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Faculty and Course Topics

Ben Dunford

Change Management is taught by Dr. Ben Dunford, Professor at the Krannert School of Management. Professor Dunford is a recognized teacher at Masters and Executive levels on topics including organizational change, leadership, negotiations, employee engagement, compensation, labor and employee relations, healthcare management and strategic human resource management. Professor Dunford has consulted with firms from a variety of industries including healthcare, media, restaurant, aluminum, and telecommunications.

This professional development program offers best practices to create lasting change at the individual, team, and organizational levels, which are relevant to professionals in any industry.

Key Topics

Introduction to Change Models & Concepts

Understand how classic and contemporary change models can be used to create and sustain change in individuals, teams, and organizations

Overcoming Resistance to Change

Understand how micro-level barriers to change are often overlooked, and how to overcome them

Accountability & Change

Learn to influence others when holding them accountable so that they choose to change

Power & Change Management

Understand fundamental sources of power and how they can be appropriately used to influence others to change

Situational Leadership & Change

Understand how and when to utilize different leadership to lead change, and how to anticipate blind spots to be more influential

Self-Awareness & Change

Understand how individual differences within teams impact effectiveness and change

Diagnosis & Action Planning for Change

Apply program materials to create a personal leadership development plan, and learn how to avoid regression to the status quo

Please note that topics are subject to change.