The axiom that, “The only thing constant is change,” has been validated through the years. Change is with us and, the pace of change is accelerating exponentially. However, many associates have difficulty adjusting to change, preferring instead to maintain the status quo.
Participants will complete an assessment to identify their “change style” and the styles of those they work with, and use this information to facilitate change.
Jeff will guide us through understanding our own "change style" so that we are better equipped to facilitate others through change. So, if you are tasked with facilitating change, or want to grow more accepting to change yourself, this is the workshop for you!
Participants will leave the workshop more able to:
- Identify the leader’s role in change.
- Describe how emotional reactions to change impact success.
- Explain why all change is individual.
- Complete an assessment to identify personal change style and use this information to more effectively communicate with others in "their language".
- Use the contagious commitment and human action models to create individual change.
- Identify and address the major reasons for resistance to change and how to address them.
Jeff Gossett , CEO of Tailwinds Consulting, is a certified Organizational Development Consultant and has been praised as “innovative,” “results-oriented” with a proven ability to develop and manage comprehensive workforce optimization processes.
He received his masters in Human Resource Development from Clemson University and has trained and developed thousands of employees — from hourly associates to executives — in a variety of industries and also led organizational development and training for 5 international companies. He spent 17 years with Bowater, now Resolute, where his training department was a two time recipient of Training magazine's "Top 100" training organization award.
The focus of Jeff’s work is to help companies create a culture in which you hire the right people, ensure they are competent to perform at the highest level, provide timely performance feedback, have a consistent mission woven throughout your organization, and engage and motivate associates to deliver results above and beyond expectations.
Jeff’s system was the catalyst behind his book, "Ensuring Workplace Competence" (TAPPI Press, 1996), which many organizations have used as the blueprint to develop their operations' skills training process.
Jeff is passionate about helping small and medium size businesses in and around the Upstate area flourish and create sustainable success.