Managing Organizational Change


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This class is offered in a highly participatory live-online format.

A key challenge for today's leaders is helping employees understand the need for change. Effective leaders must assist employees in discovering new ways of working and embracing these new ideas. Explore strategies for communicating the need for change and building employee commitment to that change. Learn general and specific approaches for turbulent times.


Desired learning outcomes

By the end of this class you should be able to:

  1. Identify the forces driving change today.
  2. Describe how major change affects people emotionally by examining the four phases of the emotional journey through change.
  3. Identify actions that you and other leaders can take to enable a healthier response in the face of change.
  4. Identify actions that leaders must take to successfully introduce a change, and then sustain employee commitment to the new direction.
  5. Identify the factors that influence the level of change readiness in your department/work area and explore actions to enhance the change readiness of your employees.
  6. Uncover the four common sources of resistance to change and the actions that you can take to help reduce the negative impact of resistance when it occurs.
  7. Discuss the importance of resilience to an individual's ability to successfully navigate change.

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Overview: Extra Information

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Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Contact Laura Kahl at laura.kahl@wisc.edu

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What Attendees Are Saying

It gives structure and a strategy to what can be a very messy topic!
I appreciated having time to come up with a plan I can actually implement. I feel like I could use the tools with my team easily (directly or indirectly).
The personal plan for action gave me a much better process to access and implement a change.
I learned the different areas where resistance to change can originate from. Pausing to figure that out can make the whole process smoother.