Essentials of Leading Change (online)
Essentials of Leading Change is a cost-effective and flexible study module aimed at developing skills for leading and implementing strategic change in projects in a global context.
Change management has become the backbone of general management and the essence of what makes great leaders succeed. The Essentials of Leading Change course focuses on a systems-level perspective of change and shifts between structural, cultural, and individual levels.
The course aims to explore how individuals behave when confronted with change, and to understand how to influence these behaviors in the best way and to see the change in all its different shapes and sizes.
By participating in this online course, you will learn about the key issues that experts and management need to understand, and the differences between change and transition and what it takes to maintain a balance between these from a leadership perspective.
During the course, you will be able to
- gain insight into the key phenomena of change and resistance to change
- learn to apply practical tools and frameworks for planning and preparing for change and for implementing it in a sustainable way
- identify ingredients and insights for building changeability
- acquire new tools and perspectives for leading yourself, others, and organizations through change.
Online exercises to check your mastery of each theme
Your own schedule and pace
The program provides a cost-effective and flexible way of developing strategic skills for leading and implementing strategic change projects.
This online course is designed for experienced managers and business leaders who need leadership skills in managing change across functions in a global context.
Contents and Schedule
This online course is structured into six modules that take approximately 10 hours to complete depending on your speed and preferred study style. The modules consist of interactive video lectures, reflection tasks, and practical assignments that cover leading change from different perspectives.
The videos are accompanied by interactive questions to check your knowledge along the way, further reading material, and prompts for reflection. The online course includes a Workbook to help you use the course templates and frameworks on a business challenge in your organization.
Dr. Pekka Mattila is a specialist in strategic management and agility, strategy co-creation, business model innovation, executive leadership, top team dynamics, change management, organizational culture and strategic marketing.
Dr. Mattila works frequently with European, Asian and North American as well as African executive audiences and is a much-requested speaker at corporate and other events around the world. Over the years, he has frequently visited a number of prestigious European and Asian universities teaching management, organizational behavior, marketing, and sociology.
In addition to his academic activities Dr. Mattila has conducted an active business career. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board or as a Member of the Board at a number of innovative companies: e.g. media, construction technology, payments, lighting as well as food and beverage industries. Previously he served in executive, management and senior staff positions in the Nordic financial services industry. From 2012 till 2014 he served as a board member at a leading Finnish bank. Currently he serves as a Member of the Board of The Finnish National Gallery. From 2009 till 2017 he served as the Chairman of the Board for the foundation operating the renowned Helsinki Festival. He is a Founding Member of Nordic Institute of Business and Society and the Chairman of the Board for Helsinki Advanced Interaction Studies Institute.
Dr. Pekka Mattila is the Group Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto EE and serves as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. He holds a D.Sc. in sociology from the University of Helsinki and an Executive MBA at London Business School.