Take the Lead on Change: Skills and Toolkit to Help You Navigate Change
Is your team facing a restructuring or downsizing? Are the business models changing? Do you need to reposition your organization for growth? Are you part of, or do you manage, a troubled unit or team that is in need of solutions? Are you integrating an acquisition?
If you wish to be better prepared to navigate and lead change in your organization, Take the Lead on Change will help you develop specific tools to address the myriad change issues you face now or anticipate in the future.
Why you need to build your change leadership capabilities:
- Change is coming to our organizations at an even faster pace than before.
- This program will help you become more effective in planning and implementing successful change in your team and organization. In today's organization, change leadership can come from anyone in the organization, regardless of their position.
- Change models and tools have advanced in recent years, providing a "technology for change" that change leaders need to know and be able to apply. Change leadership has become an "expected" capability and critical for thriving in our rapidly changing environments.
- A one-day program. You will learn from veteran change leaders as well as from your peers in the workshop. You may wish to have several people attend from your own organization who are facing the same change.
- Actionable concepts and tools. You will learn "state of the art" tools and methods that are interwoven with hands-on practice on a change case. These are "practice proven" tools and not theoretical concepts.
- Put it to work on your own changes. You will apply the ideas and concepts to a change from your own organization. You will get solutions and input from others in the program that will improve your thinking.
What we will cover:
- Understand how to engage and motivate yourself and you organization to take on major change - re-organizations, mergers, acquisitions, new products - the challenges are coming every day
- Understand how to connect above, sideways and below you in the organization to maintain a constructive and influential role under turbulent, sometimes adversarial circumstances
The power of change models and tools
- Practical frameworks on change that help you anticipate "pivot points" and potential pitfalls in achieving successful change
- Implementation tools. A suite of practical "thinking and planning" tools to help you and your team navigate change. You will receive an extensive set of "take-away" templates and worksheets.
- Learn why "change resistance" is often an excuse for poor change leadership and how to position your organization for more rapid and enthusiastic uptake of cross-functional change initiatives.
Hands on practice with a real time change scenario
- Interwoven throughout the workshop are opportunities to apply these concepts and tools in situations you are experiencing in your own organization
- Understand some of the challenges you should expect along with solutions for successful change. Increase your own change readiness
- Anticipate how organizational culture and key players can accelerate or drag down change efforts
Taking on one of your own change initiatives
- Using the tools and scenario-planning, anticipate what it will take to achieve lasting change in your organization
- Sketch out a change process and action steps that you can "take home" to apply when you return to your organization
Learn from each other
- Discussion and exchanging best practices across participant organizations will build your networks and repertoire of change methods
What's unique about the presenters?
The program is presented by veteran change leaders that bring you decades of hands on change experience.
Glenn Tobe is a Partner in Elliott Avenue Consultancy-an expert on business change acceleration. Previously, he was CEO of Change Works, the number one change management firm in America, as well as the global leader of Accenture's Change Navigation Practice. Later, he was the SVP of Human Resources for Avanade, a billion dollar business owned by Microsoft and Accenture.
Andy Billings, Ph.D. is a well known advisor and author on large-scale change. He is currently VP for Profitable Creativity (organizational change and effectiveness) for Electronic Arts working on several company-wide change initiatives. Also at Electronic Arts, he has been a line HR exec for three different, multi-billion dollar business units. Prior to Electronic Arts, Andy was a managing director in a consulting firm focused on large scale change. For instance, he worked with Best Buy Stores to master their period of hyper-growth.