Leading into Opportunity:

Navigating Change with Resilience

Part of the Communication Strategy of Success Program

Virtual Delivery

TBD

Introduction and Background

lo-graphic.pngWe are about to embark on a new journey. A new adventure. It is going to be different than any journey we have ever been on before. There are going to be uncertainties. There is going to be fear and trepidation. AND there are going to be opportunities. Opportunities to be resilient, to be innovative, to be better. As leaders of the journey, this is a pivotal time to strategize before ‘hitting the road’. Are we going to lead into the dark? Or are we going to lead into opportunity? 

Leading into Opportunity: Navigating Change with Resilience is part of the Communication Strategy for Success Certificate Program. For more information on completing the certificate, click here.

Consider returning to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are there processes and things that need to be implemented to make it safe for people, but understanding people's emotions and hesitations are key to success.  This program will bridge the gap between people and processes to build resilience by finding opportunities and positivity in unrest and uncertainty. 

Course Structure 

This course is completely virtual. All participant materials will be sent digitally prior to the course start date. Course includes a blend of live sessions, pre-recorded videos and online group activities. Participants will implement learnings in between sessions through real-world application.

Course Overview

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Tune-Up and Fill the Tank

By strategically addressing ‘Why are we embarking on this new journey and am I ready to lead it?’ we equip ourselves with stories and facts regarding the past and present of the team.  We understand the team’s readiness, as well as our own.

  • Neutral Assessment – SWOT of the current state
  • Leader Readiness – self-care, mindset, alertness

Prepare for Any Journey

By strategically addressing ‘What do I need to navigate?’ we equip ourselves with a plan for the future.  We examine our resilience in the face of change and therefore, check the lists of general preparedness.

  • Have a plan – Goal’s Grid: what to preserve, eliminate, achieve & avoid
  • Change - adaptation, resilience & stress
  • Leader Preparedness – vulnerability 

Load Up the Best Team

By strategically addressing ‘Who should be on the journey?’ we equip ourselves with a communication strategy.  We examine recruitment, onboarding and needs in order to build confidence and trust.  This allows us to check the lists of team preparedness.

  • Communication – all of the above, two-way, constant, consistent
  • Build Confidence & Trust – listening – D & I, innovating, adapting
  • Team Readiness – onboarding, self-care, accountability, motivation

Go - Take Action!

By strategically addressing ‘How are we going to be along the way and how will we know when we have arrived?’ we equip ourselves with the motivation, alignment and assessment we need to course correct and achieve maximum resilience, engagement and opportunity!

  • Purpose – constantly communicating & aligning
  • Course Correction – roadblocks, speed traps, etc.
  • Assessment – tools, processes

“As we return to our commutes, workplaces and the outside world…feeling uneasy and ungrounded will be part of the ‘new normal’ for some time. And although we’re sure to face varying levels of anxiety as we go through the motions, we should take solace in the newfound acceptance and inclusivity around mental health struggles that have developed in the wake of the pandemic. This crisis has shown us that ‘normal’ means that we are human beings. We struggle with challenges, and that’s OK.” (BBC)

A recent study by CareerAddict stated that respondents felt the future workplace should encompass the following:

  • Examples of Leading into Opportunity
    Let’s consider returning back to work after the COVID-19 lockdown

    “As we return to our commutes, workplaces and the outside world…feeling uneasy and ungrounded will be part of the ‘new normal’ for some time. And although we’re sure to face varying levels of anxiety as we go through the motions, we should take solace in the newfound acceptance and inclusivity around mental health struggles that have developed in the wake of the pandemic. This crisis has shown us that ‘normal’ means that we are human beings. We struggle with challenges, and that’s OK.” Source

    Let’s consider examining our workplaces with an anti-racism lens

    “No matter how qualified a leader, any human grappling with the legacy of centuries of racial oppression and violence is likely to feel overwhelmed. Some leaders may find themselves facing their own complicity in white supremacy for the first time. It’s likely to get uncomfortable. But the idea is to just keep going.” Source

    Let’s consider the future of work

    “When asked about what they believed organisations should provide in the workplace of 2030, respondents of the ‘Future of Work’ CareerAddict study said:
    • Flexible work options, such as remote work
    • Progression and training opportunities
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Health and safety policies
    • Employee benefits, such as parental leave, daycare plans and medical insurance." Source

     



  • Key Learning Objectives
    • Consider and analyze the current state of your team and yourself as a leader (formal or informal) 
    • Develop an understanding of your own resilience and adaptability, especially in the face of constant change 
    • Assess needs for your team’s level of preparedness and resilience to change 
    • Learn tips to better handle the impromptu circumstances that can arise during change 
    • Develop and practice skills and strategy relating to resilience and motivation 
    • Increase your confidence in being trustworthy and influential 
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Individuals looking to lead into opportunity
    • Leaders wanting to develop strategy opportunities
    • Team Leaders and employees at all levels wanting to develop leadership skills and opportunities
    • Individuals looking for opportunities 

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

*Multi-course certificate program; participants must enroll in two or more courses in the Communication Strategy of Success Program to meet requirements for Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

Virtual Delivery

Program Fees

$995 plus GST

Includes course tuition and all teaching materials.

Registration Deadline

To Be Announced

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Rebecca Schweighardt

Program Coordinator

t: 306-966-7956

e: rschweighardt@edwards.usask.ca

Instructor Profile

RachelleRachelle Brockman, BComm, MBA

Principal of Eureka Experience, Rachelle is an experienced, award-winning educator, a passionate artist and an enthusiastic entrepreneur. She inspires people, teams and organizations to ‘get it done’ in a passionate, productive way.  She digs down to core issues and provides tangible tools for leaders and teams to move forward by practicing courageous communication.

Rachelle holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm).  Rachelle is also a Certified Facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) a FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) Facilitator and a Certified Facilitator of the Canadian It’s Your Move youth program.

Cancellation

University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $200 administration fee.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase.

Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $200 administration fee.

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