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Tips for transitioning into a new role

A role change is many times inevitable for individuals in many positions. Change, as we all know, is the only constant in a business. When this much is said about businesses, it is but natural that employees in various positions need to be prepared for a change in their role. In the current situation of most organizations today, employees cannot expect to keep performing fixed roles over a lifetime. A change in role can be brought about due to various circumstances. The organization may require it from the individual. Many times, it may be thrust on the individual without too much time to prepare for the transition.

In any case, just like how organizations that are prepared for change cope with it better; employees too, need to cultivate the attitude and mindset to anticipate a change in role. The more they are prepared, the greater the ease with which they will accept the new role, and the better they will perform once they have transitioned into the new role. On the other hand, if they are reluctant changers, they will feel that the role has been imposed on them. If they fail to live up to expectations, both they and the organization stand to suffer setbacks.

Organizations that anticipate and accept changes on their own and change because they want to, and not because they have to, are the ones that see change as an opportunity than as a punishment. The same applies to individuals too, that want to transition to a new role.

A training session on the ways of dealing with role change

What are the dynamics of transitioning to a new role in the organization? What kind of thinking does it require to successfully and smoothly transition to a new role in the organization? This is the core of the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, is going to impart.

The speaker at this webinar session is Valerie Pelan, President of Integrated Focus, who in the course of consulting and providing Executive coaching for over 10 years, has been providing her corporate clients with a strategic and global perspective that combines her business experience working in Fortune 100 companies and her experience as an entrepreneur. To enroll for this webinar and to benefit from Valerie’s suggestions and tips on how to successfully transition into a new role, please visit http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701728?safetyc...

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

All aspects of transitioning into a new role

This session is of immense value to personnel involved in the core thinking of organizations and those who are likely to be chosen for new positions at short notice. These include Leaders, Managers, Individual Contributors, High Potentials, and Baby Boomers.

At this session, Valerie will cover three important elements of transitioning to a new role and will discuss each in detail:

  • Adopt an inner winner mind-set
    • Characteristics of inner winners
    • Sharpening your emotional intelligence
    • Don't step on your own toes
    • Take time to self-promote your brand
  • Assess the new position
    • What technical knowledge is needed?
    • Understand how it fits into the organizational structure and process flows
    • Meet key people
    • Promote your brand
  • Develop a 3 month and 6 month Plan
    • Uncover the "informal organization chart" and the road blocs
    • Identify your stakeholders
    • Align your "team" and build your strategy

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