Overview

Developed by William Bridges Associates, Individual Transition in Organizations assists individual employees whose roles, careers, and lives are being impacted by change. This program will teach participants how to handle the transitions caused by change with less disruption and distress in their lives and work, manage endings successfully, deal more effectively with constant change and re-think their work lives to make them less vulnerable to workplace changes.

Benefits and Outcomes

  • Describe the critical difference between change and transition
  • Manage endings more successfully
  • Capitalize on the creativity of the Neutral Zone
  • Cope more effectively with the impact of constant change
  • Develop an action plan for managing a current transition 

Program Curriculum

Unit 1: Change and Transition

  • Defining the Difference Between Change and Transition
  • Activity: Changes in Today’s Organizations
  • Activity: Changes in Your World
  • Defining the Difference Between Change and Transition

Unit 2: The Transition Process

  • The Three Phases of Transition
  • Resistance During Times of Change
  • Activity: Locating Yourself in Transition

Unit 3: Managing One Change: Ending

  • Ending: Letting Go
  • Checklist: Strategies for Managing Endings

Unit 4: Managing One Change: Neutral Zone

  • Activity: Strategies to Rebuild in the Neutral Zone
  • Checklist: Strategies for the Neutral Zone

Unit 5: Managing One Change: New Beginning

  • Strategies for a New Beginning
  • Action Plan for a New Beginning

Unit 6: Managing Multiple Changes

  • Managing Multiple Changes: Building Resilience

Unit 7: Summary and Action Plan

  • Seven Principles of Transition
  • Steps for Moving Forward