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Navigating Change Workshop

Changes to structure, business and people practices affect staff members and managers in a number of areas and it is important that those impacted are able to successfully navigate change and transition at a personal level.

The Navigating Change workshops have been designed to strengthen the personal change capabilities and resilience needed in times of change and transition and are aimed at supporting you to maintain effectiveness and personal wellbeing during times of change and transition.

The workshop is highly interactive and action focused.

Program Objectives

Active participation in pre-workshop, workshop and post-workshop activities will enable you as a manager or staff member to:

  • Recognise your individual responses to change and transition.
  • Draw on useful frameworks to respond effectively to change in your own work context
  • Implement practical strategies and tools for building personal resilience. 
  • Develop and implement an Action Plan to sustain success and wellbeing back in the workplace.

Key Themes

The following content areas will be explored in an interactive, practice focused way:

  • My change context - how am I doing – strengths / gaps, current practices.
  • Thinking about change and transition – the opportunities and challenges inherent in change.
  • The impact of change on me – neuroscience and change; different ways of responding to change.
  • Strengthening agility – drawing on strengths, locus of control, helpful mental models.
  • Enhancing resilience – building stamina to go the distance; managing energy, the role of stress and recovery; personal resources and support networks; the power of habits.
  • My Action Plan to sustain agility and resilience back in the workplace.
  • Tools and resources.

Target Audience

These workshops have been developed to support staff and managers who are involved in University change initiatives.

Navigating Change for Staff and for Managers are the same workshop in terms of content and focus on effectively managing yourself through change. However, in the Navigating Change for Managers workshop, this theme will be explored within the context of people leadership. If you are a Manager please only register for the Navigating Change (for Managers) workshop.

Workshop Registration

There are currently no further workshops scheduled for 2017.

For more information on this workshop please contact Learning and Development.

If you are a manager (i.e. you have 1 or more direct reports) or staff member in an area affected by PSR and you would like to attend a workshop on Navigating Change (for staff & managers), please register for one of the dates below through SSO.

For more information about registering through Administer Training please refer to the Quick Reference Guide.

Change Resources

Please also see the Useful Resources and Information Sheets at the PSR webpage.

Navigating Change References

Video Clips

    • Change Management vs Change Leadership Open external site link in new window
      When leading change, it is important to know the difference between change management and change leadership and to focus on both to ensure successful change outcomes.  During organisational change a lot of energy is put into managing the change process, but as people leaders we have to also focus on the people aspect of change and think of ways to 'fuel' and embed change. The following short clip outlines the difference between change management and change leadership.

    • Why people resist change Open external site link in new window
      As a change leader, it is important to uncover what is really behind people's resistance to change.  The following talk explores useful frameworks to shift our own and other people's thinking patterns when it comes to change.

    • The surprising truth about what really motivates people Open external site link in new window
      The ability to engage people and sustain high levels of motivation is very important, especially during and after change is implemented. The following animation has some interesting views about what really motivates people at work.

    • The power of empathy Open external site link in new window
      The ability to demonstrate empathy and connect to people is crucial during times of change.  The following short clip based on the work of author Brene Brown, helps us to distinguish between sympathy and empathy and may be helpful as we think about ways to support people affected by change.

    • The Adaptable Mind Open external site link in new window
      We briefly explored the mindset and skills needed to cope with change. This video looks in more depth at the capabilities we need to thrive and make a difference in an ever-changing world.

    • The Happy Secret to Better Work Open external site link in new window
      During the Workshop we stressed the importance of staying positive during times of change. One way of doing this is by “reframing” reality and the challenges that face us. The speaker in this video confirms the notion that it's not necessarily the reality of what is happening at work / home that shapes us,but the lens through which our brain views this reality. It suggests that if we can change the lens through which we view a challenging reality, not only can we change our happiness,but we can change the outcomes of our work

    • The Power of Positive Body Language and Facial Expressions
      In the Workshop we briefly mentioned the power of smiling in helping us to remain positive and resilient during times of change. A number of studies have shown the powerful impact of our body language and facial expressions on our mood, feelings and effectiveness. The first video contains some interesting findings on the power of smiling and in the second video Amy Cuddy explains how confident posture and body language can help us in challenging and stressful situations.

  • The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years Of Your Life Open external site link in new window
    When leading change, it is important to know the difference between change management and change leadership and to focus on both to ensure successful change outcomes.  During organisational change a lot of energy is put into managing the change process, but as people leaders we have to also focus on the people aspect of change and think of ways to 'fuel' and embed change. The following short clip outlines the difference between change management and change leadership.

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