Equip Yourself to Design Transformation for Success

Learn how to design transformation for success with less stress by starting out right. Develop design thinking skills to integrate:

Change Management

Change Design

Risk Management

This introductory course provides a flexible personal learning schedule with peer interaction. It is facilitated by a live instructor using online learning resources and real time webinars. You will learn:

  1. Four Critical Success Factors that will keep you on the right path
  2. How to determine significant transformation opportunities
  3. How to determine and communicate transformation value and get everyone on the same page
  4. How to use an integrated framework that combines popular people and process change methodologies, with simple design techniques and leading edge tools

Course Schedule: (10 hours over 3 weeks) 

Day 1 - 4 Read the book, online discussion
Day 5 Live Interactive Webinar
Day 6 - 13 Self-study, online discussion
 Day 14 - 19 Self-study, assignment & discussion
Day 20 Live Interactive Webinar 

Eligible for PMP, CPA, CIPS, CMC, ACMP PD points (10 hours)

Jan 21 – Feb 9, 2021

Registration Deadline Jan 15, 2021

Please purchase the case study book 

Our Iceberg Is Melting

by John Kotter.

It is available in paper and eBook at online bookstores for $10- $35.

Learning Facilitator

Louise A. Harris CMC CCMP (PhD 2021)

Strategic Change Consultant & Founder ChangeDesign.Institute


  • 1

    Get Started

    • Welcome

    • What this course is all about

    • Exercise: Try out the Discussion and introduce yourself

    • Course Schedule - Book time in your calendar

    • Setup ZOOM software for the webinar

    • Be sure to ask for help if you need it

  • 2

    Days 1 - 6

    • Lets get started - Read the Book

    • DISCUSSION - Who needs to lead the transformation?

    • Critical Success Factors for Strategic Change

    • Align Stakeholder Expectations

    • Live Webinar - Ready, Set, DISCOVER!

    • Webinar 1 Slides

    • Figure out the WHY

    • DISCUSSION: From Resistors to Designers and Promoters

  • 3

    Optional Advanced Reading

    • Harvard Business Review - Cracking the Code of Change

    • Gallup - Change Initiatives Don't Have to Fail: Front Line Managers and Focus

    • Prosci ADKAR Model - The Individual Process of Change

    • Harvard Business Review - The Secret to Leading Organizational Change is Empathy

  • 4

    Days 7 - 13

    • The Power of Visual Models

    • The Transformation Value Model

    • Introduction to the Stakeholder Change Profile Visual Model

    • DISCUSSION: Perceived benefits and costs of the change

  • 5

    Days 14 - 21

    • How to develop a Stakeholder Change Profile Visual Model

    • VISUAL MODEL ASSIGNMENT : Build a Visual Stakeholder Change Profile

    • Quick Survey (~ 5 minutes)

    • Live Webinar - What did we learn and what next?

    • Webinar 2 Slides

  • 6

    Help Videos (Optional)

    • Visual Model Assignment: How to add a comment to a shape

Pricing options

Maximum participants is 25.

What previous course participants have said on LinkedIn...

Lyn McDonell


Recommend this course! I took this module in late 2016 and the lessons still resonate into my work...

Renee Bergeron


AWESOME! What a great NEW way of looking at an old problem! I came away with fresh ideas and practical tools. ...

Dominique Dennery


This is the first change workshop I have attended that brings it all together for a consulting professional. ...

Cancellation Policy:

With self-study and recordings of the live webinars, this course is flexible to adapt to changes in your schedule. However, if things happen such that you are unable to participate in or complete the course, we will give you a credit for the next offering of the course.