Change: the hard – and soft – side

We all know that change is inevitable with the rapidly changing demands that are placed on organisations in the current day. Most organisations focus on developing the tangible skills associated with change management in the areas of portfolio, programme and project management combined with stakeholder management. At Ostara, we go one step further by integrating these elements with the most important side of change: the ‘soft’ techniques. Our ‘soft’ techniques take elements from the worlds of NLP, psychology, advanced communication and wellness. We integrate these all into a whole-change methodology. We develop change capabilities so that organisations, teams and individuals can effectively deal with change before, during and after it occurs.

WHY will this training benefit you?

Are you delivering change in your organisation to deal with the rapidly changing demands? Are you having to deliver more with less? Do you want to create a compelling vision for change that pulls the organisation forward? Are you experiencing resistance to change from various levels of your organisation? Would you like to enable individuals and teams in your organisation to deal with and embrace change? Do you want to increase staff engagement in change? Do you find that cultural and personal barriers mean people go back to old ways of working after implementation? Do you want to maximise the return-on-investment from your change initiatives? If the answer is “Yes” to any of these, the Ostara Change Management training programme is for you and/or your team.

 WHAT scarce skills will you gain?

The Ostara Change Management training offers a rare opportunity to meld the standard change management tools with advanced techniques from the worlds of NLP, psychology, advanced communication and wellness. This will enhance your ability to understand why people react the way they do, how you can increase engagement at all levels, how to ensure the wellness and welfare needs of your staff are met and how advanced communication techniques can be used to articulate a powerful vision for change. The benefits are many:

  • Create a compelling vision for change
  • Use advanced communication techniques to describe the change using sensory language
  • Assess the organisation’s capability and capacity for change
  • Setting clear goals and outcomes
  • Develop an effective stakeholder strategy
  • Develop a deeper understanding of why people react differently to change and how to identify this
  • Learn how advanced communication and the language of influence can speed up organisational change
  • Eliminate  personal and organisational limiting beliefs and decisions and replace them with empowering ones so you can make change happen
  • Deliver powerful and effective communications every time
  • Improved resilience to deal with change
  • Accessing positive emotional states in a split-second to improve decision-making
  • Taking audacious and bold decisions
  • Forming successful and powerful partnerships, networks and teams
  • Engage people in the change process
  • Equip people with the appropriate knowledge skills and attitudes for change
  • Communicating change
  • Managing change projects and measuring change progress
  • Facilitating groups working on change initiatives
  • Sustaining and embedding change in the organisation
  • Change Leadership
  • Conflict management skills
  • Negotiating and influencing skills

Overall you will:

  • Improve the ability to deliver change by managing reactions to and identifying the impacts that initiatives can have and learn to address them.
  • Learn how people react to change and then use this knowledge to lead them successfully through business transformation.
  • Learn about change theories and how to apply the appropriate theory for an organisation’s specific needs. This will enhance the way colleagues and organisations deal with and embrace change.
  • Know how to take people through the various phases of transition and lead change more effectively with less resistance and more support.
  • Help you understand how to react to change so you are equipped to lead more effectively and sympathetically.
  • Complement established, process driven methods (like portfolio, project and programme management) to develop a holistic picture of change.
  • Attain a unique, tailored change management process based on the specific needs of the organisation.
  • Reduce the risk of failure or delay during periods of organisational transformation by maintaining productivity and reducing costs.
  • Gain support from staff and instil confidence in the change management programme so employees are comfortable and prepared to move forward to the next stage.

Ostara’s Change Management programme is aimed at all individuals involved in organisational change, including those setting the strategic direction, those delivering change and those affected by change.

 HOW can you access this valuable training?

By investing in the Ostara Change Management programme you can access critical tools and learn techniques to make change happen. We will discuss your unique and specific needs, with you, to deliver a training programme that will meld a number of cutting-edge techniques and tools with change management.

 WHAT IF you have any questions?

Simply contact us so we can discuss your exact change management training needs.

Make change happen for you now.

"For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent."

Tony Robbins

"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince (1532)