Leading Change with the Brain in Mind™ Programme

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The Leading Change with the Brain in Mind™ Programme is designed to equip leaders and managers with neuroscience-backed knowledge and skills essential for the effective management of the people side of organisational change programmes and initiatives, leading to increased productivity, reduced resistance to change and turnover of valued employees.

This programme has been accredited by The Institute of Leadership & Management, one of the most prestigious leadership authorities world-wide. Completion of the Leading Change with the Brain in Mind™ programme will allow you join The Institute of Leadership & Management at a member grade with post-nominal letters MInstLM.

Length of the programme:
5 modules x 2 hours of taught time plus approximately 2 hours of self-study time.

Module 1

Understanding change and change management:
Change models
- Success/failure factors in change management.

Module 2

Implementing change:
- Bringing vision and strategy to life.
- Decision making during change.
- Organisational change and organisational justice.

Module 3

Creating awareness and commitment to change:
- Stakeholder engagement and management.
- Communication and storytelling.

Module 4

How we, as individuals, deal with change:
- Why our brains don't like change.
- Dealing with emotions during change.
- Performing at our best during change.

Module 5

Optimising the work of teams during change:
- Team building approaches and techniques.
- Problem-solving in small groups/teams: team members as agents of change.

Certification is awarded on completion of the full formal training programme and is issued by The Institute of Leadership & Management.

Learner benefits covered by the programme fee:
Following the payment of the programme fee, you will receive access to a suite of leadership and management resources based on the institute’s multi-award winning online learning portal, MyLeadership:        
- 5 Dimensions of Leadership: Authenticity, Vision, Achievement, Ownership, Collaboration.
- 49 Leadership Essentials giving an overview of each topic.
- 70+ Spotlights, drilling deeper into each topic.
- Over 15 learning resources for each component.
- 189 topic based, half hour webinars and short videos.
- Scorecard assessments to confirm your knowledge.
- E-badges to mark success.
- Weekly newsletter, Trending, helping to keep your finger on the pulse.
- Digital copies of EDGE journal.
- Diagnostic tool: MyLeadership Profile.
- Worksheets on each topic, for group discussion and personal reflection.
- My Learning Record, logging CPD and webinars attended.
- Digital Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the programme.
- Automatic route to professional membership with post-nominal letters & digital credential to share on social media.

The Leading Change with the Brain in Mind™ Programme will be delivered remotely (online).

Zoryna O'Donnell, MBA, FInstLM

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Zoryna is an experienced coach and trainer. She is an alumna of The Neuroscience Academy, a Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), a Trainer of NLP (Classic Code and New Code). She is also a tutor and coach at the Academy of Women's Leadership, a mentor of the Warwick Business School Global Mentoring Programme. In 2020-2021, she was also a Resilience Coach of the UK National Coaching and Mentoring Support Programme designed to support those leading the response to the COVID 19 pandemic across local government, specifically aimed at chief executives, directors and professional leads.

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Optional extras not covered by the programme fee


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