Leading Strategic Change Masterclass
In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, nothing stands still for long. For leaders, the challenge is to understand how to navigate the latest developments and lead strategic change in response.
But the processes which lead to effective transformation are often still ill-understood, and more than 70% of planned organisational change fails.
Drawing on real-world experiences and practical exercises grounded in the latest theoretical advances, this two-day programme will equip leaders with the skills required to understand why change is needed and how to deliver it effectively and sustainably.
Find out more about the Leading Strategic Change Masterclass.
This Masterclass is intended for middle and senior managers in private, public and non profit organisations who are charged with the formulation or implementation of strategic change initiatives.
Different approaches to change leadership: In this opening session we will explore different perspectives on change, and assess how our mental models help to shape how we view change problems and solutions. This will allow us to challenge preconceived ideas that often derail change initiatives.
Analysing reasons why organisations change: Understanding internal and external pressures for change are vital in determining appropriate responses. You will be introduced to various tools that will allow you to access the fundamental drivers of change.
Constructing a change vision: Having an appropriate vision for the future is fundamental to the success of any major change process. Here we will develop techniques for constructing a shared vision.
What changes?: In this session we uncover the structures, systems and processes that may be altered during different change initiatives. We explore the varying susceptibility to change in different parts of the organisation and introduce the importance of coherence.
Diagnosing change: There are numerous diagnostic tools that can be used to identify priorities for attention, uncover the interconnectedness of change constituents, and provide a guide to effective change sequencing. We will investigate how, when, and where to use these tools.
Dinner: A formal, networking dinner will be hosted for all delegates.
Understanding and using change resistance: Resistance is ubiquitous when dealing with large-scale change, and thus managing it becomes a key change leadership imperative. In this session we examine the causes of resistance and explore different approaches to managing resistance, including how it can be used to positively influence change outcomes.
Leading change implementation: Implementing new ideas, practices, structures, and values can be very challenging. Here we examine different approaches to implementation, and discuss how their effective use depends on the leadership approach.
Change communication strategies: The success of any change initiative is usually predicated on an effective communication strategy. We will examine different change communication strategies, explore when they might be more and less effective, and develop ways to contour them to fit particular contexts.
Sustaining change: Once implemented, it is vital for change leaders to institutionalise change within the framework of the organisation. We uncover different ways to do this, ranging from altering key processes and behaviours to building in flexibility to keep changes relevant.
All course materials, a formal, networking dinner on day one and daytime catering and refreshments on both days.
“Excellent and engaging: Coherent, simple explanations and good participant feedback and examples.”
Commercial Manager, City of Edinburgh Council
“Great insights into tools and methodologies – it was excellent, thank you.”
Technical Manager, Skyscanner
“Valuable information on the challenges of disparate businesses, and very insightful presenter.”
Programme Manager, Standard Life
“The environment, pace, discussions and networking were excellent.”
Manager, NHS Scotland
“Great theory and excellent participant interaction.”
Finance Manager, National Trust for Scotland
“The level of the class, peer group and the discussions - invaluable."
Head of Project Delivery, Edinburgh Airport
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Yes - participants can transfer their ticket to another person up to the day of the Masterclass. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to advise of this change.
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Up to 28 days before the starting date of the Masterclass, a full refund can be requested. Between 27 days and 6 days, a 50% refund can be requested. 5 days or less to the starting date, unfortunately no refund can be requested. Participants can request a transfer of name at any time.
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