News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
SCS Home > News

Effective Change Leadership; The Burning Platform

September 19, 2006 - Robert (Bob) Harris, President of Robert Harris Inc., a training organization which focuses on enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness was in Sudbury recently to present a workshop to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board’s senior administration, managers, principals and staff entitled, Effective Change Leadership.

"As a rule, people do not like change," stated Harris. "Statistics indicate that in any organization, at least 80% of employees will be in a mild to strong resistance at the outset of change." Harris pointed out that while change is an event that is external to us, transition is more internal as it is the gradual psychological reorientation that happens within us as we try to adapt to change. "People are motivated by two factors; Pain and Gain . . . of these two, the avoidance of pain is by far the greater motivator, or what I call the Burning Platform."

The morning presentation and break out sessions centred around;

• the varying stages of transition that accompany change

• a balanced approach to change that bridges the disconnect between advocates and resisters

• the 4-part 'Communications Model' that presents change in a way that fosters understanding and commitment

• applying the 4-part Communications Model' to the challenges and change needs in the current workplace and the Sudbury Catholic District School Board



More stories in the news...

•  Holy Trinity teaches students about the Seven Grandfather teachings!
•  Students create their very own masterpieces at St. Paul
•  Students thrive under Northern Fruit and Veggie program!
•  Crystal balling their 2024 High School Grad
•  Pius Students 'Activate their Recess' to promote fitness and physical activity!
•  Give your Input: Proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar
•  Friday January 12 2018- Bus Transportation Cancelled!
•  Their Story Begins Here - Kindergarten Registration info night taking place January 24!
•  St. Francis School Raises Over $2000 for Ronald McDonald House!
•  St. Benedict Students donate more than 1500 toys to Salvation Army!
•  Students spread joy and cheer with cards to celebrate Advent!
•  Immaculate Cougars raise 1500 cans for St. Vincent de Paul!
•  Coding Crusader saves the day and brings students some coding fun!
•  Tuesday December 12 - Transportation Cancelled!
•  Students Shop with a Cop to foster positive community relationships!
•  Chair and Vice-Chair Re-Elected!
•  St. Charles Students Explore Social Skills for Success by LDAS!
•  Grade 7 and 8 students craft and send Christmas cards for Noah!
•  Students receive special visit from local miner and book author!

  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved