Your development budgets are being cut, your teams are lean and stretched, and you want your organization to stand out from the competition. And while a better product or service is a good start, the real differentiator comes from your people. That’s where your…
HANDLE RESISTANCE NATURALLY
Resistance is a predictable, natural, emotional response that takes place within everyone. To successfully move projects and clients forward, your workforce must understand how to handle resistance within and outside of the workplace.
Learn Strategies to Deal with Resistance
Participants of this employee development program begin by identifying the most challenging times they have had to manage resistance and then learn about:
- The nature of resistance
- Different levels of acknowledgement
- The power of asking the right questions.
By asking the right questions and listening actively, employees learn to understand different perspectives and build cohesive teams. Using the Naturally series colour metaphor, participants develop a powerful and memorable framework for understanding their team members and the sources of their resistance. This interactive approach to team building connects people, and illustrates that resistance is an opportunity.
How Managing Resistance Can Improve Team Cohesion
Handle Resistance Naturally gives participants direct experience with new techniques for alleviating the stress, conflict and tension that arise in times of change. Using self-reflection and shared learning processes, participants discover that employee resistance can be seen as a source of information and opportunity while they explore new modes of conversation that energize teams and improve interactions.
Experience the Outcomes of the Handle Resistance Naturally Workshop
Handle Resistance Naturally is a forum to engage senior leaders in the behaviors required to successfully implement strategy and create results. This program interrupts the destructive pattern of allowing and engaging in reasons-based conversations.
After completing this workshop your team will be able to identify the reasons and symptoms of resistance that each leader handles most frequently. You’ll understand better where the issues are in your leaders, teams, and internal workflows. This helps us determine what future sessions would optimize work, change projects and teams.
Crack the Code to Successful Resistance Management
Your leaders will apply practical tools to end the ACTUAL resistance they get from their teammates and customers. Everyone learns together and from each other.
Create Leadership Alignment
We call it the All–for–One–and–One–Approach–for–All outcome. Your leaders talk about the importance of interrupting reasons-based conversations immediately because they spread. Be aware – executives, you will also get your employee resistance handled as team leaders become more adept at focusing on the critical path to results!
Leadership Job Aid Development
All reasons and resistance get handled effectively by acknowledging the person and immediately redirecting to a results-based conversation. During the workshop, teams identify each reason and resistance, then work through how to respond. The best solutions get captured and curated for the current leaders and any new leaders who join your team.
Trojan Horse Effect
While your leaders learn how to handle the resistance of others, they actually learn how to handle their own resistance to change. They naturally become more results-focused and find reasons-based conversations pointless.
HOW ACTIVE ARE PARTICIPANTS DURING THIS PROGRAM?
This training session focused on how to successfully manage resistance within and outside the workplace. Our programs are fully immersive and provide lots of action and interaction to create the best learning experience for your team. We do not believe in making participants sit through long boring monologues and taking pages of notes from a PowerPoint presentation. We provide action-packed and unforgettable experiences that guarantees engagement and produces results.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU OFFER FOR THIS PROGRAM?
Our employee development programs are available in English, French (Quebecois, Acadian, and Parisian), and Spanish. When identified during the initial needs assessment we can also facilitate in multiple languages within the same training program.
HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM SUITABLE FOR?
In short, everyone. We’ve run this program a thousand different ways and have been able to provide meaningful results unique to each team, level and industry. Doctors, lawyers, Olympic athletes, engineers, executives and Boards have all participated in our highly-popular Naturally series programs. “Handle Resistance Naturally” works as a stand alone inhouse communication or leadership exercise, a corporate leadership challenge, and is the perfect addition to any conference looking to add a memorable yet insightful workshop on how to handle resistance in the office!
WHAT WILL THIS PROGRAM COST?
There are many factors at play in determining the overall cost of running Handle Resistance Naturally. We factor in the number of sessions, the number of participants, the length of session to achieve the desired outcomes, and the facilitator you choose. It also depends on the amount of work you and your team does versus us and our team. It is definitely worth a conversation with one of our facilitators – we DO NOT have salespeople so don’t worry about getting sold. Many clients are shy about sharing their budget, and we work within budgets to provide you with a communication skills development program that still meets your team’s unique needs, such as managing resistance to change. A smaller budget may mean there are fewer bells and whistles, and you can still get a big bang for your buck! Contact us for free at 1(877) 453-2762 x299 for a free consultation and we can determine what you need to best achieve your desired outcomes. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
HOW MUCH PREPARATION TIME IS REQUIRED FROM ME?
The minimum valuable time invested by the team leader is a 20-30 minute conversation to determine the focus of the Handling Resistance Naturally program. Most of the time, senior leaders want to invest time in reviewing the blueprint design and after to determine how to sustain and amplify the impact of their workshop to drive business goals and organizational culture transformation.
WHAT IS THE RUNNING TIME FOR THE PROGRAM?
As with most elements of our Handle Resistance Naturally program, we can tailor the length of the facilitation to meet your needs. Officially, we recommend 3 hours minimum if done in addition to Coach Naturally and ideally 5 to 6+ hours as a stand-alone training program. Learn2 designs all team building experiences to be modular so most can fit your timeframe or expand with additional learning and application when you add time.
WILL YOU TRAVEL TO MY LOCATION TO RUN THIS PROGRAM? ARE TRAVEL COSTS INCLUDED?
Yes, we travel to any location/venue/city of your choosing to facilitate the Handle Resistance Naturally program. Travel expenses are in addition to the training program facilitation fees and vary depending on the specific travel requirements.
WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO SUSTAIN AND AMPLIFY AFTER THE PROGRAM?
Your facilitator meets with you after the development program for your results meeting to review the outcomes for the day. During the results meeting you and your facilitator generate additional opportunities to amplify and sustain the learning of how to deal with resistance. Participants receive access to post-experience videos to reinforce the main learning concepts. Your team can immediately apply their resistance management skills to their current business challenges.
WHAT INCENTIVES DO YOU HAVE FOR PURCHASING MULTIPLE PROGRAMS?
92+% of our work comes from existing and past participants of our communication skills development programs who refer us. Our clients prefer to achieve actual business goals and apply their learning during LIVE sessions. Their feedback is clear: one-offs rarely work and smart commitments over time always prove to achieve better ROI. We listened and are happy to now offer clients the option of a Smart Buyer’s Card, which gets you 4 live sessions for the investment of 3.
HOW DO WE DRIVE HOME BUSINESS IMPACT?
Our clients have found that learning is the best way to transform their business results. We’ve seen our smart buyers experience dramatic increases in their business numbers. To make business results happen you have to advise what numbers you want to move, then we build a unique plan to make that happen for your team. The clearer you are with the business goals you wish to achieve, the better our workshop design and the greater your impact.
CAN WE BUY THIS PROGRAM?
We keep getting asked this question. Yes. You can get certified to facilitate the program in your company or in a specific geography.