Change, Project Intervention and Sustainable Development

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Course Description

The reality is that organizations and projects don’t just change because of new systems, structures or procedures. They change because the people within the organization adapt and change too. Only when the people within it have made their own personal transitions can an organization truly reap the benefits of change. The project team ability to initiate, respond and regulate change is another key determinant of project success. The project environment is dynamic and constantly changing, and there is a need for projects to be flexible and adaptable in the ways it operates.

Sometimes, based on project performance or sponsors’ unique needs, some projects get to be expanded, scaled up or even extended. These all present immediate and sufficient changes in the project environment and the way the project operates that may be positive or negative, agreeable or unpopular. Yet the project is expected to continue to perform well regardless of these changes.

WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE

This course seeks to encourage a paradigm shift in the way change management is approached by advocating a much more systematic approach that not only seek to manage changes but actively seek to predict, control, regulate and sometimes create it.

Change can be anticipated and predicted. Hence it could be regulated. Successful regulation only requires developing the right set of rules and guidelines that when followed, would enable change regulators exercise some level of control and order in the way changes happen and influence their well-being and environment. This approach (know as change regulation) would significantly reduce the sudden, surprise or shock factor and impact of changes and support an organismic system that enable projects and organizations deliberately and systematically deal with changes and harness its creative power. 

This course is designed with special focus on development projects. It is designed to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and skills crucial for regulating changes within and outside the project organization as they implement projects. It will help project staff realize how much of the challenges they faced during project implementation can in fact be narrowed down to their inability to effectively regulate and manage change.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of the course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Re-examine their personal and corporate beliefs on change especially as it relates to project performance and success. 
  • Appreciate better the specific roles, benefits and risks of change in development project management.
  • Embrace a paradigm shift from simply managing change to actively seeking to regulate it. 
  • Use change and project management tools and techniques such as the Change Curve, Burke-Litwin Change Model, Training Needs Assessment, Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, Stakeholders Analysis/Management to understand, plan, implement and communicate change.
  • Discover, explore and tap into the creative benefits of change.
  • Set up change probes that will help them to actively and consistently scan their work and project environment for signs of impending changes.
  • Develop set of rules and guidelines that enable them to successfully manage and regulate change.
  • Deal better with the fear and “shock factor” associated with change by setting up change shock absorbers.
  • Create and operate a flexible and efficient system that respond and adapts well to change.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Managers, officers and staff of social development projects and programmes.
  • Staff of new, extended, expanded, restructured, merged and scaled development projects.

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Curriculum

  • Module 1: Change and The Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals
    • Change and The Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals
      • Session 1: The Dynamics of Change in Project Intervention
      • Session 2: How Change Impact the Objectives and Implementation of Project Intervention
      • Session 3: Change and the Project Management Cycle
      • Session 4: Exploring the Creative Force of Change
      • Module 1 Completion Quiz
  • Module 2: Change Regulation: A Paradigm Shift in Change Management
    • Change Regulation: A Paradigm Shift in Change Management
      • Session 5: The Psychology of Change
      • Session 6: Appraisal of Change Beliefs
      • Session 7: Principles of Effective Regulation and Change Management
      • Session 8: The Change Regulation and Management Cycle
      • Module 2 Completion Exercise
  • Module 3: Developing a Change Responsive System for your Project/Organization
    • Developing a Change Responsive System for your Project/Organization
      • Session 9: The Change Shock Absorber
      • Session 10: Overcoming Fear and the Change Inertia
      • Session 11: Leadership and Change Regulation
      • Module 3 Completion Quiz
  • Module 4: Change Management Toolkit
    • Change Management Toolkit
      • Session 12: Understanding Change - The Change Curve
      • Session 13: Planning Change - Using Impact Analysis & Burke-Litwin Change Model
      • Session 14: Implementing Change - Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model & Training Needs Analysis
      • Session 15: Communicating Change - Stakeholder Analysis & Management
      • Module 4 Completion Exercise
  • Module 5: How to Anticipate, Monitor and Evaluate the Impact of Change
    • How to Anticipate, Monitor and Evaluate the Impact of Change
      • Session 16: How to set up Change Probes
      • Session 17: Change Monitoring Framework and Tools
      • Section 18: Forecasting Change through Data Collection and Analysis
      • Section 19: Evaluating Change
      • Module 5 Completion Quiz
  • Module 6: Case Studies
    • Case Studies
      • Session 20: How Change Impacts Project Success and Sustainable Development
      • Course Completion Assignment

About Instructor

The Hill City Consulting's primary goal is to strategically and continually build the capacity of the nation’s vast human resource to design and operate successful systems both in their organizations and the larger societies.

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