Experiencing Workplace Change Workshop
It is not what happens to you but how you respond that matters.
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For more information:
Ph: 0404 199 888 (Nigel)
Next Course Details:
23rd May 2013
Workshop 9:00am - 4:30pm
Early Bird $495 incl GST
(30 days prior)
Normal Rate $660 incl. GST
(7 - 29 days prior)
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PLUS: As a special nod to the wonderful volunteers that support NFP's you can enroll 1 volunteer for only $55 along with each full fee paying attendee.
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Improve the persoal leadership culture and experience of your workplace
Wouldn't it be easier to implement change if your people were more open to and comfortable with change in the first place?
Leaders know that it is not what happens to you but how you respond that matters. Well change is happening - have you given your people the skills to respond?
This brand new workshop will change the way you feel about change.
It is not just the leadership group that influence the change experience. Key staff can make, brake or break the change process through their openness or their opposition.
What would it be like if you had more Engines and were carrying less Ballast? What would it be like if you could help the Anchors let go of their grip on the status quo? They may never become enthusiastic pioneers of change but at least they won't be as stressed and challenged by it, at least they won't actively undermine the process.
By teaching people to better understand their human responses to, and relationship with, change you will have a more open, curious and flexible team.
The people who managers find hardest to bring through change are the same people for whom change is the most stressful.
Most companies try the carrot and stick approach to managing people through change - but what if you could simply help people embrace the idea of change in the first place?
Removing the barriers to change
So much of the money and effort used to establish and implement change management processes is wasted because leaders forget that they are dealing with humans. Humans are not rational and not uniform and do not always behave according to however the latest 'strengths profiling' tool says they should.
Different people have different relationships to change. This workshop has been specifically designed to increase the understanding of change for the individuals who experience it. It is ideal for managers and leaders AND the key employees and volunteers who will be experiencing the changes first hand.
Those in leadership positions tend to be more open to and accepting of change. The reality of rapid change in a competitive environment has not been shielded from this group. Not only are they more comfortable with change, they also have access to the most information about impending changes. By being in the meetings when decisions are being made they are aware long before the main workforce about what might happen.
But what about the company workforce? What about those people who are not comfortable with change, who are perhaps fearful that change might mean they are out of a job or well out of their comfort zones? They have not been at the meetings, they have not been part of the discussion.
The change seeking leaders say to the change avoiding anchors - "Come on, why are you making this so difficult?"
The anchors say to the change seeker - "Why are you really doing this? No-one told me, if it ain't broke don't fix it"
We generally apply three simple strategies to avoid change.
Succumb to emotion
Change the Subject
The problem is that the change doesn't just go away. People know that it is coming, but they resist and then the stress builds.
The only way to deal with change is to attend to it.
Improving your response to workplace change
Improving what workplace change feels like
This workshop will teach you how to apply the 5P's model to help you roll with changes and enjoy the ride.
Encourages people to improve their relationship and experience of change. You achieve this through is focused on teaching you some of the fundamentals of the human experience of change. This means
You will learn why change can be so challenging for some.
You will learn about some of the major architecture of your brain. You will become familiar with the function of, and interaction between, your conscious brain (the feeling of 'you') and sub-conscious (your brain/body). You will take the mechanics, top down, view of what is going on when you see, hear, think and feel things.
From here you are introduced to skills and techniques to help you be more effective at managing your own mind in times of high pressure.
You learn what is happening when you think about and experience change. How, in simple to understands terms, your ancient brain attempts to process modern data to help you get through your day. When dealing with events that are chock full of pressure and stress, it helps to understand how the structures in your brain, especially the nervous system operate.
This course is based on real science. You will get simplified understanding of how the computer in your head works, and what happens when the program crashes.
Learn to see more
You will also move from the mechanics view into the driver's seat. In this module you will understand a new way to look at change. An approach that makes change safer, clearer and easier to navigate.
During a change, often it is the simple things that you miss that can have large consequences for your stress. Understanding the limitations of your perception, how what you are aware of is often distorted and always incomplete, will help you be astute at directing your attention to what matters.
You will learn how to notice more. How to see beyond what people are saying and into their mindset. You will learn how much perception is distorted to comply with your habits, beliefs and values.
When the pressure is on make sure you see what you need to see, in the way you need to see it.
Learn simple techniques to reduce and manage your emotions during stressful events. If you have ever felt the ironic sensation that the very thing stopping you from performing well under pressure is the fear of not performing well under pressure then you know how disruptive your brain can be.
You can implement simple techniques to help you maintain control of your emotions. You remain human, and you do so like a leader. Have empathy and strength. Courage and sincerity.
You will learn about the powerful influence that thoughts have on your emotion and how you can ensure you stay sharp and effective.
Simply put: you will learn how to behave differently to the way you feel.
Keep the workspace clear
If you have ever experiences the mental gridlock, where you are trying to think about so much stuff that you cannot seem to think clearly about anything, then you will appreciate this section of the course.
You will learn how this occurs and specific and simple techniques for keeping your mental workbench clear, so you can remain effective.
When people are under pressure they revert their default automatic responses. For some people, default is throwing a tantrum, for others it is standing still like a deer in the headlights. Learn how to lead people who are in this state. Learn the type of language to use, how to phrase things to get the most out of your team.
It is in times of crisis or high pressure that true leaders show their worth. This program will teach you valuable skills and techniques to be more effective when the pressure is on.
The lessons and skills you walk away with from this course are designed for use by normal people in abnormal situations. They are a set of skills that will make a difference to you and those around you when it matters.
They will also make an immediate difference to your leadership under normal operations. You will come away with insights that you can make use of in all aspect of life. You will have techniques that will help you immediately.
Make the Decision
Interestingly - making a decision reduces stress. One cause of stress is uncertainty, making a decision - taking action - reduces uncertainty. Often even making the worng decision (as long as you recognise it and adjust) is better, from a stress point of view, than no decision.
So reduce uncertainty, make the right deicsion and REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE.
Uncertainty is in itself a cause of stress, if your leaders, key staff and even volunteers are not equipped with the skills to manage themselves and communicate effectively during period of high pressure, the flow on effects after the crisis can take months or years to work through.
This program teaches has been specifically designed to teach people how to best cope with change and uncertainty. Plus how to change habits so that moving with the change is easier and less stressful.
One major skill of personal leadership is the ability to behave differently to the way you feel. In this workshop you will learn how to be effective, clear, courageous and calm when you really do not feel like it.
You will learn...
- how your brain receives, interprets, processes and store information
- how your nevous system reacts to stress
- about the important role of emotion in memory and perception
- how perception and memory is distorted by your experience and interpretation of events
- the impact of uncertainty on the stress of those around you
- the role of 'intuition' and 'gut feel' in decision making (to what extent can they be trusted)
- about how your body can influence your focus and attention and make sure you focus on the right things
- how to protect and then rebuild confidence and trust
You will come away with some genuine easy to use strategies for managing your own stress and providing leadership to others.
The strategies in this workshop have been designed so that you can use them easily when you are actually experiencing the potentially stressful event.
"well presented and very applicable"
Mine Manager - Coal
"Allowed me to understand why people behaved the way they did in a crisis situation only a few days ago"
Mine Manager - Coal
"I enjoyed the science of the brain"
"This is what i will be taking back to my management - be prepared"
Mine Manager - Coal
"The presenter was excellent, experienced and valid"
Health & Safety Group Manager
"I can tell you with confidence that a lot of people got a lot from your session.
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