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Change Management 101

Change Management 101: Introductory Seminar is a cohort-based seminar that teaches a broad-based educational framework for organizational change and improvement initiatives. It consists of two 2.5-hour virtual workshops held on consecutive weeks via Zoom. Participants will be introduced to a change framework, participate in small group activities, and explore case studies to apply the concepts to real world Northwestern examples. Topics include planning for change, assessing and developing a case for change, analyzing and synthesizing data, designing recommendations, and implementing change.

The goals of the seminar are to:

  • facilitate shared learning with peers across the University
  • introduce key concepts from the five-step framework to be applied to specific organizational challenges, and
  • increase capacity to develop and lead change in collaboration with other stakeholders.

Selection Process

  • Nominees should have a beginner-level understanding of change management.
  • Nominees will need their manager’s endorsement to participate in Change Management 101.
  • Seminar participants are individuals with the opportunity to lead change and improvement initiatives in their school/unit who are nominated by a leader at the institution. If you would like to participate, please contact Aspasia Apostolakis Miller at
  • The Office of Organizational Strategy and Change seeks to build a seminar group of diverse leaders and thinkers at Northwestern.
  • Seminar size will be limited to create an ideal learning environment.
  • Invitations to participate will be sent to nominees approximately two months in advance.

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