Workshop: Game Plan for Change

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Game Plan for Change: A Tabletop Simulation to Ignite Growth Through Transformation
Why is this topic important?
Today's fast-paced environment puts a premium on those who can react and move quickly in response to changing conditions and market pressures.  Game Plan for Change: A Tabletop Simulation to Ignite Growth Through Transformation provides the disciplined change process and the critical training components needed to successfully execute change, whether incremental, such as new business systems, functional refocus, and market demand for new levels of performance; or transformational, such as mergers and acquisitions, moving from product focus to service focus, and implementing new business models. 
How is the simulation conducted?
The Simulation is conducted in small teams using a game board and working collaboratively to develop a change strategy and roadmap to successfully implement change based on a selected business case scenario.
Game Plan for Change will help organizations systematically and efficiently address, implement, and institutionalize change.  The materials in this resource provide the structure, tools, and processes necessary to learn how to plan and implement a successful change initiative.
What are the materials used?
The Simulation includes a Participant’s Workbook, and a Game Board. The Participant Workbook contains an introduction to the key principles of change, appropriate exercises, and worksheets, scoring templates, and discussion questions. The Game Board, called a Change Board, is used by the participants to track and record the results of the exercises.
Game Plan for Change: A Tabletop Simulation to Ignite Growth Through Transformation provides a means for teams, workgroups, departments, business units, and organizations to learn and apply key principles of change. The setting is in a facilitator-led, two-day workshop where the participants are divided into small teams.  Each team selects a case-based organization or company provided in the workbook to guide through the simulation process. 
Each team is then presented with information, discusses solutions, evaluates alternatives, solves problems, makes decisions, and learns how well their selected business case will do in executing its change initiative.
The process is experienced using a game board and navigating its seventeen dynamic, interdependent components, which have corresponding exercises to be completed by the participating teams. Completing the exercises generate scores in the form of indicators of success or indicators of failure when executing the selected case-based change initiative.
The result is a comprehensive value-based change map for executing a successful change initiative. The outcomes of the activities and exercises highlight the strengths, weaknesses, and potential roadblocks an organization will face whether a change is small and incremental or massive and transformational. 
Game Plan for Change is ideally suited for those responsible for those leading change, managing change, and change process owners responsible for implementing change. 
All levels of the organization will benefit greatly from the tabletop simulation.  Including participants from a cross-section of the organization evokes a wide range of perceptions and has a profound and positive affect on outcomes. 
Benefits and Outcomes
The process involves the participants in
Developing plans
Evaluating strategy
Considering challenges
Setting priorities
Creating value
Assessing behaviors
Modeling complexity and risk
Determining readiness
Predicting adoption and internalization
Identifying fits and gaps
Building a change scoreboard
Predicting success
Applying results to reality
The skills the participants develop and use are
Organization [planning]
Discipline [completing exercises]
Communication [promoting participative dialog]
Empathy [having sensitivity in decision making]
Tolerance [managing ambiguity in uncertain environments]
Negotiation [selling ideas and moving them forward]
Balance [dealing with conflicting interests]
Influence [gaining commitment]
The team setting promotes
Social interaction
Collaborative communication
Stimulating competition
Exceptional outcomes
Public workshops with open enrollment.
Private in-house workshops at client site or off site.
University-sponsored workshops with complementary seats for professors.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the year at various locations.  Please contact us for current schedule.
Cost varies according to workshop type.  Please contact us.  
The Ryan Group, Inc.
(214) 613-2582  
Wayne Davis   

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