Accepting Change and Working Through It

By Association Adviser staff • April 15, 2021

Change is hard, no matter how you look at it. Accepting change and working through it are essential to sustaining and growing your association, however. On this episode of The Association Adviser Podcast, we welcome Jennifer Spear, a facilitator, trainer, and un-consultant on this episode to talk about change. The past year has forced everyone to deal with some level of change, but the end of the pandemic won’t signal the end of change forever. As associations like yours grow, adapt to new circumstances and refine their missions, change will always be a constant.

Jennifer works with organizations to help them think creatively, solve problems and plan strategically. Her consultancy, Unscripted, helps organizations accept the offer of change. We spoke with her about how to become more resilient and accepting of change, and how to work unscripted, especially during a time when we’re all going through so many changes. She offers great advice about overcoming obstacles to changes as well as plowing through change fatigue in order to stay afloat and thrive. You’re going to find this episode very useful no matter your association role or goals!

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