Leading and Managing Change

As a result of this seminar, participants will increase their ability to:

  • Identify causes of resistance to change and strategies to overcome them
  • Utilize steps in planned change
  • Communicate and motivate effectively throughout change
  • Engage staff members in the change process
Target Audience

Leaders who are creating and/or guiding organizational change

Seminar Outline

One-day Program

  1. Why Change Efforts Might Fail: What the Research Tells Us
  2. Personal Response to Change
    • The emotional cycle of change: from denial to commitment
    • Causes of resistance and how to work through them
    • Dealing with hard-core resisters who block change
  3. The Planned Change Process
    • Communicating the need for change
    • Creating a road map and staying on track
    • Engaging staff in participating and problem solving
    • Deciding on the mode, frequency and content of ongoing communication
    • Motivating staff through recognition and rewards
    • Maintaining flexibility; making course corrections
  4. Leader as Role Model
    • Managing your presence
    • Keeping yourself energized

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Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
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