Three-Part Series

Theme: Supervisory Skill Development


  • Supervisory Skills
  • Personal Leadership
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusiveness

This 3-session series is designed to support participants in planning and implementing a real-life change. The sessions build on each other and it is expected that participants will attend all three of the sessions in the series. Participants are strongly encouraged to come to the first session with a change project in mind. The sessions build on each other with one month between each session for applicants to apply the concepts presented to their own change project. Participants are also encouraged to attend as a team so that they can collaborate and support each other as they work together on their real-life change project.

Session 1: Making Change Stick

Thursday, August 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Change is becoming a way of life yet it is estimated that up to 2/3 of all changes fail to fully deliver on desired results.  This is because most change plans fall short by only addressing the technical aspects of the change.  Making sticky change requires a solid plan that goes beyond the technical aspects of the change and includes strategies that support acceptance of the plan – the cultural aspects of the change. 

After this session you will be able to:

  • use a tool to identify both the technical and cultural aspects of your change.
  • evaluate where your changes are most at risk and identify actions to proactively ensure success.
  • involve others in the change planning process.

Session 2: Planning and Implementing Change

Thursday, September 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • This session explores six core requirements related to effectively planning and implementing change. Understanding these requirements allows you to take targeted action to minimize resistance and increase the overall effectiveness of your change.
  • After this session you will be able to:
  • assess your change implementation plans and identify specific action steps that will increase the effectiveness of your change
  • use a tool to identify actions that will strengthen your implementation plan.
  • increase the momentum of your change by identifying strategies to engage both assistors and resistors.

Session 3: Managing Personal Transitions

Thursday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Most changes require asking people to do things differently – in other words, to make a personal transition.  Research has shown that the individual transition process is comprised of three predictable phases.  Each of these phases is characterized by specific needs, emotions and dynamics.  Leaders can leverage this knowledge to implement change more smoothly and quickly.

After this session you will be able to:

  • identify the characteristics of each phase in the transition process.
  • take effective action to address the needs of individuals in each phase.
  • conduct one-on-one conversations about the concerns of individuals in each phase.

Presenter      Fredricka Joyner, Leadership, Organization and Culture Consultant

Date Time Location

Session 1 - Thursday, August 18

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CHI Seminar Room, Frost 211

Session 2 - Thursday, September 22

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM O'Connor Commons (Charles Pratt Dormitory)

Session 3 - Thursday, October 20

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM O'Connor Commons (Charles Pratt Dormitory)

Participation is required at all three sessions. Registration is closed.