Creating Cultures of High Readiness for Change (London, UK)

6:00pm Wednesday, 13 May 2020
9:00pm Wednesday, 13 May 2020
King's College London
300 Strand
London, London City of WC2R 1AE
United Kingdom

The idea that we can be in truly scientific about the percentage of change efforts that fail overall is probably somewhat of a myth. However, as change practitioners, you will know that change is so often handled so badly! When change has been handled poorly, if we look retrospectively at the leadership culture of the organisation in question, it is actually no surprise. The same is true for change that has been handled well.

Therefore, to be truly successful in handling it, we need to focus on the day-to-day leadership behaviours that either create or stifle a culture of readiness for change in our teams. This workshop will describe the findings of 20 years of research into the simple, common-sense behaviours that the most effective leaders enact everyday which means their people are ready and willing to embrace innovation and change on an ongoing basis, and that positive change is sustained.

The following components essential to cultures of successful, sustained change are covered at this event: 

  • Effective leadership approaches to enable successful change;
  • Day-to-day behaviours to create a culture of ‘readiness for change’;
  • How to enable people to be innovative in their work;
  • Effective leadership styles for embedding positive change at all levels of management.

About our Presenters 

Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, MSc, MBA, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS

Beverly is Emeritus Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Leeds, and a founding Director of Real World Group. Her passion is for the ethical application of Engaging Transformational leadership in organisations, and supporting individuals and organisations to become more innovative, collaborative and effective.

She has spent over 25 years in research and consultancy helping to increase leadership capacity in organisations. She is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Beverly spends much of her time presenting at conferences and seminars across the world and is the author of various articles and book chapters on leadership. Over the years she has been advisor to several national boards, including the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills MacLeod Review of Employee Engagement, the Department of Health’s QIPP, and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Academic Advisory Council.

Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, MSc, MPOD, CPsychol

Juliette is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and CEO of Real World Group (a University of Leeds spin-out company). She has helped establish Real World Group’s approach to Engaging Transformational Leadership, based on uniquely proven research involving tens of thousands of people globally. She consults up to Board level with organisations worldwide. Juliette has authored a number of articles in practitioner and peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters. She has an MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology from the University of London, Birkbeck College and an MSc in Positive Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.

Event details

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