The University of Southampton
Southampton Business School

Leading Organisational Change (EDP event) Event

30 November 2017 - 1 December 2017
Chilworth Manor
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For more information regarding this event, please telephone Paul Bennett on 023 8059 6892 or email .

Event details

Executive Development Programme Event

This two day residential programme introduces you to a structured way of approaching organizational change and is ideal for you if you are a senior leader with an organizational change challenge that you would like to explore.


Day 1 the participants diagnose the changes you are bringing about, review your progress so far, and plan the key elements of your change initiative.

Key Learning Outcomes from Day 1

You will leave the session with:

  • A broader understanding on how others see change
  • A tool for bringing stakeholder perspectives on change to the surface
  • A framework for assessing where your people are in the process of change, and how to support them
  • An understanding of some of the critical components of a plan for change
  • The benefit of reviewing your change challenge and sharing experiences with peers from other organisations


Day 2 will enable the participants to respond to resistance to change, in individuals and groups, much more effectively.

The session will propose a practical framework for assessing resistance to change and why it’s arising and will recommend ways to respond

Key Learning Outcomes Day 2

By the end of the event the participants will have:

  • Knowledge of how to assess the change resistance you are experiencing and why it might be arising
  • Broadened your appreciation of why change resistance occurs in individuals and groups
  • Begun to apply this knowledge to your change programme and identified what action you need to take
  • Tested your thinking with other participants and benefited through learning from other people’s experiences of change resistance


Delivery Style

These are highly participative sessions. You will be provided with tools, frameworks and challenge from fellow participants and the tutor to help you change the way you change. It will include an opportunity to apply learning to your live workplace change challenge.



To prepare for this workshop, please consider your responses to the following questions as they relate to a change programme you have influence over:

  • What is the change you are trying to bring about? (in just a few words)
  • Why is this change needed? (in just a few words)
  • How do YOU feel about this change and why?
  • How is change resistance manifesting itself?

Cost: £1000 plus overnight accommodation at Chilworth Manor if required


Speaker information

Mike Price,Leadership, development and coaching services,Mike has over 25 years of experience developing the strategic thinking and change leadership skills of senior leaders. Drawing on over 30 years of experience in industry, management consulting, as an entrepreneur, and in executive education, he directs senior leadership programmes, and works as an executive and team coach. He runs his own leadership development and coaching services business. His integration of a variety of different schools of thought is reflected in both his style of coaching and his teaching.

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