POC™ Learning Map

The Practitioner of Change™ program centers around 5 core sessions, each consisting of 3 days. The image & information below is a brief description of the high level learning outcomes for each session POC™ Core Session. The design is integrated, with each core session building off the previous.

POC Learning Map

Core Session ONE – Business Partnering

  • Launch the formal Practitioner of Change™ learning process and form the learning community.
  • Increase your knowledge of adult learning styles and your personal approach to learning.
  • Understand how future trends and issues shape the roles in our functions.
  • Learn a pragmatic approach to functional systems thinking.
  • Use and apply business knowledge to better position your function to deliver upon business priorities.
  • Explore and know how to address the challenges of being an internal business partner.

Core Session TWO – Business Consulting

  • Build deeper practical skill in the area of organization development and the role of the OD practitioner.
  • Learn and practice a business consulting process using a progressive case study.
  • Progress your skill in each area of the business consulting process including contracting for success; gathering, analyzing and feeding back organization data; diagnosing, designing and implementing appropriate responses; evaluating the impact of your work; and, ending a consulting contract.
  • Learn how to leverage your personal style to work effectively as an internal consultant and leverage your Business Partnering skills.

Core Session THREE – Facilitating Change

  • Learn how to view change through a systems thinking lens to understand why change efforts succeed.
  • Explore various change theories and methods to understand and influence the design and implementation of change.
  • Plan, design and facilitate change using a change systems framework.
  • Know how to build the context for change, design and create a disciplined and systematic change process and how to guide the implementation.
  • Increase your ability to influence others regarding effective and ineffective change processes.
  • Prepare leaders to lead change in your organization.

Core Session FOUR – Leading Effective Processes

  • Define the requirements of a team-based organization; what’s required and how to evaluate the fit.
  • Know when and how to design a team based structure and facilitate the design of high performance teams.
  • Learn the content and process roles of practitioners when working with teams.
  • Understand and practice being an effective facilitator of team and group dynamics including:
  • Designing and facilitating effective group and team processes.
    • Identifying the invisible dynamics of groups and teams.
    • Developing process consulting and task facilitation skills and the role of the practitioner.
    • How to influence team effectiveness.
  • Review your action learning team performance to date.

Core Session FIVE – Having Influence

  • Enhance your self-confidence through increased self-awareness of your personal presence.
  • Relate sources of personal power and influence and emotional intelligence to Practitioner success.
  • Learn how to provocatively model your authenticity and courage as a practitioner.
  • Strengthen your ability to work with tension, in yourself and with others.
  • Be present and accountable as a Practitioner of Change™; integrating what you know with who you are.
  • Formally close the learning community structure.

As a learning system, participants have a first hand opportunity to examine and explore organizational dynamics as they are learning about them conceptually. Our philosophy is “you can’t take an individual, group or an organization to a place you haven’t been” so we design the learning process to ensure that practitioners have first hand and deep experience with the impact of processes to influence organization effectiveness.