Change Initiative Final Report and Presentation Guidelines

The Change Initiative is the culmination of the learning experience in the DHS LeadUP Program. This self-directed initiative provides participants with real-time learning in which they can transfer new leadership knowledge and skills to their actual work environment. Goals Provide participant leaders with an opportunity to apply the conceptual knowledge and practical skills acquired in […]

Q12 Engagement Survey: Who is Responsible?

The Gallup Q12 (https://q12.gallup.com) is a survey designed to measure employee engagement. The instrument was the result of hundreds of focus groups and interviews. Researchers found that there were 12 key expectations that when satisfied, form the foundation of strong feelings of engagement. So far more than 90,000 work units and 1.7+ million employees have […]

LeadUP 2016 Change Initiative Abstracts

The change initiative provides an opportunity for participants to put leadership and learning into action. This learning component will help accomplish the following goals: Immediate transfer of leadership skills to the work environment, thereby improving the leadership practices of the individual leader and of DHS as a whole. Provide cross-divisional sharing of leadership perspectives and […]

Change Management vs. Change Leadership

What is the difference between change management and change leadership? Some people say it’s just a matter of semantics and the two terms are interchangeable, while some others believe the distinction between the two is significant. The video below from Kotter International, an industry leader in management consulting and organizational development, discusses the difference between change […]

Change Initiative Abstracts

The change initiative is an important LeadUP action-based learning component that allows participants to put leadership and learning into action. This learning component will help accomplish the following goals: Immediate transfer of leadership skills to the work environment, thereby improving the leadership practices of the individual leader and of DHS as a whole. Provide cross-divisional […]

Gemba Walk References

During discussions about your change initiatives in Session 3, the participants mentioned the Gemba walk process. Thanks to Beth Scrutchins, we are able to provide more information on these resources. Gemba means “the real place,” and is simply where the action is. A Gemba walk represents the action of visibly observing and learning more about […]