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Change is a complex topic and requires a lot of conceptual thinking about future events. It is a task that requires a lot of cognitive resources.

Change creates uncertainty and fear – messages that our brain interprets as a threat. The result is we react with a fear response (fight or flight) and cannot contribute our best thinking.

Understanding the brain’s organising principle of minimising danger and maximising reward helps us gain a better appreciation of how difficult change can be for individuals.

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to explore the roles they play in change. They will also learn the process of leading and communicating change.

This is a standalone session that can also be taken as part of the programme Manage the New Norm – Your Route to Success.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand why it is important to embrace and adopt change
  • Gain insights and awareness of their roles and responsibilities when leading staff through periods of change
  • Be aware of the SCARF model and relate change dynamics to its effects on the domains of SCARF
  • Understand John Kotter’s 8-step Change Model and the strategies to plan, manage and communicate change effectively


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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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