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In partnership with Organizational and Human Development (OHD) the Office of the Associate Provost, Human Resources is offering virtual Change Management focused workshops hosted in Microsoft Teams. Workshops are open to University of Waterloo employees or offered as custom sessions to your group.  

To see our upcoming offerings and register for a workshop please log into Portal. Upon completion of the workshop, the employee learning record will be updated in Workday. 

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Workshop Offerings

Strategies for Successfully Navigating Change (formerly: Successfully Navigating Change)

Duration: 150 min online workshop and facilitated discussion

Target audience: Employees in non supervisory roles

Description: Change is constant and happens all the time. Every day we change in small ways – our morning routine, our route to work, our daily activities. We adapt quickly to these small changes, seamlessly adjusting our ways. It’s the big changes however that can cause an emotional reaction and discomfort. Understanding and addressing why we react to change, the impact the change has on us and whether we are motivated to embrace a change, is important and can directly influence outcomes. This course will provide learners with an overview of how and why individuals react to change. Through interactive exercises participants will discover the value in considering the people side of change. In addition, individuals will have an opportunity to learn new strategies they can apply to real change situations. 

Successfully Leading and Managing Change (formerly: Successfully Managing Change)

Duration: 150 min online workshop and facilitated discussion

Target audience: Leaders and those in people management

Description: In this interactive workshop, we’ll discover the value in considering the people side of change, covering how and why individuals react to change. Participants will focus on the critical role the manager plays in supporting team members through change and, by way of application of the  change management steps, we’ll learn new strategies to apply to real change situations.

Thank you quotes from our attendees

The workshop provided us with tools that can be applied to almost any situation.

Helpful, insightful, upbeat workshop experience supported by great resources. We all learned something about ourselves and our teams!

A very thorough, engaging and applicable workshop on Managing Change. It included discussion, activities and UW specific examples of recent change.

On-line delivery combined several interactive tools to give an almost in-person experience.

Completing the workshop Successfully Navigating Change helped me to not to be afraid of change. Having good communication, resources and a positive attitude will help towards a smooth transition in personal and corporate change.

This workshop was enlightening and informative, yet so much fun! The presenters did an excellent job of engaging with attendees virtually and truly made this an outstanding learning opportunity.

This workshop is a must for anyone who is experiencing change in their personal or professional lives.