Online program
Change Management

Master the art and science of leading change.

Online program

Change Management

Master the art and science of leading change.


5 weeks

CHF 1,950
Next program starts
16 September 2024

Manage, accelerate, and embed change successfully

Change is not just inevitable in today’s world; it has become the status quo. Organizational transformation happens when you can engage the minds, hearts, and behaviors of the people involved. To do so, you need to design a change process and create the context that enables change.

With IMD’s Change Management program, explore change management through several lenses: individual and organizational; rational and emotional; people and processes. The holistic perspective you gain will bring together strategy and leadership to allow you to successfully inspire, mobilize, and embed change.  

Throughout the program, you will apply your learnings to a change initiative that you are currently leading or involved in. Working with other participants in pairs and groups will enrich your perspective, while your dedicated coach will support you in applying your learnings to your own change initiative. You will also take part in a simulation that will help you to better understand how to engage with stakeholders and mobilize people behind your change initiative.

Drive change with purpose

Clarify the reasons for change and craft a compelling vision.

Navigate and overcome barriers

Understand your stakeholders and potential resistance to change.

Accelerate adoption to change

Identify tactics that help you accelerate your change and bring stakeholders on board.

Communicate for impact

Craft and deliver powerful change communication messages.

Measure and maintain progress

Evaluate and track the success of your change initiative and sustain the momentum.

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You and your class

You are a leader of change initiatives, a manager involved in a change initiative, or you are supporting your team in executing the strategy and spearheading a transformation.

Your class is individually selected to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. They will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey, and surprise you in many beneficial ways during and beyond your learning experience.

Benefit from a complimentary profile assessment to see if this is the right program for you.

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What our participants say

The Change Management program was extremely interesting and provided insights into how to manage, accelerate and embed change successfully. It was once again fascinating to realize how important a positive work culture is.

Change Management program participant Aurelie Litynski - IMD Business School
Aurelie Litynski Happiness at Work Expert, Happitude at Work, Switzerland

IMD’s Change Management program provided so many takeaways and inspiring thoughts to reflect on! I had the opportunity to learn from some of the most talented professors about change, communication, leadership, and organizational behavior to mention but a few.

Change Management program participant Bruno Chappuis - IMD Business School
Bruno Chappuis Project Manager, ISO, Switzerland

IMD’s Change Management program equipped me with a holistic perspective on how to explore change management through various lenses. I also gained insights into strategy and leadership that will enable me to inspire, mobilize, and incorporate change.

Change Management participant Javier Peláez Giró - IMD Business School
Javier Peláez Giró HR Manager Spain & IT Global HRBP – Support Functions, Arxada, Spain
Experience the program
“Change is becoming the status quo.” – Discover the program highlights.
“The learning journey was great.”

Your online learning journey

Your five-week learning journey is delivered in five units, with each unit examining one of the five change catalysts that help to accelerate your change. You apply your learnings immediately by reflecting on your own change initiative and working through various tools and exercises. You will leave the program with practical tools and techniques that help you to successfully lead and manage change in your organization.  

As part of the program, you will take part in a simulation to better understand how to engage with stakeholders and which tactics are most effective for mobilizing people behind your change initiative.

Each week of the program requires a time commitment of 4-6 hours and includes clear learning objectives and deliverables to help you self-measure the impact of your learning. You will be accompanied by a dedicated executive coach who provides you with weekly feedback and support, and helps you translate what you learn to your own context. 

Work on your own change management initiative
Flexible online format with weekly deliverables
Weekly one-on-one coaching
Valuable network for peers
Unit 1: Envision the future
  • Understand the foundations of change management.
  • Ensure that you have mapped out key roles in change.
  • Be able to understand the why of change.
  • Craft a compelling change vision.
  • Diagnose and scope the change and identify forces for and against the change.
Unit 2: Understand your stakeholders
  • Discover emotional stages of the change process and reflect on how to best lead people through these stages.
  • Identify key stakeholders, understand what is important to them, and map them relative to one another.
  • Learn about the most common areas of resistance to change.
Unit 3: Mobilize the change
  •  Learn about the overall change process and decide on the scope and pace of your change.
  • Discover sources of influence which you can harness, even when you are lacking formal authority.
  • Understand the organizational context in which your change is taking place and identify tactics you can use to influence change.
Unit 4: Communicate for impact
  • Discover the key elements of successful change communication, and the channels through which it happens.
  • Learn to craft and deliver powerful and meaningful change messages through various techniques.
  • Create your own change communication plan for an initiative you’re working on.
Unit 5: Evaluate and adapt
  • Evaluate the change initiative by adoption level across stakeholders and use different methods to evaluate adoption levels.
  • Build, reinforce, and sustain momentum of change.
  • Build individual and organizational change resilience.
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Many change initiatives fail. This hands-on program develops your strategic and leadership capabilities so you can successfully inspire, mobilize, and embed change.

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Bettina Büchel Program Co-Director, Professor of Strategy and Organization
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Leading change successfully requires engaging the hearts, minds, and energy of those involved. This program provides the knowledge, tools, and best practices to bring your change initiatives to life.

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Alyson Meister Program Co-Director, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior
The IMD difference

Our structured, yet flexible online programs are designed for impact and delivered for you. Explore what makes the IMD online program experience exceptional.

Discover our distinctive approach to online learning.

Access to thought leadership, regardless of location

Programs designed and taught by IMD faculty, world-renowned experts in their fields.

Personalized expert coaching

One-on-one support from an experienced executive coach to ensure that learning objectives are attained.

Interaction with peers

Group and pair work with participants from around the world enriches learning through exposure to fresh perspectives.

Bite-sized knowledge for improved learning outcomes

Micro-learning focused on knowledge retention and actionable insights.

Compelling multimedia content

Carefully designed multimedia material for a dynamic online experience.

Applied learning for real impact

Programs grounded in practical assignments guarantee the immediate application of new knowledge and techniques.

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Application deadline closes seven days before the session starts.
All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.
IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

Join as a team

A team from the same company that enrolls for any of our online programs benefits from a special rate (every 10th participant joins the program for free). We can also work with you to customize learning objectives to your team’s goals, enabling you to develop a common approach to your specific organizational challenges. Contact us to explore the best solution for you.

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