What Is Leading Change?
Everywhere we look, things are changing. And our places of work are no different. Increasingly, change in the workplace produces anxiety, frustration, and fear for those immediately impacted by change and for those trying to determine the best way forward. Understanding these reactions and bringing an intentional approach and process is critical to navigating change well.
This program will provide a baseline understanding of effective change management starting with an understanding of emotional and psychological responses to change and the impact of organizational culture on change. Special focus will be given to identifying stakeholders and following a specific process for creating and managing, a change plan. Participants will leave with a plan developed for a change initiative they are currently working on as well as a template they can use for future changes, whether large or small.
Leading Change is available in person at our training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a virtual training format, or onsite at your company anywhere in the country.
Who is it for?
What You Will Learn
This program consists of 3-hour sessions that take place virtually over 3 weeks or in person for 7-hours in one day. In these sessions you will cover:
- Articulating a business case: Be able to articulate a business case for managing change intentionally and efficiently within your organization.
- Understanding the psychological and emotional responses to change: In this training, participants will take a deeper dive into the emotional and psychological responses to change, and how we can be aware and manage those.
- Exploring the relationship between change and organization culture: Participants will explore the relationship between change and organization culture and how they benefit each other for organizational success.
- Learning key steps to manage change effectively: Each participant will be equipped with a roadmap of key steps to manage change successfully and efficiently within your organization.
- Develop a proactive plan: In this training, participants will develop a plan to proactively initiate change they are currently facing within their organization.
- Planning next steps: We will discuss how to plan next steps successfully to ensure an intentional change management approach is leveraged going forward.
Benefits of Leading Change
There are many benefits to bringing Leading Change into your workplace, such as:
Creating a Change Plan for a “Real-Life” Change: This course is designed as a workshop focused on a current change initiative you and your organization are going through. The application of core principles will be immediate.
Developing Strategies to Help Employees Navigate Change: Employees respond to change in many ways. Sometimes those responses are related to their hard-wiring and sometimes they are related to other things happening in the organization. This course will help you navigate these responses.
Building a Business Case for your Change: One of the building blocks for effective change management is the buy-in of stakeholders. Most organizational leaders will want to understand why a change is needed, but so will everyone impacted. This course gives you the opportunity articulate your case for a variety audiences.
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This training offers 9 credits
This training offers 9 credits
For multiple session training events, only the session start date will appear while registering. Check Upcoming Sessions for all session dates.
In Person Training
In Person Training Program Details
In person training takes place at the Frontline Training Solutions training center in Grand Rapids, MI. Class sizes are limited to 20 participants so that interaction and learning are maximized.
This training includes:
- 7 hours of training and activities
- Training workbook, templates, and tools
- Continental breakfast, boxed lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided
Format: One 7 hour session delivered in person.
Location: 1760 44th Street SW, Suite 10, Grand Rapids, MI 49519
If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Alec McGuire, Training & Event Coordinator at (616) 608-9684 or Alec.McGuire@ExpressPros.com.
- August 16 | Wednesday | 10:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
We offer customized training, both in person and virtual, for teams across the country. If you’d like a customized training on Leading Change for your team, contact us today.
Due to ongoing transformation within our organization, I was looking for guidance on how to best manage through the changes. The Leading Change class through Express Employment Professionals gave me a practical foundation I could apply immediately and going forward as our organization evolves. The course was relevant for any company size, industry, and environment and the interactive approach allowed opportunity for attendees to share relevant experiences. I would highly recommend this course for to all professionals who will play a role in a change initiative for their organization.
Amy W, HR Manager
Montage Furniture Services
Here at the mission we dealing with a big change, not only physically but systematically as well. Doing a training like this would really help me out during this change but dealing with change that’s inevitable in the future. It has made me look at change from a different lens. I really am in to the phycology part of my job and to know how change affects you emotionally and how to deal with that really help me understand how to implement and deal with change. Yes I would highly recommend this training due to a lot of companies going on this trend with change so frequently. This training will help you in management on how to implement change and what it does for not only you but people on your team and beyond.
DeMaceo L, Track Case Manager
Mel Trotter Ministries
I recently attended the training on Leading Change. I was excited to attend this course because I had been promoted to a new position that came with the responsibility of changing the culture and effectively communicating our new culture into this line of business. Nathan provided a course outline and worksheet prior to the course which allowed us to prepare for the material and instruction in the course. This allowed everyone to come prepared for excellent discussion around leading change in their roles. The personal impact of this course for me was that it allowed me to prepare for the change, set a clear expectation for my stakeholders and the importance of communication. I would highly recommend this course to anyone that enjoys continuing education and filling your professional toolbox. Even if you have help facilitate change in your current role, this course will benefit you by providing clear direction and a road map to success while leading change.
Betsy T, Operations Manager - Procurement
Montage Furniture Services
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Someone once said, “If you don’t manage the change in your organization, the change will manage you.” Many organizations are very particular in planning projects and initiatives but fail to consider the human impact of those changes which some studies indicate results in a nearly 2/3 failure rate. Increasing a focus on the impact of change will increase the likelihood that projects are successful.