PCC/ CCOG / MSD

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MSD 134

Course Number:
MSD 134
Course Title:
Who Moved My Cheese
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Change is constant, it's all around us and it's inevitable. This class on transition and change is based on the #1 best seller business book by Spencer Johnson, M.D. called Who Moved My Cheese. This course is fun learning and it positively equips people to better understand and grow from change. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

 

Examines generating and adapting to change and managing transition in the workplace, based on the #1 best seller business book by Spencer Johnson, M.D., Who Moved My Cheese. Explores new behaviors to accelerate an organization€™s ability to change, as well as adapting a win-win approach toward transitions in one€™s personal life.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Accelerate an organization's ability to change by using a fun language and method of thinking.
  • Use a win-win approach toward transitions in one's life

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill building activities such as role-plays, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:
  • Adapting to new ways of thinking
  • Overcoming comfort zone and fear of change
  • Letting go of old ways and habits
  • Recognizing the stages of loss
  • Changing beliefs to change behavior
  • Identifying small changes that precede big change
CONCEPTS, THEMES & ISSUES:

General Concepts
  • Adapting to new ways of thinking
  • Overcoming comfort zone and fear of change
  • Letting go of old ways and habits
  • Recognizing the stages of loss
  • Changing beliefs to change behavior
  • Identifying small changes that precede big change
  • Anticipate change
  • Monitor change
  • Adapt quickly
  • Change is constant
  • Change is inevitable
  • Understanding differing responses to change
  • Overcoming fear
  • Making change fun
  • Changing beliefs to change behavior
  • Creating safe environments
  • Holding vision until it€™s reality
Themes
  • Preparing for change can be fun
  • People adapt to change differently
Issues
  • People experience different stages of loss
  • Comfort and fear limit adaptability
  • Communicating the vision