Accueil > Leading change


Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 42

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course aims to equip students with the skills to responsibly lead change in whatever community they operate. It focuses on the skills needed to advance a change agenda, taking the organization as its central analytical unit, and combining material from organizational behavior, leadership, human capital management, finance, project management, political theory, sociology, and anthropology, to propose a practical tool kit for public leaders. In the first part of the course, reliable frameworks are introduced and we do an in-class simulation. The second part is co-created with the participations with class time devoted to student-selected topics and practice applying course material. The course concludes by suggesting linkages to current developments in business, politics and society.


TOPOLNYTSKY, Michael (Consultant)

Pedagogical format

The course has a practical focus and aims to train the skills needed to be a change leader. Readings describing research results are complemented with group case work and practical in-session training simulations.

Course validation

70% 10-page Briefing Note diagnosing a situation requiring change, articulating risks and opportunities and recommending a course of action, testing accurate application of material covered in Part I 30% : Participation in class and offline.

Required reading

Ross, Alec “The Industries of the Future”, 2016