Immunity to Change Facilitator's Workshop: How to Conduct the Immunity-to-Change™ Process
September 19-21, 2013
With Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
This intensive, three-day program is designed to equip participants to incorporate into their own practice the Immunity-to-Change™ process* (ITC) presented in Kegan and Lahey's How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2001) and Immunity to Change (Harvard Business Press, 2009).
*The Immunity-to-Change™ approach is specifically designed to help individuals, work teams, and organizations make those personal and collective changes that are most important to them-- but have proven resistant even to thoughtful plans and heartfelt intentions. The approach first generates a customized picture of something which is usually invisible—the way our current mindset produces exactly those behaviors which prevent progress on the goal we most want to achieve. This is the immunity to change. Once we see the real source of what has been preventing change, the approach guides us on a new path to accomplishing it.
Who Should Attend Mental health professionals, internal and external coaches in business and public sectors, independent consultants, human resource officers, corporate trainers, counselors and therapists who want to learn how to conduct a powerful process effectively and safely, with groups as small as one and as large as 800, directed to the diagnosis and overcoming of individual immunities. (No prior familiarity with How The Way We Talk or Immunity To Change is necessary or assumed.)
Program Outcomes Participants will learn:
- How to conduct an Immunity-to-Change workshop (in a group or an individual setting)
- The conceptual underpinnings of this powerful and complex learning process
- How to use the Facilitator's Guide as a resource for further developing your skills
- Typical challenges in conducting the workshop, how to spot them and address them
- Most current research and ITC practices Minds At Work is using
What the Training Equips You to Do
- Deliver an Immunity-to-Change workshop so that it fits your professional circumstances
- Understand the differences and similarities between this way of helping others and your accustomed approach
- Feel greater confidence in your ability to successfully conduct the workshop
Additional Takeaways from the Program
- A network of colleagues for future consultation or collaboration
- New ideas for how and when to use the ITC exercises
- An overview of the "coaching arc" that can follow the workshop
- Two source-books: The Facilitator's Guide to the Immunity-to-Change Workshop and Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization
- 20 Hours of CCEUs for ICF Members
Design Highlights of the Program We begin with a three-hour version of an Immunity-to-Change workshop, conducted by its designers, thus putting all participants first in the "receiving role" of the ITC exercises. Everyone then receives a Facilitator's Guide to the training, and a homework assignment to prepare to lead the rest of us through a portion of an Immunity-to-Change workshop the next day in a "studio learning" format. Each participant will have the opportunity to "run" a portion of the workshop in a way that best matches how they are most likely to use it. Participants also, in turn, assist others' skill-building by playing the role of a learner in others' anticipated contexts, and by delivering constructive and appreciative feedback. Throughout the training process there will be frequent opportunities to talk about: predictable snags in facilitation and how to overcome them; the theoretical underpinnings of the process; modifications to accommodate a variety of teaching purposes or group configurations; an overview of the "coaching arc" that can follow the workshop; and the latest ideas about the delivery or uses of the process.
Registration, fees, location, timing and other logistics:
This program is being held at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), in Newton, Massachusetts (about a 20-minute drive from Cambridge). Please consult the MSPP site for fee information, registration links and other information.
For further information about the content of the program, contact us or call us at (617) 491-2656.
For further information on registration, fees, location etc. please contact the MSPP Continuing Education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617) 244-1682.