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Leading Effective Change

Executive Education | Open Enrollment

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Course Date
In-Person Charlotte
$900 course fee
1-day program

Dec. 8, 2023

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Course Description

To stay relevant, teams and organizations must continuously change and adapt to their ever evolving internal and external environments.  This makes it imperative leaders understand and possess the skills to effectively lead change. Furthermore, it is also important that leaders know how to shape a learning culture to facilitate continuous adaptation and improvement.  Leaders who can effectively lead change gain a competitive advantage for their teams and organizations.

This 1-day program will provide the participant with the knowledge and tools to effectively plan and lead change and to shape a learning culture in their organization. Participants are encouraged to bring information (or challenge) regarding an on-going or future change effort in their teams or organizations. Participants can immediately apply the tools from this workshop to enhance change management efforts.

Certificate in Leadership

Leading Effective Change is one of six open enrollment leadership programs. Programs are presented on a rotating basis throughout the year with completion of four programs resulting in a Certificate in Leadership from Wake Forest Executive Education and the School of Business’ Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character. Interested participants are able to register for this program individually or combine it with 3 other programs in the series to earn the certificate.


Register by Monday, December 4th to participate in this program. 

Key Learnings

Current and emerging leaders will receive practical, insightful guidance and actionable tools on how to lead effective change from visualization of change, determining the type of change required, learning various change models, forecasting the impacts of change, anticipating and managing people’s normal psychological reactions to change while shaping a culture that values learning and improvement to facilitate change.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for both new and experienced leaders wishing to enhance their ability to lead effective change within their organization.  Interested participants are encouraged to attend individually or in teams.

Additional Information

  • Dates, Location, Schedule

    Date: December 8, 2023


    Location: Wake Forest Charlotte Center, 200 N College St. #150, Charlotte, NC


    Schedule: 8:30am- 4:15pm

    • 8:00 – 8:20 Arrival and Breakfast
    • 8:20 – 8:30 Introductions and program overview
    • 8:30 – 10:00 Session 1 – Understanding the nature of change and anticipating people’s reactions
    • 10:00 – 10:15 Break
    • 10:15 – 12:00  Session 2 – Applying various models for planning and leading change
    • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
    • 12:30 – 2:15 Session 3 – Applying a process model for leading change
    • 2:15 – 2:30 Break
    • 2:30 – 4:00 Session 4 – Shaping a learning and adaptive culture within your team or organization
    • 4:00 – 4:15  Program reflection and final questions

  • Cost

    The cost of the December 2023 program will be $850 and includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch, and is due in full at time of registration.


    Additionally, Wake Forest University alumni, faculty, and staff receive a 25% tuition discount.


    Please contact for more details.

  • Materials

    Course materials are included in the cost of tuition. Course materials will be distributed in paper format at the beginning of the workshop. Electronic materials can be provided upon request.

  • Refund and Cancellation Policies

    Program Cancellation


    This course is offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment. If a course must be cancelled, all registered participants will be notified at least five (5) calendar days before the course’s start date. All registered participants will receive a 100% tuition refund. No fees will be charged for cancelled courses.


    Individual Cancellation – Refund Policy


    Prospective participants who withdraw at least 10 days prior to the start of a course will receive a full refund of tuition paid.

  • Contact Us

    For more information, or to speak with a program adviser, please send an email to

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