Change Management with Interactive Simulation - University of St Gallen (LIVE virtual classroom)



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About the course

4-day (32 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Change Management with Interactive Simulation - University of St Gallen aviation training course

This interactive course uses a change management simulation to help you learn through serious play, how to effectively lead and manage important organizational changes through proven methodology and experiential exercises. You will discover why, in order to change people’s behavior, you must first influence their hearts, their minds and their environment. Cultural resistance and skills silos create weak points and bottlenecks within an organization. The main way to achieve effective organizational resilience to change is through engaged and aligned employees and leadership. A transformational leadership culture is the ability to lead people through change and achieve bottom-up engagement. Research from McKinsey and Company shows that 70% of all transformations fail or do not achieve their desired objectives. In many situations of change, tremendous focus is put on processes, tools and systems, while the people’s behavior aspect is left aside or is considered as an afterthought.

University of St Gallen

This course is part of the IATA - University of St. Gallen Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Global Aviation Management.

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Course Code: TALH-11-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by lecturers and professors at the University of St. Gallen.
  • The course will take you approximately 32 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 180 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants are required to complete a questionnaire prior to the course describing their change project or issue, its impact and status.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Develop a transformational change strategy focusing on the people side of change
  • Work with a simulation to identify key issues, create and implement a change plan
  • Create buy-in and engagement for change readiness
  • Develop a personalized change leadership development plan
  • Obtain coaching on your change leadership style and strategy
  • Recognize and adopt leadership behaviors to sustain and build change capabilities

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Characteristics of effective change teams
  • Define the characteristics of a transformational change leader
  • Coaching and personalized development plans
  • Building a case for change
  • Leveraging resistance to change

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Managers, HR managers
  • Project Managers
  • Organizational Development Managers

Certificate awarded

A CFAC-UNISG Confirmation of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the course and assessment (required for DAS Program).

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