This workshop is designed to help your managers implement a change project. Each participant will identify a change they would like to make, and use the models, tools and concepts presented here to a) analyze the challenges they will face, and b) create an action plan.
Your managers will acquire
- a better understanding of the challenges managers face when leading change,
- the tools, concepts and examples they need to lead change in your own company, and
- an action plan to implement their own change initiative.
Your managers will see how successful change leaders facilitate each part of the change process.
At the end of the workshop, they will know how to:
- create positive energy to help people accept change
- analyze and manage the concerns, loyalties and interests of people affected by change
- collaborate successfully to manage resistance
- align the organization to build new capabilities
- assess their own strengths and weaknesses as a change leader
- build a powerful supporting coalition, and
- develop a compelling vision for change
The workshop lasts 1.5 days.
- Case analyses, case examples and case videos. I use case analyses, case examples and videos to: a) show how successful managers appeal to hearts and minds to energize people for change; b) show how GE creates alignment to drive change; c) show how to manage change as a collaborative process, and d) identify characteristics of successful change leaders.
- Dialogue and collaboration exercise. This group exercise helps managers build the collaboration skills they need to manage resistance to change. In this exercise, group members solve an ill-defined problem while blindfolded. Group members learn the value of asking questions, listening to the answers, and drawing each member into the problem-solving process. After I debrief the exercise, I deliver a short lecture on change as a collaborative process and the need to collaborate with key stakeholders.
- Win-win collaboration role-play to understand the interests of others: This exercise helps managers build the perspective taking skills they need to manage a change project. This is a two-party problem solving exercise with a hidden win-win solution. Participants learn how to use perspective taking to analyze and manage the concerns, loyalties and interests of people affected by change.
- Worksheets and tools: I present seven worksheets and three change tools that your managers will use to analyze their own change projects and to develop action plans.
- Change Project Workbook: Participants will use the Change Project Workbook to guide them as they use the worksheets and tools to analyze and plan their change projects.
- Peer Coaching: Participants will present their change plans and receive feedback and advice from three of their peers.
Exec Ed Tools and Tips
Sign up to receive tools and tips based on research into successful executive education practices.