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Unlock Your Potential

Use the method perfected by best-selling Harvard researchers to change the habits that hold you back

Susanna Katsman

The pace of change and demand for innovation are accelerating such that it is no longer sufficient for us to strive to simply do more. We all have goals we want to reach where attainment seems out of reach. To succeed, we need to get better at getting better. Immunity to Change mapping is a potent tool that can help us build infrastructure within our minds that enables us to thrive amidst the challenges of changing modern world.

In this class you will learn why determination and will power are often not sufficient to achieving your goals. You will uncover hidden forces that work against your best efforts and get tools for addressing these forces so that you can make the changes you want to make by working smarter, not trying harder. The Immunity to Change (ITC) method for achieving personal and professional goals was developed by Harvard professors and best-selling authors Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey and has been used by thousands of people from all walks of life to make meaningful and sustained changes. In this course you will choose a goal you have been trying to achieve and complete your immunity to change map to see what forces are keeping you from that goal and how to overcome the barriers and reach the outcome you want.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live, hands-on, online course, you’ll understand:

  • What limiting beliefs stand in the way of you making and sustaining progress towards your most important improvement goals
  • Why technical tools, commitment and will power are often not sufficient when it comes to self-improvement
  • The Immunity to Change methodology and how to apply it to make meaningful and sustained progress toward your goals

And you’ll be able to:

  • Practice awareness of how your current mindset is keeping you from succeeding with your goals
  • Use the Immunity to Change methodology to undo current limiting beliefs so that they are no longer sabotaging your progress
  • Use follow-up resources to gain momentum towards your most important improvement goals

This training course is for you because...

  • You’re a skilled professional looking to unlock your potential and thrive in your career
  • You work within constraints and complexities of the modern world and workplace
  • You want to become better at something as well as better at getting better in general

Prerequisites

  • Experience working in an office setting

Recommended preparation:

  • Blank Immunity to Change map (1 pager that participants will fill out over the course of the three hour session. No prep work needed but this is being provided so you can print it in advance.)

Recommended follow-up:

About your instructor

  • Susanna Katsman is an organizational development practitioner specializing in experiential curriculum design and facilitation that unlocks the potential for transformational learning -- whether it be through a custom tailored intact team engagement, Leadership Development Training, an online course, or Peer Coaching Program.

    Susanna has been passionate about adult learning and organizational development for many years. She has followed this passion by pursuing an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a certification in Immunity to Change facilitation from Minds at Work. Susanna is continuously honored and humbled by witnessing participants in her programs wrestle with their challenges and come out on the other side with a changed mindset that enables them to move forward with greater clarity, perspective, and confidence.

    Susanna has held a variety of roles within Organizational and Workforce Initiatives realm, currently overseeing Training & Development and Work-Life-Wellbeing functions on the Harvard Longwood Campus.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Presentation: 7 minutes

  • Topic: what makes making changes so challenging
  • Topic: instructions for coming up with potential goals for this course
  • Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out leftmost column of ITC map: 3 minutes

Presentation: 3 minutes

  • Topic: criteria for selecting one improvement goal to focus on in this course
  • Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out column 1 of ITC map: 2 minutes
  • Public players share their column 1 entries via chat: 5 minutes

Presentation: 12 minutes Topic: instructions for coming up with examples of behaviors that get in the way of the improvement goal Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out column 2 of ITC map: 3 minutes Public players share their column 2 entries via chat: 7 minutes Break: 10 minutes

Presentation: 10 minutes

  • Topic: the “New Year’s Resolutions” approach to change vs Immunity to Change approach to change
  • Topic: Technical Problems vs Adaptive Challenges
  • Topic: instructions for populating the “Yuck Box” at the top of column 3
  • Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out the “Yuck Box” at the top of column 3 of ITC map: 5 minutes

Presentation: 5 minutes

  • Topic: Commitments that we have vs Commitments that have us
  • Topic: instructions for populating the rest of column 3
  • Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out the rest of column 3 of ITC map: 5 minutes
  • Public players share their column 3 entries via chat: 10 minutes

Presentation: 10 minutes

  • Topic: Behold - Immunity to Change system!
  • Topic: normalizing the range of reactions to one’s ITC system
  • Break:10 minutes

Presentation: 5 minutes

  • Topic: Big Assumptions (aka Limiting Beliefs) and how they put constraints on our reality
  • Topic: instructions for populating column 4 of ITC map
  • Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out column 4 of ITC map: 5 minutes
  • Public players share their column 4 entries via chat: 10 minutes
  • Discussion: 10 minutes

Presentation: 15 minutes

  • Topic: what it takes to overturn one’s Immunity to Change and make progress towards Improvement Goal
  • Topic: instructions for designing tests of Big Assumptions
  • Quiet time for participants’ individual reflection and filling out rightmost column of ITC map: 5 minutes
  • Q&A via chat: 5 min
  • Feedback: 5 min