Navigating and Leading Change

This course explores the reasons why change is a difficult process and provides guidance for leaders to help their teams successfully navigate change initiatives.


Coming Spring, 2018



Leadership Challenge

Organizations frequently struggle to maximize the opportunities associated with their change efforts.  Too frequently, change initiatives have a negative impact on performance and employee morale.  All too often, managers struggle to bridge the gap between the intentions of a change initiative and the performance lag that often occurs during change efforts

Intended Audience

New to mid-level managers who are working through a change initiative in their organization and trying to help their team manage the change

Course Description

This course begins with a discussion of the science explaining why change can be so difficult for people to manage and then provides a number of tools for managers to help them effectively lead their teams through change.  Participants will learn to focus on both managing the tangible aspects of the change and also leading their employees through their personal transitions associated with the change.

Each Participant will

  • Develop a basic understanding of the neuroscience underpinnings that make change challenging
  • Use a framework to better understand how we experience change as individuals
  • Build an understanding of how to lead a team through a number of different types of change
  • Attend 2 small group coaching sessions to learn from peers
  • Understand the difference between managing change and leading employees through the transitions they
  • Learn the phases of response to change and a framework for proactively managing them for themselves and their employees.
  • Apply a structured approach to leading change to an initiative they are currently leading to help guide their team on the path to success.
  • Learn how to effectively manage change friendly and change resistant employees to help their teams succeed