Change Management for Innovation

18 & 25 October 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM AEDT | Online

Training Overview

Optimise Adoption, Address Resistance and Drive Innovation

According to McKinsey & Company, a whopping 70% of digital transformations fail. And a recent BCG survey reveals 75% of transformation efforts don’t deliver the anticipated results. 

Why? Technology project goals are often improperly defined and poorly communicated. This frightens and frustrates employees. Instead of adoption, you get resistance, misalignment across departments and competing interests without common goals. Change management (or lack of ) can make or break modernisation initiatives. However sometimes its not a key focus but is a part of the project that you are in a crucial position to influence and make decisions on. 

This online training course has been developed for IT leaders who are leading transformation and modernisation initiatives in the public sector. It will focus on strategic planning and communication skills to influence and drive transformation forward.  It will address the common challenges that IT specialists encounter and. In addition it will investigate some of the recurrent break points that cause projects to fail. 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Directors, Assistant Directors, Managers, Project Managers, Leads in charge of transforming all three levels of government including:

ICT, IT, Technology, Technology Operations

Change Management and Business Transformation

Innovation and Digital Transformation

Learning Outcomes

Understand the principles of change management 

The role of change management in driving technology innovation 

Communicating goals and engaging with stakeholders 

Pre-empting and addressing resistance 

Meet Your Facilitator

Transformation and Process Specialist

Mustafa has 23 years’ experience in five countries across range of industries. He has uniquely worked in all the three tiers of public service (federal, state, and local government).

Mustafa is a dual certified change manager, certified project manager and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Cardiff University. Mustafa is passionate about leading system and process improvement using effective change management to improve employee and customer experiences.

Mustafa is a known conference speaker and has delivered case studies and panel discussions for 10+ national and international conferences. He is a father of three active kids and likes to spend his spare time with his family and especially loves to travel and explore new cuisines!

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2Day 2: Module 3 Day 2: Module 4

Principles of Change Management

  • The Dynamics of Change 
    • Context for change
    • We’re human
    • The seven dynamics of change are that people
    • Models of change management
  • The Role of Change Management in Innovation
    • What is innovation? A shared definition
    • Activity
    • Reflection and learning

Goal Setting and Strategy

  • Setting Goals and Crafting a Strategy
    • Why is a compelling Vision important?
    • Exploring examples and tools
    • Group Discussion
  • Crafting a Strategy:  Adopting a structured approach to change
    • Identify objectives, scope, and stakeholders
    • How to assess risks and impacts of the change
    • The resources and capabilities needed to implement the change successfully 
  • Suggested Activity:
     Apply the learning from today’s session to start crafting a change management strategy 

Navigating Resistance and Adoption

  • Unlocking Resistance
    • Involving staff and all stakeholders
    • Communication
    • Managing resistance
    • Group discussion
  • Enabling Adoption among Internal Stakeholders
    • Opportunities to see, feel, touch, and try
    • Fostering a learning envirnment
    • Change experiments
    • Tips and tricks

Next Steps

  • Monitoring and Analysing Progress
    • Monitoring achievement of strategy
    • Adjustments and feedback
    • Monitoring post change
  • Planning for Continuous Improvement
    • Moving away from Set and Forget
    • Flexibility and responsiveness
    • Culture of continuous improvement


Final Price


per person + GST

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