Join us for the April Membership Meeting as Jean Bonifus, owner of Springboard NW shares:
The secret to successful change, according to Jeffrey M. Hiatt, author of "ADKAR: A model for change in business, government and our community", is rooted in facilitating change at an individual level. The surety of his statement springs from his extensive research with hundreds of organizations undergoing major change. Once change is identified the ADKAR model provides a practical and reliable framework for managing the most complex and intangible side of change: Reducing our resistance to it.
Resistance to changing translates into reluctance to participate in risky conversations central to our success, the success of our teams, and of our organizations. Workplace communications specialist, Jean Bonifas has spent several decades facilitating the reduction of barriers to risky conversations. In that time, she's identified a practical, engaging, easy-to-apply set of experiential tools to improve communication flexibility, spontaneity, collaboration, listening and awareness. Those who choose to practice using these tools develop a level of confident resilience in the face of change. Their level of resistance to change and to participating in risky conversations reduces dramatically; while their level of engagement in their jobs, their teams, organizations and their lives dramatically increases.
This Resilience workshop includes an introduction to the ADKAR model objectives as presented by Jeffrey M. Hiatt. The objectives serve as a framework for conversation about managing the people side of change and for experiencing several immediately-applicable resiliency building blocks.
Just as incorporating the ADKAR elements will increase the likelihood your organizational changes are successfully implemented, experimenting with Jean's building blocks will increase the likelihood your work force is more resilient to the seemingly ever-accelerating changes around us.
As a result of participating in this presentation you will be able to...
1. Name the 5 ADKAR elements capable of increasing the likelihood your organizational changes are successfully implemented;
2. Describe one of the ADKAR elements you would find most challenging to implement;
3. Identify 2 resiliency building block activities you can put to immediate use in your organization.