Leading Change Successfully
The need for change leadership
The typical organization does not operate well in a rapidly changing environment. As the rate of change continues to increase, as most experts predict, the standard organization of the 20th century will likely not survive. The new “VUCA” world in which we live and work, marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity − demands a new change paradigm that sees change not as another “eight-step model”, but as a cultural characteristic and an organizational core competency. In the 21st century, change must be redefined as “growth, learning, and development” – a natural state of affairs and a normal state of mind.
Leading Successful Change: The Dynamics of Successful Change Leadership is an exciting, rigorous, and results-driven, practitioner-based personal growth and professional development program designed to enhance contemporary knowledge and build critical competencies necessary to lead successful and sustainable organizational change.
About the program
Dates: This program meets a total of nine times on the following dates:
October 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
November 1, 3
The program is structured as a building block approach delivered in a series of three facilitated seminars, each consisting of three team-based learning sessions or workshops. The learning sessions consist of facilitator presentations, interactive workshop modules, experiential activities, small group discussions, case studies, scenario analysis, and team presentations. The major participant deliverable is to design, develop and defend (in a formal presentation) a comprehensive Change Model Guidance System that can be used to facilitate and lead organizational change initiatives. This 40-hour program is a hybrid of in-person and online training.
Understanding and internalizing contemporary concepts and principles of personal, organizational and cultural change through the acquisition of new knowledge. Participants will explore, analyze and discuss the following topics:
- Change management myths and misperceptions
- From change management to change leadership
- History and evolution of change management
- Critical analysis of conventional change models
- Understanding the nature and causes of resistance and resentment
- Understanding the psychology of change
- Understanding the neuroscience of change
- Concepts and dynamics of organizational culture
- The prime responsibilities of change leaders
“Principles & Practices”
Integrating contemporary change principles, practices, and processes through interactive exercises such as case studies, analyzing change scenarios, and facilitated discussions. Participants will explore, analyze and discuss the following topics:
- Change workshop module and mini-case study
- Diagnosing organizational culture
- Force field analysis
- Understanding and assessing risk & readiness factors
- Planning and developing a conceptual change map
- Strategic assessment tools
- Empowerment change program – a case study
- Transforming culture – a case study
- Collaborative leadership paradigm
“Practices and Processes”
Building multi-dimensional cognitive and behavioral skills of a competent practitioner through self-directed team learning, reflection, and competency demonstration. Participants will explore, analyze and discuss the following topics:
- Mapping the dimensions of change
- Vision and communication
- Identifying and forming stakeholder and sponsor alliances
- Strategic and tactical coherence
- Coaching, facilitating and influencing at all levels
- Institutionalizing change
- Demonstration of practitioner proficiency
- Presentation of Change Model Guidance System
- Personal action plan and application project
- Participants will design, develop and defend (in a formal presentation) a comprehensive Change Model Guidance System that can be used to facilitate and lead organizational change initiatives.
- Participants will learn and apply concepts related to change management and change leadership.
- Participants will learn and apply contemporary change principles, practices, and processes.
- Individuals that are either new or experienced supervisors, managers, and executive leaders.
- Individuals that understand the need for a change in their organization and want effective methodology to get it right the first time.