Being Prepared for Change

When the organization you work for changes, and demands that you change along with it, wariness and uncertainty are natural. Change signals the end of the tried, trusted, and familiar. But change is also a new beginning--a springboard into a new and potentially exciting personal future. "Being Prepared for Change" focuses on the mental attitudes and behaviors you need to develop in order to take advantage of the opportunities for personal growth that can accompany organizational change. You gain insights into how to learn, and when to learn. You acquire the skills and strategies you need to manage your own change effectively. The course also shows you how to focus on the future in ways that will encourage successful personal outcomes from the change process.

Target Audience
Individuals who have to adapt to the demands of organizational change

Expected Duration
3.5 hours

Lesson Objectives:

Learning to Change

  • identify the benefits of knowing, at a time of organizational change, the most effective ways to learn.
  • identify examples of the four different learning styles.
  • distinguish between examples of formal and nonformal learning opportunities.
  • recognize examples of the elements of the active learning strategy.
  • use an active learning strategy, in a given scenario.
  • Managing Your Own Change

  • identify the benefits of being equipped with the skills to manage change.
  • match the elements of working effectively with change to examples of the behaviors associated with them.
  • demonstrate the qualities necessary to work effectively with change in a specific situation.
  • identify examples of the parts of the strategy required to review your situation at a time of change.
  • match the action types required to demonstrate self-motivation to examples.
  • take the actions required to demonstrate self-motivation, in a given context.
  • Focus on the Future

  • identify the benefits of having skills and strategies that focus on the future at a time of organizational change.
  • define the four most important transferable skills.
  • distinguish between examples of the four most important transferable skills.
  • identify examples of elements that form an effective planning strategy for change.
  • apply a strategy to plan effectively for change, in a given situation.
  • recognize examples of the essential elements of a reframing strategy.
  • apply a reframing strategy at a time of organizational change.
  • Course Number: PD0192