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New ION Talks Focus on Leading Workforce System Change!

John P. Kotter was so right when he said “Tradition is a very powerful force.” We have a lot invested in our traditions and this is especially true for the workforce system. Changing the way things have always been done is hard. Yet, with the transformative nature of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), change at every level is well underway – for state agencies, workforce board, regional partnerships, one-stop centers, and others. 

To help expand capacity for the changes called for under WIOA, the Employment and Training Administration looked to Maher & Maher for a series of ION Talks (Innovation and Opportunity Network) and accompanying discussion guides. The 3-part video series is designed to develop and equip leaders of change with a greater understanding of how they deal with change, and how to initiate and manage change.

John Kotter quoteThese short and engaging “TED-like” talks assist teams in exploring the impact change is having on the team itself, its members, and the organization:

  • Leading Change – Transformational Leadership. Explore a style of leadership that relies on vision and inspiration to engage and motivate stakeholders in executing change.
  • Change is Constant – Individual Resiliency. Ever wonder what factors impact how you cope with and effectively manage change? Take a self-assessment to consider your own individual resiliency to change.
  • Reconfiguring the System – Organizational Resiliency. Here’s a terrific tool for administrators! Used together, the video and guide allows teams to successfully plan, discuss, and work through a pending change.

Become a champion of change! Get the ION Talks, discussion guides, and a facilitator tip sheet on the ION Community of Practice.

Maher & Maher is a specialized change management and talent development consulting firm based in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. The firm is U.S. Department of Labor’s national technical assistance provider supporting the Employment and Training Administration’s implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and a number of other priority initiatives of the administration that advance and promote the public workforce system. Maher is also currently involved in a number of sector strategy, regional planning, organizational strategic planning and training initiatives in multiple state and regional areas. For more information about our services, visit our website or call us at 1-888-90-Maher.


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