Managing Change
Duration 1 day
Team Staff Development

Covid-19 Response
This course has been paused as the content is not currently deemed suitable for online delivery. Resources will be uploaded here, when they are available.

Course overview

Does the scope and scale of change at work excite you, or overwhelm you?
Are you leading a team that is delivering or coping with significant change, or will be facing change in the near future?
Would you like to develop your own skill and knowledge to enable you to lead or manage change more effectively?
This interactive one-day course will provide you with insights into how people experience change, and some tools and ideas to take back to your workplace.

The course will be interactive, and cater for different learning styles.
The models, theories and case studies drawn on through the day provide a framework and insights for delegates to use to understand the realities of change affecting themselves and their teams.

What we will cover

  • Why is it important to focus on the impact of change on people?
  • The context for delivery of change at the University of Bristol
  • How people react and respond to change at work
  • How to lead individuals and teams through the transition
  • How to analyse the drivers and resistors of change
  • How to identify, map and engage stakeholders effectively

What you’ll leave with

  • Have learnt tools and techniques to enhance your skills in understanding and managing change
  • Be better equipped to support yourself & your team through times of significant change at work.
  • Have a plan to support delivery of real change in your own work context.

What to do before you attend: To get the most out of the day delegates should come prepared to work on a ‘real’ change they are facing.

Who this course is aimed at: This course is open to all academic and professional services managers with people management responsibilities. If you do not fall within this criterion but feel you would benefit from attending this course please contact Change Management Team to discuss (0117 39 40313). 

What you need to know

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided during the break(s). Please bring your own lunch/snacks. We encourage you to bring your own reusable cup or other container for refreshments (tea, coffee and water).

Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.

Sickness: If you are unable to attend the course due to sickness, please can you or a member of your team notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before.

Waiting list: Staff Development will operate a waiting list should this course become full. Because of this, places are non-transferable between colleagues.

How you book

Development courses should be discussed as part of a development plan agreed with your manager.

Each course will be open for bookings at 9 am on the day 8 weeks prior to the course date. If this date falls on a University closure day, the course will be released on the next working day.

Please note that if there are no course dates, we are in the process of planning and will update this page as they are scheduled. For any updates, please refer to our monthly Staff Development bulletins and our Staff Development Yammer group.

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