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Change Management

It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change, or so in love with the old ways, but its that place in between we fear... it’s like being in between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold on to.”

Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy

Initiating and navigating change successfully is an ability key to the success of any professional managing in the ‘90s. The process of letting go of old work roles and familiar structures - while it may be leading to a brighter future - is often threatening to those being impacted by changes they neither want nor well appreciate. When people feel out of control and outcomes are unpredictable, a potent change management strategy can help people to cope constructively with their sense of loss (and/or gain). As a 1/2 day briefing will provide a model for understanding organizational change at both an individual and an organizational level, a longer seminar will support participants in managing the interconnected variables that must be dealt with effectively if change is to be carried out with a minimum of disruption and a maximum of respect and good will.

Managers, directors and key professional staff
20-35 participants

1/2 to 2 days

Delivery Vehicle
A customized meeting including, lecture, exercises, video and interactive discussion

At the conclusion of this program, participants will:
  • have an overview of the change management “journey,” and an expanded capacity to manage key variables
  • recognize the three primary types of organizational change
  • use dialogue to create shared understanding and alignment
  • be able to identify behaviors of involved parties appropriate to key stages of an organizational change initiative
  • have had an opportunity to share perspectives about change challenges and
  • have collectively prioritized those challenges and developed a shared consensus around key actions for addressing those implementation barriers