Topic: Managing Resistance to Change
Facilitator: Ken Hultman
Ken Hultman has over 40 years of experience as an organization development practitioner/scholar. He specializes in helping people identify and remove barriers to personal, interpersonal, team, and organizational change. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, state and federal government agencies, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. A prolific writer, he is an award-winning author of seven books, many scholarly articles and assessment instruments. Twenty-one of his articles can be downloaded at http://independent.academia.edu/KenHultman. One article, “Evaluating Organizational Values,” won the Organization Development Journal article of the year award in 2005. Another article, "Managing Resistance to Change," is viewed 10-20 times daily by professionals worldwide. It summarizes the major concepts in his well-known book, Making Change Irresistible: Overcoming Resistance to Change in Your Organization. Ken received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University, with a specialty in group process, and is licensed as a clinical professional counselor in Maryland. More information about Ken is available on his website, www.kenhultman.com.
One of the primary challenges for today’s leaders is managing at the speed of change. With the pace of technological advancement and the knowledge explosion, leaders face tremendous pressure as they attempt to gain support for change. While resistance is always an issue, it is especially problematic during times of economic uncertainty. Regardless of how good or necessary a change may be, resistance should be expected. While preventing resistance completely is unrealistic, the ability to manage resistance has emerged as an essential skill for leaders and change agents. By the end of this presentation participants will understand:
• Why organizational change fails
• How to distinguish symptoms from causes of resistance
• How to assess resistance
• Eight “common causes” of resistance
• How to overcome resistance
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Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar: Information provided upon RSVP
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