Organizational Change

Change is constant in many of our lives. All around us, technologies, processes, people, ideas, and methods often change, affecting the way we perform daily tasks and live our lives. Elevate’s Organizational Change seminar will give any leader tools to implement changes more smoothly and to have those changes better accepted. Participants will gain an understanding of how change is implemented and some tools for managing their reactions to change.

Module 1: Understanding the Process of Change

      • 3 Stages of Personal Change
      • Change is ICE
      • Pace of Change
      • Reactions of Change
      • The Pyramid Response to Change
      • The Four Room Apartment Strategy

Module 2: Control and Resistance

      • Controlling Change
      • Resistance to Change
      • Key Factors in Successful Change
      • Emotional Roller Coaster of Change

Module 3: Strategies for Dealing with Change

      • Acknowledge
      • Deal
      • Identify
      • Understand
      • Manage
      • 7 Steps to Ironing things out
      • Conflict/Opportunity
      • Limiting Beliefs
      • Master thoughts & Emotions with A-B-C-D-E Method

Module 4: Kotter’s Eight Step Change Model

    • Doctrine 1: Creating a Climate for Change
        • Establishing a Sense of Urgency
        • Creating a Guiding Coalition
        • Developing a Strategic Vision
    • Doctrine 2: Engaging and Enabling the Whole Organization
        • Communication the Change Vision
        • Removing Barriers and Empowering Employees for Success
        • Generating Short-term wins
    • Doctrine 3: Implementing and Sustaining Change
        • Consolidating gains and producing more change
        • Anchoring new approaches in the culture
  • Develop a change management plan, taking into consideration both the business and people dimensions of change.

  • Assign roles in a change process for clarifying responsibilities and achieving required outcomes.

  • Understand that adapting to change is not technical but attitudinal. Change is not an intellectual issue but one that strikes at who you are.

  • Recognize that before we can embrace the way things will be, we must go through a process of grieving, and of letting go of the “way things used to be.”

  • Address obstacles to achieving required change outcomes by drawing on Kotter’s Eight Step Change Model

  • Identify strategies for helping change be accepted and implemented in the workplace.


  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided)
  • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants
  • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 

To customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email