Most of us don't like change. Change can bring huge benefits, but unless you deal with people's real and imagined fears and concerns, most of us will try to avoid it.
This one-day Change Management Course is suitable for anyone involved in change in the workplace.
The course explores the things that happen before, during and after change. It offers practical tools to make potentially difficult situations more manageable.
Change Management Course Objectives:
- Understanding of the impact of change
- Supporting and preparing for impending changes
- Managing others through changes in your workplace
- Getting buy-in; dealing with resistance
- Avoiding the 'tyranny of positivity'
- Managing your organisation through difficult changes
- Becoming an 'agent for change'
- Building and maintaining good working relationships
- Getting more creative with change solutions
- Gaining increased confidence and motivation
"I have attended (and delivered) many training events over the years and I have to say I enjoyed this one the most! You guys obviously know your stuff about change management and other topics.
I came away feeling energised and enthused and having met some fantastic people!"
Amanda Cadden, Project Manager- MIS- Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Change Management Course Programme
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day. The course content may include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
We open with a discussion of the different types of change and the effects change may have on different people.
Change Quadrant - Impact on Self
Here participants begin to analyse their own reactions to change and look at the effects of change on others.
Patterns and Uncertainty
One of the reasons that change is so difficult is because all of us are pattern making machines. Without even trying, people start to set a pattern. Raising your awareness around what your patterns are can be a good place to start when addressing how you and others impulsively respond to change.
Change - A Reality Check
Delegates have an opportunity to review the changes that are happening in their organisation and how they currently leave them feeling
Change Transition Curve
The Change Transition curve identifies the stages people go through when any unexpected change happens to them.
- Where are you on the change curve?
- Where are your colleagues?
- Does this give you a new view of things?
An exercise that looks at techniques for change management for others and assists in neutralising pockets of negativity
Resistance to Change
It really is the smallest change that can make a significant impact. Through exploration of your current situations and the dynamics that exist between people, there is an opportunity to try out some different responses within the safety of the training room to see what might be useful in the real world.
Active vs Passive Choosing
Here we ask people to identify and work with a recent situation where they passively chose (they were a Passive Passenger and just let something happen). to identify and work with a recent situation where they actively chose.
There follows a brief discussion on difference, especially in terms of feelings and on how either route can be applied to the impending changes.
Here we look at what happens when worries, fears, rumours and gossip get set as facts in people's heads.
How to help others manage change.
House of Change
This could get you thinking more innovatively about the challenges of the change in slightly unusual ways. It may well help to give you some potential solutions to help the transition.
You will create four Houses that people might live in or visit. They are called 'Past House' 'Present House' 'Empty House' and 'Future House'. You get a chance to brainstorm what might be happening in each house, getting those imaginative juices flowing, and simply having a look at what comes up for you.
Change - Telling it like it is
Here you will look at ways of taking out blame or justification to simplify a difficult message and find some ways to handle any comeback You will get a chance to see each other's situations and gain further options for dealing with your own changes.
Some light-hearted ways to explore what you already have available to you to help you deal with or implement change.
Can-Do Change Putting It Back Into the Real World
How can you use what you have discovered today back in your real life situation? What can you do now, soon or later?
This is where you get a chance to practise more about change; identify the way forward with your own situations, get help from the rest of the group, revisit bits and pieces from earlier in the day... and whatever else may be useful to you at this stage in the day to get that change management really happening back in the work place.
Personal Change Take Out
Delegates are asked to identify what they are taking away and where they will be putting it into effect, this to include some short term strategies as well as what follow up they need to maintain the momentum of the Change Management Course.
Change Management Course Final Hand-outs
Delegates will be given Impact Factory helpful documents and some reminders of tools from the day.
They also have access to a course web page containing
- Handouts used during the course
- New supportive material
- Impact Factory PDF documents
- Recommended reading
- Links to our favourite videos
- Photos of the day
to help further their progress.
Change Management Course
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The Change Management - Impact Factory team:
- Asma MansuriAsma is adept at delivering training programmes in different aspects of leadership and management.
- Janet AddisonJanet employs her love of people and what makes them tick to support their development in a way that's fun, useful and truly unique
- Nick Clark WindoNick is passionate about the work we do. He specialises in Communication, Assertiveness, Presentation and Teambuilding.
- Sarah DawrantSarah has warmth, humour, a quick mind and unlimited passion to help people develop by stretching their comfort zones.
Attend this Change Management Course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our Change Management Course that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.
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This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.