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Understanding Change and Managing Transition

When organizations decide to change course, people are often unsure how to implement a new strategic direction. Understanding Change and Managing Transition is designed to help leaders plan change efforts and manage people who are affected by transition. This program helps participants gain an understanding of their organizational change and how to best manage transition with their team members.

The words “change” and “transition” are often used interchangeably, but they require different approaches from management. Change is comprised of external factors that affect individuals, such as restructuring, new corporate initiatives or cost-cutting moves. Transition is the reaction to change at a personal level, including uncertainty, confusion and fear. Participants in this program are taken through a series of conceptual models, exercises and application discussions to help them understand the nature of change and create a “transition map” tool to plan the change process.

This is a one- to two-day course designed for managers responsible for implementing change in an organization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase managers’ confidence during periods of change and transition
  • Identify and assess the impact of change in one’s organization
  • Develop plans to coach others through transition
  • Learn to engage people to implement new strategic directions