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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online
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HR 525 - Leading People, Managing Change

This course will provide analysis and application for managing organizational change with a focus on the role of Human Resources to assess readiness, manage impact and sustain successful change initiatives. Human Resources practitioners are strategic partners providing guidance to executives and managers and support to employees for the personal and professional impact of change. The course will apply theoretical perspectives to readiness, people-centered change, stakeholder dialogue and ethical change and sustainability.

This course will be helpful for career path decisions, leadership ethics, and strategic management applications.  The course will include the study of HR as a strategic and operational partner to effect purposeful and ethical organizational change.

Prerequisites & Notes
MB515, MK500, HR500

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Analyze theoretical perspectives relating to readiness for organizational change.
  • Critically evaluate the role of Human Resources to lead and manage people through organizational change.
  • Understand the importance of dialogue in stakeholder communication when leading organizational change.
  • Compare contemporary transition models for managing organizational change.
  • Demonstrate competency in the types of changes that organizations may experience. 
  • Identify and apply ethical and moral dimensions to organizational change.
  • Develop practical skills for managing the emotional aspects of change.

Credits: 3

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