In today’s highly dynamic and competitive environment, the rate of change is unparalleled. This course combines theoretical and contemporary practical knowledge of leading organisational change and transition.  It explores the impact on organisational management and leadership, business strategy, and business conduct. Participants will have the opportunity to critically explore the change process, leading change strategies, the political processes involved in leading change, and the skills to develop and implement a change and transition plan.

This course develops knowledge and practical skills required to successfully lead change and transition in organisations.  Further awareness of potential pitfalls for leaders are raised including what can go wrong, and why.

Program Benefits

This is a contemporary course with theory linked to application which will benefit both individuals and organisations in a variety of ways.

Individual benefits:

  • Evaluate and enhance your own leadership approaches to change and transition.
  • Enhance your understanding of organisational change and transition in today’s context.
  • Understand the contemporary change strategies and current models.
  • Develop the leadership skills and approach required to be a successful change agent.



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Organisational benefits:

  • Expand the organisational capacity to progress and lead change in today’s uncertain environment.
  • Build the appreciation and understanding of the impact of change in organisational strategic choices.
  • Develop leaders who normalise change as a natural component of contemporary organisations.


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Key Information

Dates Delivery Location Cost (ex. GST) Who this is suited to

2 full day modules
9:00am to 4:30pm

2 - 3 September 2024


UniSA Business
City West Campus,
North Terrace,

2 day course: $1,495
Group discounts available.
*Early Bird: $1,390

*Available for enrolments received by Friday 16 August 2024

Emerging, mid-level and senior business leaders and executives from the private, public, and not-for profit sectors.

What you can expect

This course will cover the following topics:

  • The Nature of Organisational Change
  • Change vs Transition
  • Anticipating Change and Change Models
  • Leadership and Vision
  • Planning and Resourcing Change Initiatives

Key areas we will consider:

  • Practical tips for successful change
  • Identifying change models for context
  • The role of effective change leaders
  • Communication types and channels through different change phases
  • Tools for leading successful change & transition

Learning Materials & Catering

  • All participants will receive a hard copy workbook upon arrival.
  • This course is fully catered including morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Credit Pathways and Certificate

  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion for attending this course.
  • You can gain a credit into the Leadership and Management Essentials Program (LME) by successfully completing this course and its assessment.
  • The course offers an opportunity for pathways into the UniSA MBA Program through the LME Program. 

Learn from the experts

Dr Marguerite Kolar

Dr Kolar holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from UniSA, and has extensive industry experience, having worked in senior consulting and management roles for a range of organisations including CSC and Motorola.

Dr Kolar is an experienced manager in higher education, focusing on academic program management, research management, and industry engagement. She has held various positions at UniSA, including Future Industries Institute Manager, Business School Program Director: Research Education, Business School Director: External Engagement, and Acting Dean of Graduate Studies, and has achieved outstanding results in providing transparent interactions and solutions that meet the needs of all parties while mitigating the risk to the organisation.

Dr Kolar has been Chair or Dean’s representative on several committees to develop, update and implement research education policies. She has managed offshore doctoral programs for business professionals located in SE Asia, and uses her extensive industry and academic experience to manage complex student cases to achieve positive outcomes and identify strategies for improving the student experience.

Dr Marguerite Kolar

Cancellation Policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.  


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