Team & Influence Change Management Skills


Many Business Transformation initiatives never deliver the benefits — financial and otherwise — that management initially envisioned and counted on. A big contributing factor: the difficulty organizations have in changing behaviors. This difficulty is seldom due to problems in applying tools. Instead, the biggest challenges are in the “people" areas. Workstream Leaders encounter resistance and lack of cooperation as they try to get resources, establish and maintain project team participation, obtain data, gain process owner commitment to improvements, etc.

It is in this area of influencing people to get work done that the Workstream Leaders feel they lack the necessary skills and knowledge.

Give your Workstream Leaders the help needed!

Rath & Strong's Team & Influence Change Management Skills is designed to close this skill and knowledge gap. Targeted specifically to Workstream Leaders, this workshop uses examples, skills practices, and role-plays that are typical of the situations Workstream Leaders encounter in Transformation. It addresses issues Workstream Leaders face in working with both their team members and their broader group of stakeholders. The 5 Day workshop combines lecture and experiential learning, including the videotaping (and analysis) of "team meetings." Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and examples in class, and to solicit input on dealing with their specific stakeholders.

Topics Covered:
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team Effectiveness (roles, goals, procedures)
  • Behaviors
  • Dealing with Difficult Behavior
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Understanding Stakeholder Behavior
  • Mindsets
  • Influence Strategies
  • Stakeholder management (identification, analysis, planning)
Participants leave with insight into their own and others' behavior, a new set of skills and an influence plan for one of the key stakeholders. Follow-up coaching is available to help guide participants in practicing new skills.

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