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Organizational Change Management

Program Description: 


A project you’re working on is going to require that people change the way they do their work, or whom they work with, or what they care about, or how their performance is measured, or…..  You get the picture!  Organizations reach their goals through projects; projects require that people change.  BUT – as a wise man once said “The only person who really likes change is a ‘wet baby’; and, even they usually kick and scream throughout the change process!”

This interactive workshop discusses:

  • Key concepts associated with organizational change management.
  • Organizational readiness and how to assess it.
  • Tools and a practical, rapid methodology for transforming an organization at 3 levels: Individual, Team, and Organization.
  • Critical success factors in the change process.
  • How to effectively address resistance.


In-person class room: 2 full days


During this workshop you will learn:

  • Key concepts associated with organizational change management.
  • How to develop a measure of success.
  • How to establish an effective governance structure along with decision rights.
  • Practical tools to assess the organization’s readiness for change including a stakeholder analysis, impact analysis, and force field analysis.
  • Strategies and practical tools for transforming the organization at three levels: Individual, Team, and Organization.
  • How to effectively address resistance.
  • How to establish an effective change network.
  • How to customize both formal and informal communications for all stakeholders.
  • How organizational design can hinder or facilitate organizational change.
  • The importance of aligned reward and recognition systems.
  • How to meaningfully involve employees in the process.
  • How to identify and leverage thought leaders.
  • The difference between education and training and the role each plays in the change process.
  • How to develop an internal marketing campaign.
  • How to measure the success of an organizational change plan.


This course is intended for people responsible for project success, including sponsors, project managers, functional managers, leadership, and team members.


Experience with projects


This facilitated workshop will include considerable discussion as well as group and team exercises throughout the day. There will be some videos and role plays that can be used to re-enforce the learning. Participants will need to be prepared for a high level of participation; 



  • What is OCM and Why is it Important?
  • Why Strategic Projects Fail
  • Organizational Change Thinkers

Key Concepts

  • Top 9 Mistakes in Managing Change
  • 15 Guiding Principles
  • Key Concepts for the Three facets of Change:
    • Individual
    • Team
    • Organization
  • Organizational Change Model

Measure of Success/Governance (start using a case study to apply principles)

  • Measure of Success
  • Designing an Effective Governance Structure
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Fatal Flaws

Organizational Readiness

  • Impact Analysis
  • Stakeholder Analysis/Sabotage
  • Site/Function Survey
  • Force Field Analysis

Change Network

  • Root Causes of Resistance
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Change Network Overview
  • Dedicated Change Teams

OCM Plan Deliverables

  • High Level Summary
  • Detailed Plans
    • Formal Communications Plan
    • Informal Communications Plan
    • Internal Marketing Campaign
    • Organizational Design/Structure
    • Metrics/KPIs
    • New Policies/Processes/Procedures
    • Site/Function-specific Plans

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