Have you had an opportunity yet to join one of our workshops or bite-sized sessions on organisational change?

Here in L&OD we’ve put together a range of events and sessions on the topic of ‘change’. They’re open to all academic and professional services colleagues. They’re designed to offer information, support and opportunities to share ideas and best practice during these times of change.

We designed the sessions having listened to feedback and suggestions about what colleagues felt would be most helpful as the Organising for Success proposals are developed. The focus is less about the process of change (although we provide some introductory context). It’s more about personal transition – thinking about our default response to change, how we engage with and support our colleagues, and what we might choose to do differently. We also signpost the wide range of resources that are available at Kent (and elsewhere) that colleagues might find helpful.

We offer sessions for all staff who want to feel more confident and comfortable working in a changing environment. We host workshops for managers who are keen to offer more focused support to their teams. And we’ve worked with a number of schools and departments to develop sessions that suit them – perhaps as part of a team day or a facilitated discussion.

Participants tell us they’ve found the sessions hugely enjoyable as well as informative. One of the biggest benefits has been the opportunity to network across the University – to share experiences and good ideas, and to find that you have more in common with colleagues working in other disciplines than you might think.

Although the broad content of the sessions remains consistent, we incorporate the flexibility to increase time spent on those topics which are of most benefit to the group.

How do I sign up?

We still have some dates available at Canterbury and Medway in June and July. Booking is via Staff Connect. Search for the word ‘change’ under the Training Request section of your Dashboard and you’ll be directed to the sessions.

What if I want to find out more before signing up?

Get in touch with our L&OD Consultant, Lyn McBriar (, or contact any of our team on (ext 7713).

If you’re interested in a bespoke session for your team, Lyn McBriar will be happy to explore the options with you.