Accelerating Change: The Proven 8-Step Process for Leading Transformation

The Conference Board of Canada, September 1, 2015
Recorded Webinar
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Is your organization falling behind the competition? Is it too slow to plan, execute and innovate? Or too fragmented to collaborate? Are your teams disengaged from their roles, colleagues, managers and customers? Are they consumed by constant activity and putting out fires? Or are they complacent?

At some point, every organization faces the need to transform, either to increase profits or to become more effective and efficient. But without a structured process for leading that change, the results can turn out to be unsatisfactory or worse, actually detrimental to your organization. To help companies in their change efforts, Dr. John Kotter introduced the 8‑Step Process for Leading Change in his seminal work Leading Change in 1996. However, the last 20 years has seen the world change at a rate we’ve never seen before—while our ability to keep up with said change has not. So what can be done to keep up in an atmosphere of increasingly rapid and drastic change?

In this 60-minute webinar, guest speaker and strategy and leadership expert David Carder will demonstrate how to lead change in today’s quickly-evolving environment with the enhanced 8‑step Process for Leading Change:

  1. Create a sense of urgency
  2. Build a guiding coalition
  3. Form a strategic vision and initiatives
  4. Enlist a volunteer army
  5. Enable action by removing barriers
  6. Generate short-term wins
  7. Sustain acceleration
  8. Institute change

Webinar Highlights

Participants will leave this webinar with:

  • A proven method for transforming organizations quickly, continuously and with powerful results
  • An understanding of how to start the change process
  • The mindset to lead change within their own organizations

About David

Photo of David CarderDavid Carder is an engagement leader for Kotter International, the management consulting firm founded by Dr. John Kotter to help organizations and leaders transform. As an engagement leader, David serves as facilitator, advisor, and coach to guide companies through Kotter International’s proven process for leading change. He helps senior executives define breakthrough market opportunities, build organization-wide urgency, create powerful guiding coalitions, and drive high-impact initiatives through engaged volunteers from across the organization.

For over 15 years, David has worked with global clients to accelerate the execution of their business strategies and drive the development of their top leadership talent. Prior to joining Kotter International, David served as vice president for The Forum Corporation, a global professional services firm specializing in strategy execution and leadership development.

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