The increasing rate and scope of change is having a profound effect on the workplace. Managers and supervisors often bear the responsibility of maintaining morale and productivity during difficult change processes. Doing this effectively requires grasping the impact of change on people, understanding the change process, acquiring critical coping skills, optimizing the positive payoffs from change, and implementing action plans for leading people through change. You will learn the causes, consequences, and costs of mismanaging change; stages of the change process; fundamental processes in change management; and skills, options, and strategies for harnessing the power of change for you, employees and your organization. You will obtain practical resources and develop a personal action plan for leading people through change.