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Oxford Management Centre

Leading & Managing Change

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Change is a fact of life in all teams, organisations and countries. The Leadership of change is vital and no matter what activities a Leader or Manager becomes involved in, from strategy implementation to making simple amendments to a work system; all of these activities require change leadership skills. Every time a Leader or Manager makes a decision, some type of change occurs.

This programme focuses on vital area of Leading Change, Organisational Culture and change; Organisational Development (OD) and Work Psychology. It is a unique programme that provides guidelines on best practice, current ‘best-practice’ and skills development in organisational change leadership.

This program is ideal for anyone who need to manage change in their organisation.

  • The difference between change management and change leadership
  • The importance of communication during change
  • Strategies and tools for effective for change management
  • Managing employee’s resistance to change
  • The psychology of work


At the end of this programme attendees will be able to:

  • Define what change is and how it impacts on the way people work
  • Design a suitable change management model in their workplace
  • Identify people’s responses to change and explore the reasons why people resist change
  • Describe organisational culture
  • Develop practical skills in change leadership


Participants to this seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the facilitator utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. The seminar is very participatory and experiential. It involves theoretical insight, awareness building and a lot of skill practice in a group setting. Seminar methodology includes individual and group activities focused on skill development. Case studies and dvd presentations will highlight the major teaching features. A variety of practical sessions and group interaction are programmed into this seminar.


  • Practical methodologies that can help improve change management initiatives
  • Understand the importance of workplace psychology in change management
  • Build a compelling vision for change with all those involved
  • Develop best practice to achieve organisational effectiveness
  • Apply change leadership principals to achieve successful change initiatives


  • Learn the essential ingredients of change leadership
  • Develop skills in change management and leadership suitable for any organisation
  • Learn how to use practical change leadership tools
  • Understand the five psychological phases of change management
  • Appreciate issues around changing organisational culture


Day1 - Change Leadership at Work

  • The key drivers of change today
  • The difference between change management and change leadership
  • Approaches to organisational change
  • Change at the individual, team, and organisational level
  • Individual resistance to change
  • The five psychological phases of change and their effective management

Day2 - The Practice of Change Leadership

  • Best practice in change leadership
  • The pressure-performance relationship
  • Designing a suitable change management model
  • Supporting employees through change
  • The importance of communication during change
  • How to communicate a clear vision of the broad impact of change

Day3 - Organisational Development (OD) & Work Psychology

  • The Psychology of Work
  • History of Organisational Development & work psychology
  • Putting Organisational Development into practice
  • Tools for change leadership
  • Using SWOT and PESTEL for change leadership
  • Force Field Analysis techniques

Day4 - Organisational Culture and Change

  • Understanding culture
  • Organisational culture and change
  • Artefacts and norms of behaviour
  • The impact of culture on change
  • Culture management
  • Steps in developing a change strategy and effective change goals

Day5 - Change across National Cultures

  • Introducing culture and Hofstede’s models
  • How different national cultures may respond to change
  • Individualism Vs. Collectivism and its impact on change
  • How different attitude and belief systems affect our work
  • Effect of culture on the change management process
  • Personal action planning

Who should attend

  • All Managers and Leaders who wish to enhance their competencies in change management
  • All Human Resource (HR) personnel
  • People who are likely to take up managerial positions in the future that will involve managing change
  • Engineers and other technical professionals moving into Organisational Development (OD) or Business Partner (BP) roles
  • Occupational Health & Safety and training staff involved in change management
  • Those who received their training in Change Management in past years and need to be brought up to date with best practice in Change Leadership
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