Embracing and Managing Change


Embracing and Managing Change

Authors: Aleksandar Vladimirov , Alice Meredith, Doru Catana, Peter Abraham

The ability to embrace and manage change in a corporate environment or in private life allows you to adapt better and be more flexible with the constant change we all experience.... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Psychology of change
  • How to embrace change
  • Change readiness skills
  • Generational Leadership
  • How to create a change strategy
  • How to lead change
  • How to foster a change ready culture


No prerequisite knowledge needed.


In this beginner section, we will explain the general impact of change and the benefits of change for teams and individuals. We will also explain ways to embrace and stay agile when going through change.

Understanding Psychology of Change

by Aleksandar Vladimirov

Nov 10, 2020 / 1h 4m

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We live in a constantly changing world, which can bring a lot of negative emotions to managers and employees in teams when facing change. However, there are other ways to view these types of events - as an opportunity to grow, develop, and learn new things, and even secure promotion. In this course, Understanding Psychology of Change, you will learn to embrace and manage change. First, you’ll explore what events trigger a change in the workplace and what the most common reactions to it are, including fear. Next, you’ll discover the benefits a change can bring to an individual and an organization, as well as how change is inevitable. Finally, you’ll learn how to embrace change and apply strategies to help you cope with it in your daily life. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to embrace and manage change to help your team, organization, and you personally succeed in this uncertain world.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding the Impact of Change
  3. Embracing Change and New Opportunities
  4. Changing Your Mind and Your Life
  5. Accelerating Change in Your Organization

Embracing Change: Staying Agile in the Midst of Change

by Alice Meredith

Jun 18, 2021 / 56m


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Change is everywhere and it seems to come at us from every direction. In this course, Embracing Change: Staying Agile in the Midst of Change, you will learn skills to help you become more agile, flexible, and open to change, as this ability is essential to help you stay relevant in your profession and in your business environment. First, you will learn to recognize the value of change, review why people tend to fear or avoid change, and, once you understand the "why" behind your hesitancy towards change, become more adept at adapting and growing with the change you face. Next, you will discover the value of having a growth mindset, and how this mindset helps you to stay curious and open-minded to unexpected change. Finally, you will explore the most common changes to expect in your work environment and skills to best help you navigate through these changes. By the end of this course, you will have learned new skills and techniques that, if utilized, will help keep you agile, flexible, and better able to handle and grow from change in your work environment as well as in your personal life.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. The Value of Embracing Change
  3. Prepare for Unexpected Change by Living a Life of Planned Change
  4. Navigating the Challenges of Change in Your Work Environment
  5. Becoming an Influencer for Change


In this intermediate section, we will learn the value of continual upskilling and personal development that supports successful change leadership. We will explain the importance of having a growth mindset when leading change and other key leadership behaviors and skills necessary for leading change. We will also share ideas to help leaders manage multiple generations in the workplace and teach the value of leading change through a balanced head, heart and hands approach.

Developing Change Readiness Skills

by Doru Catana

Dec 31, 2020 / 1h 15m

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In a world where change is the norm, change readiness skills are not just useful, but mandatory if you are to stay relevant. In this course, Developing Change Readiness Skills, you’ll learn how to safeguard your career from risk. First, you'll explore a more tailored approach that helps you identify your own reasons for change, thus making it easier to stay driven and focused. Then, you'll discover a framework that covers both the mindset and the practical/actionable side of things. Finally, you'll learn how to address the team dynamics aspect of change readiness. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills, knowledge, and the actionable steps needed to make change the norm in your career and not just survive, but thrive in dynamic work environments.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Defining Change and Identifying Your Motives to Adopt It
  3. Change Resistance and the Cost of Change
  4. Developing Your Change Readiness
  5. Change Readiness in a Team Setting
  6. Implementation Guide and Further Reading

Becoming a Change Leader

by Alice Meredith

Jun 5, 2020 / 55m


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Due to the ever-changing environments we work and live in, companies everywhere will be or already are in a constant flux of change, which will continue to be necessary to stay relevant and competitive.

In this course, Becoming a Change Leader, you'll gain the ability to ensure your change management skills are strong and effective.

First, you'll learn how necessary it is to lead through the right mindset.

Next, you'll review leadership behaviors.

Finally, you'll explore skills that inspire and motivate others towards successful and sustainable change.

When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of change management needed to more confidently lead your team through change.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Mindset: The Essential First Step
  3. Inspiring Change with Key Behaviors
  4. Sustaining Change with Key Skills
  5. Key Training Techniques for Change Leaders

Generational Leadership: Adapting to the Changing Workplace

by Alice Meredith

Dec 1, 2020 / 2h 6m

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The need to adapt your work environments to better attract and retain talent is in higher demand now than ever. In this course, Generational Leadership: Adapting to the Changing Workplace, you'll learn to better understand each generation that is a part of your workforce and the importance of an inclusive work environment. First, you'll gain greater insights into the Millennial generation, a generation that will soon be the majority employee group in your work environments. Next, you'll explore how and why your work environments must evolve today to support future organization success. Finally, you'll discover how to better adapt to the changes taking place at your workplace. By the end of this course, you'll know why understanding how to be a generational leader is an essential key to building an inclusive environment, which is the ultimate foundation for improved team and organizational success.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Deriving Value from Demographic Studies
  3. Defining Attributes and Events of Each Generation
  4. Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace
  5. Generation Perspectives at Work
  6. Adapting to the Changing Environment in the Workplace

Leading Change: The Head, Heart & Hands Approach

by Alice Meredith

May 14, 2020 / 21m


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Changing work environments put both leaders and employees to the test as new processes and technologies continue to emerge. In this course, Leading Change: The Head, Heart & Hands Approach, you'll learn about three different leadership approaches to leading change. First, you'll discover how to identify your own natural leadership style. Next, you'll learn skills to help you improve in your less dominant styles. Finally, you'll come to better understand how to lead change in support of your business and team through a more well-rounded approach. When you're finished with this course, you'll have learned the skills to help lead yourself and others through change.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Identifying Your Natural Change Leadership Style
  3. Understanding the Value of and When to Engage Each Approach


In this advanced section, we will talk about strategic steps needed to create a successful people-focused change strategy. This three-phased approach covers the creation of the business purpose or vision clear through to the plan communication and execution. We will then explain how best to foster a change-ready culture to ensure your teams are prepared for the continual change our work environments experience.

Building a Successful Change Strategy

by Alice Meredith

Jun 5, 2020 / 28m


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Due to our ever-changing environments, all companies will be or already are in a constant flux of change as they battle to maintain relevance in their industry.

In this course, Building a Successful Change Strategy, you'll learn the importance of cultivating a culture of change and learn ways to prepare your team(s) for continual change.

First, you'll learn an evolutionary, three-phase change strategy blueprint.

Next, you'll discover how to prioritize what matters most and simplify the leader's approach to change.

Finally, you'll explore an organized step-by-step approach to ensure leaders find success with all their change initiatives.

When you're finished with this course, you'll have knowledge of a new people-focused approach to change and an innovative change strategy blueprint to help guide your work in leading change.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Preparing the Team for Change
  3. Change Strategy Process: People First

Fostering a Change Ready Culture

by Peter Abraham

Oct 22, 2020 / 1h 24m

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All businesses at different stages of growth and maturity experience change. Successful businesses harness a culture that embraces innovation and change, to assist growth, whilst being adaptable to change as a constant. In this course, Fostering a Change Ready Culture, you’ll learn to how to better understand organizational changes in a business, and how to foster a culture that accommodates change to enable growth in both individuals and the business. Some of the things we’ll cover include; innovation and experimentation, digital disruption and risk, autonomy and decision making. First, you’ll explore how businesses cultivate innovation and experimentation and the benefits of driving evolutionary organizational change. Next, you’ll discover how a business builds flexibility to adapt to changes brought about by internal and externally driven forces, how to recognize them, and how to navigate them. Finally, you’ll learn how to develop a culture of learning to ensure ongoing change and capability development. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of fostering a change ready culture needed to assist growth in a business that’s faced with changing customer needs and employee expectations

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Innovation and Evolutionary Organizational Change
  3. Culture and Organizational Change
  4. Learning & Upskilling