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.