Change is hard. Many organizations do not excel when under change. And yet, adapting quickly to changing conditions is a key competitive advantage for organizations today. Think back to the last change your organization made. Chances are it was more time-consuming and costly than initially anticipated and led to costly resistance in the organization. Why is it that change in organizations takes so long to materialize? What if there was a way to pull on a few key levers to speed the change along? Inspired by the "catalyze" question from the Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach application, Join Brock Argue and Lukas Klose and learn what it means to be a change catalyst and how to identify and select leverage points that will help speed the successful adoption of change in your organization.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  1. Case Study - Organizational Change (10 minutes)
  2. Introductions - Topic and Speakers (2 minutes)
  3. Online Poll - What intervention would you choose based on what you know about the opening case study? (2 minutes)
  4. Video - System Leverage Points (4 minutes)
  5. What are leverage points? (3 minutes)
  6. Recognizing leverage points in organizations (5 minutes)
  7. Choosing the leverage point that is most likely to cause or speed up the impact you believe the organization needs (5 minutes)
  8. Breakout groups - Leverage points and interventions in your context (15 minutes)
  9. Breakout group debrief (6 minutes)
  10. Reflections and takeaways (6 minutes)
  11. Closing (2 minutes)

Learning Outcome

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what it means to be a change catalyst
  • Recognize leverage points that can be used to speed the adoption of change in organizations
  • Choose leverage points to maximize the required impact needed by the organization at that point in time

Target Audience

Change agents of any kind (internal/external, formal/informal) who are leaders in guiding change in their organizations.

Prerequisites for Attendees




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