Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives: Mastery Session

Change initiatives are the vehicles by which strategy is delivered. They represent the most significant dimension in determining whether goals and objectives are achieved.  

This mastery session is designed for deep discussion and action planning around the central theme of getting stakeholders ready, willing, and able to make change happen. The program is anchored by a series of case discussions and learning sprints. Innovative in both content and design, this session embraces the philosophy that the most effective professional development has one foot in the library and one foot in the street.

This 3-day program is a mastery session of the 2-day Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives. It features new and expanded modules, which are detailed below.

Program Benefits

In addition to the benefits of the 2-day Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives, participants can expect to:

  • Discover how to successfully launch, lead, and realize value from change initiatives
  • Engage, collaborate, and innovate in sessions designed for practical learning
  • Participate in lightning sessions that break down complex processes into digestible and actionable sections 
  • Share and listen to “awesome advice,” a popular activity where global participants contribute their own best practices for inspiring innovation 
  •  Learn how to transition from idea phase to implementation phase
  • Jumpstart your next change initiative with an action plan by leveraging newly gained strategic and tactical insights.

Topics Covered

In addition to the topics covered in the 2-day Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives, this program will cover:

  • Cultivating higher performing project teams
  • Risk identification and quantification
  • Effective strategies for managing and mitigating risk
  • Sustainment planning: What have we learned, and where do we go from here?
  • Purposeful leadership for driving innovation and change
  • Expanded:
    • Case discussions
    • Resistance management
    • Socratic dialogues

Who Should Enroll

This Mastery Session will be of special interest to those who are looking for a substantially more immersive program resulting in expanded perspectives and enriched tools, tips, and techniques for launching, leading, and realizing value from change initiatives.

Program Information

Program Dates

December 2–4, 2019
Instructor David A. Shore

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $3,950


One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.


David A. Shore is a recognized authority on change management with accolades that include distinguished professor of innovation and change at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (China), and 2015 Top Thought Leader in Trust. Shore served as associate dean for two decades at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has delivered a TEDx Talk, consulted across six continents, and most recently published his newest book, Launching and Leading Successful Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations.
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