The paradoxical theory of change holds that the more you try to make change happen the more likelihood there is of things staying the same. Planned change disrupts the principles of ‘natural order’ in organisations and things can get stuck. Belonging (one of our deepest human needs) is disturbed in organisational change scenarios and loyalties are tested. There's a tendency to focus attention at the level of the individual or the team when things get stuck. But sometimes 'difficult behaviours', conflict and repeating patterns are actually manifestations of something amiss in the system.
Navigating transitions is a uniquely personal experience and we all respond differently. There are echoes in our own ways of reacting to turbulence and transition from early life experiences. Magnify this by the number of people caught up in the change and the complexity becomes all too evident.
Systemic approaches enable people to see beyond the presenting issues to reveal the hidden dynamics that are bedevilling a system. The people involved can be at the top of their game but if they’re entangled in powerful forces such as hidden loyalties it’s going to be difficult for the system to move forward.
This workshop will demonstrate how systemic mapping and constellations can be used with clients to illuminate and settle hidden dynamics to help them find a way forward. Coaches and facilitators working with clients who are dealing with, or being affected by, organisational change will benefit.
In this skills development evening you will understand:
- How the natural ordering principles of human systems influence organisational life
- The use of systemic mapping and constellations as a means of illuminating and settling hidden dynamics
- A range of systemic approaches for working with clients leading, or being affected by organisational change
The founding Director of TurningTides, Eileen is an executive coach and system-orientated facilitator. Prior to becoming a coach, she was an Executive Director in the NHS. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for her work in leading change in the public sector.
Eileen specialises in helping people and organisations navigate complex change. Based in Edinburgh, Eileen works with clients throughout the UK and Europe. She co-designed a Systemic Leadership workshop which has been delivered in Bucharest and Edinburgh.
Eileen holds an MSc in Management and an Ashridge Masters in Leadership. She is an Advanced Practitioner in Systemic Coaching and Facilitation.
Price and Special Offers
As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.
AC member: £25 + VAT.
Non AC member: £40+ VAT
Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.
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