Course detail: Leadership Live One-Day Workshop: Overcoming Resistance to Change

Organizational change is a process in which an organization optimizes performance as it works toward its ideal state, as a reaction to an ever-changing environment, or as a response to a crisis. Unfortunately, many people resist change because they fear the impact it will have on them or because they are not convinced of its merits.

In this program, we explore the critically important change framework of tasks, relationships, and identities. We also examine how to have effective change management conversations and how to diagnose whether resistance to change is caused by thoughts, fears, or skill capacity.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand why many people resist change
  • Apply the task-relationship-identity diagnostic framework for determining types of change
  • Utilize tools and principles to foster effective change conversations
  • Apply the thought-, fear-, and capacity-based model to guide optimal interventions in change management

Who Should Attend?
  • Employees who have been tasked with leading a change initiative
  • Middle managers, team leads, supervisors, and directors who are responsible for identifying needed changes and developing implementation plans.
  • Project managers

Choose Your Way to Learn
  • Live-Online Participation: You will be given a log-in so that you can join the training live from anywhere. Our virtual classroom is equipped with numerous learning tools that promote engagement and facilitate application of knowledge.
  • Live In-Person: This program will be available as a live, in-person class at a date yet to be determined.

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our online courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least 3 weeks prior to your anticipated start date.

Available sessions