For any organisation, change is extremely important. Failing to embrace and manage change could cause an organisation to lose its competitive edge and also fail to meet customer needs. Change is inevitable and constant. However, resistance to change is also commonplace and can be difficult to manage.
Wherever your organisation is on the spectrum, reading this overview suggests that you, or your business, have identified that the ability to influence others through change is important.
Our short online programme is intended to challenge your thinking about:
What drives change in organisations.
How you can plan for change.
What actions you can take to support others through change.
During our programme, we encourage participants to keep an open mind throughout and to link what they have heard or read to their own practice or activity. Then, through honest reflection, create their own practical action plan to move forward. This action plan may be to tweak behaviours and actions when working with peers and colleagues. In addition to the activities in the programme workbook, there is a self-assessment quiz at the end of units one and two. The quiz provides an opportunity to conclude the unit and prepare for the next one. All units in the programme include practical activities, informational videos, fact sheets, and valuable information and tips.
There are three units in the programme. The first unit: What Drives Change In Organisations? has a number of steps and creates an opportunity for you to think about:
Why businesses and individuals need to change.
What drives change in your organisation.
Why individuals engage with or resist change.
The second unit: How Do We Plan For Change? is about you. It has a series of steps and activities to help you begin to plan for action. In this unit participants will:
Understand the 8 Steps of Change.
Identify tools that can help you plan for change.
Identify when each tool would add value to a change plan.
The third unit: Action Planning is about moving forward. It uses everything that has been reflected on, thought about or learnt during units one and two, and through the 7-Day Challenge identifies what is wanted or needed to be done next. The 7-Day Challenge can be repeated and, as a result of our experiences, it can be adapted.
During the programme, participants will be guided to either complete an activity or write some reflections. The idea is that these activities and reflections will add support to fulfil the 7-Day Challenge at the end of the programme.
The cost of this programme is £24.99 per person and can be accessed at any time, from any location (subject to necessary internet access) and should take approximately 10 hours to complete, including activities.
To access the programme, go to ProLearn and create an account.