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Contributing and dealing with change
Tools to effectively lead change - EUMA Spain (Zaragoza, February 21st 2015)
By Andrea Macarie
2015 is the year of change management within EUMA. The Training Day to be hosted by our Italian colleagues, the Annual Conference organized in Cyprus and the numerous national and local trainings of the EUMA network are a proof that change has become a constant feature in the corporate environment in the last decade and we, as EAs and PAs, have an important role in the process, thus we need to be duly prepared for it.
On February 21st EUMA Spain organized a half-day training in Zaragoza, meant to give its members the necessary tools to lead change. Our trainer, the renowned Spanish coach Silvia Lacruz, guided us through the 8 steps of the Kotter (1) model, as a starting point in our goal setting process, over which we then brainstormed in small groups to fine-tune it according to the Smart (2) principle. Using powerful coaching questions, the facilitator boosted participation in this short but empowering session. The 8 steps of the Kotter model are: click here to read the full article.
Mentor and Mentee programme - a great way to develop
EUMA is now to start up the first program on an international level and this is a great opportunity for both the mentee as well as for the mentor to exchange experiences and new thoughts.
EUMA Mentor and Mentee programme will be led by our European Chairman Else-Britt Lundgren, who has great experiences from both being a mentee and mentor and she led the previous Swedish mentor and mentee program 2012-2013. EUMA Sweden has since 1998 performed several mentor and mentee program with great success.
The Mentor and Mentee relationship is a good way to find a sounding board to develop and grow both in your profession and personally!
We will update on how the program progress. In the meanwhile you can read about the previous Swedish program in the article from proActive No 39 here.