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Programme Description

Every organisation needs to change if it is to continue to thrive and prosper. Organisations are increasingly investing in change programmes that must succeed, and this success will largely depend upon the quality of the leadership that it has.

This programme is aimed at those leaders who want to improve their likelihood of success by understanding the practical ways in which they can better prepare, lead and deliver the change they are accountable for.

Programme Content

The following topics will be covered:

Leading the delivery of ‘real’ change

  • The increasing criticality of change
  • The increasing complexity of change
  • It all comes down to your leadership
  • Leadership and sponsorship

A framework for thinking about your change

  • Setting out the direction, vision and pace
  • A simple, change framework
  • Understanding the terminology
  • Mission, vision, objectives and goals
  • The process of defining mission and vision
  • Creating and telling stories that inspire
  • Good and not-so-good examples
  • Becoming a better storyteller
  • Remembering why stories are so powerful
  • The four-box model
  • Setting up the change journey for success
  • What experience tells us is best practice
  • Real examples of ‘set-to-fail’
  • Planning costs and benefits
  • Team experience and the impact it can have
  • Typical challenges of any team
  • Driving delivery with clarity and pace
  • The importance of preparation
  • Common things that slow you down
  • Running great steering groups
  • Clarity of purpose
  • The right people in the room
  • Preparation
  • On the day
  • The challenge of staying in control
  • The challenge of staying on plan
  • Managing the changes in costs and benefits
  • Useful questions you should ask yourself
  • As a leader, what you should know
  • Delivering real, sustainable business outcomes
  • Change through the lifecycle
  • Change isn’t over until the outcome is delivered
  • Building and leading the teams

Using the framework across the change journey

  • When starting out
  • When up to your neck in delivery
  • When approaching the end

Wrap up

  • Review of objectives
  • Feedback

Programme Assessment

Continual checking of knowledge and understanding through group discussions and question, plus several exercises to ensure that the delegate is meeting all of the learning objectives.

Programme Delivery and Costs

This course is delivered over 1 day – 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Individual cost: £95.00 per delegate.

Next Course Dates

We are hoping to run this course again soon. Please contact the BDU on 01904 770368 or by emailing them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us on:

Business Development Unit,
York College,
Sim Balk Lane,
YO23 2BB

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 01904 770368.

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