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BUS 102 W — Designing Change: Learn to Lead Transitions in Any Organization

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 15—May 24
Refund Deadline: Apr 18
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $590
Instructor(s): Christopher Ireland, Maria Giudice
Limit: 45
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
 
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Spring
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Apr 15—May 24
6 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 18
1 Unit
Fees
$590
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Christopher Ireland, Maria Giudice
Limit
45
Recording
Yes
Open
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Change doesn’t happen as the output of one person, no matter how enthusiastic or talented. Most successful transformations, new offerings, or even simple modifications are the result of negotiated co-creations, engaged stakeholders, and the strategic application of design frameworks. This course is intended for a new breed of leaders who want to make real, lasting, impactful change with less of the disruption and resistance it normally elicits. The instructors share decades' worth of real-world examples and practices from leading design professionals on how to embrace change as a leader and how to build systems, structures, and processes that can help change succeed in organizations at any scale. The course will cover important topics such as countering resistance, determining focus, finding collaborative partners, envisioning outcomes, and incremental scaling. In addition to the optional live sessions, weekly assignments will allow students to practice their learning, as well as reflect on how the principles and practices can be applied in their own organizations. Students will leave the course with a framework for navigating and designing change confidently and collaboratively.

CHRISTOPHER IRELAND
Adjunct Professor, Design, California College of the Arts; Co-Founder, Cheskin

Christopher Ireland is the co-author of Changemakers: How Leaders Can Design Change in an Insanely Complex World and Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. She was a founding partner and CEO of Cheskin, a consultancy focused on design innovation that has supported Microsoft, Google, Apple, Ford, and PepsiCo, among others. Ireland received an MBA from UCLA.

MARIA GIUDICE
Executive Leadership Coach; Founder, Hot Studio

Maria Giudice is the co-author of Changemakers: How Leaders Can Design Change in an Insanely Complex World and Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. She coaches and leads workshops to train executives and their teams in business and design leadership. She is the founder and former CEO of the experience design firm Hot Studio, which was acquired by Facebook in 2013. There, and later at Autodesk, she led global design teams that created human-centered experiences for millions of people around the world.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Maria Giudice & Christopher Ireland , Changemakers: How Leaders Can Design Change in an Insanely Complex World (ISBN 978-1959029144)