A vital change leadership programme
Leading Systemic Change, is a vital change leadership programme commissioned as a direct response to the volatile circumstances and challenges of leading cultural organisations today.
Cultural leaders today face the acute challenge of navigating an increasingly complex and uncertain world. Fluctuating expectations, sectoral fatigue and relentless demands on creativity, resources, people and time, place significant constraints on decision-making and critical thinking. Yet the need for clear leadership in orchestrating change remains critical.
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Who is the programme for:
This programme is aimed at senior/experienced leaders of large/mid-scale cultural organisations, who are seeking to steer their organisations and teams against the backdrop of constant change.
Senior leaders face the imperative of envisioning an inspiring future, building effective teams, creating positive working cultures and navigating credible ways forward – amidst critical uncertainties and ever narrowing options. This programme will enable leaders to build their capacity to face into adaptive challenges and offer key learning, tools and perspectives to reduce the overwhelm of the current environment.
Participants will be required to bring a live change challenge they are engaged with/about to start, for applying the programme concepts. We particularly encourage organisational pairs who can work together to attend Leading Systemic Change. This builds in-house partners to accelerate and embed the learning throughout and beyond the programme.
What is Leading Systemic Change?
Leading Systemic Change is a blended-learning change leadership programme, comprising a mixture of face-to-face and virtual modules. The virtual modules will require personal, self-directed work, and/or meeting in small groups to discuss the change challenges and gain peer support and input.
It offers an extended process for analysing, strategising and orchestrating change.
We will bring together this select cohort of sector leaders, working collectively and in small groups to address the dynamic array of organisational, systems and sector challenges currently faced in the arts, museums, heritage and wider cultural industries. Participants will also have 1:1 coaching to help accelerate the learning and orchestration process.
Connecting and collaborating provides the valuable opportunity for collective experimentation, co-created exploration and cross-sector solution finding, which is critical for cultural, civic and societal impact.
Leading Systemic Change is led by highly respected and experienced leaders Vyla L. Rollins, Strategic Organisational Effectiveness Practitioner and Executive Coach; and Tim Stanyon, Executive Coach, Consultant and Facilitator.
What will I take away?
We will provide a secure framework to build and apply the change concepts presented, and offer multiple opportunities to practice their application.
Participants will become:
- More confident and skilled to engage with change as part and parcel of leading their organisations
- More empowered to choose and operationalise approaches confidently, and with agility
- Part of an inspiring and resourceful peer network with a collective understanding, creative empathy and practical support borne of shared experiences.
Dates & Venue
- Module 1: January 2024. Pre-course reading, virtual.
- Module 2: Monday 19 – Tuesday 20 February 2024. Evening & full day residential, Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire.
- Module 3: March/April 2024. Self-reflection & collaborative learning, virtual.
- Module 4: W/C 22 April 2024. Three day residential, Roffey Park, West Sussex.
- Module 5: Spring/Summer 2024. Self-directed case studies & collaborative learning, virtual.
- Module 6: Friday 19 July 2024. Full day, learning outcomes, Wallacespace, Clerkenwell Green, London.
- Module 7: Friday 17 January 2025. Full day, reunion and learning, Wallacespace, Clerkenwell Green, London.
It is essential to attend ALL Face-to-Face programme elements. Virtual elements are self-directed and can be self-managed.
Costs & Funding
- £4125 + VAT per person
- £5500 + VAT for 2 persons from the same organisation working collectively
We understand that financial challenges may be a concern for some applicants. Therefore, we have a limited number of subsidised places available:
- Subsidised place: £3125 + VAT per person
- Subsidised place: £4500 + VAT for 2 persons from the same organisation working collectively
Access support for your application
If you require access support to apply or would prefer to apply using a Word document or a different format, please email [email protected] or you can call us on 0207 420 9425. If we can’t answer leave us a message and we will get back to you.
We can offer the following:
- Word version application questions (upon request)
- White on black contrast version application questions (upon request)