Surviving change: essential skills for managers

18 July 2016

Seventy percent of change programmes fail. Successful change leaders are able to adapt to changing circumstances and to bring their teams with them. This requires sound judgement, decision-making skills in an uncertain environment, personal resilience and an ability to understand and support others at different stages of change.

This one-day workshop is for managers undergoing and supporting staff through change programmes. The content explores the merits of different approaches to implementing change and an understanding of the role and skills of an effective change agent. The workshop allows delegates to consider their own impact and emotions, and equips them the tools needed to facilitate and implement change.

Recent delegates rated the event “very good” or “excellent”.
They also said:

  • “A very worthwhile event” – Melody Bridges, safeguarding business manager, Birmingham South and Central CCG
  •  “An excellent workshop. Very well done” – Jazz Singh, commissioning facilitator, Birmingham South and Central CCG
  • “Really enjoyed today's course. [The facilitator] was fab, gave lots to think about and lots of information to help change in the workplace” – Emma Brelsforth, team leader, Birmingham South and Central CCG

Delivered as a mix of presentation, group work, real-life case studies and simulation, the workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand a range of approaches and choose the one best suited to your context
  •  Use effective change management tools to facilitate implementation
  • Consider ways to navigate successfully through uncertainty
  • Understand the role of organisational politics play in the change process and how to develop political expertise
  • Use the correct language to facilitate successful change
  • Monitor and review the change process to help overcome obstacles and resistance
  • Build personal resilience to deal with the pressure of change.

The workshop is led by PCC’s expert facilitators and will bring a wealth of experience of managing and navigating change from a variety of organisations in the public and private sector.

The session will be held on 19 October in Birmingham and 16 November in Leeds.

If you need more information about this event, including whether or not your organisation has a package of support with PCC that entitles you to attend free of charge, please email

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