Search results - Successful Change Management for Engineers & Scientists
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|Dates||Tue 9 Jul 2013|
|Subject area(s)||Business Studies|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
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This highly successful and practical one-day course investigates the main theories and underpinning principles of the process of managing change.
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Description"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."
Research suggests that as many as two-thirds of all change initiatives are unsuccessful to some extent. And, the words above of Niccolo Machiavelli illustrate the challenges of introducing and managing change.
Reorganizing, restructuring and implementation of new systems and working practices are important elements of most change programmes. These nearly always involve the support and commitment of staff.
Yet, successful change can be achieved at individual, team and
organisational levels through the use of a number of practical
tools and skills. Change is best achieved through the
understanding and commitment of the people involved - but there
are occasions when an Exocet may be needed!
This highly successful and practical course investigates the main theories and underpinning principles and relates these to current changes in the commercial and public sectors.
A wide range of tools are discussed and practised in relation to individual, group and organizational change. In particular hard skills will be explored including:
- strategic planning
- systems thinking
- gap analysis
- force-field analysis
- scenario planning
- stakeholder mapping
- options for change
- surfacing problems
- process consulting
- organizational development
- the learning organization questionnaire
It is essential to possess the practical techniques for managing change, yet the greatest challenges are often to be found with the people dimension. The soft skills of communication; negotiation; persuasion; assertiveness etc combined with personal skills of motivation, endurance, and resilience are all needed to overcome potential resistance and inertia.
The emphasis throughout the course is to bring practical applications to the circumstances facing delegates.
All participants are encouraged to bring with them their own experiences and plans so that strategies can be developed for intervention in the workplace.
This course is particularly suitable for delivery in-house as part of the strategy of encouraging change. It enables a detailed examination of where the organization is currently positioned; where it wants to go, and how it is going to get there.
First day registration from 8.30am when course materials will
Refreshments from 8.30am on the first day plus two 30 minute
breaks during the day and a one-hour lunch break.
The course will begin at 9.00am and end at approximately 5.00pm
on each day.
International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations by John Wilson, course tutor
Dr John Wilson
John P. Wilson is an independent consultant and researcher with wide experience of change...more
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Participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Level and demandsEngineers, scientists, managers and other staff from all sectors who are responsible for, or involved in, managing change from small scale interventions to large scale restructuring.
Previous course attendees have come from:
BP, Esso Serve Europe Ltd, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd, Arthur D. Little, Nextel Communications, Strata Health Solutions, ADVA Optical Networking Ltd, LSBU, Merck Speciality Chemicals Ltd, The Moser Group, SNC Pipeline Group, Analog Devices, Margalla Technology, University of Luxembourg, Wipro Technologies, QinetiQ, McDonald Restaurants Ltd, Techrem Limited, Sprint Communications, Whirlpool/Polar S.A, ACWA Power Projects, University of Cambridge, ZTE Corporation, Positive Financial Services, Ipsen Pharmaceutical Limited, Mentor Graphics UK Ltd, Oxford Immunotec, Glasgow Caledonian University, ATOS Origin Netherlands, Colgate Palmolive, GlaxoSmithKline and more.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
All courses are VAT exempt.
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
- Programme Fee
- Standard course fee: £395.00
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