Understanding and Embracing Change for Non Managers
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This course is for staff with no management or supervisory responsibility, who may be currently experiencing change in their working life, or who are likely to experience change in the future. Team Leaders and Managers may wish to attend the OD course Managing Change for Team Leaders and First Time Managers.

Pre-requisites: None

The only constant in organisational life at the moment is change. This course looks at how change affects daily life at UCL. Often we have no control over changes but we are expected to rapidly digest them and in many cases help to implement them. Through self-reflection and a range of practical activities we will explore your role in the change process and identify how you can make change a positive experience. We will show you how you can thrive on the unexpected and reach your potential in the 'new world' as well as supporting colleagues.

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Understand why you react to change the way you do
  • Recognise the importance of differentiating between things you can influence and things you cannot and develop strategies accordingly
  • Demonstrate the importance of a positive approach to any change situation
  • Identify your role in the change process and learn how to make a positive difference
  • Identify ways of finding the energy to manage personal and organisational change effectively

The topics we will cover are:

  • Aims and learning outcomes
  • Introduction to change
  • Causes of change
  • The change transition curve
  • Behavioural styles
  • Differentiating between influence and concern
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Coping with stress
  • Personal action planning

This course supports your development in line with the UCL Core Behaviours Framework.

Facilitator: Penny Withey - QA Ltd.

Date, time and venue:

More dates will be available in the 2018-2019 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Khiera Yusuf

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.