Preparing for Change

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Preparing for Change Training Benefits & Deliverables:

  • Become more effective in accepting and supporting change
  • Understand the upsides to change and growth while preparing for change
  • Learn what happens when you choose not to change or grow
  • Accept and implement change more quickly, completely and successfully
  • Help smooth change transition and help overcome resistance
  • Do your part in overcoming negativity in the workplace during change
  • Understand the true reasons why we resist and fear change while we are preparing for change
  • Anticipate your reactions by applying the “Change Cycle” behavioral model
  • Become a more influential and positive role model for co-workers during change
  • Learn how you can become a catalyst for change as we are preparing for change
  • Deal with your emotional impacts of change more effectively
  • Better understand the effect of change on you and your personality
  • Improve interpersonal communication to reduce defensiveness during change
  • Do your part in reducing conflict in the workplace during change

Course Outline:

I.   Understanding and Preparing for Change

  1. Identify the foundation necessary to support change
  2. Identify the most common reasons change fails
  3. Learn the biggest reasons why change succeeds
  4. Know the truths and myths about change
  5. Accept the challenge of change
  6. Become a catalyst for change in your organization
  7. Know what happens when you choose not to change

II. Increase Your Positive Influence during Change

  1. Inspire co-worker trust and confidence during change
  2. Identify how different personalities respond and react to change
  3. Identify what personality types are the best role models during change
  4. Fine tune your personality style
  5. Work more positively with different types of people & personalities during change
  6. Use the most communication styles to introduce and implement change
  7. Establish the infrastructure necessary to receive and support change
  8. Put yourself through a Change Readiness Assessment

III. Understand How People and Organizations Process Change

  1. Apply “the “Change Cycle” to interpersonal and organizational change
  2. Learn the 4 stages of change that people and organizations go through
  3. Identify and anticipate the most common reactions to the stages of change
  4. Develop proactive individual responses to curb negative reactions
  5. Prepare yourself for the 4 emotional responses to change
  6. Accept change in the most positive manner to reduce fear and resistance
  7. Overcome your co-workers negativity, complaints, apathy or withdrawal
  8. Identify and manage your risks of change
  9. Develop a cohesive and strong communication strategy with your manager during change
  10. Identify how much feedback you require during change

IV. Deal with Challenges during Change

  1. Motivate yourself to accept the challenges of change
  2. Learn how not to participate in the rumor mill and gossip during change
  3. Take steps to keep negativity from becoming contagious
  4. Develop effective personal strategies to successfully deal with change
  5. Identify the keys to successfully preparing yourself to effectively change
  6. Develop an action plan how we can work together more effectively during change

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