John Mirocha

Adjunct Faculty,

Ph.D., Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, University of Minnesota
M.A., Education, University of Minnesota
B.A., Sociology, University of Minnesota
B.S., Secondary Education Social Studies, University of Minnesota

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John Mirocha is an adjunct faculty member of the Management Department. He is the president and CEO of John Mirocha & Associates, Inc. and a partner in ShareOn Corporate Leader Resources. He is the author of Perspective: Learning to See the Business World Through the Eyes of a Cultural Anthropologist (2011) and the creator of CAS, a web-based change leadership survey and suite of change leadership tools available in English, German and Hungarian (2008). His research interests include leadership development in small to medium sized firms, qualitative/ethnographic research and change management practices in a global context. Mirocha received his Ph.D. in anthropology and education from the University of Minnesota.

Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
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Summer 2015 Courses
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MGMT 702 - 201 OD & Change Mgmt M - - - - - - 1730 - 2145 TMH 460
Description of course OD & Change Mgmt : CRN: 30299
Change in organizations has become pervasive. This course will examine how change occurs in organizations so students can better understand the process and develop a framework for understanding and managing change more effectively. The course will look at major world and societal changes that contribute to the amount and pace of change in business organizations, review the major theories that try to explain change, and explore diagnostic tools and actions needed for facilitation and implementation of change. Students will also be challenged to become more successful managers by recognizing their personal capacities to direct and experience organizational change while dealing with competing demands on their energy, time and attention. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • President & CEO, John Mirocha & Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1997 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (1983 - present)
  • Partner, ShareOn Leader Resources, Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2008 - 2009)
  • Employee Development Specialist, Manager, Executive Development, Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, Cargill, Inc, Minneapolis (1986 - 1997)
  • Manager - Organizational Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, St. Paul (1983 - 1986)
  • President, John Mirocha & Associates, Inc, (1981 - 1983)
  • Director, Project on Career Alternatives, University of Minnesota - Graduate School of Liberal Arts., (1979 - 1981)


Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Family Business
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Change