Leaders, when faced with a changing environment, shifting goals, and high expectations often discover their organization is not as adaptive and agile as necessary and the process of adaptation or change takes too long. We sometimes realize that we have formed and promoted an organizational culture that is not reflective of, nor responsive to, external forces and events. Organizational culture drives organizational strategy, structure and processes, organizational performance, and response to events in the external environment. Strategy and strategic initiatives that leverage the learning organization’s culture and are more successful.

In this course, students will learn to recognize and identify the leader’s role in promoting cultural factors in organizations. You will analyze organizations and diagnose cultural factors that promote, facilitate, inhibit, or resist organizational learning, progress, and change. You will also develop strategic plans that leverage organizational culture and facilitate positive change experiences and outcomes.