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Smooth(er) Transitions: Navigating the W-Curve

  • 18 Apr 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ALLETE/Minnesota Power


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  Smooth(er) Transitions:

Navigating the W-Curve

Presented by: Megan Perry-Spears

WHEN:       Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WHERE:    ALLETE/Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior Street, Duluth

TIME:          Program and Lunch 11:30 am — 1:00 pm

COST:        $15.00 for Members    $25.00 for Non-members

How do you keep new employees (and you!) on track during the first year of on-boarding?

The W-Curve is an easy model to remember (and to share with others) and makes a lot of sense when in the midst of big transition. In Megan's experience, being able to step back and use the model for looking at the transition, helps people know that they are not crazy and it will get easier! This can be very helpful with new employees in keeping them on track through the first year.

The W-Curve is a well-traveled and normal pattern of stages that occurs when a person experiences a big life change, or a change in culture (i.e. to a new employer or position)!  It is totally normal to have the ups and downs of the W-Curve. Awareness may help make the transition easier.

Key Take-Aways   

  1. An overview of the W-Curve.     
  2. Best practices for helping people through times of transition.         

About Our Presenter

Megan Perry-Spears has a long history of working with students in transition. She started her career as a ninth and twelfth grade history teacher and has been interested in helping people make big transitions ever since.

Megan has a Master of Divinity from Harvard University and a BA from Carleton College. She is currently the Dean of Students at the College of St. Scholastica. She lives in Duluth with her family.

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