TRANSITIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
We continue to have a successful partnership agreement with Linkage, Inc., of Burlington, MA, whereby they have taken over the delivery of the Leading Organizational Transition certification program that we began in 1988. More than 5,000 professionals worldwide have been trained to conduct our proprietary training programs and to use our consulting approaches within organizations and for their clients.
This collaboration with Linkage since 2003 has made the high-quality continuity of our work possible, and the excellence of that companyís work has been gratifying. Information about the Linkage public Leading Organizational Transition Certification Programs, as well as Managing Organizational Transition and Individual Transition in Organizations programs, licensing, materials or customized work may be found on Linkageís website or calling 781-402-5436. Linkage has demonstrated an on-going commitment over these years to implementing the concepts and strategies of transition management developed by William Bridges in an ever-changing world.
TRANSITION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Andrus Family Fund
Our partnership with the Andrus Family Fund began in 2000 when the family foundation faced the inevitable issues of change and transition as the next generation came to maturity. Transition emerged as a tool that spoke to this and ultimately offered a framework for its ongoing philanthropy. We found that not only could individuals and organizations manage change and transition better, but that this also offered a way to think about social change. Organizations need to deal with endings and hard work before they succeed in new beginnings, and this is also true changing social conditions.
“The way that most foundations try to differentiate themselves within the fairly crowded world of philanthropy is to pick out an area of activity that is presently not being well-served. But then they take the make-changes-but donít-deal-with-transitions approach. To be only marginally successful in a new area is not a very impressive strategy. But what if a foundation sought to differentiate itself not by what it did, but how it did it? In other words, what if a foundation utilized the three phase transition-model to help people to get successfully through the transitions created by the changes that its grants initiated? What if a foundation focused its efforts on helping people with the reorientation, development, and renewal that a successful change always requires?”
William Bridges, 2000
For nearly ten years the Andrus Family Fund has consciously incorporated the tools of Transition into their work, providing grants in the areas of foster care and community reconciliation, with remarkable results. (See their website www.transitionandsocialchange.org).