Change Leadership: Foundations


Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

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Graduate Certificate
12 Hours

This program offered by Walker School of Business & Technology

Program Description

Change leadership is a new field for managers and middle managers designed to provide the theory, skills, and professional frameworks that will allow them to adapt to changes and challenges in their workplaces. This is the  first certificate in a dynamic new series of three certificates in change leadership. This certificate is designed for the manager or executive who has minimal background in the field, but faces change-­‐related challenges at work. The objective is to develop core competencies as quickly as possible to begin leading change proactively.  

This program is offered at the St. Louis home campus.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use diagnostic models to plan and carryout effective change leader projects and interventions.
  • Students will use their personal selves (thoughts, assumptions, feelings, and behaviors) as instruments of change.
  • Students will design and implement a formal evaluation component for every change project they initiate or engage in.
  • Students will demonstrate a commitment to performance improvement in the client system. 


The curriculum requires 12 credit hours of specialized courses in practicing change leadership, change leader self- mastery, change leader expertise in business results, and data-driven change management. Specifically, the 12 credit hours required for the graduate certificate in change leadership, foundations, must include the following courses:

  • CHNG 5000 Practicing Change Leadership (3 hours)
  • CHNG 5100 Change Leadership Self-Mastery (3 hours)
  • CHNG 5200 Change Leader Expertise for Business Results (3 hours)
  • CHNG 5300 Data-Driven Change Management and Measurement (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119