September 2018

Interactive One-Day Workshop

“There is no more delicate matter to take in hand, nor more dangerous to conduct, nor more doubtful in its success, than to be a leader in the introduction of changes. For he who innovates will have for enemies all those who are well off under the old order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new.” Niccolo Machiavelli

Leading change might be one of the most challenging tasks any manager can face. Machiavelli’s insight from the Italian Renaissance still rings true today, and even in a world where we have grown accustomed to the fast pace of technological change the psychology of change has simply not caught up.

Join us for a one-day workshop that will teach you effective ways to manage and lead change in your organization. Developed and led by Dr. Steven Whiting, this program will use models of change management, up-to-date academic research, and hands on exercises to illustrate critical change management practices: analyzing and breaking down change resistance; building winning coalitions; crafting change interventions; and effective leadership principles for the change agent.



  • CEOs, Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Human Resource Directors, Managing Directors, General Managers
  • Department Heads and Managers in all functional areas
  • Team Leaders
  • Other Professionals dealing with Change in their organizations



  • Empower yourself with tools and models for thinking about change situations
  • Improve your understanding of change resistance and how to overcome it
  • Learn leader behaviors that are most effective in managing change
  • Practice analyzing real change situations and recommending solutions
  • Acquire applicable tools for the change management challenge your organization might be facing
  • Earn 5.75 HRCI credits


$450 per participant

UCF Alumni, non-profit organization, and multiple-registration discounts also available. more info




Steven Whiting, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Management at the UCF College of Business Administration. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and spent six years teaching at Indiana University prior to joining UCF. His research interests include organizational citizenship behavior, research methods, and performance appraisals. His original research appeared in leading academic journals as well as popular media outlets.

Dr. Whiting is an active leader in the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management, organizing and running the Organizational Behavior Research Incubator at the Academy’s annual meetings. He has been recognized for teaching excellence at every level of the university and frequently teaches various management and HR courses at the Executive and Professional MBA program and Professional Master in Human Resource Management. He has led executive education programs for world-class organizations such as Samsung, Ingersoll-Rand, Cummins, and John Deere.



Workshop Content

  • Introduction to Change Management
  • Models for organizational change
  • How to lead organizational change
  • Change Management processes
  • Understanding the challenges of organizational change
  • Common barriers to organizational change and how to overcome them
  • Change persuasion

Click here to download the tentative agenda. More details will be added based on attendees backgrounds and interests.



Student Testimonials

“Prof. Whiting is incredibly engaging during his lectures and links the course material to our everyday work experiences. One of the best professors I’ve had.”

“Prof. Whiting’s class has been one of my favorite classes ever. He is very passionate about the subject, and that makes it very enjoyable to learn.”

“Prof. Whiting is spectacular and makes learning fun. He brings relevant topics and areas of study, which resonate with my current day- to-day operations and shows us how we can be better leaders in our industries.”

“This course provided useful information and tactics that can be used in the workplace at any given time. The in-class discussions were excellent and really allowed us to evaluate the purpose/meaning of the subjects being discussed.”


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