Based on Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind - that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.
Beth Giesbrecht, PMP has more than 30 years of curriculum development, consulting, and computer technology expertise with a special emphasis on project management and databases. Beth excels at instructional design, involving students through simulations, and customizing training to fit customer needs. She has successfully directed companies through various phases of the project management process.
- We will introduce the two parts of our minds: the rider and the elephant
- We’ll discuss how to direct the rider
- We’ll explore how to motivate the elephant
- We’ll talk about how to shape the path
- Small groups will discuss a scenario
0-5 min - Introductions & Housekeeping
5-10 min - Overview
10-15 min - Direct the Rider
15-25 min - Small Group Discussions
25-30 min - Motivate the Elephant
30-40 min - Small Group Discussions
40-45 min - Shape the Path
45-55 min - Small Group Discussions on Case Study
55-60 min - Lessons Learned