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Change Happens - A Change Management Workshop (Kamloops)

Date: April 11, 2017
Location: Hotel Five540Forty

Presenter: John K. Whitehead, MA, ACC, CEC

Change is a constant in many of our lives. All around us, technologies, processes, people, ideas, and methods often change, affecting the way we perform daily tasks and live our lives. Having a smooth transition when change occurs is important in any situation and participants will gain relevant and valuable skills through this workshop.

The Change Management workshop will give any leader tools to implement changes more smoothly and to have those  changes better accepted. This workshop will also give all participants an understanding of how change is implemented and some tools for managing their reactions to change.

In this presentation, you will:

  • List the steps necessary for preparing a change strategy and building support for the change
  • Describe the WIFM – the individual motivators for change
  • Use needed components to develop a change management and communications plans, and to list implementation strategies
  • Employ strategies for gathering data, addressing concerns and issues, evaluating options and adapting a change direction
  • Utilize methods for leading change project status meetings, celebrating a successful change implementation, and sharing the results and benefits
  • Describe the four states of Appreciative Inquiry, its purposes, and sample uses in case studies
  • Use strategies for aligning people with a change, appealing to emotions and facts
  • Describe the importance of resiliency and flexibility in the context of change.

Who should attend:            
  • All HR and business professionals, all levels.
 Location: Hotel Five540Forty,
                  540 Victoria Street,
                  Kamloops, BC

Time: Registration: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm; Presentation: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm          

About the presenter:
John is an experienced leader, facilitator and coach with over 40 years of senior sales management experience. Over the years John has experienced various sales management experiences from retail to direct sales, selling both tangible and intangibles. John has held senior operational positions with national organizations achieving significant recognition for his results.

In 2010 John decided to return to school and in 2012 graduated from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC with an MA in Leadership. John describes himself as a continuous learner, motivated to learn more so that he can better help others achieve their goals. Since 2012 John has become a certified instructor in Tracom's SOCIAL STYLE® and Versatility process and a level one facilitator and LPI coach with The Leadership Challenge®. John is also an Associate Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching. In 2015 John completed the Certified Executive Coach program (CEC) at Royal Roads University and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). On top of all that John is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus where he teaches Leadership Studies.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate
(by March 31st)

Regular Rate
(by April 9th)







Student & Retired Member



CPD hours
4.0 • Professional Practice
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714
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