Making Transformational Change:
Diagnosing and Overturning An Immunity to Change Management
Deborah Helsing, EdD
February 22, 2019
Virtual Zoom Webinar
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This event will ONLY be held live at 8 am.
There will NOT be a recording provided to anyone on the call or who misses the event by request of the presenter.
Why is change so difficult, even when our clients are genuinely committed to it? What can we do to better support them to succeed in changing? The Immunity-to-Change model (as described in Immunity to Change, Harvard Business Press, 2009) is designed to enable individuals to identify assumptions they currently hold that are likely to interfere with their personal effectiveness. Participants in this session will gain a powerful picture, or “diagnostic,” of the systematic way they unintentionally work against the wanted behavior (this is what we call the “immunity to change”), and what they can do to disrupt that system.
Please come to the session with a personal improvement goal that is of high interest to you. Feel free to use the following question if you don’t have an immediate goal, “What is the one thing, that if I got better at, would really help me be a more effective _____ (e.g., coach, consultant, leader, spouse, or parent)?”
Examples of personal improvement goals:
- to be a better listener, to genuinely understand what a person says, or to express my point of view, especially when I disagree, or
- to be less judgmental of other people and myself; to be more curious
- to take better care of myself, to make healthier choices
You may want to ask for input from people who know you well and have your best interests at heart. Whatever you decide upon, please write it down prior to attending the webinar and have it with you.
Deborah Helsing, EdD
is a Co-Director of Minds at Work, where she coaches, consults and provides training on the Immunity to Change approach. Deb designs leadership development programs and learning experiences that are “deliberately developmental,” going beyond technical or informational approaches to engage transformational or adaptive learning and change.
She also holds a faculty position at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, teaching courses in Adult Development, Immunity to Change, and co-teaching a course in personal mastery for leaders. She provides executive coaching to high potential educational leaders as part of the Doctor of Educational Leadership program.
Deb has co-authored several articles and books, including: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
(2016, with Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming, and Matt Miller) winner of an 800-CEO-Read Business Book Award; Right Weight, Right Mind: The ITC Approach to Permanent Weight Loss
(2014, with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey); The Immunity to Change Coach’s Guide
(2011, with Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan) and “Unlocking Leadership Potential: Overcoming Immunities to Change” (2010, with Lisa Lahey) in Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development.
Deb Helsing, EdD, Co-Director
Minds at Work
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