Change Leadership

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

Know­ing how to ini­ti­ate, lead, and man­age suc­cess­ful change ini­tia­tives is valu­able for lead­ers at all lev­els. Top­ics may include: change the­o­ries and mod­els; change man­age­ment strate­gies; ini­ti­at­ing and imple­ment­ing change; and orga­ni­za­tion­al and indi­vid­ual learn­ing asso­ci­at­ed with change experiences.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • This is a certified ACMP QEP (Qualified Educational Provider) course.
  • Aimed at emerging leaders, supervisors, and mid-level managers who seek to move up within their organization by improving their leadership skills.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the concepts within various change models.
  • Apply Kotter’s Accelerate 8-Step Model to a case study and assess reasons for change failure.
  • Describe the difference between leading and managing change.
  • Evaluate the different elements of change from a leadership perspective.
  • Consider what change capability means to an organization.
  • Explain and analyze the Change Framework: Evaluate – Strategize – Plan – Execute – Sustain.
  • Construct the elements of a high functioning leadership team.
  • Apply systems thinking to identify solutions and implement change.
Take note:

  • All course resources and learning materials will be available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • This is a graded course; assessment includes post-course work to be completed via eClass.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Your Instructor

Nolan Crouse

The former mayor of St. Albert (Alberta), Nolan Crouse spent 30 years in management and executive roles in companies such as Procter and Gamble, West Fraser Timber, and Alberta Energy Company (EnCana). He is a past recipient of the prestigious Pulp and Paper John Bates Award, received the Rotary Paul Harris Award, and was a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medallion. Nolan has a history of serving his community and industry in many aspects, including the United Way, Canada Winter Games, and as general manager of AJHL hockey franchises in both Brooks and Fort Saskatchewan.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday evenings (Wed)
Oct 7, 2020Dec 2, 2020
Oct 7Nov 18
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Dec 2
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Class info
  • There is no class on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 11, 2020. This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires post-work com­po­nents to be com­plet­ed after the last meet­ing. Detailed infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Department consent required to register. Please contact us at extnreg@ualberta.ca

Your Instructor

Nolan Crouse

The former mayor of St. Albert (Alberta), Nolan Crouse spent 30 years in management and executive roles in companies such as Procter and Gamble, West Fraser Timber, and Alberta Energy Company (EnCana). He is a past recipient of the prestigious Pulp and Paper John Bates Award, received the Rotary Paul Harris Award, and was a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medallion. Nolan has a history of serving his community and industry in many aspects, including the United Way, Canada Winter Games, and as general manager of AJHL hockey franchises in both Brooks and Fort Saskatchewan.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekends (Fri, Sat)
Jan 15, 2021Jan 23, 2021
Jan 15
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Saturday

Sunday

Jan 16
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday

Jan 22
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Saturday

Sunday

Jan 23
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. There is a post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed after the last meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via the class syl­labus. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 15, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Course duration
Apr 7, 2021Apr 28, 2021
Class info
  • This in an online self-paced course to be com­plet­ed with­in the start and end dates spec­i­fied. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 7, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Course duration
Jul 7, 2021Jul 28, 2021
Class info
  • This in an online self-paced course to be com­plet­ed with­in the start and end dates spec­i­fied. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until July 7, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Offered now
  • Online delivery
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.