Change Leadership

    EXLDR 5623 is offered this summer:

Know­ing how to ini­ti­ate, lead, and man­age suc­cess­ful change ini­tia­tives is valu­able for lead­ers at all lev­els. Top­ics may include: change the­o­ries and mod­els; change man­age­ment strate­gies; ini­ti­at­ing and imple­ment­ing change; and orga­ni­za­tion­al and indi­vid­ual learn­ing asso­ci­at­ed with change experiences.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • This is a certified ACMP QEP (Qualified Educational Provider) course.
  • Aimed at emerging leaders, supervisors, and mid-level managers who seek to move up within their organization by improving their leadership skills.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the concepts within various change models.
  • Apply Kotter’s Accelerate 8-Step Model to a case study and assess reasons for change failure.
  • Describe the difference between leading and managing change.
  • Evaluate the different elements of change from a leadership perspective.
  • Consider what change capability means to an organization.
  • Explain and analyze the Change Framework: Evaluate – Strategize – Plan – Execute – Sustain.
  • Construct the elements of a high functioning leadership team.
  • Apply systems thinking to identify solutions and implement change.


Jul 7, 2021Jul 28, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Class info
  • This in an online self-paced course to be com­plet­ed with­in the start and end dates spec­i­fied. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until July 7, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • All course resources and learning materials will be available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • This is a graded course; assessment includes post-course work to be completed via eClass.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXLDR 5623 is offered this summer: