Working as an Enabler of Change
Working as an Enabler of Change

Date: 26 June 2018

Time: 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Quality Hotel Boldon, Boldon Business Park, Boldon, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, NE35 9PE


North East Organisational Development Network

Leadership Dimensions:


Most people within the health and care sector find that they are either required to lead change or be involved in changing services for the public. Working as a change leader or an enabler of change can be both a tricky and rewarding activity.

During this workshop we will create the space for you to consider how you use not only your work-based technical competency in pursuit of improvements but how you apply your whole self to the change agenda.
We will focus upon how we use our natural talents, energy, personal characteristics, traits and attributes. In the field of change this is known as ‘self as instrument’ (more information is available here).
During the afternoon we will focus more deeply on how we use our power, our intention with our power, and how others may experience it.
The workshop aims to enable you to consider how to enhance your own work with change and how to be more effective in your activities.
By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Explore the idea of ‘use of self’ and how we can work most effectively when leading and going through change.
  • Spend time considering your current approach to using your own self and how this may help or hinder you in your work.
  • Explore key questions around the process of personal development which supports our use of self in change work.
  • Consider key development issues around autonomy, control and power which play into our use of self .
  • Consider your own use of power, its origins and how your power may be experienced by others.
  • Consider how to strengthen both the use of self and use of power in your change work.

 Who should attend?
This workshop is open to all staff who are involved in working with change. You should be willing to participate in small group and pair discussions during the workshop.

The workshop is led and facilitated by Dr Maxine Craig a NELA Associate. Maxine’s CV, publications and areas of specialist interest can be viewed here.

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