What you'll learn
Understand and use the 3 phases of a transition to thrive during a time of dramatic change
Understand the difference between a change process and a transition process
Create an action plan to manage the transition
Understand and eliminate your resistances to change
Understand the emotions that may be getting in your way
An open mind
A willingness to examine your own behaviors and thoughts
The willingness to put into practice some of the exercises
Life is filled with changes and yet as human beings we often resist and/or fear change. Although change is how we evolve and grow we often suffer through the phases of a transition that we experience.
Using slides and reflective activities participants will be encouraged to question their own patterns, resistances and emotions while going through a change process. The better equipped we are to understand our own emotions and barriers through a change process the better we will be able to thrive through any change.
Whether we need to navigate through change on a personal level or help a team member, family member, friend etc. through a change process this course will allow you to gain some simple yet effective tools and concepts to successfully thrive through a transition.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to better experience and live through changes
- Managers/team leaders
- Parents who want to help their children thrive through change
About the instructor
As a facilitator and agent of change, Caroline designs, develops and implements change strategies that are successful the first time around. Caroline believes that successful change in organizations is largely based on the ability to understand the human and organizational dynamics that encompass the organization. Being able to adapt and thrive in times of change is no longer an option but a key need in today’s world. Organizational Success is built on agility and the ability to stay ahead of the crowd. In order to be nimble organizations must embrace change and do so in proactive ways.
Caroline holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Human Systems Intervention. She has been working in the field of community and organizational development since 1991. Her work has included large-scale change interventions, group facilitation, change management, strategic planning, group development, team building and evaluation process development. Caroline has worked in the Public, Para-public, Private and Community-based sectors. In 2002, Caroline started teaching part-time at Concordia University in the Faculty of Applied Human Sciences.
Caroline has trained with Merrelyn Emery (Search Conferences), Edie Seashore (Use of self as an agent of change and Communication and Feedback), Gervase Busch (Appreciative Inquiry), Diana Whitney (Appreciative Inquiry), Kathy Dannemiller (Whole Scale change), among others.