Leading Through Change

Event Details
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1:00pm to 2:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

While a changing environment is nothing new to anyone working in health care, in the past several months many of us have been faced with extraordinary uncertainty and change. Leaders often spend a lot of time and energy developing what appears to be a well-designed plan for change, only to find that circumstances have changed overnight or encounter unexpected reactions from others that threaten to derail the plan entirely.

In this webinar, we’ll take a look at both the rational and emotional sides of change and give you some strategies for addressing each. We’ll explore ideas for keeping others engaged throughout the process and maintaining your own energy levels as you encounter challenges along the way. We’ll also share some tools designed to help you pinpoint and address sources of resistance to change.

Last but not least, we’ll introduce you to our newly published 6-part podcast series for mid-level rural healthcare leaders, Managing from the Middle: Leading Through Change.


  • Shannon Studden, MS, PHR, Senior Program Specialist, The Center 

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Recognize individual differences in reactions to change
  • Use strategies for leading groups and individuals through change
  • Manage your own emotions during the change process

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.