The Central Role in Enabling Organisational Change

Fri, 2nd October, 2015 from 9:00 AM, in Latimer Park

With Karen Galley & Bruce Rowling

Karen Galley & Sally Merriott have newly published a book entitled ‘The Central Role’, which is based on their experience of enabling Change in Organisations, including major changes within Transport for London. Karen will lead this workshop supported by Bruce Rowling who has been involved in the work on the production of the book.

Change is often disruptive, but it’s also exciting, because it can create the opportunity for innovation and exploring new ways of working.

About the book…

Whether you’re facing change at work or helping others deal with change, this book can aid your personal development. The focus is on building awareness of the dynamics and problems you might see during the change process, and includes suggestions on how you could tackle them.  ‘The Central Role’ explores four behaviours that you can build on to improve your personal effectiveness and stimulate your creativity in how you deal with change.

These behaviours, entitled, Performance, Dialogue, Characterisation and Applause, provide the framework for delivering results through people, for people.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to explore the material in a practical context, in an environment that values and treasures self-awareness and self-development, both personally and professionally.

In this workshop we’d like you to join us to practically explore:

  • the model and behaviours
  • self-awareness
  • the triggers that enable development of your self-awareness
  • self-assessment from your pre-work
  • the value of the model in the context of change

The outcome we are aiming for is that each of us comes away with:

  • an understanding of the model and its practical application
  • a shared appreciation of the many facets of self-awareness
  • a self-assessment of current state in relation to each behaviour
  • some identified areas of curiosity to personally explore and develop further

The following questions will provide the basis of our exploration:

What is self-awareness?

What triggers you to be aware of:

  • Performance – what you are remembered for?
  • Dialogue – asking the right questions at the right time?
  • Characterisation – creating a safe place for individual change?
  • Applause – getting the results you want?

How can this awareness help you in your management of change:

  • here are you now in your reflections and self-assessment based upon the pre-work?
  • What sticks out for you – in terms of where you’d focus your attention for development?
  • What has surprised you?

How useful has it been to explore the management of change in the context of the model behaviours?

There is some preparation prior to the event and you can download the pre-work documents below. Please bring them with you to the event.

Introduction to the model

The Central Role Pre-work

Karen Galley, BA, who is a long time member of the Sadler Heath community, has a background in education and personal development. She moved from teaching to technology-driven change, and business improvement, where for the last 25 years she  has focused on taking ideas to a practical and beneficial conclusion.  Subsequently her interest has been in people’s ability to adapt and adopt new ways of working. Her work has benefitted both the individual and their organisation. She now partners leaders, and coaches leadership teams, to bring about advantageous changes.

Bruce Rowling established his training, coaching and facilitation consultancy in 1997, and works with clients across a wide range of industries and disciplines around the world. A key focus is teams or individuals who need to engage with others, whether different ranks, experience, or operating styles, to harness ideas and drive new thinking.  He has a particular skill in visual facilitation. He is interested in how we understand our strengths and bring this to the way we work, learn and behave.

Tessa Bradon and Lorraine Purbrick will be moderating and hosting this event.  As all our events are both experiential and experimental, our moderators ensure the space is kept safe for learning, for both the participants and the presenters.

Date, time and venue

Date(s) - 02/10/2015
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Old Dairy
Restore Hope
Latimer Park, HP5 1TU

Map and directions