Leading Change, Executive Education


Upcoming Date(s): TBD

Tuition: $2,900/course or $13,000/certificate for the five-courses total and earn the Graduate Leadership Certificate. Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Overview: Most change initiatives fail to meet their intended objectives. Discover how to lead successful change through diagnosis, stakeholder analysis, influence and adaptation. Participants learn how to navigate common pitfalls and foster widespread participation using case studies, group simulations, and experiential learning. Learn how to successfully lead change in your organization in all measures and adapt to the resources at hand. 

This two-day course is for leaders at all levels.


  • Identify most common barriers to leading change
  • Apprise yourself of the best diagnostic and analysis tools
  • Enhance ability to gain buy-in and ownership of change
  • Learn how to develop an innovative and agile culture that champions beneficial change
  • Develop a robust change leadership model
  • Brand yourself, your team and your organization as agile and innovative

Your Professor:

Scott Sonenshein, Ph.D. Professor of Management

All Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at the Jones School and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about Professor Sonenshein’s research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

Cancellation Policy: Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.

It is expected that participants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.


Zoran Perunovic

Director, Executive Education
Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein

Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management – Organizational Behavior