Live sessions: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, 2025 3pm-5:30pm PT

Online, Instructor Led

Course credits: 1
Course contact hours: 10
Seats available: 29
Instructor(s): Molly Cox

Class description

Advancing Leadership & Communication for Change Management

As a health and safety professional, your needs for effectively managing change are complex. You often need to influence others without having positional authority.

Evidence-based models, frameworks, and practical experience come together in a course designed to develop and foster change management practices as a leader, supervisor, and individual. This course will provide frameworks to apply as you navigate through this course and beyond with clients, employees, and organizations that are not ready for or are resistant to change. 

Participants will learn strategies to foster effective change. You'll also build on your network of peers as you share real experiences and challenges. This includes discussions designed to challenge your assumptions and to provide specific ways of thinking that you can employ when addressing real-life interactions.


Courses of the Leadership Series serve as the key courses for individuals enrolling in the joint UW DEOHS CE/OHWC Total Worker Health Certificate Program. Individuals not seeking the TWH Certificate may enroll and attend the course as a standalone.

Courses are virtual and instructor led on Tuesday afternoons, 3:00pm-5:30pm Pacific Time.

  • Advancing Leadership & Communication for Change Management - January 28, February 4, February 11, 2025

About the Instructor:

Molly Breysse Cox, MA, PhD, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST)

Dr. Breysse Cox has over 25 years of change management work experience with Fortune 500 companies. This includes leadership positions in IT, Operations, Customer Service, Product Management, and Marketing. She joined the CLST team in 2014 as a Leadership Development Coach and Instructor for MGMT 300 in the UW Foster School of Business. Dr. Breysse Cox has experience in transformational change projects, including designing and deploying new technology, organizational change, and leadership development. Her work is focused on fostering safety and psychological safety in education and the workplace. In addition, she was chosen in 2008 as the recipient of Women in Technology International’s Leadership Award for leadership in support of women in IT.

Featured Guest Lecturer: Bruce Avolio, Executive Director of CLST, UW Foster School of Business; Professor of Management, Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership.

Connectivity requirements to attend the course:
  (1) a high speed internet connection
  (2) a desktop or laptop computer from which to work, i.e. a cellphone connection is insufficient
  (3) an active webcam or onboard camera
  (4) an active audio connection via either a computer microphone or separate telephone connection

Cancellation Policy

In the event you cannot attend a course you have registered for, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course or send a substitute in your place.

If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing (mail, fax, or email) with at least 1 week notice. Refunds will be issued, minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel or are a no-show for the course, your tuition fees are forfeited.

If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, the course you are transferring into, and the reason for the transfer. Transferring to another course is granted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation fees and policy applies.