Essex businesses invited to learn secrets to successful organisational change

  • Date

    Tue 4 Jun 24

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Local businesses are being offered the chance to attend a free workshop at the University of Essex focusing on how to create successful change.

Dr Danielle Tucker, from Essex Business School, has organised the event following a two-year research project which investigated the vital role of change agents within organisations.

The event will provide first-hand updates on the best practices in change management as derived from her British Academy-funded project, which was carried out in partnership with IT services and consulting company Inoapps.

Dr Tucker said the event will particularly appeal to businesses who are seeking to excel in organisational change.

“Whether you're a seasoned change leader or just embarking on your journey, this event offers a transformative learning experience designed to unlock your organisation’s full change potential and drive tangible results,” she said.

“Those attending will be able to learn practical solutions to common challenges. They will gain invaluable insights and tools to drive successful change initiatives within their organisations.”

Taking place on Tuesday 25 June from 9.30am to 1.30pm at Wivenhoe House, on the Colchester Campus, the event, Unlocking Change Potential: Fostering Collaboration for Organizational Success, offers a blend of interactive discussion opportunities and expert presentations.

Dr Tucker will also present a Change Agent Decision Toolkit which she developed during her research project. Participants will be invited to work through and discuss this decision tool and apply findings to understand the specific needs of their organisation and what this means for change management.

Other guest speakers include Dr Paul Kelly from Essex Business School, who will provide insights from his new book Organizational Change Management: Inclusion, Collaboration and Digital Change in Practice, which offers a holistic introduction to organisational change management.

There will also be a panel session on "collaboration in practice" with speakers including Victoria Collier, managing partner at The OG Group, and Dr Stefano Cirella and Dr Elaine Yerby from Essex Business School.

The event is free, but places need to be booked in advance.