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The New Change Equation


The Next New Approach to Change Management

The 10 most powerful change management tools for a changing world.

The most commonly held formula for managing change is broken. Over 70% of all organizational change efforts and personal change efforts (like dieting) fail. When we’re unable to act with agility, speed, and unity because we’ve gotten the “change equation” wrong—often from the outset of problem framing—opportunities are missed and revenue lost.

After three decades of research and thousands of interviews, it’s clear that we change best when we are strongest and most positive, not when we feel the weakest, most negative, or helpless.

A New Change Equation: An online change management program with David Cooperrider

Offered completely online, The New Change Equation leverages the practical insights of David Cooperrider, PhD, professor of organizational behavior and author of Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change. This course is designed to help both individuals and leadership groups manage change to scale up every kind of excellence.

David Cooperrider, PhD

Change is changing. Change leadership must become—right alongside your winning business strategy—a core competency, widely shared and strengths-inspired.

Researched, tested in the field, and enriched in the real world

Discover what Apple, IDEO, Johnson & Johnson, the US Navy, the United Nations Global Compact, and cities, communities, countries, whole school systems, and entire industries around the world have learned about change and change management with David Cooperrider.

The New Change Equation is an independent but complementary training to Weatherhead Executive Education's popular Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry.

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