Leading Change in UAE Schools: A Business Model Approach

Location
Block 2, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. 341799, University of Birmingham Dubai
Category
Alumni, Dubai Campus, International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching
Dates
Wednesday 29th April 2020 (12:00-16:00)
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All organisations must learn to adapt; whether the pressures to evolve are coming from within (from parents, governors or owners); or from outside (from competitors; from regulatory shifts; or from long-term economic and demographic trends). Some organisations are very good at responding to the need to change; while others less so. The majority of organisations, however, fall in-between.

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to introduce education leaders to the concept of change management; what it entails; what it is trying to achieve; why change management initiatives sometimes go right (but more often go wrong); and how to think about leading change in the context of their own organisations. Participants will be introduced to some of the latest thinking on change management, especially as it applies to an educational context; as well as be provided with a framework for implementing a change management strategy in their own organisations.

PARTICIPANTS

The intended audience for this course includes executive heads and principals; their deputies; and experienced middle managers contemplating the transition to senior leadership, and requiring a deeper understanding of the challenges of senior management, and what it means to lead significant organisational change.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

You will leave the course with an understanding of the change management process and a framework for:

  • Mapping the operating context and key organisational challenges
  • Setting smart objectives
  • Evaluating options
  • Engaging and negotiating with key stakeholders
  • Implementing change
  • Embedding and consolidating success

A tuition fee of 1250 AED will be invoiced following the workshop. An early bird fee of 1000 AED is available for bookings on or before Tuesday 11th February.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please download and complete this application form to confirm payment method and return to dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk

WORKSHOP LEADER

Professor Glyn WatsonProfessor Glyn Watson, Provost

Prof Watson currently serves as Provost and academic lead for the University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus. Prior to taking up this post he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College for the University’s College of Social Sciences; and Dean of the Birmingham Business School. He has extensive experience of leading change in an educational context, being a former Head of Education for the Business School, as well as Director of Education for the College. He is also a former Director of the Business School’s Executive MBA programmes, and has extensive experience delivering executive education both in the public and private sectors.

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Length of Session: 4 hours (although some pre- and post-reading is involved)

CPD hours: 8

Formal credit and assessment: None

Cost: A tuition fee of 1250 AED will be invoiced following the workshop. An early bird fee of 1000 AED is available for bookings on or before Tuesday 11th February.

Please download and complete this application form to confirm payment method and return to dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk