Leading Continuous Change

There is no shortage of research that suggests that the majority of change initiatives fail. Factors such as the lack of a clear vision, misalignment of leaders, inadequate communication, and failure to hold people accountable all negatively impact the results of organizational change initiatives.

The challenge is that there is no sign of the pace and amount of change slowing. In today’s digitally disrupted world, continuous change is the new normal. To be successful you must be able to prioritize and manage multiple change initiatives, avoid change fatigue, and ensure that individuals and teams remain committed and connected to the direction of the organization.


  • Five elements required for successful organizational change and the top barriers to organizational change
  • Three phases of implementing organizational change and supporting activities for each
  • Prioritizing change initiative
  • Signs and symptoms of change fatigue and how to avoid or overcome the challenge
  • How to create compelling communications about change
  • Assess change readiness
  • How to use rewards and recognitions to accelerate change initiatives

Target Audience

Leaders at all levels – vice presidents, directors, managers, and supervisors


Foundational people management is recommended but not required

Expected Duration

1 day

Course Objectives

1. Introduction

  • VUCA and the Forces of Change
  • Why Change initiatives Fail
  • Factors in Failure of Changes Initiatives
  • The five Factors of Successful Change
  • Your Role as a Change Leader

2. Leading Change Initiatives

  • Three Phases of Change
  • Establish Momentum Phase
  • The Value of Role Models
  • Execute Effectively Phase
  • Ensure Sustainability Phase
  • About Change Fatigue

3. Prioritizing Your Change Efforts

  • What is Different about Leading Continuous Change
  • Process for Prioritizing Multiple Change Initiatives
  • Prioritizing Multiple Change Initiatives
  • Communicating about Change (Consistently-and Persistently)

4. Summary

  • Perform phase
  • Suggested Activities
  • Next Steps