Managing Change & Transition Program
About the Program
Managing Change and Transition is a 2-day program which provides senior educational leadership with an in-depth and variegated understanding of the nature of change from an individual, group, and organisational perspective. It focuses on a range of models, tools, techniques, and theories from academe and practice that inform, shape and underwrite both successful change interventions, and the work of leading and managing change. Group engagement with, and collaborative inquiry into, a variety of published literature provides the conceptual lens for examining this very important area of management and leadership endeavour.
The program has been designed and facilitated by Aasha Murthy, CEO, ACEL. A key feature of this program is the collaborative inquiry and collective wisdom that senior educational leadership will model as it seeks to sift through the masses of change literature to hone into that which is important, relevant and actionable given their grounded realities.
Several supplementary readings for each topic will be provided for this reason. Participants will be required to read, understand, and critique extant literature on different aspects of organisational change as part of a segment called the Oral Literature Review, in the Managing Change and Transition program.
Leaders wanting or needing to steward change and transformation within their areas of influence
1 x 2-day face-to-face workshop
- Discuss internal and external forces that trigger large-scale change interventions.
- Demonstrate through group exercises the interpersonal skills necessary to plan, communicate and facilitate the process of change in organisations.
- Discuss structural, cultural and political factors influencing change interventions.
- Demonstrate the leadership skills required for change leadership and management.
Session 1: Understanding Change Theories, Concepts, Frameworks and Models of Change
Session 2: Environment and Change Organisation’s Internal Culture and External Environment
Session 3: Resisting Change Individual and Organisational Resistance to Change
Session 4: Change & Leadership Strengths-based change paradigm and models for the leadership of Transformational Change
The content of each session has a firm foundation in the most current change management and leadership research. Each workshop is highly practical with significant time allocated for reflection.
A New Zealander now based in Sydney, Aasha has lived and worked in many countries including the USA, Europe, England, and the Middle East.
Aasha is currently CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). Her senior corporate roles have included amongst others; CEO of AFS Australia, Managing Director of Starbucks Coffee - Australia and New Zealand, Head of Operations for Weight Watchers Asia Pacific, Director Meal Solutions for the Woolworths Group NZ and Marketing Director for Genetco and National Training Institute, in the lower Persian Gulf. She is also the Adjunct Principal Associate of the Academy for Collaborative Futures.
Aasha has a proven track record in delivering growth in revenue and bottom line profitability through expansion into new markets/channels, building strong brand equity, reinvention of product portfolios and the delivery of operational excellence. She has an informed perspective of markets in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America across several industry sectors and has a keen understanding of the key drivers of success in the prevailing global context, having stewarded regional operations of large multi-national organisations.
Aasha has been the Executive in Residence for the Business School in Auckland University and visiting faculty at the Waikato Management School, Waikato University. She lectures on Leadership, Strategic Planning, Strategic Innovation, and Reaching Global Markets. She is an active Council Member on the GLG Research Management Platform and a member of the Stanford’s Who’s Who list of key influencers in Australia.
Aasha has a passion for developing talented young people by providing them with exciting learning opportunities through formal education as well as experiential learning. She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars across the Asia-Pacific on topics that include leveraging diversity, challenges of female leadership and leading multi-cultural teams.
Program Dates & Costs
Cohort 1: Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March
Cohort 2: Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September
Cost: $1200 (includes 1 night accommodation + meals)