Immunity to Change Facilitator's Workshop: How to Conduct the Immunity-to-Change™ Process
December 11-13, 2013
With Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
November 20 Update:
This program is currently at capacity, as is the wait list.
We are not accepting additional names for either list at this time.
Registration for our 2014 programs is open and may be found on the right-hand side of this page by clicking on "2014 ITC Facilitator's Workshop".
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 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.
Fees for 2013
- $2750 for in-house professionals from for-profit companies
- $1925 for independent practitioners (with non-profit or for-profit clients)
- $1650 for those from non-profit organizations and full-time students
This fee includes a Facilitator's Guide, a copy of Kegan and Lahey's book and lunches. It does not include breakfasts, dinners or lodging. Discounts are as follows: early registrants (60 days prior to the date of the workshop) deduct $100; 2 or more participants from the same group, registering at once, each deduct $100. If applicable, a participant may combine these two discounts.
Cancellation: Payment is fully refundable up to 30 days before the start of the institute, less a 10% processing fee; it is not refundable thereafter. Any money paid is transferable to other individuals within the same organization.
Switching: Switching from one workshop date to another (i.e. from a September workshop to the same workshop in December) entails a 10% processing fee. Switches must occur within the same calendar year as the original workshop. Please email us at email@example.com to initiate a switch.
Registration: Early registration is suggested. We intentionally keep the total number of participants small (40) for each institute to maximize active learning opportunities, and, as a result, past institutes have been over-subscribed.
Confirmation: You will receive a formal receipt for your registration fee via email. Pre-reading material will be sent four weeks prior to the start of the workshop.
Location: The Harvard Faculty Club. 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.
Date & Time: December 11-13, 2013. Check-in begins at 8:30am on Day 1. Each day, the sessions start promptly at 9:00 a.m. End times vary slightly: day 1, the program ends at 5:00, and this is followed by an informal wine and cheese reception; end time on day 2 is 5:00, and day 3 is 4:00. Please note that there is approximately one hour of homework each evening. For further information feel free to contact us or call us at (617) 491-2656.