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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Change is Hard: Guiding Your Team Through Complex Times (SMDP)

Start Date: 10/14/2020 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/14/2020 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd
Onalaska, WI  United States  54650

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

In order to socially distance properly, we will allow NO MORE than 24 attendees for this program.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Room Block Name:  WECA Educational Program
Room Cut-Off: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Rate:$99+tax/night (1 king) and $109+tax/night (2 queens)

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Change is Hard: Guiding Your Team Through Complex Times (#714.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

With waves of technical, social, economic, and regulatory changes, electric cooperatives now find themselves operating in what the U.S. military calls a VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). In this environment, supervisors must adapt to—and lead—continuous change at their co-ops. The types of changes differ, yet the change process itself is predictable, and so are the ways people respond to change. Supervisors who understand the most effective techniques, and develop solid plans, for navigating their teams through complexity, chaos, and confusion are better equipped to thrive in a VUCA world.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the supervisor’s roles and responsibilities related to changes at co-ops.
  • Learn the typical causes of change, types of change, and tools to effectively manage change.
  • Describe the reactions most people have to change and use techniques for managing these reactions.
  • Model the attitudes and behaviors needed for a successful change initiative.
  • Address barriers to change.
  • Effectively use the “4 Ps” of change communications:
    • Purpose: why we have to do this
    • Picture: what it will look and feel like when we reach our goal
    • Plan: step-by-step, how we will get there
    • Part: what you can (and need to) do to help us move forward

IMPORTANT: If you have or think you might have Covid-19, or you are experiencing or have experienced symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days prior to the workshop date, please contact WECA to cancel your registration.  Persons who cancel their registration due to COVID-19 illness or potential illness will receive full credit for attending a future event.
Potential Symptoms of COVID-19 Illness:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting

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