location_city Toronto schedule Nov 5th 02:15 - 03:15 PM place 206 A people 32 Interested

Your team has hit a plateau in their performance and is no longer improving at the pace you are used to. You, as their leader, are racking your brain to determine what the issue might be. What would cause such a team to stall out. Have you considered that the cause might be you?

The level of consciousness of an organization cannot exceed that of its leader. (Frederic Laloux). Enabling your team to reach ever higher levels of performance requires that you do so first. In this workshop, we will guide leaders through the Immunity to Change framework developed by Robert Keagan and Lisa Lahey and demonstrate how the Immunity Map can be used to catalyze change in your leadership. Participants will practice using the Immunity Map to identify areas of improvement, limiting beliefs, assumptions and behaviors that are holding you and your team back from higher performance. You know that you need to change. Now’s the time. Start here!


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  1. Introductions - 2 minutes
  2. Exercise: Table True / False - 3 minutes
    1. Each table discusses the examples provided where the current state seems to be impossible to overcome and determines if the statement is true or false
      1. Examples: weight loss, quitting smoking, heart patients changing behavior in order to live, etc.
  3. Exercise: Table Discussion: What are the reasons that it is so difficult to make lasting change - 2 minutes
  4. Presenter Reveal: What are the reasons that it is so difficult to make lasting change - 3 minutes
  5. Introduce Immunity to Change - 5 minutes
  6. Exercise: Individual Reflection: Where do you see immunity to change in the world and/or in your own life - 2 minutes
  7. Exercise: Share your thoughts with a partner - 2 minutes
  8. Keys to overcoming your immunity to change - 5 minutes
  9. Exercise: Card Sort: Determine if the challenges on the cards are “technical” or “adaptive” - 5 minutes
  10. Understanding technical and adaptive challenges - 3 minutes
  11. Normalize the fact that we all have behaviors that can be improved - 1 minute
  12. Create safety: The following activities require introspection on behalf of participants. Take a few minutes to create a safe space for participants to share openly. - 4 minutes
  13. Individual Reflection: How are your behaviors limiting your team’s performance? - 4 minutes
  14. Exercise: Share your thoughts with a partner. How are your behaviors limiting your team’s performance? - 4 minutes
  15. What is an Immunity Map - 2 minutes
  16. Column 1 Setup - 1 minute
    1. Individual Exercise: Complete the first column of the immunity map - 4 minutes
    2. In Pairs: Share your first column - 3 minutes
  17. Column 2 Setup - 1 minute
    1. Individual Exercise: Complete the second column of the immunity map - 4 minutes
    2. In Pairs: Share your second column - 3 minutes
  18. Column 3 Setup - 1 minute
    1. Exercise: Complete the third column of the immunity map - 4 minutes
    2. In Pairs: Share your third column - 3 minutes
  19. Column 4 Setup - 1 minute
    1. Exercise: Complete the fourth column of the immunity map - 4 minutes
    2. In Pairs: Share your fourth column - 3 minutes
  20. Forwarding the action - 5 minutes
    1. Individual Reflection: What are the implications of your discovery here today?
    2. In Pairs: Share the implications
    3. Facilitated Discussion: What next steps do you intend to take?
  21. Closing - 2 minutes

Learning Outcome

  • Describe technical and adaptive challenges
  • List the components of an Immunity Map
  • Use the Immunity Map template to walk yourself through an adaptive challenge that you’re facing

Target Audience

Leaders who want to get their teams unstuck and moving towards high-performance.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Come prepared to reflect on your own behaviour and underlying beliefs that are contributing to the lack of performance on your teams. The more open and honest you are with yourself, the more you will get out of this session.


schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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    About the session: -

    Finding the new “YOU” - through reflective coaching

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    Are you curious? Are you facing a lot of resistance and challenges as you are trying to bring a change in your organization? Do you want to focus on your new “YOU”? Do you want to sharpen your coaching skills? Do you want to increase your self awareness?

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    About Us:

    Deb and Saurabh are coaches by passion and in IT world for around 20 years. We have written many success stories while working leading businesses such as Bank of America, American Express, Aetna, UHG, NCR, General Electric, TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Johnson & Johnson, Bombardier and few more.

    Our Mantra – Life lessons are the best learnings and coaching is not only about talking.