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Continuing Studies


In this comprehensive course, you will build change management skills to elevate your strategic approach to project management. While traditional project management focuses on ensuring a project is delivered on time and within scope and budget, it often overlooks the crucial aspect of managing the human side of change. This transformative class bridges the gap between project management and change management, equipping you with the tools and expertise to support the success of any project.


Learning objectives

  • Describe the relationship between project management and change management.
  • Create tools and approaches to help you establish and clearly communicate the project scope and clarify its impact on stakeholders.
  • Review strategies to manage resistance and support project success.

Course Outline

Course structure

This program integrates self-paced exercises on Canvas with three live Zoom sessions over three weeks. It includes 4.5 hours of live class time and 1.5 hours of asynchronous work divided into three modules.

Each module should be completed before the corresponding live session: Module 1 before Class 1, Module 2 before Class 2, and Module 3 before Class 3. Access to the asynchronous content on Canvas begins two weeks before the first live session.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Emily Laflash at emily.laflash@wisc.edu

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Patty Glines-Kotecki

(PhD, Capella University), is a highly experienced organizational development executive who combines the rigor of research with real-world application. She has worked in both global and local organizations leading performance, human capital management, growth and strategic initiatives. She is currently a Senior Organizational Change manager at Alliant Energy.

What Attendees Are Saying

"Especially valued the section on communication plans for change and the interactive exercises."
Kerry Zaleski, County Health Rankings
"Topics were clearly laid out and a great packet of info. Very knowledgeable, clear presenter."
Jane Barrett, Penfield Children's Center
"A great day! The instructor was a real-world practitioner; very knowledgeable, experienced and well-organized."
"The instructor did an excellent job of walking us through the journey of project and change management. A great course!"
"Patty was fantastic! Good blend of theory and practice. Lots of tools that we used during the session. Appreciated being able to work on our own projects."