Transitions: Implementing Change Decisions - Abstract

Transitions: Implementing Change Decisions is a training curriculum designed to teach a process of implementing and institutionalizing organizational change once the decision to change has been made. The curriculum is designed to be taught in a two-day workshop. It uses a case study approach to help workshop participants apply basic concepts and principles introduced during the session.

The case study provided for Cooperative Extension Service audiences involves institutionalizing the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk program thrust. Specific objectives of the curriculum are to help participants examine how the change decision impacts the organization, assess dynamics of the change process, develop an implementation plan, learn and apply a process for implementing a change decision, and apply leadership to the process.

The curriculum is organized around "milestones" in the change process. Although the curriculum is useful to any student of change, it is especially appropriate for managers or staff who have responsibility for implementing change decisions.

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