Announcing CAEL for Graduate Credit
There is now an option to complete CAEL modules for HGSE graduate credit beginning the February 2021 Term. The tuition is $2,995 per person/module. Please note that the application, as well as acceptance specifications, differ from the non-credit CAEL requirements. Should you not be ultimately admitted to the program for HGSE graduate credit, you can always apply and enroll as a non-credit CAEL participant.
Learn how to manage the change process to drive better outcomes.
Change is a complex process, requiring leaders who understand its stages and ways to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities to achieve outcomes. In Driving Change, you will examine what is known about the change process in school organizations, understand how people experience disruption and change, and learn how to manage constraints and exploit opportunities in order to implement new practices with purpose and success.
Together with other participants, you will explore the principles of change development, beginning with an understanding of how you think about the problem you are trying to solve, followed by how you might approach working with others to develop a theory of action and finally, to develop a strategy. This program will teach you how to scan your educational setting, examining components such as culture, structure, systems, and stakeholders as you consider what you are trying to accomplish and what process might lead you there. You will learn how effective change management targets and develops the various constituencies affected by the proposed change, including leaders at all levels of the organization itself and those outside the organization. Additionally, you will use tools and practice concrete strategies to help you work with others to build awareness of the need for change, a shared mission, and a common agenda.
Driving Change takes place over 12 weeks, moving through a cycle of learning, application, performance, and demonstration. Throughout, you will engage in a range of activities online, plus exercises carried out in your professional context. The experience is designed to be both rigorous and flexible. The activities are asynchronous, meaning you can choose when within a given week you do them. Each week will require five to seven hours of work, with more guided, paced work during the “learning” weeks (weeks 2, 3, 4, and 8) and more job-associated practice and application during the other weeks of the module (weeks 5-7 and 9-12).
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Explore how leaders, authorizers, and constituents at all levels of an organization experience change
- Learn how to communicate effectively and build consensus for your organization’s change agenda
- Understand how enacted beliefs can diverge from espoused beliefs and how to create greater alignment between your organization’s mission and its daily actions
- Develop benchmarks leading toward excellence so you can continuously evaluate effectiveness