A 3-Week Part-Time Program for Busy Change Management Professionals
The ChangeNerd Accelerator is a practical online workshop designed to equip professionals to scale change management from project-based execution to an enterprise business capability.
This program will provide you with the comprehensive frameworks, topics and toolkit to build your team's credibility, influence and confidence to move change management to the most strategic levels of your organization.
By the end of the program, you will accelerate change in your company and career by creating a prioritized list of strategies, building your enterprise business readiness model, setting up an organizational scorecard, and much more.
The program is designed for both internal professionals and external consultants, features dozens of up-to-date and relevant examples, and change practitioners can participate from anywhere in the world. The next cohort will run from September 9th - September 27th.
For teams who are experiencing any of the following:
Looking to network with other companies in their regional area to share best practices
Transactional - as opposed to strategic
Operating in isolation
Lack of team cohesion or overall underperformance
Poor reputation within the business
Who Should Attend
Change Management Teams
Project Management Teams
Operational Excellence Teams
Organizational Effectiveness Teams
HR & Employee Experience Teams
Business Transformation Teams
Information Technology Teams
The Accelerator Delivers Outcomes, Not Concepts
The Accelerator is designed to help practitioners apply the core elements of enterprise business readiness and develop winning strategies specific to your current and future companies and roles.
Throughout the program, you will:
Understand exactly how enteprise business readiness improves organizational results
Know how to apply a research-based enterprise business readiness methodology and toolkit to project-level, portfolio-level and enterprise-wide change initiatives
Develop an enteprise business readiness strategy for your organization, communicate it to your team and execute against it
Enhance your relationship with peer organizations and leverage best practices
Properly define, measure and analyze your organization's systems and processes
Systematically determine and deploy methods to enhance your project-based workforce strategy
Build information exchange loops to help critical teams prioritize and execute high leverage work
What can I expect?
Over the 3 weeks there will be a total of 10 projects, three due per week, with a larger, final project at the end of the workshop. On those days you'll also have group meetings for brainstorms and discussion, and / or co-create with your internal team. Some projects are individual, others with a group.
Most of our practitioners have full-time jobs or busy consulting schedules. We've created an intensive timeline that is designed to stretch your thinking and abilities. But it will still be manageable given your real-life responsibilities and you'll be surrounded by a global community that is truly passionate about creating meaningful organizational change.
To get the most out of the program, you should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week on program materials:
1-2 hrs on course material
1 hr applying frameworks and community participation
2 hrs participating in an online event.
The next cohort will run from September 9th - September 27th. We've designed the ChangeNerd Accelerator so you can set your own schedule to work through the material week after week. Here's what a typical week will look like:
New material released: Every week you will get access to a new module, which features original, in-depth ChangeNerd content, dozens of relevant examples, and opportunities to apply lessons to your own company
Questions about the content: Get answers at any time. In addition to the online events, you have 24-7 access to the ChangeNerd Community, where other practitioners and leaders can share perspectives and help you get unstuck.
Weekly events for all participants: When you attend online, you will discuss the content with your fellow participants on how to apply the material in real-world scenarios.
DEFINING THE ROLE OF CHANGE
Executive Alignment + Execution drives business outcomes - not the other way around. You have to engage the right people and deliver, if not, all other efforts will crash.
How to properly achieve executive alignment and manage organizational politics year-over year
The 3 ways to build a team and how to develop top talent
How to build a change management process and integrate it with project management or other areas of the business
How to build an information exchange framework that gives your team credibility to advise throughout the enterprise
The strategies behind showing quick-wins to the business and sustaining engagement with your team
BUILDING A CHANGE MACHINE
It's impossible to hire a consultant for every project or program. If you want to support
tens or hundreds of projects a year with no stress, you have to build a change machine.
How to quickly launch small teams and assess the skills you need
How to systematically manage resource request for small, medium and large-scale efforts
How to select the right vendors and manage relationships
Strategies to integrate the change management competency within other business teams and support functions
How to continuously up-skill your team to take on increased responsibility
SCALING CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE ENTERPRISE
Organizations were built to be productive and efficient, not agile. To make large-scale changes sustainable, you have to focus on the strategic alignment of the core areas of the organization.
How to assess the alignment of your organization's core areas to drive business readiness
How to proactively build a workforce and learning plan to mitigate business risk
How to develop leadership and culture plans to support your organization's strategy
How to assess opportunities for technology and process automation to drive operational efficiency
How to create networks, processes, roles and structures that build lateral relationships and cooperation
Program workbook and assessment
A one-year recurring subscription to the ChangeNerd Practitioner Toolkit
Yamini Sharma, Director, Change Management
This Accelerator only makes sense if we want to remain competitive and add value to the business.
Manager, HRIS Adoption
I reached out to the ChangeNerd Community and someone quickly provided the questions I needed for a technology implementation.
Director, Change Management / Training
I would seriously recommend this program for any team that wants to make a real difference for the organization