The class would cover a particular model for change called Intentional Change Theory which is rooted in positive psychology. The theory is build by Richard Boyatzis and describes a frame work for creating change at an individual level all the way up to a global level. We'll cover all levels with focus around teams and organizations.
This is pre reading prior to the lectures getting started.
- Class 1 - Learning Theory and Positivity
This lecture we cover learning theory and positivity. Learning theory is to give you a foundation on how to apply the material during and after the class. The positivity portion will lay the ground work for the model.
- Class 2 - The Model for individuals and organizations
This lecture covers the model as it applies to groups and organizations. We'll do a brief review of the previous class and then we go into examples of a change effort that worked and one that didn't and use the model to analyze.
- Class 3 - Shared Vision
This class covers how to create a shared vision. After watching the video here are some additional resources:
- Class 4 - Assessing Strengths and Gaps
This lecture gives you a starting place on how to assess your strengths and gaps.
- Class 5 - Planning and Social Capital
We cover elements on how to plan and what is social capital.
Read the Pre-work
Logistics: -Material will be hosted on google docs in a shared folder or uploaded to this page. -Classes will be hosted on youtube and links posted once they are uploaded -my contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org -Class will be 1x a week for about 6-8 weeks.
Course Outline: 1) Learning Theory - learning how to learn & Why positive psychology 2) Introduction to the model - Individuals and groups 3) Vision 4) The Real Self 5) Learning Agenda 6) Experimenting 7) Network 8) Case Studies 9) Project 10) Project
Note since this is my first time teaching we may compress the classes if we get through them quicker.
Check out www.reddit.com/r/PositiveChange for further discussion.
If I left anything out please don't hesitate to let me know.
I'm currently a consultant (www.TheLeanWayConsulting.com) and use these techniques in my practice. I also learned these from creater of the model (Richard Boyatzis) at the Case Western University Masters in Positive Organizational Development.