I don't know about you but I have always found it ironic working in IT where everything we do is about enabling a business to change, yet our natural skillsets mean that we are often poor change agents. We're good at using our left-brain, analytical, logic-based thinking to analyse, design, deliver and maintain systems and technology, but generally poor at the right-brain, creative, emotion-based thinking required for helping people through the change. 

We need to be excellent at helping the business transition through the changes that tech enables. I will explore a range of approaches, sourced from Agile, Lean, Neuroscience, Organisational Development and Change Management practices to give you new tools to become a 'human-centered' change agent.



Outline/Structure of the Presentation

  1. How we form of ideas and beliefs
  2. What happens when we experience change 
  3. What Change techniques are out there?

Learning Outcome

  1. Understand how the human brain reacts to and assimilates change
  2. Understand how beliefs are formed in humans
  3. Develop an understanding of several change management techniques

Target Audience

People who are interested in why change sometimes doesn't stick. People who don't think they need to be part of helping humans to change.

Prerequisites for Attendees


schedule Submitted 4 months ago

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