Event: Seminar: Managing People through the Challenge of Change

5 Oct 2017, 09:30–16:00
NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL (10 mins walk from King's Cross Station)

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Organisational change and shifts in organisational culture present challenges not only in maintaining morale and motivation but also ensuring the well-being of your teams and yourself.

The way in which change is handled and specifically the communication around it is notoriously bad. The impact, although hard to measure, can be significant both in terms of the performance of the organisation and the physical and mental well-being of people.

This workshop helps to develop an understanding of what goes in during organisational change, the impact and the practical steps you can take to move forward positively. It touches on many aspects of management behaviour and is a challenging opportunity to build your knowledge and become more self-aware of the impact you have. In addition, it is a chance to consider your own well-being and how you can enhance it.


  • An increased level of personal awareness and understanding
  • Development of change ‘management’ skills
  • More knowledge about the impact of change on well-being
  • An opportunity to consider the way in which your organisation approaches these issues.


09.30     Welcome, introduction and personal objectives

09.45     Understanding the value of well-being – Personal cost and the Impact on motivation and                  performance

10.00     The inevitability and drivers of change – Local Government in 5 years time?

10.30     Characteristics of effective change managers -what behaviours have enhanced your well-                    being?

11.00     Break

11.15     Self-assessment against the positive characteristics and feedback.

11.45     Understanding stress in the team – How do you manage it, how do you create it.

  • Action at each stage of the change curve.

12.25     Well being and breaks!

12.30     Lunch

13.15     Recognising signs and symptoms and acting on them

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health

14.15     Mental health issues and managing your boundaries

14.30     Break

14.45     Effective engagement and organisational culture – what does that mean in behavioural                      terms?

15.15     Pitfalls and perils– The paradox of organisational cost cutting

15.30     Looking after yourself

15.50     Next steps for your organisation

16:00   Close

Who should attend?

This seminar will be of interest to both officers and managers approaching organisational change.


Keith Crampton, Wiz Training and Development Ltd.

Keith is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in Local Government but with experience in private sector organisations as well as charities. Specialising in organisational and culture change Keith has worked with Authorities of all types. His experience before forming Wiz was as a Training and Organisational Development specialist working in both Local Government and the NHS. He brings an enthusiastic and engaging approach coupled with a focus on achieving real improvements in individual and organisational performance.