Singapore University of Social Sciences

Leading Change and Managing Transitions

Leading Change and Managing Transitions (HCM507)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


HCM507, Leading Change and Managing Transitions, examines the different types and approaches to change, the need for change, preparing for organizational transitions and structural shifts (e.g., M&A, downsizing, new leadership), John Kotter’s eight stages of leading change, implementation of change, reactions to change, why organizations fail in transforming themselves, successful change and the forces that drive it, as well as how to stay competitive through turbulent change. It also offers different strategies to help employees reduce stress and anxiety.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • HR’s role as a change agent
  • The dimensions of change
  • Why organizations change
  • What changes in organizations
  • Diagnosis for change
  • Resistance to change
  • Implementing change
  • Linking vision and change
  • Strategies for communicating change
  • Skills for communicating change
  • Building an adaptable workforce
  • How to sustain change

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss techniques for mapping when and where change is needed
  • Assess the order of change and apply the 8-Stages Change Management process
  • Formulate change trajectories, strategies, objectives and implementation plans
  • Prepare a comprehensive stakeholder communication plan
  • Examine sources for resistance to change and address employees’ concerns
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