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More than Training: Influencing Change in Your Organization

  • 25 Sep 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • COSI, 333 W. Broad Street


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More Than Training: Influencing Change in Your Organization


How impactful is your training?


Does it influence sustainable change in your organization?


Consider whether leaders in your organization would readily say the following about you:

  • Your training efforts consistently bring about positive change in vital behaviors that drive strategic results
  • You identify and implement sustainable solutions to the issues troubling top leaders in your organization
  • Top leaders in your organization consistently seek guidance and assistance from you and your department for their most important problems


Challenge yourself to assess your current training impact. If you hesitated or were unsure in any of those areas, it’s time for a change. Your training programs need to move beyond just an excellent classroom experience and start to become a true driver for organizational improvement. In other words, delivering powerful training is helpful. It’s a great start. Yet, training is only one part of a change strategy that leads to strategic results.


In this session, you’ll learn how to create the rest of the change strategy. Specifically, what to look for when your training or other change efforts aren’t leading to the results you want. You’ll learn to think like a change leader by understanding:

  • The six primary drivers that influence human behavior
  • Strategies for improving training effectiveness
  • The sticking points when moving training from a classroom experience to a driver for sustainable results. 

We’ll draw on the 30 years of original research that led to the Influencer model for leading change. This model is now the centerpiece of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Influencer” and was awarded “Change Management Approach of the Year” by MIT in their Sloan Management Review.


Presented by: AJ Righter, Southam Consulting


AJ Righter is a problem person – not the kind that creates problems (not most of the time anyway), but the kind that gets really excited about solving them. For him, it seems that solving persistent and resistant problems in most cases comes down to an issue of influencing change in human behavior. That’s why he’s invested his professional, educational, and research efforts into better understanding the unwritten rules that drive employee behavior every day. His background includes change and training projects in private industry, the federal government, and the nonprofit sector. Currently he is a consultant, trainer and coach with Southam Consulting, supporting behavioral change efforts in organizations and delivering training to hundreds of people each year. Married with four children, AJ also enjoys employing change and influence strategies in his home life… sometimes he’s even successful!

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