Change Leadership

Takes responsibility for leading, directing, and managing organizational change.

Key Behaviors:

  • Understands and supports the need for change
  • Accurately assesses the potential barriers and resources necessary for change initiatives
  • Envisions and articulates the intended result of the change process
  • Develops a change strategy that includes milestones and timelines
  • Provides direction and focus during the change process
  • Acts as a catalyst for organizational change
  • Helps to generate support of the changes throughout the organization (e.g., within office, division, and/or IC)
  • Identifies and enlists allies who support the change process
  • Provides resources, removes barriers, and acts as an advocate for those initiating change

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.