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Leadership Academy programme

Change Agents manager training programme

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Socitm members:

Free for the majority of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers

Non-members:

Free for the majority of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers

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Overview

This programme is a collaboration between Microsoft and Socitm.

Delegates will learn about a range of technology and gain an understanding of the key skills they need to support and lead change in their organisation. Those taking part in the Change Agent Manager programme will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and staff from other local authorities, helping build communities of practice to collaborate.

Everyone who takes part in this programme will be focused on implementing change with technology across public services.

The facilitators will also be trained on how to support conversations, learning styles and other key skills to support the change agents from each organisation taking part to get the most from the course.

As a Change Agent Manager, you will: 

  • Learn key skills such as learning styles and the importance of a growth mindset, with details of how they can continue their learning
  • On the technology day, which focusses on tech that will truly transform the service, you will be equipped with the knowledge needed to drive services towards true transformation
  • Be introduced to the communities of practice, where you, along with your staff, can collaborate at scale with services across the UK

Programme details:

Duration: Two days

Sectors: All local public service providers

Career level: Managers and team leaders

Certification: Pending approval

Physical or virtual: Virtual

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Programme structure

The programme will be held virtually on Teams. Tech support is available to anyone that needs it ahead of the session.

Further resources and opportunities to engage in the programme and with other councils will be available beyond the initial training.

Breakdown

Day 1 – Skills to change

Learn a range of skills from expert tutors at Socitm on how to understand, introduce, manage, and lead change.

An introduction to:

  • The Change Agent programme
  • Learning styles
  • Growth mindset
  • Leadership
  • The human side of change
  • Change management
  • Design thinking

 

Day 2 – Productivity tools & tech

Choose from a range of instructor led courses on topics that will help you and your colleagues get the most from the technology you have.

Courses covering:

  • Introduction to Agile
  • Opportunities to change with tech, demonstrating automation and transformation technology from Microsoft
  • Examples of change with tech
  • Introduction to further training opportunities
  • Introduction to Communities of Practice

Benefits for the organisation

The programme: 

  • is designed to work alongside existing change efforts, with some authorities planning to use this as their main catalyst for change
  • provides a foundation, even intermediate understanding, of a range of tools that authorities are deploying or already benefiting from, such as SharePoint, Teams, and the Power Platform – including Power BI. The work compliments your implementations, and your facilitators can localise the change
  • will add the most value if you have facilitators, managers, and end-users on the programme.

Socitm members:

Free for the majority of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers

Non-members:

Free for the majority of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers

Attendee requirements

We’re looking for people who: 

  • Are curious and enjoy learning 
  • Want to help their service be more sustainable 
  • Enjoy helping others 
  • Recognise technology as an enabler to change 
  • Enjoy problem solving 

You don’t need to be: 

  • Particularly technical (a basic level of ability is helpful – or a keenness to learn!) 

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I will also be taking some of these learnings and sharing with my team both male and female

Just a big thank you for an informative and engaging two days shared with some super talented ladies! I had no preconceptions of this workshop having been signed onto this relatively late in the day but gained so much. I will also be taking some of these learnings and sharing with my team both male and female. Look forward to catching up with you all again in September. Until then happy empowerment!

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Super session

(…) super session. I put the ‘saying no’ positively, into practice in a tricky discussion yesterday, a good reminder!
Look forward to the follow up in Sept.

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The programme was a real eye opener

The programme was a real eye opener – it changed my working world and now external networks have become a crucial part of my life…

Empowering Women programme attendee

A genuine life changing experience

During the course I came to understand some beliefs I had that were holding me back such as my own independence which meant I viewed asking for help as a sign of weakness.

Empowering Women programme attendee

I would not have been able to gain the promotion...

I believe the benefits of attending this course has allowed me to improve my own skill set but also enabled me to grow. At the time of the course I was the Team Lead for ICT Support.

And now, since the course, I have developed my leadership skills to focus on not only managing the ICT Department, but also other areas within the Council. I firmly believe that without participating in this programme I would not have been able to gain the promotion to my current post

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Any questions?

Any questions? Please get in touch with Dominika Szulim-Wronek.