Learn to be a champion of change

Last spring, university human resources (UHR) identified managing change as one of the top five issues facing Iowa State supervisors. Since then, the UHR staff has developed a new training series to help all ISU employees -- supervisor or not -- better deal with workplace changes.

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University human resources will offer another new series, "Energize Your Leadership Process," beginning January 2016. Look for more information about this series in an upcoming Inside.

"Championing Change at ISU" is a series of six, two-hour workshops open to all Iowa State employees who wish to explore, understand and better manage workplace changes. Participants will:

  • Explore the process of change
  • Examine how change impacts individuals
  • Identify how to build a climate for change
  • Learn how to use changes in technology to prepare for the future
  • Understand the importance of having the energy needed for change
  • Learn how to thrive in times of change
  • Explore how to influence others for change

"We want people to not think of change as something to be feared," said Don Broshar, human resources specialist. "Change is a natural, normal process of living. This series provides strategies to cope with changes, especially those that you don't choose."

The first class is Oct. 7 (9-11 a.m., Memorial Union Gallery) with monthly sessions through March at the same time and location. Registration is open through the end of September via AccessPlus (Employee > UHR Training > Courses). Cost is $150 for the series. 

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