Tools to Help Staff and Members Navigate Change
When planning your next initiative, consider some of these tactics
There has been a lot of talk about change management in the association space and beyond. For example, the ASAE Foundation’s ForesightWorks research initiative discusses the need for association leaders to understand the external forces and trends that could make or break their organization’s future success and to use foresight to practice deliberate, evidence-based change management.
So, as a young professional, what can I add to this ongoing conversation? I’d like to share a few experiences I’ve had while working with our members at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
In October 2017, I co-presented a session, “Leading Change,” at ASCE’s Annual Convention based on John Kotter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change. We used two exercises to demonstrate the importance of mindset and communication when planning for and implementing change.
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