Innovation & change go hand in hand. Indeed, we cannot turn new ideas – whether products, user experiences, strategic initiatives or complex ecosystems – into realities without acceptance by stakeholders.
In this workshop, you will learn how to apply the ORCHANGO Change Management System™ (a.k.a. The ORCHANGO Method) to make change & innovation stick.
This is not an University-type program that teaches interesting theories. On the contrary, it is an action-learning workshop designed for practitioners by practitioners. It features battle-tested tools, framework and techniques that have proven their effectiveness in the real world – through transformational projects of all sizes and natures, across industries and around the globe.
On Day #1, you will compete in STEP UP!™ – our learning game / simulated experience that teaches how to make change & innovation stick. On Day #2, you will apply the learning to make an innovation process “stickier” (we will use Eric Ries’ increasingly popular LEAN Startup framework as an example). Most importantly, you will work on making your current innovation or change project “stickier”. You will leave with a concrete plan for your next few weeks and months.
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The video at the bottom of this page presents the public-enrollment version of this workshop, which is virtually identical.
This learning workshop is for internal practitioners working on change or innovation projects:
- Front-line leaders and middle-managers;
- Intrapreneurs / corporate innovators;
- Innovation leaders and specialists;
- Change leaders and specialists;
- Key members of change or innovation projects;
- A practical, battle-tested and world-class method (tools, mindsets, guiding principles and techniques) to generate and strengthen acceptance for change & innovation;
- A “stickier” innovation process that has change leadership embedded throughout;
- A concrete action plan to make your current change or innovation project “stickier”.
DAY 1 – THINKING & ACTING LIKE A CHANGE LEADER
Reflection: change & innovation go hand in hand
To warm up our respective brains and set the stage for the two days, we will reflect on the critical linkages between change and innovation.
Multiply your agility by ten with the Change Stethoscope™
The Change Stethoscope™ is arguably the most critical tool in the ORCHANGO Change Management System™. As change & innovation leaders, you should use this practical, battle-tested tool as a “stethoscope” throughout any change / innovation journey. First, to quickly assess the levels of resistance or commitment of the groups impacted. Second, to decide what actions are required to drive the campaign. Third, to monitor the acceptance of the change / innovation.
Uncovering the real keystone of organizational change
All too often when driving change, innovation leaders fail to recognize the importance of a specific group of stakeholders. Problem: our research and experience have unequivocally demonstrated that these folks represent the true keystone of change. So who are they? How should you work with them? What is the most “strategic” use of your time? These are the questions we will address during this module.
STEP UP!™ – Making change & innovation stick in the real world
STEP UP!™ is our learning game / simulated experience that teaches how to make change & innovation stick. Competing in teams, your challenge will be to take on a very tricky change & innovation situation. The objective will be to drive a successful campaign for change within the U.K. division of Korbus Global – an international B2B company. There will be plenty of obstacles, office politics and twists that simulate the real world. How will the competing teams pull it off? → Read more
DAY 2 – EMBEDDING CHANGE LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE INNOVATION PROCESS
Reflection: DAY 1 and its implications
Deep and significant learning occurs only as a result of reflection. Experience is the best teacher, but only if we take the time to stop and reflect on our experiences. DAY 1 was highly experiential with a simulation (STEP UP!™) that felt all too real. Therefore we will start DAY 2 by reflecting on the experience, extracting further learnings and discussing the implications.
Making “Lean Startup” stickier
Eric Ries’ Lean Startup framework is becoming increasingly popular both in start-ups and established organizations. Some of the key change principles covered during DAY 1 are already built in. However, if we are to succeed with our innovation initiatives, we need to make the process more “change-savvy”. Therefore, we will unpack Lean Startup; uncover the built-in change leadership principles; make the framework “stickier”; and repack it for your own use in the real world!
Making your current innovation project stickier
Whether or not you are using Lean Startup, you will work on injecting ORCHANGO’s change leadership tools, mindsets and principles into your current change & innovation project. Outcome: a concrete, action-oriented plan to make your project stick!!
Looking ahead at the next few weeks and months
To conclude the workshop, we will discuss and reinforce our takeaways. We will look ahead at the next few weeks and months. We will discuss how we can stay connected (via ORCHANGO’s social learning platform and/or other means) to continue to learn from and with each other’s – in true Learn-and-Execute® fashion!
Our open enrollment events provide outstanding, practical and action-packed learning experiences. They are facilitated by a Master Learning Coach who is expert at using The ORCHANGO Method™ to make change & innovation stick.
Edmond Mellina, our president & co-founder, will facilitate this workshop.
Watch Edmond’s video below; click on the related buttons to check his bio or his blog.
Learn with change & innovation leaders from other organizations
In order to maximize learning, each session is limited to 24 participants. With the exception of certification programs, open enrollment events are exclusively for internal practitioners (i.e. not open to outside consultants). They provide participants with a unique opportunity to connect with change & innovation leaders in other organizations.
Remain connected and continue to learn together!
Thanks to ORCHANGO’s social learning platform, participants can easily stay connected after the event and continue to learn from and with each other’s – in true Learn-and-Execute® fashion!
WHY CAN’T EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS PARTICIPATE?
With the exception of the certification programs that we run from time to time, our open enrollment events are exclusively for internal practitioners (i.e. not open to outside consultants). Indeed, our objective is to provide participants with a unique opportunity to connect with change & innovation leaders from other organizations – in an environment where they can speak among themselves.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?
In order to maximize learning, each session is limited to 24 participants.
CAN I ONLY ATTEND “DAY 1 – THINKING & ACTING LIKE A CHANGE LEADER”?
Yes, when you sign up, you will have the option to only register for DAY 1.
CAN I ONLY ATTEND “DAY 2 – EMBEDDING CHANGE LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE INNOVATION PROCESS”?
Yes, but only if you have previously attended an ORCHANGO program with the STEP UP!™ game. When signing up, you will have the option to only register to DAY 2. However, you are also most welcome to participate in the full workshop (refresher). It’s up to you!.
Otherwise, no – sorry. Rationale: DAY 2 builds upon the learning from DAY 1. The change management tools, frameworks and techniques covered during DAY 1 are unique to ORCHANGO (that’s why they work all the time!). Therefore, it would be impossible for someone who hasn’t participated in DAY 1 to follow or contribute meaningfully to DAY 2. Therefore, in fairness to all participants, only learners who have participated in DAY 1 can attend DAY 2. We hope you’d understand.
CAN I BRING THIS WORKSHOP “IN-HOUSE” AT MY ORGANIZATION?
Yes, of course. Please contact us to further discuss…
WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR WITHDRAW?
Please refer to our terms & conditions…
CAN I TEACH THE COURSE MATERIALS TO OTHERS?
No. Unless specified otherwise, the course materials are the exclusive property of ORCHANGO, a division of TRANSITUS Inc. The materials are protected by copyright law and are licensed, not sold, to each participant. As per the terms of the license, the participants are prohibited from teaching any of the materials. Please see terms & conditions for further details…
WHERE CAN I FIND THE EXACT LOCATION WHERE THE PROGRAM WILL BE HELD?
You will be notified by email well ahead of the event. We usually hold our workshops in an hotel located in or near the core of the hosting city, with easy access via public transportation. For example: Novotel Toronto (on the Esplanade); L’InterContinental Montréal (entre le Vieux-Montréal et le centre-ville).
DO YOU OFFER ‘BULK ENROLLMENT’ DISCOUNTS?
Our workshops are high-end programs that are already priced very competitively in their respective categories. But if you can ‘bulk-enroll’ several people from the same organization to the same event, then contact us to further discuss…
- The fee may vary based on the workshop location.
- The fee is specified in the section “UPCOMING DATES / CITIES” below.
- Any applicable taxes will be added to the specified fee.
Included in program fee*:
- Individual license to use the copyrighted materials that will be provided;
- All program materials and supplies;
- Completion certificate;
- Class-day meals (breakfast, lunch and breaks).
* Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs.
- Option 1: By credit card (via PayPal’s secured payment gateway);
- Option 2: By way of bank wire transfer to our bank account;
- Option 3: By mailed cheque.
Invoice and confirmation:
- Within 2 business days after you sign up (via the appropriate link in the section “UPCOMING DATES / CITIES” below), you will receive an invoice via e-mail – along with the PayPal link if you want to use payment option #1.
- We will hold your spot tentatively for a maximum of 30 days (less as we get closer to the workshop date).
- Your spot will be confirmed once the full amount is received by ORCHANGO.
I’ve been working to help organizations transform in the fast-paced technology world for over 15 years. I was fortunate to take ORCHANGO’s Change & Innovation workshop delivered by Edmond Mellina and it was the ONLY workshop I’ve taken where I could immediately use the tips, hints and ideas with my team. I use the “health check” Change Stethoscope and Ladder of Commitment-Resistance regularly. Edmond’s use of his own experience in leading change and gaining commitment is the key to gaining practical, usable knowledge for managing change today. I highly recommend Edmond and ORCHANGO.
— Zahra Merchant, Senior Manager, CIBC
Amazing energy and content. Sets the bar very high!
— A CIO from the transport & logistics sector
Edmond brings a unique brand of energy and logic to his presentations. Mixing business, psychology, emotion and human nature in a way that makes you better understand who you are, who your organization is and how you can influence real change. One of very few speakers I can honestly say could change your career and your life as he lifts your consciousness above the noise and shows you the tools you will need to succeed in this new business world.
— Marc Coyle, Head of IT, City of Belleville
You have a very disarming way of communicating while getting a very powerful message across. It’s excellent.
— Entrepreneur, Travel industry
We are taking a little breather with our open-enrollment programs…
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City photo credits: City of Toronto; Paul Bica; Andrea Shaffer; Jean-Louis Zimmermann; Jean-Andre Recnik