John Mirocha

Adjunct Faculty, Management

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

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 702 - 201 Leading Organizational Change M - - - - - - 1730 - 2145 TMH 460
Description of course Leading Organizational Change : 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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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 702 - 201 Leading Organizational Change - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 301
Description of course Leading Organizational Change : CRN: 43003
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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J-Term 2016 Courses
J-Term 2016 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 702 - 201 Leading Organizational Change See Details * *
Description of course Leading Organizational Change : CRN: 10199
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
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
SCH 3021730-2030- - - - F - -
SCH 3020800-1630- - - - - S -
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 orporate Leader Resources, Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2008 - 2009)
  • Manager, Worldwide Learning, 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)

Publications
  • Mirocha, J., Bents, J., LaBrosse, M. (2014). Leadership for the rest of us - a DELPHI study of leadership strategies in small to medium sized firms. What do the top performing companies do?. Organization Development Journal, (31)(3), pp. 23-28
  • Mirocha, J., Bader Ohman, M., Bents, R., Broumova, D., LaBrosse, M., Olinger, S., & Rietow, K. (2013). Leadership for the rest of us - a DELPHI study of leadership strategies in small to medium sized firms. What do the top performing companies do?. p.12

Books and Chapters

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

Presentations
  • "Careers in anthropology" Minneapolis Community & Technical College - Anthropology Club Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 18, 2011