CPD Webinar - Leading Change: Bringing Your People with You

Tuesday, 25 May 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (UK time)
    • Tom Flatau, Team Working International

Watch out for the non-conscious barriers that are working against change

85% of executives cite change as critical to business success in these disruptive times. Yet all too often it is seen as a threat. If change is so important, why are people afraid of it? What is stopping them adopting an innovative and growth mindset?

Quite simply, it’s our subconscious biases that protect the status quo and our tendency to emphasise the negative at the expense of the positive – negativity bias. Change creates winners and losers and the fear of loss looms larger than gain. Yet we all have the ultimate tool, built for change, at our disposal… our brain!

Neuroplasticity – our natural ability to change

The fundamental architecture of the brain is to change and adapt. Humans can adapt to any habitat on the planet from the Poles to the Equator. Think also of the languages we may have to learn depending on where we are born. The neurobiology behind this is our brain’s remarkable ability to re-wire itself to cope with changing circumstances. When we learn or experience something new, thousands of neurons wire together to map this new knowledge.

It’s time to switch mindset

Whether it is restructuring, digital transformation, or new processes, this workshop demonstrates how we are designed to adapt. By adopting a growth mindset, change can be seen as an opportunity for success. We’ll show how focusing on the positive and really listening to employees’ concerns helps the brain adjust its response to change and perceived threat.

Research proves that people with an optimistic outlook, growth mindset and resilience strategies are more productive, healthier and live longer than pessimists. The best news is that it is entirely possible to switch mindset even if you are currently buried deep within negativity.

Learning Objectives

Through the application of neuroscience, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand and neutralise the nonconscious barriers to change
  • Reduce the fear of change to create a fertile environment for innovation and agility
  • Exploit neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to rewire itself;
  • Change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset;
  • Use neuroscience-based tools to lead change successfully;
  • Implement changes that will be supported by your team and your stakeholders.

Important Information:

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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.