Change Catalyst with Professor Damian Hughes

>Change Catalyst with Professor Damian Hughes
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Category: Company News Development Leadership Speaker
Published: 24th November 2017

On November 29th 2017, we launched the Change Catalyst Leadership Programme at London’s Here East! The first module was led by best-selling author, coach, and expert on change management, Professor Damian Hughes, and focused on the importance of personal and organisational change.

With the programme limited to 75 places, this is an exciting and exclusive opportunity for those already in leadership roles looking to progress their career and focuses on some of the most important leadership challenges today.

In this group of like-minded leaders sharing learning experiences together, the delegates explored topics such as understanding the importance of emotional intelligence when dealing with change, displaying behaviours that inspire trust and confidence, and how to project your authentic leader self; not a persona.

We believe that our learning experiences should be supported in a modern way! Adventurer, coach & speaker, Paula Reid, introduced our innovative mobile app to the delegates and explored how it can support the learning journey. With collaboration being one of the most important factors when implementing change, the set-up and atmosphere of the venue lend themselves well to this, and the app means delegates can interact before and after the session, with each other and with the facilitators.

The cutting-edge augmented reality function of the app means delegates can also view exclusive videos from Damian ahead of the session.

Damian guided the delegates through the session, exploring how to influence organisations and individuals towards change, how to communicate that vision and how to handle the inevitable resistance to change – after all, we are creatures of habit! It’s then important to monitor the impact and progress of change and consolidate the gains.

Delegates broke out into smaller groups to delve deeper into their learnings, previous experiences with managing personal and organisational change and how to address the concept of change going forward.


Here’s what some delegates on the course had to say about the first session:

“Inspiring day with Raise the Bar and Professor Damian Hughes.”

“Thanks to Professor Damian Hughes and Raise the Bar for a thought-provoking session, great feedback all round too.”

“First session at Change Catalyst yesterday, some great psychological techniques from Damian Hughes.”

“Such a great balance of theory…stories, Q&A and networking. Loved the first session, can’t wait for Laila’s on January 24th!”

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Our next module is led by exponential technology and innovation expert Laila Pawlak, and focuses on the need to innovate and disrupt, making sure your current strategy is still effective. Laila’s session will take place at Here East on January 24th 2017!

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If you’re interested in booking places for the second cohort of this innovative an exclusive programme, with sessions led by Professor Damian Hughes, Professor Steve Peters, Laila Pawlak, James Kerr and Kirsty Mac, click below to find out more information and to secure your place!