This workshop explores the theory, practice, and strategies of implementing change in organizations.
- Learn the difference between change and transition and become familiar with the intellectual and emotional components of change
- Learn about paradigms and how they can inhibit the implementation of change
- Be able to define the characteristics of individuals who are exceptionally adaptable to change
- Learn how behavior styles can support or derail individuals during various stages of the change process
- Understand why people are resistant to change and what strategies can be utilized to reduce that resistance
- Be able to describe strategies for minimizing the impact of change on the organization
Topics covered include:
- The only thing constant is change: why we can’t just keep doing it the way we’re doing it now
- The change process: the three phases of change, what you can expect, and what you won’t know
- Paradigms: how they can help and how they can hurt; thinking outside the box
- Behavioral styles and change: why the change process isn’t the same for everyone
- Resistance to change: why it occurs, and strategies for handling resistance
- Organizational culture: what is it, and how can it encourage or inhibit change?
- Key principles for leading change initiatives
Exercises and simulations allow participants to practice various techniques and strategies discussed in class. Each participant will complete a behavioral assessment and receive a Change Management workbook.
Participants will gain a better understanding of how change impacts organizations and learn effective strategies for creating a change-capable workforce.