Organizational Change (Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Skills Development Series Module 5)

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Date Developed: 2008. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center. Presenter(s): Ann-Michele Gundlach, EdD. Type: Video Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 258 minutes.


Module 5 of the MCH Leadership Skills Development Series concentrates on issues of internal and external control as well as brain functioning related to change. In Mini Lecture Part 2, Dr. Gundlach lectures on types of change, the organizational change model and how to plan and engage change. This module also has worksheets, discussions and self-assessments for group or personal use related to institutional change.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the roles of behavior and emotion in resistance to organizational change.

• Assess and influence an organization’s readiness for change.

• Understand the critical steps in creating and maintaining a successful change effort.

• Examine strategies both for leading change and for responding to change in organizations.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.