1 day

Intended for:
Anyone in a position of managing or leading others

The training focuses on a series of methods that can be used to help participants understand people and teams within their organisation better. It will look at: What are their motivations? How do they feel about work? And, how do they experience it? The workshop will help participants place themselves ‘in their shoes’ to aid engagement with their teams at a higher level. Each technique is quite straightforward and together they provide a different way of discussing the future changes within any organisation.

This training course is a highly interactive session full of useful activities that will enable leaders to truly understand the needs of the employees through organisational change.

The main content elements of the training course materials are:

Change Journey – Depicting the participants journey through their professional life, starting with first job up to the present day. This element sets the scene and helps participants begin to appreciate their own emotions through the change cycle.

Future You – Organisation and Team – Exploring the organisation’s key goals, challenges and potential changes, along with any blue sky thinking of how it might work. Looking at the day in the life of an employee within the team in this future state. Considering the feeling these changes may bring.

Barriers to Change and the Characters Involved – Understanding the elements that might get in the way of effective change programmes and using this information to help build real-life characters that will challenge the change message in a later activity.

Communicating Change – Reviewing the principles of communication during change focusing on the benefits good communication will have and creating a strategy based on this knowledge.

Planning Change Activity – Planning a message about the future organisational transformation to be delivered to the team with the aim of achieving buy-in. Delivering the message with a visual response from the audience as to its acceptance or not.

Change House – This model provides and opportunity to explore the stages of emotion we travel through during change. As we go through change house rooms our energy levels change and therefore our productivity declines. People often get stuck at different rooms of the house and managers need to be able to move people through it.

Influencing Change – Establishing how trust and empathy will assist you in influencing change for those around you.

7 Steps to Influencing Change – Following the 7 steps allows us to better control discussions, keeping track of where we are and ensuring issues and concerns are addressed.

Creating a Communication Plan – This activity is structured to spend more time looking for solutions than identifying problems. It will look at what needs to be done to make sure the future change process works effectively

At the end of this planning for change training course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise your own journey through change and how you have adapted to different situations
  • Demonstrate practical methods of delivering a change message
  • Prepare a message for teams using a standard process to engage and empathise with your staff
  • Explain a simple change model that will help you move people through the various stages of change
  • Distinguish the 7 steps to influencing change