Culture Change & Leadership Days
to help you lead successful, positive change!
Open workshop in 2017:
October 12-14, 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Do you need organizational change to succeed?
Whether you’re a leader, an HR manager or an external consultant, I guess you need change to succeed... Organizations have to change, responding to digitalization, globalization, competition, innovations, disruptive technology, and a workforce of highly-educated professionals who want to develop themselves while achieving an inspiring purpose.
The industrial, command-and-control times are gone. Old-fashioned change approaches based on control, experts, planning, and paperwork cease to work. Many organizational programs fail because they ignore current culture and “the way we do things around here”. The top might have decided that the others (the employees) must change - but it won't work until you include and engage them.
Are you frustrated by change projects? Are you pushing through, all by yourself? Working too hard while it seems that you don’t make a difference and the change is not what you hoped for?
Then it’s time to try a better approach to organizational change. Join this workshop with fellow leaders and consultants and learn to include and engage others with positive leadership, and to use culture to fuel the change (instead of blocking it) so that people create successful change together.
The Change Circles approach
Based on the book “Organizational Culture Change: Unleash your Organization’s Potential in Circles of 10”, author and consultant Marcella Bremer will guide you through the “Change Circles of 10”-approach of successful change, departing from current culture. This positive change approach:
- includes everyone in Change Circles,
- engages people to co-create successful change departing from current culture and enhanced by positive leadership
You learn to build trust, to enhance dialogue and engagement. We will focus on specific behaviors, on what is working well, and on leveraging positive teams of change-makers.
What, How and Who
Marcella Bremer uses the validated Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI - developed by Cameron & Quinn) to start the dialogue of WHAT needs to change. Next, we engage people to find the HOW of successful change in small teams; the change circles. This requires an advanced level of positive change leadership: you are a crucial WHO that guides change by building trust, practicing dialogue, enhancing awareness and developing people with respect. Learn to be the change you want to see on the team... because leadership shapes culture and change!
From Values to Behaviors
Change only happens when people change behaviors. Coworkers will copy, coach, and correct each other in their teams. To change behaviors and thus outcomes, we need to work with people in groups (copy, coach and correct) while we leverage the change by engaging “positive energizers”.
Yes, you can guide successful change, too!
This international, English-spoken, interactive workshop is a great opportunity to
- learn to work with the validated Competing Values Framework and the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument
- learn to guide effective Change Circles and engage people with Positive Leadership
- team up with fellow consultants, Organization Development practitioners, leaders, and HR-people
- exchange insights, tips, and learn from different cultures and cases
- practice your people skills and Positive Change Leadership
Join this inspirational program and learn how to utilize the OCAI and guide Change circles!
How will your change succeed? Lead!
But will this approach work? Some say that culture can’t be changed - because people never really change. But they do, under the right circumstances! We create a context that stimulates positive change.
Here’s how: we can use the “sticky sameness” of culture to our advantage... People like to belong to a group and copy what others do. That’s why we engage people in active change circles. This differs from large-scale organizational change where the top dictates what others must do, while people hide objections and fake commitment.
In Change Circles, people may feel safe, challenged, and supported at the same time. People like to belong to a team with positive leadership. So: learn to lead positively.
Culture Change & Leadership Workshop Program
We have an engaging program! You can read the Culture Change book (24 chapters), but the workshop is the best space to practice the exercises, to develop yourself by doing, to enjoy cultural diversity and inspiring real-life cases! Bring your cases and questions with you... Three energizing days for you, as a change leader with a focus on culture and positive leadership! There’s no need to read the book in advance.
Make sure to download the workshop leaflet from the top of the right side-bar!
DAY 1 Organizational Culture
Why and How of Change, Culture & Positive Leadership
The Competing Values Framework and the OCAI
Practicalities of Change processes and the OCAI
Effective and Dark Sides of Cultures
Use the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument based on a case
In a Change Circle: explore current culture for our case
DAY 2 Organizational Change
How to Change: ABCDE-tool, Viral Change and more
Interventions and Persistence
How to lead a change circle / Positive Change Leadership
In a Change Circle: scan the future for our case
In a Change Circle: Explore the preferred culture of our case
How to lead a change circle: practice!
DAY 3 Positive Leadership
Positive Change Leadership
Future of Culture, Change, Leadership, and Organizations
How to Change in our case?
Say goodbye - but stay part of this Change Circle with your fellow professionals
Enroll today! Take advantage of our Early Bird rates...! People have to buy their flights in advance and by being early everyone benefits from a lower price.
Download the workshop leaflet from the right side-bar on this page.
October 12-14, 2017 in the Netherlands / Early Bird only $ 1399 hotel included
Location: Spa Zuiver Hotel
Early Bird Tuition fee: $ 1399 - until July 12, 2017.
Fee includes the 3-day workshop plus materials, coffee, tea, snacks, 3 lunches, and 2 hotel nights with breakfast!
Evening drinks, dinners, and tourist tax to be paid personally at the venue.
If paid after July 12, 2017, the regular fee is $ 2300.
Because the venue has to be reserved and participants buy their flights in advance to benefit from reasonable air fares, a refund upon cancellation is not possible. If it is necessary to cancel, you can send someone else in your place.
Who is Marcella Bremer?
Marcella is an author and change consultant. She’s on a mission to help people make a difference at work and turn businesses into positive organizations so that people thrive and contribute to the greater good.
As a Master of Science in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, her first change projects frustrated her. She has been looking for ways to help people and organizations change successfully ever since. She founded her first company in 1997 and co-founded OCAI online with Marcel Lamers. Her book “Organizational Culture Change” from 2012 received great reviews. She blogs on her Leadership & Change Magazine blog about positive leadership, culture & change.
Have you had enough frustration and lonely, hard work? Are you ready to engage with others and make a difference to create lasting, positive change? Then it’s time to practice this culture-based, positive approach to organizational change. Join this workshop with fellow professionals today. Don't miss out and secure your spot now.
Consultant certification and OCAI partnership
The Culture Change & Leadership Workshop is also a qualification course for aspiring official partner consultants of OCAI Online who are trained to guide positive, culture-based change projects all over the world in their own language and culture. We only refer projects or prospects to colleagues that we know in person so we are assured of their professional quality and their fit with the OCAI Online values, standards, and practices.