Organizational change efforts stall when leadership forgets to focus on the impact change will have on employees. Managing the “people side” of change is often the most challenging and critical component of organizational transformation. Getting people engaged in the change will greatly enhance the likelihood of new structures and approaches being implemented successfully. This workshop focuses on the development of competencies that will provide a foundation for the “what,” “why,” and “how” of managing people during organizational change.

This workshop is offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Change Management Process
  • The Four Stages of Change Management
  • Managing Resistance
  • Barriers to Successful Change
  • Change Process Roles
  • Introducing Change to Others
  • Communicating Change
  • Evaluations Change Efforts
  • Considerations Related to Sustaining Change

Target Audience

This workshop is intermediate level workshop and will benefit leaders, managers, supervisors, human resource personnel, and anyone managing change

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand change management as a process that is distinct from project management
  • Clearly define leadership’s role in managing change, particularly with regard to managing people
  • Demonstrate awareness of the dynamics that typically impact people during the change process
  • Communicate through change so as to keep employees focused and moving forwards