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Building Capacity Webinar: Supporting the Change Journey

Change is ever present and ever accelerating. It places demands on organizations and subunits within organizations that require significant departures from people’s current routines and behaviors. The success of a change initiative depends upon the support of those affected. Not all those affected may see the change as something positive. Garnering their support is a challenge. How do you bring along those that shy from change and much prefer the status quo? How do you support the change journey in your organization or nonprofit? In this webinar we are going to take a practical approach with some tools that will help you bring focus to the change initiative and support the change journey.

Presenter Ellen Rowe is a UVM Extension Community and Leadership Development Specialist. Organizational learning and organizational change are interests of her study and teaching. Ellen teaches Leading through Change as well as Leadership in Practice online through UVM Continuing Education. She has over 30 years of experience facilitating dialogue and decision making within groups.

This webinar is part of the University of Vermont Extension Service's Building Capacity series. The mission of this project is to provide education and technical assistance to build leadership for the nonprofit sector as well as small associations, boards, committees and commissions.

No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate! About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Elluminate meeting room

You will be presented with a login screen that has an "Enter as Guest" option. Enter your full name and click "Enter Room" to join the conference. Once you enter the room, please go through the Audio Set Up Wizard, by clicking on 'Tools' in the top tool bar, and then scrolling down to 'Audio' and clicking on 'Audio Set Up Wizard.' Once you complete that you will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer’s speakers.

Newcomers to on-line learning are welcome! We recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at:

Recording will be available on our UVM website: as well as other supplemental materials and past webinars.

For more information, contact Ellen Rowe, Building Capacity Project Coordinator at 802-751-8310 ext.360

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