Manage Change

With the world evolving ever more quickly, community expectations changing and council trying to keep pace, it would appear change is inevitable. Certain that change will be present in every work place, it is alarming that most leaders see change as an event, instead of a process. Often underestimating the effect change can have on both performance and culture of the teams and individuals they lead. Understanding both the psychological impacts of change and the process for managing change are essential leadership skills in any council, regardless of whether you are experiencing major or minor changes to the working environment.

Key content

  • The importance of change: understanding the role of change in an organisation and local government.
  • The psychology of change: and the affect change has on performance.
  • Leading change: using Kotter’s 8 steps.
  • Solutions focus and roadblocks: analysing and  evaluating problems for a comprehensive plan.
  • Communication: monitoring and reporting outcomes across the organisation.

Who should attend?

This course is open to any leader working in the local government sector and will be of particular interest to:  
  • Experienced supervisors
  • Managers
  • Any leader needing to manage changes with their staff

Benefits for the delegate

Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding the psychological effects change has on staff, and a comprehensive plan they can put in place to manage their people through any change.

Benefits for council

Council will benefit from all employees understanding the plan and process, as well as common language to articulate stages in the change process.

Delivered in council

If you have a number of people at your council or in your region that would benefit from this programme, this course is available for in council delivery.  With any group size up to 20, room size permitting, we will come to your council and deliver a tailored version of the course designed for your team members. 

For the cost of this course to be delivered at your council or in your region please contact
Mia Wall
Learning and Development Coordinator 
02 8297 1201 

Capabilities framework

The descriptor level for the course is set at an ‘Adept’ level and will cover the following capabilities:

Personal attributes:   Act with integrity   
 Manage self
Relationships:  Communicate effectively 
 Work collaboratively 
 Influence and negotiate
Results:  Think and solve problems
People management:    Manage and develop people
 Manage reform and change    
To discuss options and ways to tailor the content to your local council please contact Gavin at LG Professionals, NSW:

Gavin Carnegie, Learning and Development Manager
P 02 8297 1211          
M 0408 944 107