Both dealing with change and the impact of change are high priorities for all organizations. This course is designed to assist you in conducting major change initiatives. It focuses on the many pitfalls that can cause failure, as well as the best change management process for improving the odds of success. The course also notes the characteristics of the person who should lead a change initiative and how to deal with the conflicts that are frequently triggered by a major change.
Change Management. Change Management Process. Change Leadership. Conflict Management. Evolutionary Change. Transformational Change.
CPAs, consultants, and financial and management professionals.
Identify the situations in which change initiatives may and may not be needed. Recognize how a manager decides which change initiatives to pursue. Recognize the characteristics of an environment in which a change initiative is difficult to operate. Recall the circumstances under which a project has been properly structured to succeed. Recognize how consultants should be used in a change initiative. Identify the reasons why a business may be mired in complacency. Identify approaches to deal with uncertainty and significant problems. Recall the issues for which a prospective vision statement should be tested. Identify the methods used to keep a change from reverting back to the previous state. Note the reasons why the results garnered from a change initiative may backslide. Recognize the differences between a leader and a manager. Note the different types of change agents.
Steven Bragg, Western CPE
Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.
Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).
Non-Member Price $100.00
Member Price $87.00