Course Summary

Individuals, groups and organisations need to be guided and transitioned to a new desired future state in a structured way. Although change is a norm in most organisations, some changes may be more drastic than others. The ‘but we have always done it this way’ syndrome often rears its head in change situations. Change invariably necessitates moving out of the comfort zone and making it work. This implies teamwork, creativity as well as a dose of risk. This course gives useful insights not only into the change in processes, but also into how change affects people, and what can be done to achieve a transition where all are on board. The course also deals with resistance to change and how this can be mitigated positively through effective communication and clear vision.

Course Duration

The proposed course duration is 8 hours (2 half days)

Subjects and Issues Tackled

  • Types of change that necessitate action
  • Inevitable vs planned change
  • Top-down, bottom-up, horizontal directions
  • Becoming change-ready
  • Pressures and resistance to change – how to act and react
  • Unfreezing – moving – refreezing
  • The human element
  • Team building
  • Giving people a voice
  • Dealing with fear
  • Empowering people
  • Approaches to planned change
  • Fostering the shared vision
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • The implementation process
  • Reducing stress and anxiety

Meet the Trainer

John Mallia has been involved in training since 1998, and has conducted numerous training courses, both for public as well as for private sector organisations, including CDRT, Actavis, ETC, the Dental industry, Malta Enterprise, Kopin, Vista, JCI, the Malta Judo Federation, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, the Malta Cooperative Federation, the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), Grant Thornton, as well as courses organised by Mediacoop itself.

John Mallia specialises in the areas of motivational training for personal development and success and conducts various training and consultancy work in customer care, marketing, image management, Public Relations, teamwork, communication, co-operatives and work relationships. Mediacoop also organises and facilitates various teambuilding sessions for different organisations.

Years of Experience

20+ years

Completed Successfully

350+ Courses