MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Immunity to Change: Understanding Why Change is So Hard for Individuals and Teams

Abby Berenson, Associate Director, MIT Leadership Center

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/24
Limited to 24 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

Students will be exposed to the basic ideas, frameworks, and the experiential learning methods of Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey’s highly acclaimed Immunity to Change framework. The workshop is a participant-driven exploration of people’s resistance to change. We will examine our own resistance as well as the resistance of groups to change and will develop actions plans and generate options for coaching and leadership to overcome these resistances.

Methodology: The workshop includes personal work as well peer coaching and small group work. Throughout the exercise, participants will be exposed to a diagnostic process that illuminates persistent and stubborn barriers to change and improvement that endure beyond the workshop. Participants will be given tools to support and coach each other and to make progress on the challenges they face.

Register here:

Sponsor(s): MIT Leadership Center
Contact: Abby Berenson, E52-250, (617) 324-3794,

Jan/26 Thu 09:00AM-05:00PM E62-350

Day 1

Michael Koehler, KONU LLC ( - Visiting Instructor

Jan/27 Fri 09:00AM-05:00PM E62-350

Day 2

Michael Koehler, KONU LLC ( - Visiting Instructor