Leading Successful Change – Network Forum

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Date: Tuesday 18th October 2016

Time: 9.30am – 12noon

Location: venue tbc – based on demand

No Charge for members/ €100 for Non Members



The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

 Mark Zuckerberg

 Every business leader is increasingly required to do two things:

a) lead significant change initiatives

b) develop the capacity of their team to embrace new ways of working and thinking

Leading change is not a set of technical skills that can be applied according to a predetermined format.

But there is an alternative way of leading change, which has the potential to succeed. A way, which at its heart is a process of identifying and letting go of habits in the way we think and take action and establish new ones — letting go of those habits that limit possibilities and hold us in old ways of doing things AND establishing new ones which promote creativity and innovation.

Join us for an interactive session
Leading Change & Preparing Teams to Navigate through Change

Outline of Process:

  • Explore participants’ experience of change within their companies, and introduce ways of thinking about change which gives greater confidence to lead it
  • Name the specific challenges of leading a team through change, and identify the key issues that need attention in order to develop increased capacity for creativity and innovation within a team
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to develop a specific ‘Next Steps‘  plan for  themselves, which will give them a clear set of actions to take away from the workshop


Speaker Bios:

Lorna McDowell (MA FRSA), Xenergie
Lorna is an experienced international executive and team coach, learning facilitator and consultant in organisational learning and change, working with organisations internationally to develop and transform cultures to be fit for VUCA (Velocity, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). Refreshing leaders’ ideas about learning and self development is at the heart of her approach in a world where trusted relationships are now the key to success.

Lorna is the author of the Systemic Team Coaching approach, the world’s first advanced professional programme in this approach, accredited by the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching. Lorna has extensive experience as an international leadership coach, change manager, organisation analyst, and coach supervisor/mentor, who recognises that today’s environment requires leading edge solutions and client challenges are becoming more and more complex.


Kieran Murphy, Wholestory

I am inspired by the belief that it is possible for a person, teams, organisations and society to fundamentally re-imagine who they are and who they are becoming so that they excel and succeed.

This is an antidote to the belief that because problems are so numerous and complex, views so different and fixed, and vested interests so selfish, that slow, incremental change is all that is possible.

Fundamental to this process of ‘reimagining’ is engaging with the wholestory: the past and present; the future that is emerging; with logic and intuition; with the head, heart and gut; the issues that are difficult to talk about; and the views from the margins’.

Kieran is a professionally qualified coach, has an Advanced Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching, is Belbin Team Role Accredited and holds an MA in Organisational Analysis, received in 2010, from the University of East London.