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Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence

Igniting a Change Readiness Mindset: Focused Framework for Small and Medium Change Initiatives

Event Details

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
1-2 p.m.
Online, connection information will be sent in advance

Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence features interactive workshops that focus on the tools and resources faculty and staff need to promote and sustain organizational excellence at UW–Madison.

In these hour-long sessions, experts share ideas, methods, and approaches to help participants build skills to support continuous improvement and increase organizational effectiveness. Participants leave with stronger cross-campus networks, new strategies on how to improve their work, and the inspiration to implement their ideas.

The series is a mix of virtual and in-person workshops. You can register for the entire series or select individual sessions.

Igniting a Change Readiness Mindset: Focused Framework for Small and Medium Change Initiatives
Presented by Kelly Gauthier, transformation readiness lead, Administration Innovation & Planning

Content level: introductory

Change management focuses on leading a team or organization through a change initiative from its current state to a desired future state, but even the best-laid plans struggle to address bigger questions like, “Are we even prepared to make this change,” “What does readiness look like for this initiative,” and “Who decides when we are ready (enough).” This session will take a closer look at some essential components of change readiness, including:

1. Engagement and communication.
2. Cross-functional collaboration and training.
3. Visible, engaged, and adaptive leadership.

Pulling lessons from Brene Brown, the High Conflict Institute, and Kotter International, the session will provide you with key questions and tools to ignite your team’s change readiness mindset for your next change initiative.