Championing Change

This module is about developing the courage to navigate challenging situations that inevitably occur as part of going to work. This is an invitation to stand your ground when the going gets tough and the aim of the module is to understand how you react to conflict, change and personal effectiveness.

This module is an invitation to take back control, to learn profound and life changing strategies that enable you to become proactive rather than reactive. This module is a route map that will remind you of who you really want to be under stress rather than the person you become when you are under pressure.

Those who complete this module will:

  • Naturally entertain original solutions to problems
  • Generate new ideas and take fresh perspectives
  • Automatically mobilize others through unusual, enterprising efforts
  • Recognize the need for change
  • Remove barriers to change
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Champion the change and enlist others in its pursuit
  • Manage their state, staying composed, positive and unflappable
  • Think clearly
  • Prioritise
  • Let go of power and delegate
  • Respond rather than react
  • Know what they can change and what they can’t
  • Manage their state, staying composed, positive and unflappable
  • Think clearly
  • Prioritise
  • Let go of power and delegate
  • Respond rather than react
  • Know what they can change and what they can’t

Day One: Courage to Change

Heraclitus said ‘You can never step in the same river twice’, meaning that change is ever present. For any organisation to survive it must be able to adapt to changing circumstances.  For this to happen the people within it must be able to adapt. However, experience tells us that some people are better at dealing with change than others. Also, change can have a significant effect on people’s state and wellbeing. It can engender a variety of states such as hope, fear, uncertainty, excitement. Some people respond well to change while others can react badly to it. It is the responsibility of all of us to guide each other through the turbulent times of change. Today is an exploration of how to do this. Once you come to appreciate change as a fact of life you will know how to smoothly handle multiple demands, shifting priorities, and adapt your responses and tactics to fit fluid circumstances. You will be comfortable with and open to novel ideas and new information and seek out fresh ideas from a wide variety of sources.

This day is available to book as a one-day programme as well as part of the Championing Change module.

For upcoming dates and booking, click here:

Chester   |   Cardiff

Day Two: Conflict Awareness

Conflict and disagreements are inevitable in relationships. Two people can’t possibly have the same needs, opinions, and expectations at all times. However, that needn’t be a bad thing. Resolving conflict in healthy, constructive ways can strengthen trust between people. When conflict isn’t perceived as threatening or punishing, it fosters freedom, creativity, and safety in relationships.

This day will focus on your beliefs about conflict and directly tackle the inner talk that arises when you think about entering into challenging situations. The ability to manage conflicts in a positive, trust-building way is supported by the previous learning, once you know how to manage your state, stay emotionally present and aware, communicate non-verbally, and use humour and play, you’ll be better equipped to handle emotionally charged situations and catch and defuse many issues before they escalate.

This day is available to book as a one-day programme as well as part of the Championing Change module.

For upcoming dates and booking, click here:

Chester   |   Cardiff

Day Three: Effectiveness Insights

In order to be personally effective you must develop the ability to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ in order to become ‘response – able’.

This is the root to greater control and requires you to accept the notion that, while you have little or no influence over the weather, you have total control over your attitude about the things in your life.

During this day you will become aware of your state and learn how to manage impulsive feelings and distressing emotions, you will gather strategies that enable you to stay composed, positive, and unflappable even in trying moments. The result of this will be that you can think clearly, stay focused under pressure and have greater persistence in seeking goals, despite obstacles and setbacks and importantly to see setbacks as due to manageable circumstance rather than a personal flaw.

Many people find work stressful but it is often they who are the ones that are creating the stress by an unwillingness to let go, a desire to be seen as successful and competent.  You are not going to have a statue outside your place of work saying how hard you worked.  It’s important to take your work seriously but also your health and wellbeing.

This day is available to book as a one-day programme as well as part of the Championing Change module.

For upcoming dates and booking, click here:

Chester   |   Cardiff

Accreditation

We offer a variety of accreditation options. Those attending the full nine day Art of Leadership programme also have the option of Level 3, 5 & 7 accreditation with CMI.

If you are interested in accreditation please get in touch on 0333 101 4350.

Get this programme:

All of our programmes are available in house. See our bespoke delivery page for details

Length of Programme:

3 Days

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The Investment:

£1200
For more information about accreditation options, please get in touch on: 0333 101 4350