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BUS 102 W — Be a Changemaker: Learn to Lead Effective, Impactful Transitions

Quarter: Summer
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jul 18—Aug 19
Refund Deadline: Jul 21
Unit: 1
Tuition: $320
Instructor(s): Christopher Ireland, Maria Giudice
Limit: 45
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Jul 18—Aug 19
5 weeks
Refund Date
Jul 21
1 Unit
Christopher Ireland, Maria Giudice
DOWNLOAD 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 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.

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

Christopher Ireland is the co-author of Designing Change (forthcoming this summer) and Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. She was a founding partner and CEO of Cheskin, a consultancy focused on design innovation that supported Microsoft, Intel, PepsiCo, and Apple, among others. Ireland received an MBA from UCLA.

Executive Leadership Coach; Founder, Hot Studio

Maria Giudice is the co-author of Designing Change (forthcoming this summer) 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.