In the twenty-first century, nonprofits are constantly challenged to effectively adapt to ever changing internal and external factors that impact their sustainability. Many organizations rely on their leadership as the catalyst force for change and adaptation in order to remain relevant, present, and valuable. The Fieldstone Leadership Network offers nonprofit leaders Crossroads and Turning Points – an executive management and leadership series designed to offer you timely, cutting-edge research, and information tools on relevant issues facing the social sector.
Past topics have included:
- Cultivating the Bench Strength of Your Development Team
- Lobbying and Advocacy for Nonprofits – Legal and Practical Strategies for Advancing our Work
- Navigating Difficult Conversations: A Workshop from Public Conversations Project
- The Art of Listening
- The Essentials of Strength Based Leadership
- Sharpening Your Nonprofit Business Model
*Please join us for our next Crossroads and Turning Points
Overcoming Barriers to Change: A Workshop on Personal and Organizational Growth
Have you repeatedly tried to achieve the same goal or to change the same habit? Whether personal or organizational, certain changes and growth opportunities resist traditional methods of achievement. The purpose of this workshop is to help you break through the barriers that have prevented permanent change in yourself or organization, by application of the “Immunity to Change (ITC)” model. Developed by Harvard psychologists based on modern theories of adult development, the name of the model is based on the metaphor of our body’s physical immune system, designed to protect us. You and your organization each maintain a psychological immune system that logically and with good intention may be “protecting” you or your team from making the advances you desire. The Immunity to Change process helps individuals and organizations uncover competing commitments and test the hidden assumptions underlying these defense mechanisms, the result of which can be lasting adaptive behavioral change. Conceptually, adaptive change is analogous to the eventual acceptance by the body of a transplanted kidney (the desired change), which initially was rejected by the body’s immune system.
This two-part workshop begins with time to examine your own personal immunity to change and learn a step-by-step process of making a desired change in your personal or work life. During the first of the two workshops, you and your peers from other nonprofits will experience your own personal immunity to change and learn a step-by-step process of making a desired change in your personal or work life. Understanding our individual roles in change management, the second workshop will focus on the change process at the organizational level. You will learn how to apply the process to your executive team as a collective and the organization as a whole.
Managing change is an important leadership capacity. This training is essential for anyone leading a team or organization through change or who is part of a change process.
March 27, 2018 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
March 28, 2018 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
8 Thomas Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Our Facilitator: Jeff Schneider
With graduate degrees from Stanford and Harvard, Jeff has devoted the past three decades to serving individuals and a broad range of organizations in various capacities: as a trusted advisor, professional and executive coach and change agent, attorney, judge, arbitrator, executive, professor, and leader of two nonprofit organizations. A life-long student of the mind, behavior, and human potential, Jeff has developed an expertise in adult development, education, and personal and organizational transformation.
As a Board Certified Coach, Jeff serves as confidential and transformational coach and change agent for high achieving: professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, family- and closely-held businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educators and educational institutions. He helps them identify goals, values, strengths, strategies, growth opportunities, and habits, and to implement strategies for achieving individual and team goals while finding happiness and satisfaction. Jeff employs a plethora of science-based tools to help clients navigate through transitions, make difficult decisions and manage crises and disputes, attain peak performance through sustainable behavioral change, enhance their leadership and management skills, develop their organizations, manage their stress and their time, enhance their learning and memory, and concentration, ignite motivation, and improve their professional and personal relationships.
Your attendance at both sessions is mandatory, however, only select the first date.
Cost: $100 for the pair of sessions
Please click here to register: FLN Crossroads & Turning Points