Change is something that excites people who love opportunities for growth, to see and learn about new things, or who like to shift the status quo. Some changes, however, are harder to adjust to and lead to expressions of resistance and anger. We can take concrete steps to make change more palatable by understanding people’s hesitation, enlisting the help of others, setting up plans, and managing stressors. These steps can also ensure that desired changes are implemented successfully.
In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to manage and cope with change and how to help those around you too.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To begin, participants will explore the differences between succession planning and replacement hiring, including some of the advantages of succession planning.
This session introduces the SUCCESS acronym, which defines the succession plan process that the remainder of the course will focus on.
Next, participants will use information gathered in their pre-assignment to identify the critical people in their organization.
This session will give participants some tools to identify internal and external successors. We will also look at a sample risk assessment.
During this session, participants will start creating risk assessments, individualized engagement plans, and succession plan profiles.
This session will help participants identify ways to look within their own organizations and determine what the critical positions are.
There are six key ingredients to being able to forecast what people you will need when. Participants will explore each item in small groups. Participants will also learn about the role of coaching and mentoring.
Next, participants will learn about using Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Quality Assessments to develop a succession plan.
During this session, participants will explore the idea of phased implementation. We will also look at using technology to facilitate putting the plan into action.
This session will look at the importance of evaluation. Participants will also work on modifying an evaluation checklist to suit their organization’s needs.
To wrap up the day, participants will identify their next steps and participate in a review exercise.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.