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PNODN presents: Immunity to Change Workshop

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98114.Community Room B


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 Immunity to Change workshop


While individuals, teams and organizations might be committed to a certain change at the organizational, professional or personal level, what is preventing them from changing is their competing commitment(s).


Traditional change management and self help tools focus on changing negative behaviors. The assumptions being that it is easy to change behavior. However, because these behaviors serve a protective mechanism, they are very likely to come back in one form or another. Additionally, new behaviors might spring up to restore the dynamic equilibrium. It is like having one foot on the gas pedal and the other foot on the brake while driving a car. Chances are that you will not move anywhere; you have an Immunity to change.


The Immunity Mapping process will assist you in identify your competing commitments, dig deeper and find the underlying assumptions behind these commitments. Only when you unearth your big assumptions, can you engage in changing behaviors. The Immunity to change process was developed over 13 years ago by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey at Harvard University. It was successfully applied with thousands of individuals. It is a powerful intervention for creating movement in change efforts and for the adult development required for transformational change leadership.


Workshop  outcomes:


1.  Have a basic understanding of Adult  Development and Mental Complexity


 2. Understand the basic theoretical underpinnings  of the Immunity to Change Process


 3. Apply the Immunity to Change process to one  of your improvement goals and create the 1st draft  of your Immunity to change map.



Speaker: Mohammed Raei

In addition to serving as the program director for PNODN, Mohammed is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Leadership and Change with a focus on the leadership of innovation and creativity and adult development.


Mo is a proven facilitator, having facilitated team buildings, community meetings, strategic planning, key issues identification meetings, and workshops on trust and Immunity to Change.


In addition to facilitation experience, he has experience new markets, running a business, and leading change efforts related to implementation of a quality management system.

He served on several national standards committees in his home country, Jordan.


His passions are innovation and creativity, application of leadership theory to practice, and systems thinking.


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