Individual resistance to change can be a significant stumbling block to progress. Whether a change is complex and far reaching – or a smaller more localized change – leaders need to be able to get their team members engaged in meaningful ways. Drawing on several psychological approaches, including motivational interviewing, this workshop offers a new lens through which leaders of change can view resistance. Participants will learn tools and strategies to allow them to coach their team members toward engagement and success.

Price: $119.00 CAD

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Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEU)

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Exploring Readiness for Change
  • Key Steps for Coaching Through Resistance
  • Power Struggles: Identifying and Avoiding Them
  • Identifying and Creating Space for Resistant Parts
  • The Importance of Curiosity
  • Using Compassion and Connection
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Supporting and Building on Change Talk
  • What to do if Change Isn’t Happening

About this Workshop


Eric Stutzman, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Stutzman, Trainer for CTRI, Chief Executive Officer of ACHIEVE Centre for LeadershipEric is the Chief Executive Officer of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and co-author of the book, The Culture Question. He is a caring and insightful leader who believes that building authentic relationships is the best way to lead people effectively. Eric has provided leadership in the field of conflict resolution and mediation since completing a degree in Sociology with a focus on mediation and peacemaking. He is a Chartered Mediator and a past president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Manitoba. Prior to working with ACHIEVE, Eric was an administrator, board chair, senior mediator, trainer, and lead negotiator for a variety of other organizations. He believes that the best leaders and employees turn their minds first to listening with curiosity, and never put operations before people. Eric is a gifted trainer and speaker who makes material come alive for participants through humour, storytelling, and real-world application.

Target Audience

This workshop is intermediate level workshop and will benefit leaders, managers, supervisors, and human resource personnel.