Essential Change Toolkit
Barriers to change exist across systems and processes as well as culturally through mindsets, behaviors, and actions. Learn how to identify barriers to change – both the immediate and the persistent – and what you can do to remove those barriers so that you and others are empowered to act more effectively.
About This Course
When barriers get in the way of our change, it can often take us off guard and derail our progress. How many times have we looked back on a change effort and reflected, “If only I had seen that coming…?”
In this course, you will explore the most common barriers to change and the factors that influence them so you can more readily anticipate what might slow you down. You’ll then learn how to overcome those obstacles and inspire more action from more people to support your change.
Essential Change Toolkit was designed by the most seasoned Kotter experts. As part of the experience, you will uncover where you might encounter resistance, and then practice various tactics to address the obstacles created by people, systems, and processes.
This course includes an extensive collection of tools and resources that will help you remove barriers to change – today and in the future.
Course Outline | Essential Change Toolkit is based on four core content modules:
- Module 1. Recognize, Identify, and Understand Barriers to Change
- Modules 2–4. Enable Action by Removing Barriers | Tools Workshop
Every change is met with inevitable roadblocks. The good news is that many of these obstacles are predictable, and all can be overcome. In this module, you will learn how to get ahead of the most common barriers to change, including influential team members who discourage action; critical gaps in skills or confidence; and structures and systems that prevent progress.
It’s one thing to be able to recognize barriers to change, but identifying the problem does not solve it. In these modules, you will practice using specific tools that will help you to build support for your change and enable action, including:
- Stakeholder mapping
- Stakeholder engagement planning
- Change impact analysis
- Communications planning