We offer two programs to help make your next change initiative easier, faster, effective and most importantly to make it one of the 30% of change initiatives that succeed (yes it's true - 70% of all change initiatives fail or stall prematurely):

We offer two programs to help make your next change initiative easier, faster, effective and most importantly to make it one of the 30% of change initiatives that succeed (yes it's true - 70% of all change initiatives fail or stall prematurely):

  • Taking Charge of Change explains change to line staff and participants and helps them move on and re-engage with the organisation's new vision.
  • Leading Change Positively helps leaders bring their staff through change with energy and purpose.

We also offer strategic advice and training on organisational development and transformation for change managers and executives.


Taking Charge of Change

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One of the big bugbears for many organizations is getting their staff to come on board with change initiatives. Many staff resist change, hark back to the "old days" and don't want to contribute to a new future. This seminar helps participants become more proactive and engaged when the organization is undergoing change. It serves as a ‘reality’ check for employees expectations, an opportunity to re-focus on priorities and to make the most of the changes – rather than dwelling on the past. Change is inevitable – resistance is not! It also helps overcome the "broken compact" that causes staff to hold back from giving their all.

The program includes time for participants to set goals for themselves. It explains what participants can expect to feel and experience in the midst of change. It gives staff skills to better cope with uncertainty. Staff will make a realistic assessment of where they've been and where they are going, set goals and create a persona, and empowering, vision for themselves.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is uneasy about a change or who you anticipate might resist change. This program is one that many OD specialists, HR professionals, managers and leaders often want their staff to attend. Anyone who wants reduce the impact of turmoil and to dive-in, take charge, and make the most of changes.

Program was very good in terms of using real world examples to explain and convey the ideas
— Chris Zigomanis, General Manager, Clinect

Topics

  • Then and now – how working at the organisation has changed
  • Change management and change coping style (time permitting)
  • Reality-check – what are realistic expectations of the organisation – of any organisation?
  • Neuroscience of change – what happens to our brains when faced with uncertainty (and how to deal with it)
  • What did participants sign-up for, what are they getting and what are they going to do next?
  • What are the benefits of the change
  • What hasn’t worked and needs to be left behind?
  • Locus of control – what can be influenced and what can’t
  • Future Vision

Outcomes

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  • Better acceptance of the changes and new direction
  • Look to the future and letting go of the past
  • Overcome the syndrome of “broken compact”
  • Greater focus of on the here and now
  • Reduced gossip and reduced counter-productive behaviour
  • Increased engagement with organizational initiatives
  • Skills in focusing effort on what is within participants sphere of influence
  • Reduced frustration
  • Greater ownership of career
  • Accept responsibility for effect of own behaviour on workplace culture and colleagues
I think that anybody that attends your sessions will enjoy the experience, be motivated to participate and leave with a knowledge of how to better manage themselves, others and to understand the type of management that they are being subject to. It could motivate some to change their circumstances particularly if they have come to the realisation that their circumstances are not productive.
— Russell Day - Chairman, CPA Central Management Discussion Group

Leading Change Positively

This seminar is aimed at managers and leaders to help them understand their staff during the move and become more effective leaders. It will bring participants up to speed with current thinking in change and help them to develop their leadership skills. It applies to principles of positive psychology to reduce resistance and build a thriving organisation.

Topics

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  • The foundations of great change
  • Change versus transition
  • The human reaction to change
  • Helping staff through change
  • Empowering staff and maintaining perfomance
  • Characteristics of high-performance workplaces
  • The role of positivity in workplaces
  • Motivating and engaging – a positive approach.

Outcomes

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  • Greater capacity to help staff through change
  • Greater focus of efforts on making “soft” side of change effective
  • Reduce resistance
  • Build moral
  • Help embed a pro-active, positive culture
  • Improved leadership