Course Description

60-80% Change Initiatives FAIL when they fail to prepare for CHANGE

The bottom line is that every organization needs to IMPACT Performance & Productivity regardless if you are a Fortune 50 major corporation, a non-profit organization, a school district/university, or a small business selling the best local breakfast on the nearby corner. In an ever-changing world, it feels impossible to keep up with change, adapt to change and to LEAD change in your organization. This course not only provides a scientific based model but infuses the concept of POSITIVE change simultaneously. BONUS FOR YOU: Once you learn this, it is a model that you can use over and over to lead any change initiative.

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What are people saying?

Filled with wisdom and practical guidance. Life Changing!

Phil Rosen HRSA HCCN Grant Project Director @KeyCare, the NJ Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN)

Our organization embarked on a “Joy IS the Work” journey to gradually create and nurture long-lasting positive change, in a joyful culture, that improves quality of life and care in health centers. We are fortunate to have Sherry Blair and her staff guiding us on this all-important, life changing journey. Our first step in the journey has been to train the leadership in the comprehensive approach and skills in the “IMPACT Performance & Productivity: Lead Positive Change in Your Organization” course developed by the Sherry Blair Institute for For Inspirational Change. This well-researched and expertly delivered course is filled with wisdom and practical guidance. Those who are serious about creating and nurturing long-lasting positive change will need to invest sufficient time in learning the course material and then applying it to their organization and personal lives. The results will be life-changing and well worth the time spent. Thank you Sherry!

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to IMPACT Performance & Productivity Training Platform

    • Navigating the Course & Prezi

    • IMPACT Course Flyer

    • Welcome & Introduction to IMPACT Performance & Productivity


    • Ask questions, make comments and interact with us and each other here;)

    • Daily Doses of Positivity: Pearls of Wisdom Pillars of Strength

    • FAQ Technical Support

  • 2

    STEP 1: Create Urgency with Positive Change

    • Module 1 of 6: Positive Psychology & The Science of Happiness at Work

    • Performance Happiness Model

    • Module 2 of 6: Why do organizations fail when trying to make a change?

    • Module 3 of 6: Management and Leadership

    • Leaders Who IMPACT Handout

    • 8 Steps Visual

    • Module 4 of 6: Create a Sense of Urgency

    • Module 5 of 6: Complacency & Urgency

    • Higher rate of urgency NO complacency

    • Module 6 of 6: Sense of Urgency Action Plan

    • Ask questions, make comments and interact with us and each other here;) Share one thing you learned.

  • 3

    STEP 2: Build a Guiding Coalition "Champion Groups"

    • Module 1 of 3: Qualities & Outcomes Within a Coalition


    • Ways to IMPACT the Level of Urgency Handout

    • Module 2 of 3: What Kind of People are in a Coalition?

    • Module 3 of 3: Create Champion Groups

    • Team Leader Champion Group Tips Handout

    • Monthly Champion Group Meetings Handout

    • Ask questions, make comments and interact with us and each other here;) Share ONE thing you learned.

  • 4

    STEP 3: Form a Collective Strategic Vision & Initiatives

    • Module 1 of 3: Establish Clarity & Vision

    • Socrates Change Handout

    • Module 2 of 3: Values Based Effective Vision

    • The Relationship of Vision, Strategies, Plans Handout

    • Creating an Effective Vision Handout

    • Module 3 of 3: Initiatives that IMPACT Positive Change

    • Force Field Analysis Worksheet

    • Let's hear from you: Questions, Comments, Interaction: Share ONE thing you learned.

  • 5

    Step 4 Enlist a Volunteer Army

    • Module 1 of 3: Getting People Engaged

    • Module 2 of 3: Communicating the Vision

    • Module 3 of 3: Be and Lead the Change: Be the one others want to follow

    • Key Elements in Effective Communication of Vision Handout

    • Talk with us and each other!!! We want to hear from you! Share ONE thing you learned.

  • 6

    Step 5: Enable Action by Removing Barriers

    • Module 1 of 1: Enable Action by Removing Barriers

    • Situational Leadership Handout

    • Empowering Employees for Change

    • Share ONE thing you learned. Ask questions. Interact.

  • 7

    Step 6: Generate Short-Term Wins

    • Module 1 of 3: Risky Business with NO Short-Term Wins

    • The Influence of Celebrating Success on Organizational Transformation

    • Module 2 of 3: Influence of Short Term Wins

    • Module 3 of 3: Management & Leadership in Short-Term Wins

    • Write a celebration of YOUR success here.

  • 8

    Step 7: Sustain Acceleration

    • Module 1 of 3: Resistance in Step 7

    • Module 2 of 3: Consequences of Letting up

    • Module 3 of 3: Leading Change is a Journey

    • What resistance have you experienced? How did you overcome it? Did you lose momentum? What did you learn from letting up? What is the importance of understanding this is a process--a journey?

  • 9

    Step 8: Institute Change: Make it Stick

    • Module 1 of 2: Culture is Powerful

    • Module 2 of 2: Changing Culture is a Process

    • Why is the concept of changing culture in STEP 8 NOT STEP 1?