The Challenge of Change across the Whitespaces of Organisations: Working across Boundaries (Melbourne, AU)
Change projects across boundaries are often problematic. Varying functions, divisions or companies approach change differently which can be problematic for the practitioner. It can be hard to identify why they are so fraught, but this may involve repeated miscommunication and loss of goodwill.
Change Managers can find themselves at a loss to address the issues in a timely way – it cab be hard to capitalize on the expertise of those who are sitting ‘over the fence’ and we can only wonder at the lost opportunities’.
Does this resonate with you? Is this your experience as a consultant or leader in the midst of implementing change projects which cross organisational boundaries?
Cross-boundary projects can in fact be a fertile forum for learning, because insights and frameworks from the field of ontology (how humans interact) have so much to offer. They provide us with the means to navigate our way through the fragile nature of much of the work done in the white spaces between the lines of the organisational chart and beyond company boundaries.
In this highly practical and interactive session you will:
- Understand why cross-boundary projects frequently become ‘unstuck’ or fail
- Observe the organisation differently – assisting you to identify where the break downs might be occurring in the change process
- Unpack the specific ‘language acts’ that we use in the coordination of action, and how these impact on whether or not change initiatives are successfully implemented
- Apply a model for making and managing commitments which enables leaders to initiate change initiatives successfully and keep them ‘on track’ in the context of changing circumstances
- Identify the different ‘conversation types’ that are fundamental to building relationships and developing trust across multiple stakeholder groups through turbulent times
Our speakers Faye Lambert and Mark Raymond both have advanced training in ontological leadership and coaching and collaborate in the design and delivery of the Triple C Leadership Development Program (CCC = Care, Conversations and Commitments). This program is tailored to particular organisational needs and draws on a unique blend of explicit frameworks to inform leadership conversations and action. Faye and Mark share:
- Ontological training in how humans learn and interact
- Direct experience in leadership and consulting roles
- Skills in group facilitation and coaching
About our Speakers
Dr Faye Lambert
Dr Faye Lambert has a PhD in Evaluation and Organisational Change and specialised qualifications in program evaluation and coaching. She has a passion for organisational improvement and learning and has presented and published nationally and internationally in the fields of leadership and team development, program evaluation and organizational change and teaching and learning.
Working in senior leadership roles, Faye has been responsible for comprehensive program and management restructure and staff development programs which build skills and positive, creative cultures.
Mark is passionate about supporting leaders to build impactful teams where people can perform at their best. Mark has worked with more than 1,500 leaders in a range of different organisations including various State Government agencies, community organisations, professional services firms and a range of private sector clients in energy, pharmaceuticals and health.
Mark is highly experienced in assisting organisations to design strategy and generate alignment amongst teams to achieve their desired outcomes. A major focus of Mark’s work is creating teams that embrace a culture of trust and collaboration and enabling them to effectively engage with their customers.
Getting to the Venue
Tram 19 – Alight at Haymarket (stop #9)
Trams 58 and 59 – Alight at Royal Melbourne Hospital (stop #14)
Flagstaff Station – 15 minute walk
Melbourne Central Station – 15 minute walk
North Melbourne Station – 20 minute walk
Bus 402 – Courtney/Wreckyn St stop
Bus 401 and 403 – Royal Melbourne Hospital stop
Members free, non-members $50. Members should login to claim the discount. Registration from 5.45pm with the event commencing at 6.15pm. Times are AEDT.