This is a one day course for managers and leaders about the interesting yet difficult stuff!
Todays context for all organisations is characterised by increasing change. One of the main strategic challenges is being able to change and adapt. Staff need to develop skills in leading change and managing change in teams, staff and systems. Likewise Peter Drucker is famously quoted as having said that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”, so how do you work with these key dynamics effectively?
This practical course draws on our experience supporting numerous voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Scotland and internationally. The course addresses the reality. The key to success is about both leading change and managing organisational culture in teams, services and across your whole organisation.
- To refresh and deepen organisations understanding of managing and leading change
- For those managing and leading staff teams to have greater skills, tools and conversation together about managing and leading change.
- Participants will learn frameworks to identify organisational culture and tools for taking action in leading cultural change.
- To give managers ways of working with resilience and resistance to change.
At the end of the session managers will have
- Developed their understanding about what organisational culture is and how it works
- Learned a framework for taking action to improve the thinking environment
- Practiced using a tool for analysing culture in relation to change.
The day programme includes:
- Managing and Leading Change – these sessions enable participants to gain a clearer understanding of the change process
- Analysing and re-planning change initiatives – This is a practical tool that allows managers and leaders to reframe ‘resistance to change’ and alter their plan or approach to take account of the competing priorities that are in the business.
- Managing Culture – Mapping and understanding culture – this enables everyone to develop more clarity on what is organisational culture, how it works over time and what you can do to address and affect the culture.
- Planning change pathways – these tools enable staff who manage and lead programmes or people to plot our their influencing strategy in a dynamic way that can help them adjust their strategy and style to the experience around them.
- Using purpose and values as a management resource – this topic enables managers and leaders to understand these resources and explore how they can use them in managing change.
- Managing Time and Energy – this session introduces a practical tool for identifying and having conversations about what is happening in relation to mobilising time and prioritisation.
“Increased my understanding of ‘process and impact’.”
“The course has given me confidence and conviction to plan ahead and now feel that I am in a position where I can confidently reason and justify the need and reason for the changes I would like to implement. I also feel that this is information will be useful for staff and will enable them to have a better understanding about what we are hoping to do and their role within this.”