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Leading Teams through Organizational Change

Prepare yourself, your teams, and your organization for what lies ahead.

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About the Course

This University of Chicago course explores the human capital implications of leading teams to achieve successful, sustained change. It will help you navigate this complex process by providing a framework of deep understanding and practical approaches to people management.

You Will Learn To:

  • Explain the key human- dimension elements of how teams interact and respond to change and what leaders can do to address concerns in times of uncertainty.
  • Anticipate and describe how organizational structure can influence change, as well as the advantages and risks associated with different models and how to approach them.
  • Plan and be ready with actions and strategies to mitigate risks, maintain motivation as teams endure the stress of organizational change, and address important potential barriers such as stakeholder resistance or lack of commitment.
  • Consider local and organizational culture as key contexts of how change is perceived, and plan for actions that can help mitigate risk and increase commitment.
  • Develop initiatives that promote effective communications, individual and team engagement, critical elements of credibility, and emotional commitment to successful change, especially in a global context.

After successfully completing the course, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.

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Career Outlook

Change takes on diverse forms, and change management has grown in response to digital innovation and the breakneck speed at which the world moves today. Organizations are implementing new technologies, processes, business models, and approaches to working to keep pace with the shifting landscape. Professionals skilled in active listening, clear communication, and human relations are essential to supporting smooth transitions that retain morale and productivity. Leaders who can guide people through organizational change are vital to the sustainability of any business and are in demand across industries.




The average annual base pay for a change management lead in the United States.

Source: Payscale



The percentage of senior executives who have seen an explosive increase in organizational change projects over the past five years.

Source: Harvard Business Review


Expected number of annual job opportunities for change management analysts over the next decade.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Business Owner
  • Change Management Consultant
  • Change Management Lead
  • Change Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Corporate Human Resources Director
  • Digital Transformation Specialist
  • Global People Transformation Lead
  • Head of Talent and Culture
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Strategic Communications Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Transformative Leader
  • Vice President of People
  • Virtual Team Leader

Meet Your Instructors

instructor Roberto Cabanelas

Roberto Cabanelas, MBA, MSc

Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, Archer Daniels Midland

Roberto Cabanelas is the vice president of corporate human resources at Archer Daniels Midland. He acts as the senior HR leader for corporate groups and works with senior executives as their advisor in talent and organizational action and strategy.

Cabanelas earned a BA in Economics and History from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Miami, an MSc in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and an International Relations certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also certified in various HR-related competencies.

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Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.