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Leading Change at Every Level

by Laurie Ribble Libove, MS and the HRDQ Development Team

Leading Organizational Change

Change is here to stay; there's no doubt about it. But in today's empowered workplace, leading organizational change has, well, changed. What was once the role of senior management is now the day-to-day responsibility of individuals throughout the organization, from the execs at the top of the pyramid to the frontline employees at the base.

And that's good news. Why? Because studies show that leading organizational change efforts are more successful when they're implemented by the people they impact most. Regardless of authority or position, the ability to champion change has become a key factor in professional and organizational performance.

Leading Change at Every Level is the combination self-assessment and training workshop that measures skill level and develops the five behaviors of effective change leaders: modeling the change, communicating about the change, involving others in the change, helping others break from the past, and creating a supportive environment for change.

Learning Outcomes

  • Measure current change leadership abilities
  • Understand effective change leadership behaviors
  • Develop change leadership skills
  • Generate support for change efforts
  • Improve the ability to lead change initiatives

Packed with step-by-step facilitator guidance, a three-hour program outline, several skill practice activities, action planning worksheets, a real-world case study, reproducible article, and lots of ideas for customizing the learning experience, Leading Change at Every Level is your comprehensive toolkit for building confident change leaders from top to bottom.

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The Leading Change at Every Level Assessment is available in both online and printed formats. The inventory takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and we recommend you allow up to an hour for the interpretation of results, debrief, and action planning.

Using a current change initiative as a frame of reference, individuals respond to a series of 30 statements, choosing from a five-point scale of "Almost Always True" to "Almost Always Untrue." Results reveal a personal profile and an Overall Effectiveness Score. Effectiveness in each of the Five Dimensions of Leading Change is also identified.

In addition to the inventory, the Leading Change at Every Level Facilitator Set includes tools to lead a powerful three-hour training session, from comprehensive background information and step-by-step instructions to skill-practice activities, action-planning worksheets, a real-world case study, reproducible article, alternative training options, and a professional Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. Trainer certification is not required to administer or facilitate Leading Change at Every Level.

Uses and Applications

Leading Change at Every Level can be used as a stand-alone learning instrument or part of a more comprehensive curriculum. It's appropriate for any individual in the midst of leading organizational change efforts, including team leaders, project managers, frontline supervisors, and middle managers. It's ideal as a:

  • Skill predictor and development tool in advance of a new change effort
  • Method of evaluating change leadership effectiveness during a recent change
  • Utensil for employees and managers to identify necessary actions
  • Centerpiece of a change management training program

Target Audience

Individuals at all levels of the organization, especially those charged with leading a change initiative

Product Type

Self-assessment and workshop


Five behavioral dimensions critical to the effectiveness of leading organizational change


  • Modeling the Change
  • Communicating About the Change
  • Involving Others in the Change
  • Helping Others Break from the Past
  • Creating a Supportive Environment for the Change

Time Required

  • Administration: 20 minutes
  • Interpretation: 1 hour
  • Workshop: 3 hours

What to Order

Facilitator Set: Order one per trainer.
The comprehensive facilitator set includes everything trainers need to deliver Leading Change at Every Level, including background information, administrative guidelines, step-by-step workshop outline, four supplemental activities, alternative workshop designs, a real-world case study, reproducible article, Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, and sample participant materials.
Print Self-Assessment: Order one per individual or participant.
The Leading Change at Every Level print self-assessment and includes the 30-item inventory with pressure-sensitive scoring, Five Dimensions of Leading Change, interpretive information, action planning worksheets.
Online Self-Assessment: Order one per individual or participant.
The Leading Change at Every Level online self-assessment includes a personalized interpretive report, Five Dimensions of Leading Change, Leading Change Profile, interpretive information, and action planning worksheets.
QuickStart Training: Optional
Whether you are a novice trainer or seasoned facilitator, we highly recommend HRDQ QuickStart Training. Personalized, one-on-one telephone coaching gets you up-to-speed quickly. Our subject matter experts will review the product content with you, offer ideas for tailoring it to your specific needs, discuss typical participant questions and reactions, and more.

Laurie Ribble Libove, MS is a specialist in strategic human resource management and organizational development. She earned a MS from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Ribble Libove served as a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley and an instructor in the MBA program at Dominican University of California. She is the author and co-author of several HRDQ training tools, including Learning to Listen, Trust: The Ultimate Test, and The Comprehensive Leader.

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