Leadership Skills

Leading Rapid Change

About the Workshop

Most CEOs identify managing rapid change as one of their top three challenges. Change is occurring faster today than during any other time in history. It is a significant factor in business and essential for progress.

All projects introduce change, ranging from

  • developing and launching new products or services,
  • research and development,
  • globalization projects,
  • reorganization projects,
  • implementing a strategic plan,
  • addressing regulatory requirements, and
  • mergers and acquisitions - to name a few.

To thrive in today's competitive environment, organizations must view change as opportunity – not as a threat. Having the ability to initiate or react quickly and effectively to change is a clear competitive advantage. Yet, driving change isn't easy. Most people resist change. Motivating others to alter their habits can be difficult, and complacency can be hard to overcome.

Leading Rapid Change was developed to reduce the time required to successfully implement meaningful change within any organization. Focusing on "soft skills," it addresses the full spectrum of issues associated with organizational change. It uses quality methods, including the tools of lean process and Six Sigma, to teach participants how to analyze current organizational situations, develop appropriate change interventions, and guide change implementation.

This course contains more than 40 "no-nonsense" tools to effectively and quickly drive change in any organization. Through interactive exercises, participants will learn how to build and lead an accelerated change team, develop a shared vision, generate commitment, orchestrate change, monitor progress, and make refinements.

Leading Rapid Change is delivered through the Griffin Tate Group's virtual classroom. Developer Pam Gladwell is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience driving successful, effective change of all sizes across multiple businesses. Pam has conducted significant research in the area of managing change, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change. Both her extensive experience and the results of her research were used in the development of this workshop. Participants receive a course guide.

This course will address the following areas

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Why is an Accelerated Change Process Necessary?
Module 3: Leadership
Module 4: Culture
Module 5: Systems and Structures
Module 6: Identifying Shared Need
Module 7: Developing Shared Vision
Module 8: Securing Commitment
Module 9: Creating Enduring Change
Module 10: Monitoring Progress

You will learn how to

  • Employ soft skills to lead more effectively
  • Assess, navigate and leverage your company culture
  • Analyze systems, structures, processes and procedures
  • Identify shared needs
  • Develop a shared vision that moves and influences key constituents
  • Secure commitment and ownership
  • Identify and handle different types of resistance
  • Employ "soft skills" to prepare project team members for "Millennials"
  • Monitor progress from a behavioral change perspective
  • Create an enduring change that becomes a part of standard, everyday business

Who should attend?

  • Project team leaders and project managers
  • Process improvement teams
  • Development teams
  • Leadership teams
  • Experienced project managers
  • Executives and senior management
  • Anyone involved in driving change