Managing Self Through Change

Managing Self Through Change empowers staff to build their change resilience. In this practical, skills-based interactive session, participants learn how to:

  • see change as an unavoidable part of life,
  • recognise the impacts of change on themselves and others
  • take responsibility for their own reactions to change, and
  • view change as an opportunity for personal growth.

Managing Self Through Change is available as a half-day F2F intensive, and as a 90-120 minute webinar.

Background info

Program Objectives

The objectives of this program are to provide participants with:

  • An understanding of change resilience and its importance to health, performance and relationships
  • Practical skills and strategies for building their change resilience, and
  • A range of resources to encourage the ongoing development of change resilience skills.

Key Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the impacts of change in self and others
  • Understand change resilience and its importance to health, performance and relationships
  • Better manage their reactions to change
  • Remain calm in a changing environment
  • Optimise thinking to recognise opportunity
  • Integrate change-management strategies into working & personal life.

Training Profile

Managing Self Through Change is delivered in your workplace to groups of up to 16. The program provides skills-based, experiential learning supported by evidence-based theory and workplace integration tools.

The training comprises a diverse range of activities including formal presentation, group discussion, self-reflection & assessment, interactive and challenging group activities and practical skills training.

The program is available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and major centres around Australia.

Content & delivery options

Half-Day Intensive

Module 1: The Nature of Change (1hr 30mins)

  • The effects of change on health, performance and relationships
  • Responding to change: exploring reactions and current coping strategies
  • Recharge: managing the long-term, cumulative effects of change
  • Reboot: practical skills for managing uncertainty and bouncing back

Module 2: Change and the Mind (1hr 30mins)

  • How does change affect the mind?
  • Responding to change: developing an open, aware and flexible mind-set
  • Awareness and regulation of unhelpful thoughts and emotions
  • Acknowledgement, acceptance and moving on
  • Skills training: practice of mindfulness-based change-management techniques
  • Stop. Notice. Focus. – reconnecting with your locus of control

Module 3: Integration (45mins)

  • Integrating change resilience skills and strategies into working and personal life
  • Personal Resilience Assessment eLearning tool
  • Working Mind app.

Session duration is typically 3.5 hours including a 15-minute break between modules 1 & 2.

Resources & support

Skills Enhancement Course

The MSTC Skills Enhancement Course is a take-away, self-study program that supports participants to apply their training in their working and personal lives. The course promotes experiential learning, skills integration and long-term behavioural change. The course includes:

  • A comprehensive workbook containing: – Background theory and evidence-based research – Weekly task lists and goal setting tools – Resilience technique practice guidelines – Integration tips and strategies – Self-assessment tools – Print and web recommended reading
  • Eight resilience techniques in mp3 format, and
  • Unlimited phone and email support.

Course materials & instructions are provided to participants during the face-to-face training.

Working Mind App

Through the Working Mind app, developed exclusively for our clients, participants receive permanent access to key training resources including the Managing Self Through Change workbook, mp3 audio techniques, research links and workplace integration tools.

Download the App