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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

Location:
3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd
Onalaska, WI  United States  54650

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

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


ROOM BLOCK
Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Room Block Name:  WECA Educational Program
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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

Key topics:

  • Recognizing typical causes and types of change
  • Supervisors’ responsibility in implementing change
  • Techniques for managing team member reactions to change
  • Planning process for implementing a change
  • Future change agents impacting co-ops
  • The “4 Ps” of change communications
  • Modeling expected attitudes and behaviors


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