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Leading Change Initiatives

Leading change initiatives (ULC.14)

Dates 22. - 24. Sep 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin, GER - Online
3,900 €

Leading Change Initiatives

Executive education program in English
icon hybrid format


Hybrid format: If the current COVID-19 travel restrictions will persist in autumn, the program will be offered in a hybrid format, allowing you to choose between an in-person or remote (online) participation.

The Leading Change Initiatives program supports you in meeting the challenges that come with initiating and implementing change. During the program, you will examine change processes and the psychological, political, and organizational issues they generate. You will learn to diagnose change-related issues and identify options for working with them. You will understand why change initiatives can fail and learn how to deal with change resistance and reluctance.

As German language equivalent, we recommend the program Veränderungsinitiativen führen.


Find all the program information at a glance in our PDF download.


Who should attend the program?

Executives and senior experts concerned with initiating, accompanying, managing, or leading change initiatives.


Key benefits

  • Understand change as a central process of an organization and as a management task
  • Receive an analytical toolkit to understand change and, based on this understanding, derive the challenges
  • Deepen your understanding of the psychology of people and groups in change processes and learn to anticipate and address resistance
  • Receive tools and scripts to initiate and successfully implement necessary change initiatives


Key topics

  • Understanding the need for change and the challenges accompanying it
  • Dynamics of change processes
  • Major reasons for change failure
  • Factors of successful change
  • Dealing with reluctance and resistance to change
  • Influencing others to change
  • Individual preferences in change interactions
  • Understanding and leading technical and adaptive change
  • Frameworks and tools for understanding and leading change

Leading change initiatives (ULC.14)

Dates 22. - 24. Sep 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin, GER - Online
3,900 €

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Ulf Schäfer

Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor of Practice, SDA Bocconi

Change stimulates resistance because it challenges people’s habits, beliefs, and values. It asks them to experience uncertainty, and even express disloyalty to people. It also challenges their sense of competence. No wonder people resist.

Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky
Your Program Advisor


​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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