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Positively on Board with Change

The Clare Foundation

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 from 09:30 to 13:30 (GMT)

Positively on Board with Change

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Positively on Board with Change

An interactive workshop for CEOs and Managers from Jan Matthews – Consultant & Trainer in Workplace Stress and Staff Resilience



Shifting sands can be a way of life in the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector.  Competing priorities, constant budget squeezes and the ever present threat of reduced funding can all create ongoing pressure for those involved in your service delivery, and therefore its’ effects on the service user.

On a day to day basis, this can be an uphill struggle for employees and volunteers.  Change comes in many forms and your staff, like you are just as emotionally invested in the charity’s vision. Any change or threat of change will be personally challenging for them, let alone for managers to manage at a time when your organization consistently needs to maintain focus and energy.

However well change is implemented, this workshop will help you to better understand the human side of change management and the real behaviours associated with it. Even the smallest minority demonstrating negative feelings towards change, can be truly toxic to the rest.

It is not a session packed full of text book theories.  It’s a practical workshop focused on helping the beating heart of your organisation – its’ people - to manage their stress, accept change as a reality and to handle it positively.

The workshop focuses on:

  • The Coping Cycle of Change -

Change as a process of bereavement or loss (even when the change is positive) 

  • Understanding the threat or reality of change on the Human Condition 
  • Negative or unhelpful emotions arising in change or the threat of change, andthe behavioural manifestations in individuals (and therefore teams) during change 
  • Strategies and interventions for managing negative emotions and behaviours in others 
  • Discussion – gathering tools for assisting staff in overcoming resistance and negativity. 


Outcomes of the workshop:

Inspiration towards consolidating the vision, ethos and effective service delivery of your organization through understanding, and being able to address and minimize toxic and potentially toxic staff reactions to pressure and change.


About the trainer:

Jan Matthews has over 20 years of counselling and training experience, and specialises in supporting SMEs and Charities in stress issues, team communication and effectiveness, and organisational change. She is an Associate of ISMA, the leading professional body for Stress Awareness, Prevention and Management here in the UK, and has a strong belief that training should be practical and results driven.

Do you have questions about Positively on Board with Change? Contact The Clare Foundation

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The Clare Charity Centre
Saunderton Estate
Wycombe Road
HP14 4HU Saunderton
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 from 09:30 to 13:30 (GMT)

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The Clare Foundation

The Clare Foundation, a charity helping other charities become more effective and efficient. We take established commercial methods, business expertise and entrepreneurialism to the voluntary sector through training, mentoring, sharing best practice and networking at our "Charity Centre" in Buckinghamshire.

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