Putting Notion Into Motion| Creating and Sustaining Meaningful Change
What Keeps You Up at Night?Faculty        Student Recruitment               Student RetentionEnrollment     Graduation ...
What Keeps You Up at Night?Enrollment               Student Performance Quality        (Learning Outcomes)  External     ...
What Keeps You Up at Night?Enrollment     Institution and/or Program                AccreditationPressures              ...
How Are You Dealing with Challenges?    Projects    Interventions    Policy Adjustments    Full Scale Initiatives    ...
Have or Are You ExperiencingResistance?
Avoiding the Enemy of Change | Memes
Idea Formed into Distinct Memorable Unit
Memes|Avoiding the Enemy of Change           Beliefs Perpetuated by Society           Learned Thought Patterns          ...
Addressing F.U.D.       Recognize Purpose and       Limitations          FUD – Impetus to Change          FUD – Also Roo...
Myth 1 | Complete Plan Needed Before Beginning                               Myth                       All Possibilities...
Reality of Myth 1 | Notion Enough           Plans are important and            needed           READY Does Not Exist    ...
Reality of Myth 1 | Notion Enough         How Can A Notion Be Enough?          Begin with the End in Mind            Whe...
Myth 2 | Need a Lone Ranger         Myth Missing Piece is THE  Expert THE Expert Can Save  the Day If only had this  po...
Reality of Myth 2 | Champion Not Enough           Champion Needed           Whole Greater Than Sum of            Parts  ...
Myth 3 | Need More Control to Change                               Myth                    Don’t have the                ...
Reality of Myth 3 | Control is an Illusion            “CONTROL is an Illusion!”             Smutz 2010            More C...
How Can You Overcome F.U.D. While     Your Iceberg Is Melting?
Lead the Change
2: Pull Together a                           Guiding Team                         Not Just Another 1: Create a Sense of  ...
3: Change Vision &      Strategy                                      4: Communicating & Vision = Sensible               ...
6: Short-Term Wins 5: Empower Others       to Act          Timed to:                         Provide Address Barriers: ...
7: Don’t Let Up                                       8: Anchoring New See It Through                      Approach in Cu...
For More Information| Stay Connected            Dr. Luke Dowden             337-482-6022      luke.dowden@louisiana.edu   ...
Putting Notion Into Motion
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Putting Notion Into Motion

  1. 1. Putting Notion Into Motion| Creating and Sustaining Meaningful Change
  2. 2. What Keeps You Up at Night?Faculty  Student Recruitment  Student RetentionEnrollment  Graduation Rates External  Encroachment by Other Pressures Institutions into YourFundraising Market  Inability to Attract a Quality Specific Emerging Market
  3. 3. What Keeps You Up at Night?Enrollment  Student Performance Quality (Learning Outcomes) External  Faculty Professional Pressures Development Faculty  Institution and/or Program AccreditationFundraising
  4. 4. What Keeps You Up at Night?Enrollment  Institution and/or Program AccreditationPressures  New Administration Quality  New State or Federal Policies Faculty  Pressure from Alumni andFundraising Boards to Do X, Y, and Z
  5. 5. How Are You Dealing with Challenges?  Projects  Interventions  Policy Adjustments  Full Scale Initiatives  Data Systems Implementation
  6. 6. Have or Are You ExperiencingResistance?
  7. 7. Avoiding the Enemy of Change | Memes
  8. 8. Idea Formed into Distinct Memorable Unit
  9. 9. Memes|Avoiding the Enemy of Change  Beliefs Perpetuated by Society  Learned Thought Patterns  Generate Myths about Reality  Myths Produce Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD)
  10. 10. Addressing F.U.D. Recognize Purpose and Limitations  FUD – Impetus to Change  FUD – Also Root of Resistance to Change  Think Back to What Keeps You Up at Night!
  11. 11. Myth 1 | Complete Plan Needed Before Beginning Myth  All Possibilities and Paths must be explored before beginning!  We cannot begin until ALL issues and concerns are addressed!  We must be READY!
  12. 12. Reality of Myth 1 | Notion Enough  Plans are important and needed  READY Does Not Exist  A NOTION IS Sufficient to Start  Notion Guides the Plan:  Flexible  Organic
  13. 13. Reality of Myth 1 | Notion Enough How Can A Notion Be Enough?  Begin with the End in Mind  Where Does the Organization Want to End Up?  Where Will the Journey Take Your Organization?  Getting Lost in Details is Quicksand of Change
  14. 14. Myth 2 | Need a Lone Ranger Myth Missing Piece is THE Expert THE Expert Can Save the Day If only had this position/person, that would address our need!
  15. 15. Reality of Myth 2 | Champion Not Enough  Champion Needed  Whole Greater Than Sum of Parts  Change Requires Broad Based Involvement and Buy In  Maxwell – “If you’re alone, you’re not leading anybody, are you?”
  16. 16. Myth 3 | Need More Control to Change Myth  Don’t have the authority!  Need to be on University Council!  If I only reported to the President / Provost!  Need More Departments to report to me!
  17. 17. Reality of Myth 3 | Control is an Illusion  “CONTROL is an Illusion!” Smutz 2010  More Control is Not Needed  Influence More Important than Position Power  Negotiation and Buy-In Is Required  Herding is Needed
  18. 18. How Can You Overcome F.U.D. While Your Iceberg Is Melting?
  19. 19. Lead the Change
  20. 20. 2: Pull Together a Guiding Team  Not Just Another 1: Create a Sense of Committee Urgency  Essential Does It Exist?  Empowered Is the Need for  Mold the Notion Change Unrecognized? Do You Need to Elevate the Threat Steps developed by John Kotter and discussed in his book Level? Leading Change.
  21. 21. 3: Change Vision & Strategy 4: Communicating & Vision = Sensible Buy - In Pic. of the Future Strategies = Logic to Get There  K.I.S.S. Feasible, Focused,  Transparency and Flexible  Multi-Faceted Approach  Converted are Steps developed by John Kotter and discussed in his book Selling Message Leading Change.
  22. 22. 6: Short-Term Wins 5: Empower Others to Act  Timed to:  Provide Address Barriers: Evidence 4 S’s  Reward Broad Based Change Agents Involvement -  Build Task Forces Momentum Not Just Buttonology but Steps developed by John Kotter and discussed in his book Sociology Leading Change.
  23. 23. 7: Don’t Let Up 8: Anchoring New See It Through Approach in Culture Continue Innovating  Be Aware of Self Letting Up = Lose Fulfilling of Momentum & Prophecy Regression  Cannibalization of Change Unless New Practices Steps developed by John Kotter and discussed in his book Leading Change. Graft
  24. 24. For More Information| Stay Connected Dr. Luke Dowden 337-482-6022 luke.dowden@louisiana.edu LinkedIn Twitter: ullafayette_on Put Your Notion Into Motion

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