Leading Through Change

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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




Shannon Studden, MS, PHR

National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

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