Brookings Executive Education

Program Series Visioning and Leading Change

Vision and Leading Change

How can individuals in the middle of an organization lead change? Are there processes that can facilitate the implementation of change? More often than not, attempts at organizational change end in failure. In Visioning and Leading Change, you will discover new strategies for leading change that significantly improve the chances for successful implementation.

Vision and Leading Change

You and your fellow participants will be introduced to the exclusive BEE model of "leading at the crossroads of change," a new way to think about whom to engage in the change process, how to engage, and when to engage. Learn the process of visioning and how to construct a vision of ways in which your organization will create new value.

This course is part of the Executive Pathways series and is required for the Master of Science in Leadership.

Tuition: $1,895

Location: Washington, DC

OPM Competency: Vision

About the instructor: Jackson Nickerson 

Jackson Nickerson is the Associate Dean of Brookings Executive Education, the Fraham Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He also a non-resident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Earlier in his career, he was engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Dr. Nickerson’s research, which can be found in the leading academic journals, has won numerous awards, including twice winning the Olin Award Recognizing Research That Transforms Business. His research on pharmaceutical manufacturing, which has been discussed in Business Week, has led to tangible changes in the way the FDA oversees pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Dr. Nickerson teaches strategic management and leadership courses on innovation, organizational strategy and critical and strategic thinking. He has developed award winning curriculum in the area of critical thinking, receiving the first Innovator Award from the MBA Roundtable, a collaborative organization comprised of 150 business schools worldwide. This content has been adapted for the public sector and now serves as the bedrock of Brookings Executive Education.