Planning for Transition Sample Agenda
- Explore the three stages people go through when there are changes, including how to anticipate these changes and lead people through them.
- Provide the team with concrete tools on how to best manage transition for themselves and their teams.
- Develop and commit to action plans for moving forward with transitions.
- Pre-work: Assigned reading of chapters from William Bridges Managing Transitions as a foundation to explore how to lead and manage transitions.
Day 1 Morning Outline
- Individual sharing of hopes and concerns in relation to change issues.
- Discussion based on Bridges Managing Transitions of the difference between transition and change, and facilitating accountability.
- Review of Bridges concept of transition readiness to identify top three areas to address.
- Pre-selected participants report on the chapter in Managing Transitions covering endings.
- Participants define who is losing what and whats ending, whats not ending and how to communicate these clearly.
- Brainstorm how to compensate for losses and how to mark the ending.
Day 1 Afternoon Outline
- Pre-selected participants report on the chapter in Managing Change covering the "Neutral Zone."
- Discuss ways to normalize and redefine the neutral zone.
- Discuss how to better increase connection and show concern
- Large group completes worksheet on possible problem areas and temporary solutions.
- If it is determined that a transition monitoring team is needed, large group discusses action steps
- Discuss how to communicate Purpose, Picture, Plan and the Part
- Interactive team challenge designed to help the team integrate the change management concepts.
- Large group reviews actual communications sent out to date and refines the message.
- Evening sharing of personal transition stories.
Day 2 Morning Outline
- Large group discusses the criteria for a successful change/transition.
- Recording of best practices gleaned from personal transition stories.
- Action planning of next steps to manage each phase of the transition.
- Develop consistent "One Minute Speech" on why the change is necessary.
- Individuals pledge their commitment to the change/transition and define their leadership role.
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