Welcome to The Change Forum
Providing consulting, facilitation and coaching support for leaders and teams to engage productively with change
Building the conversational, relational and teamworking capabilities they need to create vibrant, supportive work cultures and high-performing teams
Regular scheduled Coaching Clinics & tailored In-House programs for Leaders and Teams
Personalised, one-on-one leadership coaching to target key issues and elevate leadership capacity
At the Change Forum, we believe
Preparing People for Change
Preparing for change and supporting people through it are critical to successful change implementation…
We help people understand the process of change; learn how to plan, prepare for, initiate and lead change; and build the capability of leaders and teams to progress effectively through it.
Inspiring Better Leaders
Promoting more self-aware, conversationally versatile, relationally attuned and facilitative leaders…
We equip people with interactional, self-awareness, leadership and discussion skills they need to be more connective, mindful leaders and better team-players with the capacity to inspire commitment, cohesion and vibrant, healthy workplaces
Revitalising Work Cultures
Getting culture ‘right’ is critical for workplace wellbeing, sustainable results and long-term success…
Constructive cultures encourage healthy performance and loyal, happy staff, while dislocated ones breed toxic climates, dysfunction and under-performance. We help you unpack current culture and equip you with practical tools to handle culture change better
Building Better Teams
5 Keys to brilliant Teams: cohesion, commitment, collaboration, connectivity, conversations…
Working Better Together is a common catch-cry from all kinds of teams. We help teams confront issues, overcome challenges and develop greater degrees of cohesion and resilience through 10 Team Functionality Dimensions for flexible, high-performing teams.
Building and high performing teams
5 Themes for Learning
Emotional self-management, self-awareness and mindful action are essential capabilities for building healthy workplaces that support individual wellbeing and promote resilient, cohesive, teams. We provide a range of Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Wellbeing clinics for leaders, staff and teams, including: Leading with Emotional Intelligence, EI at Work (for staff), Teaching with EI, Social Intelligence in Teams, Mindful Leadership in Action, Mindfulness at Work (for staff), Trauma 1st-Aid self-help clinics and Building Resilience at Work. Tailored clinics also available.
Understanding how the way we communicate impacts everything we do at work, becoming more conversationally-aware and mastering a variety of tools to improve the conversations you have is a key skill for great leadership and high-functioning teams. Our long-running Dealing with Difficult Discussions program is regarded a valuable asset for leaders at all levels, along with our general Constructive Conversations clinic and more targetted programs including: Positive Performance Conversations (versions for leaders and staff), Defusing Difficult Encounters, Persuasive Conversations, and Building Conversational Confidence.
Constructive, flexible work cultures are vital for motivating high performance, commitment and productivity while encouraging cohesion, resilience and adaptability. As well as providing strategic consulting around change and culture, we provide programs that support leaders in: Learning to Lead Change, Creating Constructive Cultures, Preparing People for Change, Developing Shared Visions, Leading Learning Schools and Building Change Resilience at Work. …(More on our Change Services)
With a background of over 25 years consulting around team formation and development, our Working Better Together framework provides a flexible series of modules that can be combined in different ways to target specific improvement areas or a range of topics that suit particular team needs. Publicly, we periodically offer stand-alone programs like Building Better Teams, Working as One Team, Building Respectful Workplaces, Socially Intelligent Teams. We also provide an extended in-house Leadership Team Action Learning program for senior and executive teams that combines team learning sessions with individual leadership coaching.
Leaders exert a profound impact on the performance, culture, values and emotional climate of the people around them. Building leadership capacity at all levels is a central concern for forward-thinking organisations – who understand that today’s leaders need to expand their traditional ‘positional’ roles to become networkers, mobilisers, facilitators, coaches, values-stewards and engagers –leveraging learning to challenge prevailing mental models, mobilise coalitions, develop shared solutions and visions and create a supportive environment which unleashes innovation and learning potential in others. In addition to personal mastery and wellbeing programs, our Learning to Lead series includes Launching Future Leaders, Leadership Action Learning, Essentials of Facilitation, Facilitating Effective Teams, Learning to be a Coaching Leader, Mentoring for Managers. We also regularly provide individual coaching around leadership and personal mastery.
Down-to-earth, action-based learning that's
Our high-quality learning programs are designed to boost the capacity of leaders and teams to be more aware and self-responsible, connect more mindfully with others, manage emotions positively, cope with difficult situations more confidently, engage constructively with change and collaborate more cohesively as one-team
Making Theory Real
We translate contemporary theory and complex concepts into tangible, easy-to-follow ideas, simple-to-use tools and practical, down-to-earth applications for real-life situations that people can readily grasp, benefit from and integrate into their day-to-day activities at work.
We embrace collaborative, open processes that value learner participation, choice & self-responsibility consistent with learning organisation principles; and employ a wide range of flexible learning strategies, robust concept-driven models and unifying frameworks to underpin our programs.
Guidebooks for Learning
Up-to-date, sound learning documented in comprehensive, user-friendly, self-coaching guides, toolkits and workbooks that support back-at-work action and ongoing learning beyond facilitated events, plus regularly expanded online resources, articles, factfiles and e-Books to browse, shop and share.
News & Views
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How people talk to each other is one of the most visible aspects of any culture, and a good predictor of how functional or dysfunctional a culture is likely to be.
Leadership success isn’t just built on technical know-how or business smarts, it’s built on firm EI foundations too – a critical competency for all capable leaders.
Some teams succeed. Many fail. Why is that? The Top 12 Team Trip-Ups according to teams we’ve worked with over many years, are not things team text-books usually talk about.