Message from the President & CEO
Do you have what it takes to lead post-Covid? 

Since very few leaders were prepared for the pandemic, most spent the past 16 months reacting to the crisis. “At an international, national and community level, leaders across all sectors have been required to respond to both direct and indirect effects of this crisis, with little time for preparation, and in a constantly changing environment.” (Link

The good news is, many have risen to the challenge. Whether it was quickly changing processes, creating new policies, implementing safe practices, transitioning to virtual offices and services, or seeking financial assistance, leaders have done their best and in very short order. 

The bad news is, it is not over yet. Progress is certainly being made. Increased rates of vaccinations, reduced Covid cases, and the re-opening of the economy are all good signs. 

But what is next? Will you keep offering virtual services after the pandemic? Will you continue to allow your employees to work from home? Will you relax your dress code? How will you make these decisions, all of which are sure to impact employee morale? 

Caution: You, as the leader, can make the best operational decisions for your organization. They won’t stick, or at very least will be met with resistance, if you don’t manage the people side of change.

Change management is often referred to as the “people side” of change. Tips for managing the people side of change include; 

  • Prepare people for the change 
  • Seek their input 
  • Meet them where “they are at”
  • Be aware of the change curve, and
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate. 

Start by telling the truth, tell it early, and tell it often. People are more likely to support your decisions if they trust you are telling the truth.  

Please check out our virtual, one-hour Change Management session below in our 'Course Spotlight'.

“Leadership is all about the softer stuff.” John P. Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School, Author, and Change Management Guru. 





Audie McCarthy | President & CEO
Course Spotlight:
The Shorts Series
Something a little different for our new 'Shorts' Series of Learning. We're looking to get leaders invested in better managing change going forward while considering additional investment in project management and/or exploring the Lean Six Sigma idealogy.

All these modules are 'bite-sized' - one hour of instructional design formulated to pique your interest in pursuing each topic matter in greater detail. Minimal investment upfront for the details you'll need to initiate comprehensive training for the whole team.

Change Management | August 25, 2021 | $35
This Shorts module will expose you to the necessity of adopting a change management model to recognize the opportunities and challenges that change creates for employees.


Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Concepts and Tools | September 22, 2021 | $35
This Shorts module will introduce concepts and tools associated across the full spectrum of Lean Six Sigma thinking including 8 Wastes, 5S, PDCA, and 5Why.


Introduction to Project Management | October 27, 2021 | $35
This Shorts module covers the basic concepts of project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, and closing.


An interest in all 3 equals savings! Click here until August 25, 2021.
Announcements
Our New HR Generalist

Coming our way via the Mohawk College Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate program is Raveena Samuel.

Raveena was hired on a 7-week co-op contract to assist with HR matters as well as lead a new hiring initiative for an Inside Sales position.

Raveena has 8+ years in the financial industry and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University.

Welcome, Raveena to the MCE Team!

A Seasonal Transition Full of Promise

We're not rushing out of summer yet, but we do like to be prepared and keep you informed of some new and interesting content we've been working on.

This fall, we'll be introducing Union Management, Principle-Based Labour Relations, and MySafeWork, as a trilogy of expert learnings for those looking to get back to an office environment or for those who need to solidify their remote capacity for safe and productive online work.

There's a lot more to be revealed in the coming months, but for now, we're excited to share our new areas for growth with you.
For more information about our programs, contact:
Audie McCarthy
905.541.3350 
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