Resources

The workshops listed below will be available to Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College employees over the next several months. The workshops are at no cost and will be offered at multiple locations. You may participate in workshops at any location where the workshop is offered. This is a good opportunity for you to get to know some of the other locations. There may be a GSU/GPC location close to your residence!

You may view the workshop schedule and access registration links for courses by going to the GSU Human Resources website or the GPC Human Resources website at the links below. Employees from both institutions are welcome to participate in workshops held at any location. Please register at least 3 days before the date the workshop you wish to attend will take place.

Georgia State University:
http://hr.gsu.edu/calendar/

Georgia Perimeter College
http://www.gpc.edu/humanresources/content/managing-change


Course Descriptions

Leading Change
This 2- hour workshop focuses on how to lead your organization through change in a five-phase model that includes assessing the need for change, deciding who to involve, designing the change, announcing it, and implementing it in a way that sticks.

Leading Change and Transition
This workshop is based on the book Leading with Authenticity During Change and Transition by Kerry Bunker and Michael Wakefield. Managing Change requires leaders to simultaneously focus on managing the business and providing effective leadership to the people. More often, than not, it is the focus on the people side that loses out. This workshop offers a framework for understanding the issues and competencies that contribute to effective leadership during times of change.

Leading During Change and Transition
This workshop is for managers and supervisors. It is based on William Bridges change model and focuses on the human side of change. Participants will explore the differences between change, which happens externally and transition which happens internally and is different for each individual. They will also explore the change and transition continuum which includes Endings, the Neutral Zone and Beginnings. Participants will be provided with techniques for managing employee (s) where the employee (s) are in the change and transition continuum.

Identify and Re-Engage the Disengaged
The employee base of most organizations consists of 35% to 50% disengaged employees. Although the responsibility of engagement rests on the shoulders of many stakeholders, managers play a leading role. Managers need to recognize the symptoms of disengagement and take action to reengage.
This 2–hour course will help supervisors/managers:

  • Understand why focusing on the individual engagement of employees is so important.
  • Understand the causes of employee disengagement, as well as their role as a manager in addressing it.
  • Walk through how to identify those employees who are disengaged or are at risk of being so.
  • Aid managers in taking action to work with each disengaged employee to reengage or cut their losses.

Thriving During Change and Transition
This workshop is for all employees. It is based on William Bridges change model and focuses on the human side of change. Participants will explore the differences between change, which happens externally and transition which happens internally and is different for each individual. They will also explore the change and transition continuum which includes Endings, the Neutral Zone and Beginnings. Participants will identify where they are on the change and transition continuum as well as ways to thrive in each stage.

Who Moved My Cheese
This 1- hour workshop is based on an animated story about 4 characters who live in a maze look for cheese to nourish and make them happy. “Cheese” is a metaphor for what you want in life and the “Maze” is where you look for it. In the story the characters are faced with an unexpected change. One of then, eventually deals with change successfully and writes his learning on the wall of the “Maze”.

Managing Stress
This 1-hour workshop will help an individual identify their level of stress. It also focuses on some basic approaches an individual may take to manage stress.

Lynda.com Courses

Embracing Change-Lynda.com
In this short course, author and business coach Todd Dewett explains how you can harness the power of change and benefit those around you by avoiding quick reactions, adopting a positive attitude, and developing a 30-day plan to integrate change.

Leading Change-Lynda.com
Help your organization embrace change and make sure new initiatives are successful. In this course, Britt Andreatta, PhD, shows you how to lead your organization through change in a five-phase model that includes assessing the need for change, deciding who to involve, designing the change, announcing it, and implementing it in a way that sticks.

Along the way, the course covers techniques that will increase the likelihood of your change succeeding, such as anticipating resistance, creating a compelling vision, and using emotional intelligence to build staff consensus.

Managing Stress-Lynda.com
A little stress can be motivational; a lot of stress can damage your health and your relationships. The good news is that with the right management techniques, you can reduce the amount of stress in your life. In this short course, author and retired MBA professor Dr. Todd Dewett shares his tips for managing stress, including identifying your triggers, managing responses, and making positive personal choices.


Skillsoft Courses

GSU employees may access these courses at http://technology.gsu.edu/technology-services/it-services/training-and-learning-resources/skillsoft/

Managing Change Understanding Change
1 hour module with several skills briefs

'To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.' This is a quote by Henri Bergson, a nineteenth century French philosopher. Since the nineteenth century, the pace of change in all aspects of our lives has become faster and faster and responding to change well is a necessity in today's competitive business environment. Leaders and managers, regardless of industry or organization, require a clear understanding of how important organizational change is in order to propel their organizations forward.
This course outlines what is meant by change, as well as the importance and benefits of implementing change within an organization. It also details the three different types of organizational change: strategic adjustments, strategic reorientation, and transformational change. Finally, this course covers different practical approaches for managing organizational change, taking into account factors such as the time allotted for the change, the expected degree of change, and the potential resistance to change within the organization. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Target Audience:
Any manager or leader who has an interest in or will manage or lead organizational change

Expected Duration: 1 hour

GSU employees may login to Skillport at:
http://gsu.skillport.com/skillportfe/assetSummaryPage.action?assetid=mgmt_13_a01_bs_enus&fromShare=yes
Login with your GSU username/password. Put the name of the course in the Search box

Understanding Organizational Change

Overview/Description:
Change can be disruptive. A change in your life, whether good or bad, can create a period of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety while you adjust. And change at work is no different. You may question what's going on and feel like you have no control over the situation. But eventually, ideally, you'll see that the change brings a positive result for your own job, and your organization. A clear understanding of what organizational change is, and what to expect when dealing with it, can shorten the period of adjustment so you can get back on track sooner.
This course provides a basic understanding of what is meant by organizational change and typical events that can trigger organizational change. It also outlines the three specific types of organizational change. Finally, the course details common reactions to organizational change, and the stages you can expect to go through when dealing with organizational change. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Target Audience
Individuals who wish to develop or refine their skills for dealing with organizational change

Expected Duration: 1 hour

GSU employees may login to Skillport at:
http://gsu.skillport.com/skillportfe/assetSummaryPage.action?assetid=mgmt_13_a01_bs_enus&fromShare=yes
Login with your GSU username/password. Put the name of the course in the Search box


Skillsoft Books 24X7

Books 24X7 has a myriad of books on managing change that you may download to your computer to read.

GSU employees may login to Skillport at:
http://gsu.skillport.com/skillportfe/assetSummaryPage.action?assetid=mgmt_13_a01_bs_enus&fromShare=yes
Login with your GSU username/password. Put the name of the course in the Search box


Other Online Resources

Change Leadership - www.discoverylearning.com
This information is on Discovery Learning’s website. Blog posts contain insights on change management pitfalls and preparing for change management leadership.

Who Moved My Cheese video-YouTube
This is an animated story about 4 characters who live in a maze look for cheese to nourish and make them happy. “Cheese” is a metaphor for what you want in life and the “Maze” is where you look for it. In the story the characters are faced with an unexpected change. One of then, eventually deals with change successfully and writes his learning on the wall of the “Maze”.

This video may be viewed at http://www.youtube.com.