The Change Cycle™ is a change management model that helps individuals and teams deal with change pragmatically, resourcefully, and effectively. Change is the result of chance, choice, progress, or crisis, and is often unpredictable. People react, respond, and adjust to change in a sequence of six predictable stages which identify the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with each stage of change. There is no better map to assist individuals in navigating through the changes in their work and life.
Change is a time-consuming distraction. It takes us away from our regular work, it slows productivity, and it often creates conflict. You may even notice an increase in absenteeism during periods of change. The reality is that you may never be happy with the change you are experiencing, and that’s okay. At some point, though, you will have to learn to live with your new reality. The more quickly you can do that, the sooner you can get back to being productive and feeling like yourself again.
This online course will be delivered over two half-day sessions primarily in the following two regions:
Kitikmeot (1:00-4:00pm MST)
**Employees in the Qikiqtaaluk region may still register but be advised that the course would run from 3:00-6:00pm.
By the end of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:
- Overcome the biggest challenges associated with any change more quickly
- Understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with change
- Apply the language of change to improve communication
- Avoid getting caught in the "Danger Zone"
- Know what key questions to ask and when during any change
- Identify the best exit strategy for each stage of change
- Navigate future changes more effectively and efficiently, even when the change is unwanted
- The Change Cycle™ overview
- Exploring why change happens and what makes it difficult
- How the brain responds to change
- Separate predictable and unpredictable characteristics of change
- Understanding your Locator Result
- The six stages of the Change Cycle™
- Understanding reactions and responses of each stage
- Identifying the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours of each stage
- Differentiating between real vs. imagined fears
- Optimism and resilience
- Questions to ask during each stage
- Actions and exit strategies to move through each stage
Who Should Attend This Course?
Anyone who would like to ease the discomfort of dealing with change and get through it more effectively and efficiently – whether the change is personal or professional, self- or externally-imposed, wanted or unwanted.
This online course will be delivered using Microsoft Teams. To participate, the following is mandatory and the responsibility of the registered participant:
- MS Teams - accessible on your GN desktop or laptop computer (if you are not sure, contact Helpdesk to set-up and/or confirm)
- Internet connection (either on the GN network or, for example, Qiniq, wingle stick, turbo stick)
The following is highly recommended:
- Being available to test-run MS Teams on your computer (prior to the course)
- Use of a webcam, microphone and headset (attached to the device being used to take the course)*
- A quiet environment with few distractions
- Being prepared and comfortable to trouble-shoot (as needed) during the session
- Taking the time beforehand to become more familiarized using MS Teams; here is a link with a downloadable guide: https://download.microsoft.com/download/D/9/F/D9FE8B9E-22F5-47BF-A1AB-09539C41FCD0/Teams%20QS.pdf
- More information is available under the “help” box located in MS Teams (bottom left-hand side of the menu side tab).
*If you do not have a webcam, microphone, or headset you may still participate, but you will need to use the live chat function in MS Teams if you have questions.
Login information and a brief test link will be set up for participants prior to the course date to ensure functionality and familiarity.