What you will learn
You may have heard the expression, “Change would be easy if it weren’t for all the people.” It’s true—effective change management requires gaining buy-in from key stakeholders with power in the organization and influence over the change effort. Failure to gain buy-in is a critical factor necessary for successful and sustainable change. When leaders understand the theory of change and gain experience with applying related methods and tools, they are able to enroll people in the change effort and move mountains. This one-day workshop equips you with the knowledge and tools to do just that.
Participants will not only learn about the theory of change and factors for success, but they’ll also practice applying this theory and tools in a state-of-the-art simulation. During the simulation, participants must convince as many of the top 24 managers of a global organization to adopt the latest corporate initiative by applying the skills of change leadership and the implementation of specific change management tactics. Participants of the workshop, come away with an appreciation for the reality of how individuals respond to change and an understanding of the importance of developing a change strategy up front including effective communication strategies to connect with individual styles, overcome resistence and achieve adoption of the change.
In addition to the knowledge gained from the simulation, workshop participants will come away with a powerful tool that they can apply as they’re driving acceptance of change in their organization: the stakeholder analysis and management plan. This tool provides a framework for understanding where each stakeholder stands in regard to the change and for applying tactics to gain their buy-in.
After attending this workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Apply the six critical factors for successful and sustainable change
- Utilize a stakeholder analysis and management planning tool
- Appreciate the sequencing, timing and breadth of successful tactics that can drive stakeholder adoption of a change effort
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