MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Career and Technical Education, Business and Information Technology, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Adaptability
  • Change
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Leading
  • Leading Change
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Education Standards

    Leading Change Lesson Module


    Leading change is an important life skill, and it’s also vital for any professional career. Teach your students what it means to lead change and how they can do it! This lesson module explains how anyone can lead change by taking action. It contains a student narrative, discussion guide, individual and group activities, and a posttest with descriptive key.

    Read the student narrative.

    Instruct students to read the student narrative. In addition, use the Discussion Guide (attached) to lead a class discussion about leading change.

    Read the attached narrative to learn about leading change.

    Complete individual activity.

    Duplicate the individual activity handout.

    Research a person who was a successful change leader (preferably in business).
    Answer the questions in the attached document.

    Complete group activity.

    Preparation: Duplicate the group activity handout—one copy per group.

    Process: Divide the class into groups of two or three students each. Ask the groups to read the case study on the handout and answer the questions. When the groups have finished,
    ask them to share their ideas with the class.

    In a small group, read the case study on the attached handout and answer the questions. When all of the groups have finished, share your ideas with the class.

    Test knowledge.

    Administer the posttest. When you are finished, an answer key is provided in the Resource Library.

    Take the attached posttest about leading change.