Dialogue Masterclass – 11 March 2015

The Dialogue Community of Practice is delighted to be hosting a master class with Chris Rogers on Culture and Conversations on Wednesday 11th March 9.30am to 4.00pm in Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh.

The ability to influence cultural change is critical to business success. And yet, research consistently shows that upwards of two-thirds of all formal change efforts fail to deliver the desired results. This suggests that something vital is missing from conventional approaches to change.

Chris argues that it is not formal strategies, plans and programmes that change an organisation. It is how people talk about them, make sense of them and what they do, or don’t do, as a result. Chris suggests we need to engage directly with the underlying dynamics of our organisations, if we are to lead change effectively.

Come along to hear Chris discuss the powerful impact that informal conversations, power relationships and political processes have on organisational outcomes. We will explore how we can work with this new change leadership agenda which Chris calls ‘informal coalitions’ and how we can shape culture by deliberately influencing the content and pattern of the hidden, messy and informal dynamics of organizational interactions.

This event is free and is for people aiming to enhance the quality of relationships through conversation about what matters most to us as we endeavour to improve public services in Scotland. As we begin a fresh year, with a fresh approach, we encourage previous participants to return and bring a colleague so that we continue to expand and energise the network.

To attend please click below and complete the form by 4th March 2015.

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