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Stakeholder Management Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change
April 28th, 8:30am - 12 pm
GAO Office, Washington, DC
Change is hard! We all resist change on some level – whether it’s a change in our work, a change in our personal lives, or simply a change in our scheduled dinner plans.
As facilitators, we may find ourselves in between those who are initiating the change and those who resisting the change. We may be called upon to gather requirements, develop strategic plans, conduct process improvement sessions, or facilitate dialogue to address resistance to the change.
Strategies for overcoming this resistance depend on knowing as much as you can about the stakeholders (e.g., attitudes, interests, needs, and history of past change initiatives). Sometimes, simply opening a dialogue about the issues with the folks who are pushing back is enough. Sometimes, the resistance is because they can't get anyone to listen or because they don't have enough information about the change. Other times, resisters have fears, legitimate issues that need to be addressed, or they simply don’t trust the initiators of the change.
Through this workshop, participants will be able to:
Recognize the signs of resistance.
Understand why people resist change.
Explore strategies to turn challengers into supporters of the change.
About Linda Howard
Linda Howard helps nonprofit organizations make better use of resources so they can focus their passions toward achieving better mission results. She is the principal consultant and founder of Howard Consulting, LLC.
Linda has helped executive teams and Board members develop strategies for improved organizational sustainability, develop new business models, and improve project management processes. She is President of the Board of Directors for the National Capital Region chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC).
Linda loves living in the country, watching sunsets, hiking, and gardening in Poolesville, Maryland, which is surrounded by farmland in western Montgomery County.
Change Forever the Way You Facilitate: Applying Neuroscience Breakthroughs to Transform Your Work
Presented by Jim White
May 12th, 12 pm
Online Workshop using Adobe Connect
- “The Greatest Discovery of My Generation is That a Human Being Can Alter His Life by Altering His Attitudes.” - William James
- “Neurons that Fire Together, Wire Together”- Donald Hebb
- “Approach, Avoid or Attach; We Get to Choose”-Many Sources.
- “Neural Wifi: Emotions are More Contagious Than We Think…” Dan Goleman
I am so excited to be working with you on applying neuroscience
breakthroughs to our work as facilitators. During this webinar, after a
brief overview of some basic neuroscience constructs; neuroplasticity,
emotional contagion, the brains default mode network and, attachment
theory; we will be experiencing two online reflective exercises that
demonstrate the intentional use of new neuroscience constructs to foster
group awareness, strengthen team cohesion and set the stage for
leadership transformation. From that we will also discuss how to use
neuroscience as a design lens, a way to determine workshop trajectory
and, as a brain savvy tool for managing group energy.
A hint-these scalable structured experiences always work regardless
of audience and their work in the world. Typical audiences have been
international and domestic law enforcement officials; NASA scientists;
Navy Civilian engineers, University Faculty; Applied Healing Arts
Practitioners and Peace Corps Volunteers. Of course, please feel free to
adapt, adjust, modify and embed these activities in any way that
Jim White MA, is dedicated to enthusiastically creating workshops,
trainings and personal development experiences that transform lives. Jim
has worked in 18 countries as an organizational consultant, corporate
trainer and leadership workshop facilitator. Jim’s passion is to work at
the practical nexus of wisdom tradition practices, neuroscience and
quantum physics to create workshops that support personal and group
transformation. Jim holds a Master’s degree from Maryland University of
Integrative Health in Transformational Leadership and Social Change and
consults regularly with the University of Maryland, John’s Hopkins
University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Kripalu Center for
Yoga and Health and with the Department of State in Ghana, West Africa. https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/jim-white
- Approximately 2-3 days prior to this workshop, you will receive additional, more detailed instructions for joining the live session.
- The workshop will begin promptly at noon Eastern Time, but we strongly recommend you log-in to the website at 11:45 am to address any connection issues.
- If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Megan Primeau (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; text/call: 416-885-2513)