Exploring People Engagement
the Better Way to Lead through Change
This unique signature programme was designed and written by Patrick Mayfield, author of Practical People Engagement. It is designed for anyone involved in change who wants to understand:
- How to engage and influence people better
- What is involved in getting people to buy in to a change
- Where the critical limitations of traditional project thinking, and how this can create problems and resistance, rather than speed up the project
- Practical steps that make the maximum positive difference to the changes they are responsible for leading.
Your registration gives you a lifetime access to this valuable programme.
This programme is not:
- A boring series of death-by-PowerPoint/Bullet Point presentations
- A full practitioner-level training
- Full of irrelevant business theory
EPE Summary: A Six-Week Online Programme
We all know that one of the biggest areas of risk in any transformational change is the group of human beings involved. How do you do the 'people thing' in change, in programmes and projects? Classic approaches can work sometimes in predictable and repeatable contexts, but what about when you are launching into something quite foreign to the people involved, the stakeholders, and their culture?
In this online coaching programme there are six major modules, each spaced a week apart:
The Right Mindset. This module compares and contrasts the traditional, limited approach with a more inclusive mindset, a way of thinking about people engagement that yields much better results. Many of the difficulties that arise in engaging with people begin with wrong thinking. We show you how there's a better way to think about this. You will prove for yourself that thinking about the people involved in your change a better way will immediately give you positive results.
The second module covers the Engagement Framework, adopting the right framework to set you up for success. You are toured through simple but robust pathway. Couple this with some powerful principles and common themes that run all through the journey, and you will find resilience as well as success.
The third module helps you apply good analysis to your stakeholders, those interested groups and individuals. This helps you be confident that you are sufficiently briefed about and so prevent you from accidentally "getting off on the wrong foot.". It also makes sure you don't miss any critical person or group.
The fourth module examines how you shape your overall engagement, your strategy, your How. It helps you make sure you collaborate with key people so that you are not the bottleneck, that is, you do not try to do it all on your own. Also, we explore how different strategies work in different contexts with different people. One size does not fit all. You will have some useful approaches for tailoring to your situation.
The fifth module is about planning your engagement campaign so that the timing is right for the people you want to influence. You can time your engagement so that you get their optimum attention, as well as making sure you communicate clearly, without creating confusion or mixed messages. This has become critical in business, as people's attention is at a premium.
The last module covers a critical leadership skill area: leaning to people. This is particularly critical where relationships are difficult. We cover dealing with difficult relationships, and the different style of engagement.
You will go through the material with others from around the world, meeting regularly with me, Patrick Mayfield, so that you have ample opportunity to share stories, breakthroughs. We will encourage each other, share tips, as well as to ask questions about your particular challenges. This takes on a workshop quality as we learn about each other as a group and share approaches for each other. There is much value in mobilising the wisdom of the group.