The Change Forum

Spring Leadership Clinics ~ BRISBANE

presented by Bill Cropper

Learning to Lead: Foundations for Leadership


Leading Culture Change


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Scheduled & In-House learning events for leaders and teams
Tel: 07- 4068 7591

…2 practical Clinics to strengthen LEADership capacity and revitalise workplace CULTURE…

All Change Forum programs also delivered IN-HOUSE

Spring DISCOUNT for 2011 In-House clinics booked by NOV 30!

What better time to reflect, refresh and revitalise than Spring! A great time to stock-take your leadership development plan and top up skill areas that will tone your leadership approach and revitalise team culture…

Leadership – What does it really mean? Most of us know what leaders are supposed to do – they come up with strategies, co-ordinate resources, plan changes, schedule activities and keep an eye on how people perform. Fewer of us know how to really ‘lead’. That involves a very different set of skills and roles: how to infuse enthusiasm, shape a shared vision, inspire commitment, mobilise energy, be coaches, culture-creators, meaning-makers, relationship-builders, facilitators, perspective-takers and change-makers… [Read more about the roles real leaders play in our FactFile Defining Leadership.]

Culture – the critical component. More and more workplaces are acknowledging how influential workplace culture is to individual commitment, quality teamwork and superior performance – and equally, how destructive work cultures drain energy and sap performance. For leaders, creating a healthy culture is critical for realising potential, building capability, capitalising opportunity and optimising teamwork. “We need to change the culture” is an ever more common catch cry – though it's notoriously elusive to find and difficult to change. If you want to change culture and behaviour for the better, a good place to start is to change the way people think, relate and talk together… [More on culture change on-line and download our latest CC E-NEWS]

And that's where The Change Forum’s coaching clinics come in… Whether you’re new to leadership, a current leader with more technical knowledge than leadership know-how or an experienced leader anxious to stimulate meaningful culture change – you can benefit greatly from learning how to apply some key principles and a series of down-to-earth tools to help you build better relationships and handle the responsibilities of leading people and change with more ease.

[Course outlines follow, Flyer attached or click Title to download Brochure]

BRISBANE NOV 2-3: Learning to LEAD: Laying Foundations for Leadership: isn’t about co-ordinating, planning and organising. It IS about the fundamental roles, capabilities and relational skills you need to develop on the path to excellence in leadership. Using Senge's 5 Leadership Learning Disciplines and our 8 Roles of Real Leaders as frameworks, this practise-intensive 2-day clinic will fast-track you through an array of useful concepts, frameworks and tools you can apply to connect better with people and mature as a leader.

Topics and tools we cover in this clinic will help you...


Understand the key roles and capabilities that are the essence of real leadership


Gain insights into why personal mastery and self-awareness matter for great leadership


Consider the conversational nature of leadership and why participative leadership works better


Explore leadership in the context of workplace culture, coping with complexity and leading change


Begin work on your own leadership challenges and prepare a personal leadership learning plan

“Learning to Lead was very valuable – time well spent. It gave me a better appreciation of leading, provided good tools and many new skills and insights.” David Kiehne, Queensland Health "Our organisation decided to concentrate on developing our leaders of tomorrow and feedback from Bill's Learning to Lead courses has been consistently great! Real changes can been seen in attitudes and behaviours.” Jo Lambden, Hervey Bay City Council

BRISBANE NOV 26: Leading CULTURE CHANGE: "Culture and leadership are two sides of the same coin and one cannot understand one without the other. There is now abundant evidence that culture makes a difference to performance… leaders increasingly need concepts and tools for working with culture in varied and subtle ways.” (Ed Schein). While there are no quick-fixes, if you understand the deeper patterns that underpin culture and are armed with some practical tools to systemically change and revitalise culture, then you have a chance of changing it for the better. And that’s what Leading Culture Change is all about. This 1-day insights program (optional 2-day clinic in-house) equips you to handle a culture change effort better – whether you lead a team, a division or a whole organisation.

Topics and tools we cover in this clinic will help you…


Unpack the components and characteristics of workplace culture


Understand the challenges involved in leading culture change efforts


Explore dimensions, approaches and tools to lead cultural revitalisation


Learn about traps and tips to counter cultural resistance


Diagnose your current culture and consider start-points for a culture change plan

“A very interesting eye-opener with fantastic tools and an excellent guidebook to utilise back at work” Jenni Dillon – Cairns Regional Council. "Very good. Enjoyed your presentation more than any others in the last few years. You know your subject, kept my interest and the guide will be useful back at work." Sally Hooper, Dept of Justice & Attorney-General

Also coming up in Brisbane…

Dealing with Difficult Discussions OCT 28-29

Personal Mastery: Leading with Emotional IntelligenceNOV 24-25

Leading through ConversationsDEC 2-3

All Change Forum clinics are practical, challenging and stimulating with a comprehensive take-away Toolkit to help you put your learning into practice in real time back at work… Those who’ve been along to other Change Forum programs know that Bill takes a down-to-earth approach and creates a relaxed, engaging, safe and FUN environment for learning...

Register ON-LINE, by email or fax: Early nomination will secure your place -- payment can follow on Invoice. Current discounts: 2-day clinics: $660 GST inc… 1-day program: $440 GST inc… [Schools & NFP: 2-days $550 & 1-day $396].

Can we do these clinics IN-HOUSE? If scheduled course dates don’t suit and you’d like to incorporate any of our clinics or tailored programs into your internal teambuilding or leadership development initiatives, use our on-line enquiry form or call [number below] to discuss ways we can help…

Culture-building & CHANGE: Our range of learning-centred leadership, conversational coaching, emotional intelligence and team-building clinics can equip your people with positive interaction and culture-building skills they need to be better leaders and team-players -- to build vibrant, healthy, connective work cultures and tune-up their team to put in a superior performance. Review our Working Better Together Prospectus and website for some ideas on ways we can help. Or download our Change Services Profile for useful insights and a snapshot of ways we help with change facilitation, cultural revitalisation and preparing people for change.

Free FACTFILES: For more on leadership, culture, EI, conversations and change, download some of our free FactFiles for insights and topical tips for leaders and teams.

Extending the learning... Improving our own team or workplace culture is a great place to start but real change is better achieved when the whole working community  participates, so it's really helpful to let people in other workplaces and organisations know about improvement opportunities on offer in their region. Your help in sharing information about our activities and programs with staff, colleagues, associates and your wider management, HR and regional networks is always greatly appreciated...

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2-Day / 1-Day (All GST Inc)

• $660 / $440 single

• $550 / $396 Schools / NFP

FEE Includes

• Self-Coaching Toolkit

• Lunch & refreshments

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