Change Leadership: New certificates, MA launching fall 2015 in Walker School

| May 6, 2015

As today’s workplace increases in complexity, managers need to possess the capabilities for leading an organization through the challenges of change.

To prepare managers for these roles, Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology will launch a series of three new graduate Change Leadership certificates and a master of arts degree in fall 2015 in St. Louis. The programs will be available online beginning in spring 2016.

In the “stackable certificate” program, students have the option to complete a single certificate, two certificates, or all three certificates to earn the 37-credit hour master’s degree in Change Leadership.

“Change leadership is an engine for making the change process work faster, smarter and more efficiently,” said Jeff Haldeman, program director and professor of management. “To be effective, managers must be able to lead change which produces both employee engagement and business results.”

Change leadership is a complex issue for managers, and it requires individuals to incorporate theory, skills and professional frameworks to adapt to challenges in the workplace.

“Change has become the ‘new normal’ for today’s organizations, and boards and top management teams across all business sectors are asking, ‘How do we take on the challenge of leading our organization through the change process?,” Barrett Baebler, associate professor and chair of the management department, explained. “The Walker School’s Change Leadership program addresses this question by providing advanced skillsets in managed change processes, business-focused teamwork, diversity, strategic communications, and achievement of breakthrough results.”

For more information about this program, download the program brochure [PDF] or visit the program website.

Read the original announcement at the Walker School blog.

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