Taming the Octopus Called Change

Change is coming faster and faster and the stakes are high. Get it wrong and you lose money, lose high-performing employees, and may even damage your reputation. Get it right and you fire-up your workforce, impress your customers, and fly by your competition. This session will help you navigate the pitfalls causing failure and the nuances leading to success.

Learning Objectives

  • Define what it means to be strategic.
  • Discuss the 8 characteristics of strategic thinking.
  • Review 5 roles to enhance your strategic skill set and improve how others see you in the organization.
  • Review 5 roles for developing strategic skills in your subordinates, team-mates, and coworkers.
  • Review 5 roles to become more strategic to the organization.

Major Topics

  • Why people support change or resist change.
  • Responses to counter excuses for resistance to change.
  • Symptoms of “change overload” for different personality types and how to reduce their stress.
  • Steps to best prepare your employees for change.
  • Approaches to lead successful change for staff, managers, and senior management​.

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

Professional staff, managers and senior management

Fields of Study

Management Services




Business Learning Institute Dulaney Center II

CPE Credits




This course is available for your group as:


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