Greenlands Masterclass - Mission Impossible - Leading Successful Change

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Date of event: 3 November 2020
Event ends: 3 November 2020
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Greenlands Masterclass - Mission Impossible - Leading Successful Change


If you are not leading change, you are not leading anything. You are just managing the status quo.”
Campbell Macpherson

Change has never been more critical. Both the way we work and the industries we work in are changing. Organisations able to seek out and embrace it will be the ones to thrive. But leading change is tough; 88% of such initiatives fail. Leaders not only have to accept change, they have to lead their people to embrace and deliver it.

This workshop introduces leaders to an approach that will help them to build a change-embracing culture in which sustainable change can be delivered successfully.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event, you will be armed with the tools and approach you need to:

  • understand the key reasons why strategies and change initiatives fail to deliver their intended outcomes
  • understand the essential ingredients to successful and sustainable change
  • apply these learnings to existing change/strategy initiatives – being able to review them through a new lens, identifying potential pitfalls and nece enhancements to optimise performance and outcomes
  • optimise planning and execution of future change/strategy initiatives to maximise the chances of sustainable success
  • enhance your understanding of your own personal barriers to change and identify barriers to change in your people
  • work to overcome these personal barriers to change
  • enhance the planning of strategic change initiatives to take into account the most pertinent barriers to change among your people
  • create a culture that is aligned to the new strategy and is ready to embrace change
  • become a more empathetic and inclusive leader
  • be a catalyst for change in your organisation

Event Content and Delivery Style

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • the inevitability of change
  • why 88% of changes fail
  • all change is personal; all change is emotional
  • how we react to different types of change – introducing the change matrix and featuring the change curves
  • overcoming the personal barriers to change
  • the essential ingredients to successful and sustainable change
  • what is a change catalyst
  • leadership
  • culture change

Much of the content is derived from Campbell Macpherson’s award-winning book, The Change Catalyst and new material from his upcoming book The Power to Change, aimed at helping individuals to embrace change.

The delivery style will be instructor-led with a large amount of facilitated discussion, group working and laughter.

The day will be peppered with case studies and anecdotes from Campbell Macpherson’s many careers instigating and advising on strategic change, plus the sharing of change anecdotes across and among the group.

Who Should Attend?

Any leader who needs to successfully deliver a new strategy or change their part of the organisation. Any executive wishing to maximise their long-term success.

Key words

The primary theme is CHANGE and the secondary theme is LEADERSHIP.

It is relevant to the development of Change, Culture, Transformation, Sustainable, Strategy, Engagement, People.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Campbell Macpherson

Campbell Macpherson

Campbell Macpherson is a high-energy keynote speaker and facilitator with decades of experience enabling CEOs and leadership teams to instigate strategic change. He is also author of ‘The Change Catalyst’, the 2018 Business Book of the Year.

His career has spanned Strategy, HR, Marketing, eBusiness and Change with a wide range of organisations across the UK, Australia, US, Europe, Middle East and Asia as a board director, in-house executive and external business advisor via his consultancy Change & Strategy International.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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