This three-day workshop develops participant skills and strategies for creating change that “sticks.” In particular, we dive into a set of personal and organizational skills that will help participants develop both personally and professionally as effective change agents:
- Developing coaching & negotiation skills, including noticing, listening, and questioning and 3 critical negotiation distinctions
- Design and use of language in change processes, including sticky language, 5 speech acts, and the art and science of narrative analysis and design
- Understanding and applying integrated change & culture change models, including those of Kotter and the Heath brothers. The course also introduces and demonstrates application of the Big Beacon Change Model (BBCM) for effective engineering education transformation.
- Leading from any chair, leading change both with and without title, authority, and responsibility.
- Designing and implementing innovation structures within existing institutions, including incubators, respectful structured spaces, and change artifacts.
- Using collaborative design process and facilitation as a change mechanism.
- Understanding effectuation versus normal (causal) modes of planning for effective action when uncertainties are high.
- Building and using culture and community to sustain change.
Through provocative readings, transformative experiential activities, and lively discussions we develop crucial frameworks for thinking about change, increase participants’ hands-on skills thereby enabling participants to return home as qualified change agents, and increase participants capability to be reflective and supportive in their teaching practice and their change leadership efforts.