The final paper is an opportunity for each student to synthesize and demonstrate what she or he has learned in this course. Your paper should be 10 to 15 pages in length (2500 to 3800 words) and follow the guidelines provided on this page. Be sure to follow accepted research approaches and citation format (APA).
Develop a proposal for leading a new change initiative in an organizational context with which you are familiar: one in which you are currently working or one with which you have familiarity. The change agent can be you, someone else, or many leaders working together in concert. Please utilize Kotter’s 8-step change process as a framework for your proposal, but also introduce at least 2 additional sources to support what you are proposing (Those sources can be the same ones you used for the Module 1, 2, and/or 3 papers, or they can be different sources entirely). Feel free to consult with others in the organizational context in order to get their input, advice, and buy-in, though this is not a necessity. Be sure to include some discussion of what factors are driving the need for the change you are proposing; how organizational structure, systems, and culture could facilitate or impede the proposed change; and what personal skills and abilities you (and/or others) will use to lead the proposed change initiative.