This course will explore two objectives. First, it investigates how leaders can develop a vision and communicate it to create and sustain a positive workplace. Developing a vision statement requires it to fit within the mission and values of the organization as well as lead to a tangible strategy and set of strategic initiatives. The vision statement is a bridge between an organization's mission and its strategy.
Second, the course examines specific methodologies and provides practical tools for leading change in complex organizations. Developing a vision statement, strategy, and set of strategic initiatives is a social enterprise. Visioning and Leading Change will explore how you can lead such a social enterprise with special attention paid to using current information technologies.
This course is part of the Executive Pathways series, which forms the core curriculum for theMS in Leadership.
About the Instructor
The instructor is Jackson A. Nickerson, director of Brookings Executive Education and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings. He is currently Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. His most recent book is Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World.