Henley Forum meeting - 27 September 2018

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Date of event: 27 September 2018
Event ends: 27 September 2018
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:00
Price: This is a Members’ event. Limited guest places available at £175 + VAT. Conditions apply
Henley Forum meeting - 27 September 2018

Absorbing complex change

In a changing working world, it’s time to let go of the idea of embedding changes from individual change projects. Instead, organisations and individuals must enhance their capacity to absorb and integrate change from multiple sources simultaneously. And to cope with the complexity that goes with it.

At the third event in our 2018/19 programme, we will explore the key theme of Absorbing complex change to help you develop new, actionable insights.

We will share ideas, experiences and tools through a range of speaker and workshop sessions. Helping you to enhance performance and unlock potential in your own organisations.

We’ve planned a practical day, packed full of good things. We hope you’ll join us.

Here’s the full draft Agenda.

In brief:

Henley Forum’s Director, Dr Sharon Varney, will be your host for the day and will help you to warm up your thinking on this important topic. She will also introduce the Henley Forum Listening Project and explain how you can get involved.

Paul Skinner, marketing consultant and author of Collaborative Advantage, will explain why he believes collaboration beats competition as a strategy for growth and success, in a practical workshop entitled; ‘Survival of the friendliest’.

Katherine Woods from Meeting Magic returns to the Forum to lead a session on Integrative conversations for change. Katherine’s passion is making a difference through conversation. As you might expect, this session will be interactive.

Chris Collison from Knowledgeable Ltd will take us on a journey into the liminal space between knowledge and change – a transitional place where transformation takes place.

Our popular Members’ Showcase session will be led by Sarah Bean, Head of Performance & Culture at HSBC. Sarah will share some of her experiences – both challenges faced and insights gained - from leading a global change challenge.

Volunteers will be invited to have a conversation about the qualities and skills needed for knowledgeable practice in the next 10 years, as part of the Henley Forum Listening Project.

Rounding off the day, Benjamin Taylor from RedQuadrant and the Public Service Transformation Academy will be addressing the complex challenge of Public Service Transformation. Benjamin will take us on a partly experiential journey through the ‘five worlds’ of public service transformation, covering complexity, hierarchy, self-organisation, systems leadership, meaning-making and service transformation

Book your places NOW:

Henley Forum members can book places for this event through Marina Hart. If you are not a member, please contact Marina to find out more about this event and learn how membership can help your organisation.

Comments from some of our previous Henley Forum meetings:

  • “I found the entire day extremely informative – lots of new thinking and ideas”
  • “Very valuable, especially the room for discussion”
  • “Really good to get a cross-sector group together and to appreciate the different approaches and styles to knowledge and learning”
  • “The different backgrounds of the participants has set a rich environment for learning”
  • “A great mix of different, yet complementary subjects”
  • “Provoked deeper thinking”
  • “Given me lots of ideas to take back to my organisation”
  • “Another stimulating event – thank you!”
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Contact Us

For more information please contact Marina Hart by email at henleyforum@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 723.

Getting There

Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,