Free Webinar: Overcoming Barriers to Change

Sign up for a live one-hour webinar with Dana Henry, UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) Director of Organizational Developmental & Learning Solutions, and learn tools that will help you become a more effective leader of change. 

Image result for dana henry donahueWebinar Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 |  11:00AM - 12:00PM PST

Session Overview:

Leading organizational change requires many skills. Some of the more well-known skills are: Having a business case for change; Aligning Key Stakeholders; Communicating a compelling vision, and sustaining the change. However, one often overlooked skill set to successfully lead and implement change is to proactively overcome barriers to change. As a leader you must recognize that barriers to change can either be obstacles or objections. Obstacles to change are systemic organizational issues (policies, processes, etc.) that can prevent the change from being realized. Objections are personal issues that individuals raise about why they feel the change won’t work. Both types of barriers can halt change but require very different skills to overcome and sustain change. This session first introduces participants to a process to categorize barriers to change into these two groupings: Obstacles or Objections. Participants then learn how to apply two tools: The Prevention Checklist to overcome objections, and the Systemic Analyzer to remove obstacles.

Session Benefits:

  • Understand a proven process for implementing change
  • Proactively identify barriers to change
  • Learn an approach to overcoming personal objections to change
  • Define action steps to overcome systemic barriers to change

Don't miss your chance and sign up below.

For the past 30 years, Dana’s career has been focused on developing executive and professional development programs, both domestically as well as throughout the world. Since joining the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) as the Director of Organizational Developmental & Learning Solutions, Dana’s mission is to advance the development of organizational leaders and managers while also supporting competency-based learning.

Bringing this mission to life, one of Dana’s goals was to create a leadership-focused program for working professionals who want to acquire the knowledge and tools needed to be an effective leader. This goal is now becoming a reality as Dana is excited to launch the first 100% online Leadership Excellence Certificate Program at UMDI – building on all of the best practices she has learned over the past three decades.

This Free webinar highlights one of the Leadership Excellence program's core models – The Kotter Eight Phases of Leading Change.

The full Leadership Excellence Certificate program is a 8-week online webinar leadership program that provides 30-hours of hands-on learning. To learn more: Leadership Excellence Certificate Program.  An exclusive discount has been made available to all CA Conference for Women attendees, those who register and attend this webinar will be eligible for a 20% tuition discount on the Leadership Excellence Certificate Program.

Sign up below to register for this free live webinar taking place on March 11, 2021 at 11AM PST. Once you complete this registration form the webinar details will be provided to you shortly via email.