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Bringing Effective Change Management to Your Organization: The University of Michigan’s Story

Teri Grieb, PhD
Senior Director for Research
University of Michigan Medical School

Universities are steeped in tradition, which gives rise to their rich culture but poses challenges when leading change initiatives. Introducing effective change that takes root in an organization is a lengthy process, not a single event. In 2014, the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School embarked on a transformation of their clinical trials enterprise. Individual initiatives to streamline processes and address barriers to conducting trials resulted in improvements in individual units’ performances but yielded negligible improvement on the enterprise’s overall performance. They recognized the need for a holistic approach to bringing lasting change to their organization.

In this webinar, Teri Grieb of the University of Michigan will discuss how, leaders, faculty and staff came together to redesign the organizational and operational model for clinical trials at U-M by taking a systems-based approach, and how you can use some of the same principles to enact meaningful change at your institution.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the University of Michigan was able to use change management techniques to initiate meaningful change
  • Key change management strategies to implement at your organization
  • The importance of communication, leadership engagement and resilience in change management processes

Previously Recorded: March 2019
60 mins

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