Why the Guiding Coalition Can be the Catalyst for Organizational Culture Change

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
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The Proposed Model for Center Success (2016), which is based upon aspects of various leadership theories, provides a systematic approach for campus-wide teaching and learning culture and organizational change. The primary focus of this session is learning how to “get the right people on the bus” when building a guiding coalition (stage three of the model). Facilitating the guiding coalition’s identification of its “why’s” (Sinek, 2009) allows faculty to find their individual and collective voices. These individual and collective faculty voices from disciplines across campus will prove to be the catalyst for organizational change. Participants in this session will discuss the building of a guiding coalition at their home institution with prompts to also help them find their “why.”

  • Session References +

    Collins, J. (2001). Good to great. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

    Kotter, J.P. (2012). Leading change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

    Maxwell, J.C. (1993). Developing the leader within you. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

    Sinek, S. (2009). Start with why. New York, NY: Penguin.