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Change is a constant but challenging event that occurs throughout our personal and professional lives. If we could only get change to "stand still" long enough to analyze it, we might be able to impact its direction as well as prepare ourselves and the organization to minimize the threat change can produce.

Only through a systematic thought process can we then identify the corresponding opportunities that change also presents. This program provides you with the concepts, skills, and techniques needed to address the complex issues brought about by change. You will gain valuable techniques for addressing the normal resistance to change felt by those you lead and how to preserve the positive momentum needed to implement change.

Why you should Attend

We are right now experiencing significant change. If you don't have the tools and strategies to manage them, productivity will suffer and it will be difficult to sustain momentum as an organization or even as a project team.

Because change is unsettling there will always be resistance. Anyone who is in a position of leadership must be able to help their people work through the resistance to get effective implementation of organizational initiatives.

As an individual, the stress of change can take its toll on every aspect of your professional and personal life if you don't understand how change works and how to make the best of trying circumstances.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Analyze and diagnose the phases of the life cycle of change
  • Identify the types of change in order to understand its impact
  • Understand the impact of change on all levels of the organization
  • Understand the impact of change on equilibrium and resistance
  • Develop strategies to successfully implement desired changes

Who Will Benefit

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Anyone in a Leadership Role

Speaker Profile

LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.

His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.

LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.

Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.

LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.