Navigating Change Workshop

Change is inevitable and is becoming more and more frequent. As an organization we need to be more agile as we handle consistent change efforts. In this workshop you will walk through the Michigan 7-stage change model by applying tools that will enable you to strategize, communicate and implement change efforts in a more effective manner on an identified change initiative. When you effectively implement change initiatives you can:

  • move from the current to the new situation more quickly and easily
  • help others accept change and adapt to a new future with greater enthusiasm and energy
  • experience greater success, fewer disruptions and less resistance

You will learn to:

  • Describe the 7-stage model for change
  • Identify the difference between change and transition
  • Apply 3 strategies to coach staff through change initiatives
  • Aid in creating a draft change plan to help kick start change projects
  • Apply various tools to change projects that enable greater clarity, engagement and sustainability

You will benefit by:

  • Gaining resources to help you manage the implementation of a change initiative
  • Actively working through your own change project with others
  • Giving and receiving feedback on plans for informing, engaging and supporting others through change and transition

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Anyone that is responsible for leading and/or implementing change initiatives

Course Note:

Pre-registration with a shortcode is required as there is a $50 cancellation fee that takes effect two weeks prior to the course. If you attend the course, your department will not be charged.

Topic Area

  • Leadership and Management

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create a shared vision
    • Lead innovation and change


  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams


  • Level 2: Skill building


Code: MMHR_NC3000-7

Presenter: Charmaine Ward, Tarnisha McLaughlin-Grayson

Cost: $0

Full, Waitlist Available