June 19th, 2023
As part of developing change capability and delivering on its recently endorsed vision for change management, the university has launched a Change Management Community of Practice (CM CoP) and a Change Management Framework for those working in, or interested in, change and how it impacts people.
Change happens at all levels: local, project, programme, portfolio and organisational, so it is important that change capability is developed holistically to support this.
The development of the CoP and the Change Framework is being driven by the Planning, Performance and Strategic Change (PPSC) team, working collaboratively with colleagues from DTS, HR and Getting in Shape as well as throughout the wider organisation.
The core purpose of the CM CoP is to create a professional network of resourced, skilled change practitioners, project and line managers leading and supporting transformational change to help achieve the successful delivery of the university’s strategic ambitions and performance framework.
A launch event was held on Tuesday 25 April 2023 and the team were delighted that more than 60 colleagues from across the university were able to attend – growing the community membership to 110 members.
At the event, the Change Management SharePoint and Teams sites were also launched which give all members of the community access to a wide range of tools and templates as well as a place to ask questions and collaborate with colleagues.
The CM CoP will be taken forward with a series of lunch and learn events from September 2023, sharing of best practice and peer to peer support.
Feedback will also be gathered to help develop the toolkit and templates so that we can provide a range of tailorable tools that can be used by anyone.
The CM CoP is closely aligned with the Project Management Community of Practice and we aim to ensure that events are scheduled with both communities in mind.
Based on the feedback received at the launch, the first “Lunch and Learn” session will focus on managing resistance.
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