lunch is included in all courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: 2.52

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Sessions on:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 15, Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

Executing Changes Series 3: Change Acumen


This Series is comprised of one course.  The registration button on this page will automatically register you in the course with a 15% series discount.

Length: This series is one day

This series is part of the Executing Change Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives – like business architects
  • Process improvement projects
  • Continuous improvement efforts

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Weigh options for challenging situations and determine the best course of action
  2. See how a variety of approaches can meet goals
  3. Apply tools to common, yet challenging, situations in the workplace
  4. Gain insight from other participants

You must be registered for or have completed Series 1 and Series 2 of the Executing Change Certificate

Price: $242.25  Early Bird Pricing: $218.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: .

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Session on:

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

Executing Changes Series 2: Tools for Change


This Series is comprised of three separate courses.  The registration button on this page will automatically register you in all three courses with a 15% series discount.

Length: Courses in this series vary in length from 1.5 days to 4 days for a total of 7 days.

This series is part of the Executing Change Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives – like business architects
  • Process improvement projects
  • Continuous improvement efforts

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Build a business case for change
    • Explain the linkage between an organization’s strategy and change initiative and the role of the business case
    • Complete the non-financial sections of a business case and support the preparation of the financial analysis
    • Convert the intangible benefits of a change initiative into tangible, quantitative benefits and use them in the business case
    • Recognize the application of the principals of good data presentation
    • Identify crucial success factors and risk for a change initiative
  2. Identify risks and opportunities that come with change initiatives
    • Explain the sources and types of risk and opportunity
    • Identify risks and opportunities in a given situation using several methods
    • Analyze the impact and likelihood of uncertainty on the situation’s objectives
    • Apply effective responses to each risk and create immediate or contingent action plans to deal with them
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of various risk responses on the situation’s objectives
    • Describe the rationale and method for continuous risk monitoring
  3. Integrate the right facilitation tool for stakeholder input on change initiatives
    • Analyze situations and audience to choose the correct facilitation tools
    • Understand techniques to gather information
    • Engage participants in constructive group discussions to evaluate situations and problem solve
    • Use tools to prevent meeting sabotage

Strongly recommend either:

  • The course Change or
  • The Executing Change Series 1:  Guiding People through Change

Price: $1,870.00 Early Bird Pricing: $1,683.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEU’s:

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Sessions on:

  • Facilitation: A Game-changing Leadership Skill on Thursday, December 6, Friday, December 7, Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Building the Business Case for Change on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until Noon
  • From Business Case to Project Charter on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

Executing Changes Series 1: Guiding People through Change


This Series is comprised of four separate courses.  The registration button on this page will automatically register you in all four courses with a 15% series discount.

Length: Each course in this series is 1/2 day in length for a total of 2 days.

This series is part of the Executing Change Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives – like business architects
  • Process improvement projects
  • Continuous improvement efforts

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the change curve, its phases, and how it rolls out
    • Identify your go-to reaction to change and how that affects your work
    • Explain the change curve, its phases, and how it rolls out
    • Define your role in helping people navigate through change
    • Analyze change situations and generate plans to allow for adjustment to change
  2. Understand how change leadership is directly related to your ability to motivate people
    • Develop a promotional lens to view and motivate people in your role as change agent
    • Devise an immediate plan to increase your influence as a change agent
    • Understand the Key Drivers of change
    • Appreciate why change efforts fail
  3. Identify key stakeholders for smoother transitions
    • Recognize your Sphere of Influence
    • Utilize the 3 Steps of Change Implementation
  4. Leverage the conflict that change brings for a better results
    • Understand the Power of “Yes”
    • Understand the Power of “No”
    • Understand win-lose scenarios and their cost
    • Recognize win-win possiblities

Price: $507.00  Early Bird Pricing: $456.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEUs: ___

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

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

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Sessions on:

  • Getting Buy-in for Just About Anything on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Change on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Leading Stakeholders through Change on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Leading through Conflict on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.