UC Women's Initiative (UCWI)

Change is an inevitable part of any organization, driven by factors such as policy changes, market shifts, competition, new technologies, or process improvement. Without a structured approach, organizations may struggle to implement changes effectively, resulting in confusion, frustration, resistance, and ultimately, failure.

Whether preparing for a small or large-scale change, this website offers several structured approaches for simple to complex change scenarios and includes a range of practical tools and strategies to help you succeed and to keep your stakeholders engaged.


Provided below are either steps that should be taken, or links to common tools which can be used for any project depending on what is needed, and what level it impacts.

WHAT LEVEL IS IMPACTED? Change Readiness is unknown Leader support is needed Solutions are unknown Solutions are known
Individual Level N/A Discuss if needed Analyze & Implement Implement
Team Level Discuss with Team Situation Target Proposal Problem Solving A3 Problem Solving A4
Department Level Change Readiness Assessment CM 1 Page Worksheet
Unit or School Level Strategy A3 Strategy A3, or CM Workbook
Enterprise Level


These resources are helpful change management and project management tools.

  • Stakeholder Master List – Keep track of everyone who is involved with or may be impacted by your project/change.
  • Change Adoption Campaign – This simple tool helps you think through what channels, message, and audience your change might impact.
  • Action Item Templates
    • Simple – For small projects/changes that can be managed through emails, e.g. copying and pasting the table and sending it to a group after a meeting to keep track of who agreed to do what.
    • Moderate – A general tool that can also be used to provide project status to leaders.
    • Complex – Useful for most complex projects, although it may also be helpful to use Microsoft Project.


Learn about change management with these on-demand training recordings.