Course Date and Time

September 27, 2017
9:00 a.m - 4:45 p.m.

 Course Cost

Regular Tuition: $800

Course cost includes a light breakfast, coffee breaks, and class materials. It does not include lunch or housing.

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Leadership and Organizational Change

This course focuses on the leadership and management of organizational change. It examines strategies and models for change during times of turmoil and during times of relative calm. The factors enhancing the probability of successful change are examined, as are the factors inhibiting successful change. The course synthesizes strategies, models, and factors of change, stressing the critical importance of moving organizations and their employees forward in a world of fast paced, dynamic change.

Course Goals

By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Leverage successful strategies for organizational change
  • Identify and manage the factors enabling and inhibiting organizational change
  • Utilize an appreciation of today's global, dynamic environment when leading and managing organizational change

Target Audience

This course is designed for all professionals interested in improving their leadership and organizational management skills. No prior experience is needed.



Dr. Gerry Gingrich serves as the Director of McCourt's Executive Master in Policy Leadership. A member of McCourt's adjunct faculty since 1994, Dr. Gingrich was a professor at the National Defense University for 25 years where she was a founding member of the College of Information and Cyberspace. In that role, she directed the Department of Defense's flagship executive program in leadership and information technology. Dr. Gingrich is an expert in strategic leadership and decision making, organizational innovation, and technological and behavioral change. She is a regular contributor to Federal Times with articles and blogs addressing leadership trends, organizational change, innovation in the workplace, and strategic technology issues. In 1990, Dr. Gingrich co-founded and led the first executive program in the country in the leadership and management of information systems at The George Washington University. Before entering academe, Dr. Gingrich was a Corporate Lending Officer for Bank of America and a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG.

Dr. Gingrich holds executive degrees in foreign policy from MIT and in information systems from the University of Minnesota; an MS and PhD in organizational and cognitive psychology from the University of Maryland; and a BS in business and finance from the University of North Carolina.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Students who complete this course will earn 0.6 continuing education units.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) Alignment

The content of this course covers competencies addressed by the following ECQs: Leading Change; Leading People; Business Acumen

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Additional Executive Institute Courses

Develop new skills by participating in other short courses this year.


Questions? Contact Our Executive Education Team

Whether you are looking to broaden your skill set or are seeking to customize an educational experience for a group of employees, we can help you find or build the right program to fit your needs, schedule, and budget.

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