Change management: Elixir or snake oil?

Thu 13 Jul 2017 09:30
Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

Book a place

Change managementBackground

There is no shortage of change management advice available to organisations these days. Some is light-touch, enabling and appreciative and some is large scale, directive and - in the worst cases - exploitative. Of course, there are many models that sit between these extremes, but it can be hard to pick the models or theories of change which are best suited to your organisations specific context and to assess what external support to commission and what can only be delivered internally.

This event will act as a 'buyers guide' to change management and OD support, bringing to bear both the expertise of IES and the experiences of participants.

Topics we will cover include:

  • current trends in OD theory and practice;
  • a buyer's guide to OD consultants; and
  • innovations in OD practice with examples and an analysis of their impact.

Event programme

Lunch will be provided.

Who should attend?

HR professionals, OD specialists, line managers.

How will you/your organisation benefit from this event?

Come to this event to gain new ideas on OD and return with fresh thoughts on how OD can be implemented more effectively in your organisation.


Sharon Varney, IES Principal Associate and Director at Space for Learning

Dr Sharon Varney is a specialist in developing organisations and people. She works at a strategic level, helping to create more effective organisations, and engages at a very human level, supporting people to manage personal change and transition. Sharon employs her cross-sector expertise to support leaders and directors within private, public and not-for-profit organisations. 

Facilitator: Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, Institute for Employment Studies

Stephen has conducted research on high-performance work practices, employee reward strategy, staff engagement and retention, and 'good work'. Stephen is an advisor to a number of UK government departments and has advised employers and policymakers in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australasia and North America.

Ticket prices

HR Network member tickets (find out more):

Full member: Free
Associate member: £120 (+VAT)
Flex member: £150 (+VAT)

Non-member tickets:

Non-member: £190 (+VAT)


Disclaimer: Please note that photography and videos may be taken at this event and these images may be used in promotional material by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). By attending, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on IES promotional materials. Please contact Gwen Leeming if you would prefer IES not to use your image for promotional materials.