Change Leadership & the Psychology of Change (Auckland)

5:30pm Tuesday, 28 November 2017
7:00pm Tuesday, 28 November 2017
The Dominion
234 Dominion Road
Auckland, Auckland 1024
New Zealand

Understanding what drives and motivates people to change lies at the heart of change management. Our last change management event of the year welcomes Libby Howells, a business psychologist, to help us understand what gets in the way of people embracing change.  She will share some insights and experience about what makes change so challenging, and things we can do to smooth the way a bit.   

Many organisations go about change in a “mechanistic” way, and do not put enough effort into winning both the minds and the hearts of their key stakeholders i.e. understanding the reasons for, and the benefits of, the change both intellectually and emotionally.

If they spent a little more time coaching front-line leaders on communicating effectively with their teams and demonstrating change leadership behaviours, then the people & culture aspects of change would be done much more successfully.

Programmes to improve organisational performance and cultural change have become increasingly common, yet they are notoriously difficult to carry out. Success depends on persuading groups and individuals to think differently about their jobs and change the way they work. The upshot, organisations must alter the mind-sets of their people – no easy task.

Mind-set shift and adaptive change rests on the ability to develop yourself, your people and your teams. What insights can we glean from the science of human development to accelerate capacity and drive change?   

This will be an opportunity to hear from an expert in the areas of change leadership and the neuroscience of change. Libby Howells is a business psychologist with a driving interest in what makes individuals, teams and business ‘tick’. Actively bridging the gap between science and practice in the business world her work focuses on the pragmatics of making people and organisations perform better.

From a career start in finance in the corporate sector Libby returned to University to follow her passion for people and business. A consulting psychologist for the past 8 years, Libby has leveraged her expertise and education working with clients from small start-up to large private and public sector corporations. She has designed, developed and delivered human resource strategies, assessment, coaching, training, performance management and organisational development initiatives.  

We will also have the opportunity to network and share perspectives with other change practitioners during the last of our Auckland Chapter events for 2017.

Note that your first beverage and the bar snacks for the evening are available free of charge, courtesy of our sponsors, LPS.

Registration and networking from 5.15pm. Event commences 5.30pm. Members need to log in to register at the member price. 

The Dominion is located on the corner of Dominion Road and Valley Road. Parking is available on Valley Rd and streets off Valley Rd.


NZ $40.00 *
NZ $40.00 *
* GST exempt