Driving Organizational Change in Government Workshop to be Held at McDonough School of Business

October 12, 2010

October 13 Event Marks the Launch of the School’s Change Management Advanced Practitioner Certification for Government Employees

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will offer a free day-long workshop about driving organizational change in government Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Leading academics and practitioners will facilitate discussions in which participants from government agencies, private sector companies, and non-governmental organizations share lessons learned and best practices.
The workshop also marks the launch of the school’s Change Management Advanced Practitioner Certification. Developed with Booz Allen Hamilton, the two-year-old program previously was offered exclusively to Booz Allen employees and clients. In 2011, the Executive Education Office at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is opening the course to government employees for the first time.
“Where other programs teach about one method or another, we believe that an effective change manager must be able to draw from a broad spectrum of tools and techniques to be successful in leading change,” said Brooks Holtom, interim associate dean of executive programs. “This workshop is an introduction to the multiple dimensions of change management, specifically tailored for government agencies.”
The workshop will be held at the Rafik B. Hariri Building on the Georgetown campus from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will begin with an overview and discussion of the elements of holistic change management. Subsequent sessions will draw lessons from participants’ experiences in leadership behaviors and effective communication. The day will conclude with a case study discussion on lessons that can be drawn from the organizational transformation of the IRS in the mid-1990s.
The Change Management Advanced Practitioner program combines Georgetown University’s theoretical expertise with Booz Allen Hamilton’s practical and functional experience, resulting in certified practitioners equipped to address the evolving needs of government organizations. The first of its kind in the field of change management, the five-month program provides students with a complete toolbox of methods and techniques for change management.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.