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Future Events

Review Of Change Activity

Getting it Done!

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12:00 - 13:00, 7th June 2024

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Whilst we love geeking out on the psychology of change, and how to set yourself up to do it well, sometimes it’s a case of just getting it done! This is getting increasingly difficult for many organisations, as they face the drive to ‘do more with less’ and may have a reduced internal resource of project and change teams.

In this change chat we’ll be sharing some practical hints and tips on how to drive change when you need to focus on action with limited resource, including:

  • How to resource change well
  • The benefits and draw backs of centralised models such as PMOs
  • How to build a culture where people are empowered to take action
  • What skills and capability are needed for change and where to find them
  • How to access additional, flexible resource when needed

This session is ideal for CEOs, Directors and Heads of Service who are currently leading change programmes but struggling to get traction and need to deploy resources in the best way possible. It will also be helpful for those who run internal change and PMO teams. We will be sharing practical tips to help you move forward.

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Review Of Change Activity

The People Side of Change

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12:00 - 13:00, 12th July 2024

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A phrase so often used, but what does it really mean? In a world dominated by project and programme methodologies what does it really look like to take a people driven approach?

Our research shows that whilst we need project and programme management to provide structure and assurance, we also need to engage people in the process. It’s becoming more and more common for change leaders to think about engagement, culture and co-production as part of the change journey.

In this change chat we’ll borrow from multiple disciplines to really think change through in a holistic way. We’ll discuss change management, HR/OD, psychology, leadership and project and programme management. We’ll cover:

  • The importance of understanding your culture when going through change, and how to leverage it
  • What good engagement looks like
  • Change leadership skill and why it matters
  • How to engage with middle managers to ensure the change really sticks
  • Why workforce strategies are crucial for successful change

This session is ideal for CEOs, Directors, change professionals and HR/OD colleagues involved in change, as well as communication professionals who want to better engage with communities and the workforce. If you need to take your staff on a change journey this session is for you! We will be sharing practical tips to help you ensure your change really makes the difference you need.

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Past Events

Communications and Engagement

April 2024

Communications and engagement - central to all change

Change comes in many forms within organisations. Creating a new strategy? Welcoming new political or officer leadership? Reviewing a service? All change, in its broadest form, is most likely to success if those impacted by in feel involved, heard and informed.  Do you have the capacity or capability to do that well? 

At Trueman Change we help set your change up for success. We add distinct value to your communications and engagement capacity by bringing you the expertise and creativity to identify and hear those who matter, gain advocates for your change and successfully achieve the outcomes you need.

Join our expert panel:

  • Lucy Trueman, founder of Trueman Change and expert in doing change well
  • Georgia Turner, our communications specialist

We'll reflect on:

  • Differing change scenarios and the role of communications and engagement 
  • Our experiences of applying communications and engagement to facilitate change in various organisations
  • How to cut through the 'noise' and reach those audiences you need to engage with most

This session is ideal for heads of service and directors who are looking for a critical friend to support on a communications review, or a senior Service Lead needing additional comms and engagement capacity and capability to support your change. Our MD Lucy Trueman as well as an experienced and expert panel will be sharing great tips and case studies from their work in a range of local authorities, to help you think about what changes you want to make in your service areas.

Doing Change Well

March 2024

Interested in learning about how to do change well in a post covid world?

Is your organisation currently going through change and you’re finding it’s stuck? Or are you working on your PMO/change delivery function and need some inspiration?

So much change happened at pace during the pandemic, now the dust is settling and organisations are reflecting on what change is next for them.

Join us at our next change chat to reflect on what it means to do change well. Following our Founder and Managing Directors recent research into organisational change in the public sector post covid, we'll be discussing:

  • Change  Leadership Styles: Directive vs Co-produced 
  • The balance between pace of change and governance
  • Approaches to change: planned vs evolved
  • Change skill and capability of service managers

This session is ideal for CEOs, Heads/Directors of change and transformation, and all those involved in change work. Join us to reflect on how to do change well in your organisation.

Service Reviews

February 2024

Is there a particular service area you're struggling with?

Many of our clients are conducting service reviews to make sure they are performing at their best. Over time, often processes and ways of working evolve, but how do you take a good look at your service areas and make sure they are as efficient and impactful as possible?

At Trueman Change we undertake process reviews by following the 3 P’s:

  • Process 
  • Performance 
  • People 

Join us to reflect on:

  • How to benchmark services against other organisations
  • How to map your resources
  • The importance of process reviews
  • How culture can shape effectiveness in services

This session is ideal for heads of services and directors who are looking to streamline and improve their service delivery. Our MD Lucy Trueman as well as an experienced and expert panel will be sharing great tips and case studies from their work in a range of local authorities, to help you think about what changes you want to make in your service areas.

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