IMI - International Company for Human Resources & Management Development

Effective Change Management

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.

The more organizations change, the more the executive management must concern itself with its stakeholder relationships, and the design and management of its processes so that organizations, people and technologies continue to have a common business purpose.

During any major change initiatives, change management is crucial to the success of the new program. Executive staff must be able to recognize the needs of their employees. It must also be able to develop appropriate strategies and modify them as the process of change unfolds. Ultimately, the success of the organization will depend on the ability of its employees to positively react to change.

This program provides new knowledge and related skills to empower and equip managers to react positively to change and to help their employees meet the challenges and opportunities of their ever-changing environment

Benefits & Added Value

  • By attending this program participants will:

    Recognize the important role that people play in making major workplace transformations successful.

    Effectively communicate organizational changes to employees.

    Apply their knowledge to effectively manage change in people’s behavior.

    Identify and use strategies to overcome employee resistance to change.

    Identify the emotional and psychological aspects of change and transition.

    Help employees to help themselves during the phases of transition.

    Learn what is required of a leader during organizational change.

    Discuss the fundamental challenges in getting people to change.

    Use techniques for change to be sustained.

    Deal with change assertively, not aggressively.

  • Who Should Attend?

    Managers, HR practitioners and anyone who is responsible for implementing, guiding and managing change.

Program Content

  • Introduction to Change Management

    The Dimensions of Change.

    Examining the Different Types of and Approaches to Change

    Developing a Case for Change.

    Types of Change.

    Two Different Approaches to Change.

    Stakeholders: impact, influence, concerns and potential resistance to change.

    Are you Change-Ready?

    Preparing for Organizational Change.

    Assessing the readiness for change.

    Respected and Effective Leaders.

    Motivation to Change.

    A Non-hierarchical Organization.

    Becoming Change-Ready.

    Seven Steps to Change

    A Systematic Approach.

    The Seven Steps.

    Roles for Leaders, Managers, and HR.

    Developing a change management plan.


    Putting Your Plan in Motion.

    Enlist the Support and Involvement of Key People.

    Craft the Plan with Consistent Behaviors and Messages.

    Develop Enabling Structures.

    Celebrate Milestones.

    Communicate Relentlessly.

    Using Consultants.

    Obstacles to Overcome

    Why Does Change Fail?

    Managing the challenges that arise in initiating and sustaining change.

    Mistakes to Avoid.