Navigating Common Problems When Leading Change: Strategies for Champions to Succeed

Apr 20, 2022, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Change is rarely a perfect, linear process. Instead, it often unfolds more slowly than planned and sometimes with unexpected problems.  

In this webinar, we will examine four common problems that can occur when implementing guidelines including:

  • loss of momentum;
  • lack of energy for change;
  • communications regarding the change that no longer inspire staff; and  
  • lack of frontline staff who emerge as informal leaders of change.

We will review some strategies to address common implementation problems and highlight some tools and resources from the Leading Change Toolkit™ that may help. 

During this presentation, participants will learn how to:

  • rebuild momentum through strategies such as engaging champions and aiming for quick wins  
  • understand the sources or domains of energy for change and how to enhance them
  • apply the six elements of effective framing to re-ignite motivation for the change
  • navigate opposition to the change 


  • Jamesi Sutherland, RN, MBA (candidate), RNAO implementation science manager
  • Katherine Wallace, RN, MHS, RNAO senior manager, implementation science project lead – Leading Change Toolkit 

Related links: Receptivity to change