Change Leadership Keynotes

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The difference between Change Management and Change Leadership is “Leadership”.  These interactive keynotes will provide leaders with strategies and tools to positively engage others to change, regardless of their personality preference, generational background or experience.

Redefining Leadership: Changing the Way You Lead Change

According to a recent study, 66 percent of employees are disengaged. Companies struggle with motivating diverse employees to produce more, increase creativity and innovation. Retaining Millennials has also become an increasing challenge. In this session, you will explore 6 factors that all generations want from the workplace to be engaged and ways to change your leadership approach to inspire them.

In this keynote, Siobhan will introduce you to:

  • Discuss six factors that increase engagement of Millennials and all employees regardless of their generation
  • Determine the key distinction between change leadership and change management 
  • Identify three change strategies that leaders can incorporate into their leadership approach to improve employee engagement during change

Leading Change with Impact

Every organization experiences some form of change requiring varying degrees of organizational transformation in order to survive a rapidly shifting environment. Many leaders, project managers and employees struggle to keep up with the pressures to respond to demands of the changing economy. The process of change can bring stress to even the strongest organizations. This session is aimed to identify and address the typical questions and concerns that employees raise during times of uncertainty. In addition, this session will explore how to use appropriate change strategies and behaviors to address employee responses to change in order to improve overall project success. 

In this keynote, Siobhan will introduce you to:

  • Identify challenges to leading change initiatives and select Change tools to overcome them
  • Describe the framework of change leadership and your role in leading change
  • Manage resistance by assessing individual reactions to change, including your own, and selecting appropriate change strategies to successfully lead teams through change 

Leading Change to Build Trust

In order to build trust and lead well, you must be able to communicate well. How you lead others and the communication approach you choose, are vital to your success as a leader. Whether you are leading a team of individuals, coaching your staff, providing guidance and direction to a colleague, implementing a new change initiative, or simply talking to your peers – communication is important. Poor communication can lead to big problems, reduced confidence, mistakes, lowered productivity, conflict, misinterpretation of information, unclear orders, and overlooked changes.

Through this interactive keynote, Siobhan will introduce you to:

  • Identify and adapt your communication when encountering diverse style preferences
  • Determine your own communication style and how to recognize the impact that it has on others
  • Select strategies to strengthen your leadership communication skills, enhance team effectiveness, and to build trust by encouraging healthy conflict.

Compelling Change Communications: The Cornerstone to Gaining Commitment During Change

Effective leaders recognize and understand that resistance is greatest when change is unexpected or unexplained. As a result, they take a proactive approach by developing strategies and compelling communications to minimize resistance, as well as help individuals move through the change curve towards commitment. Communication strategies need to be well thought out and purposeful to create excitement and mobilize people to take action. In this engaging session, you will learn how to create a sense of urgency for the change, how to address individual concerns, and what people need communicated to them in order to gain their commitment to the change.

Through this interactive keynote, Siobhan will introduce you to:

  • Determine who the best person is, the frequency and appropriate mediums to communicate change
  • Identify who needs to be informed about the change and how to tailor the communication to the audience
  • Develop a powerful change communication script that addresses what stakeholders really want to know

Thinking Strategically to Lead Change and Innovation

In this interactive keynote, we will examine strategies that support innovation and new initiatives. By strategically selecting the right combination of strategies you will be able anticipate employee reactions, address the anxiety that staff feel when they are faced with a new initiative, manage resistance and appropriately respond to those reactions (even the nay-sayers) in a way that will increase innovation and success of your change initiatives.

Through this interactive keynote, Siobhan will introduce you to:

  • Define different types of thinking, such as strategic thinking, systems thinking, innovative thinking, critical thinking and pioneer thinking
  • Strategically identify best practice techniques and tools to lead teams through change and innovation
  • Recognize the signs of resistance (including your own) to new initiatives so that you can address, acknowledge and manage these concerns

Project Managers Must be Stopped: The Untold Truth About Change

As Project Professionals, we want to help the organization optimize performance through enhanced opportunities and initiatives. We believe our project ideas are future forward thinking and should be embraced by all. However, our innovative concepts are not always met with the same enthusiasm and excitement from others as we had hoped. Often times Project Professionals are faced with roadblocks that attempt to stop the change from happening. The truth is our current environments demand constant change resulting in individuals experiencing change overloaded and change fatigue. Many people do not understand why they must change and therefore resist being changed. So how can we gain their commitment? This interactive session will explore what really happens when people experience change, how to engage individuals to participate in the project process, and introduce change strategies to help drive performance.

  • Explore what really happens when people experience change
  • Discuss individual reactions to change, including your own and how to engage people to participate in the project process
  • Select best practice change management strategies to apply to your projects

Feedback & Reviews

Don’t take my word for it…read what some of my clients have to say.

” Siobhan’s ability to capture the needs of the group and modify her approach was excellent. Keeping the session filled with humour and real stories definitely kept people focused and engaged.

Senior Business and Finance, Municipal Leader

” Siobhan was fantastic. She kept the keynote exciting and she was very engaging. She knew the material inside and out and her examples were thoughtful, clear and rather humourous!

Sr. Manager, Telecommunications

” Excellent speaker! Siobhan did a great job! The information was very relevant and helpful for my current position. Looking forward to applying new techniques!

Director, Retail

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