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Managing Change

Page updated 24 August 2022

Managing change is the ability to foster an environment of innovation and change. Ensuring appropriate stakeholder involvement and engagement in change programmes/projects and that the change is aligned with UCD's Core Values. This involves taking a positive approach to tackling work and embracing change, inviting feedback relating to performance and dealing constructively with it.

Who is the course for? 
This course is for all staff. The aim of the course is to develop your own skills in managing change and/or help colleagues who would like to manage change more effectively. 

How long is the course? 
This is a half-day course.

What topics will be covered?

  • Emotional responses to change

  • Heightened awareness of psychological barriers to change

  • Realisation of how fear can stifle positive change

  • How a Growth mindset can enhance well-being

  • An action plan to take more control

  • Improved self-belief and confidence 

Do I need to prepare anything before I arrive? 

Please choose activity A or B

Option A 

Think of a negatively perceived change that you are currently experiencing (or one from your recent past). Please prepare to share the following questions with one other person at the workshop:

  • What change are you currently experiencing that stands out for you?

  • How long have you been experiencing this?

  • How are you feeling about it?

  • What is the impact of the change on you/others?

Option B (relevant to Prochaska)

Consider a change that you would like to make to improve your life

  • What is this change?

  • What will it add to your life?

  • How long have you wanted to make this change?

For details of upcoming events or to book your place on available courses, please visit the HR - Professional Development booking centre  If your chosen course is fully booked or no longer available, you can access the UCD LinkedIn learning portal via your UCD Connect login where you will find a range of eLearning courses. 

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call ext 4919.

Who is this course for? 
This course is for all staff members interested in learning about the concept of the Growth Mindset as created by Dr Carol Dweck. The aim of the programme is to give participants and understanding of how operating from a Growth Mindset as opposed to a Fixed Mindset will support resilience, learning and provide a platform for reaching their potential. 

How long is this course?
This is a 3.5-hour workshop - including 15-minute break 

What topics will be covered?
This course will the theory of the Growth Mindset sharing some of Carol Dweck’s research concepts.  The course will review the Growth Mindset from an individual and team perspective. The challenges in moving to and operating from a Growth Mindset will be explored and assumptions that limit people in accessing the Growth Mindset will also be discussed.  Links to the concepts of psychological safety and vulnerability will be made. Participants will be given the opportunity to participant in individual and group exercises as part of the training. 

Do I need to prepare anything before or after the session? 
To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to watch the following YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nF90sAW-Yg&t=55s 
and review this HBR article about The Growth Mindset  [https://hbr.org/2016/01/what-having-a-growth-mindset-actually-means?autocomplete=true]. 

For details of upcoming events or to book your place on available courses, please visit the HR - Professional Development booking centre  If your chosen course is fully booked or no longer available, you can access the UCD LinkedIn learning portal via your UCD Connect login where you will find a range of eLearning courses. 

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call ext 4919.

This Leadership programme has been created to support the delivery of the UCD Strategy 2020-2024, 'Rising to the Future'. As per our strategy, we commit to rising to meet the global challenges of the future through the excellence and impact of our research, scholarship and innovation, while ensuring every member of our community is enabled to achieve their full potential.  

Our new strategy places a strong and defined emphasis on the pivotal role that developing our faculty and staff will have in the achievement of the four strategic themes. This programme will enhance the quality of leadership and management within the University by supporting our leaders in the development of the skills, knowledge, and behaviours necessary to live and work successfully in the constantly evolving VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity).

This new programme, in conjunction with our external training partner Flow Group, has been designed to bring together the Leadership and Management populations of UCD to reflect and plan their individual and collective approaches to navigating the complex landscape.

In order to continue to deliver on UCDs ambitious strategy we need to create a collaborative, agile approach to leadership and management that will foster a culture and environment which actively empowers people to thrive and do their best work.

Booking:

For details of upcoming events or to book your place on available courses, please visit the UCD RISE Leadership and People Management Booking Centre.  Book Here

Please note only eligible participants will have access to book on the UCD RISE Leadership and People Management Programme.

If you have any queries relating to this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie 

UCD People & Organisation Development

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4919 | E: peopledevelopment@ucd.ie