Leading and managing change can be a challenging process for both the leaders and the people impacted. In many organizations, the board or executive directors initiate changes. There are also instances where staff or volunteers may initiate changes in response to the evolving needs and interests of the stakeholders and/or the community.
Whether change is bottom-up or top-down, it is important to consider the perspectives of those who are asked to put the change into effect and the overall impact on everyone.
This half day workshop will touch on the essentials of leading change, namely:
- Ensuring organizational readiness
- Navigating Transitions
- Communicating change
- Building resilience
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the difference between change management and change leadership
- Understand how people in organizations react to change
- Identify concrete steps to lead people through uncertain times
- Apply simple tools to plan to lead change
About the Facilitator
Jennifer Walker is an Organizational Development and Change Management Professional with more than 15 years of experience in the public, not for profit and private sectors in various internal and external consulting capacities. Jennifer’s work centers around stakeholder engagement, team effectiveness, learning & development, and change and transition. She is passionate about creating conversations that matter with care and intention. She specializes in facilitated workshops and conducting system inquiry to help her clients imagine possibilities and find concrete ways to make it happen.
Please note that this workshop runs 3 hours with a 15-minute coffee break. Lunch will not be provided - please bring a packed lunch. Coffee, tea, cookies and fruit will be available at the break time.
If ticket prices, transportation, or child care expenses are a barrier for you, please contact us in advance for assistance. Limited bursaries are available.