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What happens next?

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Step 1: Read about the program

After we confirm your email, you will receive an information packet that explains the program in detail. It includes a detailed curriculum, yours and our commitments, orientative pricing, and a description of the our research aims with this project.

Step 2: Schedule a risk free assessment

Your information email will contain instructions to schedule a initial session with a Work’s the Matter expert to discuss your goals and address any questions you have about the program.

Step 3: Settle the details...

There are many options for participation. After your initial session and depending on your needs and goals, Work’s the Matter will work with you to begin the program. Individuals will be placed in a skills group, while Work’s the Matter will facilitate the creation of skills groups for teams.

Step 4: The journey begins!

Your program begins! By this time, all you need to do is come to weekly skills training, work with one-on-one with your coach, and complete the activities (we think you will like them!).

Frequently Asked Questions

Any member of the research community can participate. The Change Lab curriculum has been designed specifically to benefit teams of researchers. The absolute best way to do the Change Lab is with your team, because the possibility to change organizational culture is highest when working with a coalition. However, individuals will also learn leadership and problem solving skills that can have lasting impact on their workplace.

You should be able to dedicate about 3 hours per week to completing the course, which includes coaching, activities, and skills training.

The Change Lab is itself a research project. We aim to share our findings with the research community through the publication of academic journal articles, blog posts, videos, and any other media we feel will be of benefit to the scientific community. That means that we collect and analyze data from participants both to improve our service delivery for them, but also to study the drivers of distress in the workplace. A detail description of what we collect and how we use it is provided before starting the program, along with a written consent form.

Yes and no. The Change Lab is an adapted form of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), adapted to the organizational setting with a diverse array of management and leadership concepts, where these have evidence support. DBT is a powerful approach to problem solving with a long history of improving well-being, even in highly complex cases.

First, if you haven’t already, we recommend you sign up to access our information packet. We won’t send spam, we promise (and you can always unsubscribe).

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