Change - 2021
A hands-on course for leading change
in your own organization
In Spring 2021, Facilitating Change returns as a live online course with live lectures and hands-on exercises on organization design, agile culture and digital transformation.
The lectures are 100% free to participate. Aalto students can register directly through Oodi.
The course is held every Thursdays from 16.15- to 18.00 (EET) from April 22nd to May 27th.Meanwhile, you can check out the open and free handbook about the course contents.
“Facilitating Change is an effective blend of hands-on practice and academic theory for anyone interested in change leadership, organizational transform, organization design and becoming a change agent.”
– prof. Risto Sarvas
What's in it for you?
What is it about?
Facilitating Change aims to provide the tools for a facilitated organisational change towards a more agile and lean organisation culture. Simple diagrams and boundary objects will be the means used in facilitating conversations and clarifying objectives.
The course also demonstrates through the exercises what are the so-called meta skills required in contemporary leadership and change agency.
Even before the pandemic most organisations had huge pressure to change and adapt their organisation cultures. Often the change is driven by keywords such as agile, design thinking, and lean. How do all these fit together? And how to facilitate and lead change in the age of autonomous teams and experts?
Why join us?
To whom is this for?
This course is aimed for professionals interested in improving their leadership & facilitating skills or are looking for new tools for facilitating change in an organisation.
The course consists of 5 live lectures and pair work.
Some topics will be covered:
- facilitating a shared vision
- organisational transformation
- lean + agile + design thinking
- new kind of leadership
You will walk out of this course with an understanding of:
- how to facilitate organisational change towards a more agile and lean organisation culture
- how to use simple diagrams as tools and boundary objects in facilitating conversations and clarifying objectives
- how to apply meta skills in contemporary leadership and change agency.
Professor of Practice, Information Networks
Risto is the head of Information Networks’s B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes at Aalto University. He is a former head of design and co-founder of the culture advisory business at Futurice. He is also one of the founding members of Lean Service Creation methodology. Risto has trained and coached close to thousand professionals, students and entrepreneurs. Risto has been directly involved in a dozen cultural transformation programmes in Finnish corporations and written few books about design, change and organisations.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.
Jari is an experienced leadership development professional, educator, coach, and facilitator. He has rich and wide experience in supporting individuals, groups and organizations to build better leadership, deeper collaboration, and efficient management practices in multiple organizations and industries. He has contributed to better leadership in roles of internal change agent, external process consultant, leadership coach, and academic scholar.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately not, this material is just an online handbook made based on university course. If you want to get credits, you are more than welcome to join the course live each spring. Read more from here.
The handbook consists of around 10 hours of lecture videos, supported by additional readings and exercises from spring 2020 course. All of the material is split into small chapters each having multiple 10-15min videos, so that you can quickly check the topics that seem interesting to you - or go through all the chapters, as you wish!
Informaatioverkostot.fi of course 😉