Got Stress? Build Change Resilience in Yourself and Your Library
An Infopeople On-ground Workshop
Fee: $75 for those in the California library community (about payment)
Course Instructor: Cheryl Gould
New staffing models, new service models, cloud computing, device independence, more challenging customers, overextended colleagues… Every library is experiencing several if not all of the above. At work changes are coming at us faster than ever, and with increasing complexity. Why is it so hard for us humans to deal with change? An awareness of what’s at play can help.
Change is a shift in the external environment like a new system, structure, or situation. Transition is the internal response to change. Resilient people respond to change by adapting, by facing reality head on, taking action and finding ways to move forward, while others stress out, lose hope, and harm their health. Building change resilience isn’t a genetic gift; it’s a set of skills that anyone can practice.
Come to this workshop and learn how most of us are hardwired to resist change and what you can do about it. We will take advantage of the newest developments in neuroscience, positive psychology, and new management practices to learn what works and what doesn’t in both managing change in your environment and your personal response to change. You’ll leave with practical tools to increase your ability to thrive because of and in spite of all the changes happening at your library.
Workshop Description: In this all day hands-on workshop you will learn the relationship between change and stress. You will learn the stages of change and what it means to be change resilient. Through individual and group exercises, you will practice the skills of building change resilience that will enable you to approach your next change situation with a new attitude.
Optional Pre-workshop assignment: Here are two articles to read before coming to the workshop if you can without being stressed out ;)
- A Hunger for Certainty - www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-brain-work/200910/hunger-certainty
- Why Neuroscience - www.cascadance.com/why-neuroscience
Preliminary Course Outline
- Why Change Is Stressful
- What neuroscience says
- Costs of stress
- Stages of Change
- Change and transition
- Bridges three stages of change
- How to move quickly between stages
- What’s Change Resilience
- New ways of seeing
- Optimism versus pessimism
- Nature or nurture
- Skills to Build Resilience
- Opportunity or threat
- Recognize brain limitations
- Realistic optimism
- Build new habits
- Ten Change Resilience Tools
- Opportunity or threat
Who Should Attend: Anyone from the California library community with an interest in reducing change related stress in the workplace.
Payment: Your invoice will be emailed to the email address of the person who completed the registration. If that is not the person paying the invoice please forward invoice to the appropriate person. Payment is due within 30 days. If you have any questions about your invoice or payment please contact Gini Ambrosino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-in: 8:30 to 9:00 AM Instruction: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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