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Change management, a way to improve your School’s outcomes

(Opening Minds, Winning Hearts)
Advanced workshop for schools principals




Change management is a basic skill in which most leaders and managers need to be competent. 
This training program takes a look at the basic principles of change management in the educational institutions in particularly, and provides some tips on how those principles can be applied.

This program gives the chance to the audience to learn what is working for others, what is not, and what mistakes to avoid - includes team and sponsor activity lists. It includes success factors, methodology, and role of top management, communications, team structure and more.
Change management in the educational institutions is like a driving school for change agents, so, the Change leaders, executives and managers learn the 'why'  'how' and 'what' of change management.
Through this program, managers and supervisors, get a guide specifically designed for managers and supervisors dealing with change in the educational institutions.


Who is it for?

Change leaders, consultants and change management team members – get templates, assessments, guidelines, examples and worksheets that help you implement organizational change management. This program is also ideal for managers who are directly dealing with employees facing change.


Methods of conducting the workshop


Through the 5 days of the workshop, the instructor will offer the participants power point presentation to explore the topics of the workshop. He will also present a short video films on change management, case studies to demonstrate and clarify some practices, role playing, discussions and brainstorming and other short and simple analogies useful for illustrating aspects of causing or dealing with change taken from Aesop's Fables.

This Change Management Workshop will give any leader tools to implement changes more smoothly and to have those changes better accepted. This workshop will also give all participants an understanding of how change is implemented and some tools for managing their reactions to change.

Finally, to discuss about what is expected from each participant after his returning to his work. Each of them will take the chance to express his/her point of view.


Workshop content

Day One

  • Group's distribution
  • Know the participant's expectations from the workshop.
  • Present the workshop content.
  • Present a short video film on change management.
  • Why organizations need to change?
  • Why the management of change is important?
  • Five key principles that need to be kept in mind:
  1. Different people react differently to change
  2. Everyone has fundamental needs that have to be met
  3. Change often involves a loss, and people go through the "loss curve"
  4. Expectations need to be managed realistically
  5. Fears have to be dealt with.
  • Tips to apply the above principles when managing change.
  •  Read one of Aesop's Fables.


Day Two

  • Present a short video film on change management. 1.1
  • Understanding change
  1. The change imperative: no organization can ignore it.
  2. The psychology of change: starts from the very beginning.
  • Tools or components of change management
  1. Change management process
  2. Readiness assessments
  3. Communication and communication planning
  4. Coaching and manager training for change management
  5. Training and employee training development


Day Three

  • Present a short video film on change management. 1.2
  1. Sponsor activities and sponsor roadmaps
  2. Resistance to change: When people push back against the change.
  3. Resistance management
  4. Data collection, feedback analysis and corrective action
  5. Celebrating and recognizing success
  6. No single methodology fits every School.
  7. Read one of Aesop's Fables.

Day Four

  • Ten Principles of change management: Tools and techniques to help schools transform quickly. 1.1
  1. Address the “human side “systematically.
  2. Start at the top.
  3. Involve every layer.
  4. Make the formal case.
  5. Create ownership.
  6. Communicate the message.
  7.  Assess the cultural landscape.

Day Five

  • Ten Principles of change management: Tools and techniques to help schools transform quickly. 1.2
  1. Address culture explicitly.
  2. Prepare for the unexpected.
  3. Speak to the individual. Fast changing environments.
  4. Read one of Aesop's Fables.
  5. Opening Minds, Winning Hearts.
  6. Concluding and Closing.


Teaching expert

David Adam

Executive Summary

  •  Eighteen years international experience in the design and delivery of outdoor    education for sustainability;
  •  Post-graduate qualification, teaching, academic supervision and published research in the psychology of experiences of nature;
  • Iinternational consultancy experience on the interface between people and wild environments;
  •  extensive publications and conference presentations;
  • experience across public, private, academic, community, NGO and individual sectors;
  •  innovative perspectives on the psychology and philosophy of wild places;
  •  Academic experience including program design & management, teaching, graduate and post-graduate supervision and evaluation.

Professional Roles

Current Positions

Director, Natural Change Limited, 2013 to present
Delivery of outdoor training programs to catalyse and support leadership for sustainability.

Consultant & Facilitator, Self-employed, 2011 to present
Design, facilitate, and research projects that work with the psychology of experiences of wild places to catalyse and support social change for a more sustainable future.

Short-course Teacher, Schumacher College, 2011 to present
Lead a program of courses around ecopsychology, deep ecology and the psychology of people’s relationships with the rest of nature.

Member, Editorial Committee of the Journal of Experiential Education, 2011 to present
Peer-reviewed international journal published in Canada. Remit to review submissions with psychological content.

Member, Editorial Committee of the European Journal of Ecopsychology, 2010 to present
Peer-reviewed international journal published online in the UK.

Natural Change Project Facilitator, 2008 to present
Designed and co-led the WWF Natural Change Project which combines psychotherapy, ecopsychology and outdoor education to catalyse and support leadership for sustainability. This project is now independent of WWF and being delivered to a diversity of organizations and communities.

Fellow, Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh, 2005 to present
Teaching Fellow leading the Ecopsychology module program.

Previous Positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter, 2010 to 2011
Fellowship with the Department of Geography at Tremough Campus, Falmouth, to develop research interests in the psychology of human relationships with the rest of nature.

Director, Footprint Consulting Limited, 2004 to 2011
Sustainability consultant specializing in behavior change. Work on a diverse range of projects for the commercial, social enterprise, NGO and public sectors.

Tutor, University of Strathclyde, 2005 to 2010
Ecopsychology tutor and supervisor on the MSc Human Ecology program, offered in partnership between the Centre for Human Ecology and the Department of Geography and Sociology.

Tutor, University of Stirling, 2004 to 2008
Tutor on BSc in Environmental Science and Outdoor Education program through supply of four outdoor education modules, student support and undergraduate supervision.

Director, Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh, 2005 to 2006
The Centre for Human Ecology is a network for ecological and social transformation.

Associate Instructor, Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Scotland, 2002 to 2005
Ecotherapy and Eco-education course facilitator. Mountaineering instructor.

Ecological Education Consultant, Self-employed (UK & NZ), 1999 to 2002
Working with clients to develop ecological education curriculum and staff training.

Senior Instructor, Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre (NZ), 1996 to 1999
Outdoor pursuits instructor and group facilitator.

Principal Tutor, Wanganui Polytechnic (NZ), 1994 to 1996
Tutor on BSc Computer Graphic Design program.

Managing Director, Fulcrum Creative Limited (UK), 1991 to 1994
Marketing and graphic design consultancy.

Director, PP Associates (UK), 1990 to 1991
Marketing media consultant.


Interactive Visit for educators (The Science Museum in London educators' workshop)

The educators and leaders will join visit to The Science Museum in London as part of the workshop, and will aimed to the following:

  • Knowledge of the role of museums in the educational processes in Britain as one of the tools the process of change within the school environment.
  • Attend the meeting with the directors of British schools and exchange of experiences on the mechanisms for the continuous development of the British School.
  • Offers interactive exhibits on science museum, resources and activities based on the gallery


  • Time exploring the exhibits with activities to help Educators  develop students' learning practical guidance on planning a trip to support the curriculum and the needs of students
  • Opportunities to try out museum  classroom activities and learn more about how to develop
  • Opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences with museum  staff and other colleagues
  • Q & A session at the end of the day

The visit duration:

1 day 4 hours



Rafayel Hotel & Spa

34 Lombard Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3RF, United Kingdom  






The course fee includes:

  • Individual certificate of attendance
  • Accommodation in Single room with breakfast
  • The workshop delivery ( 25 hours )
  • Course folder and course materials (in English)
  • Lunch during each of training day of teaching in an Arabic restaurant
  • 1 coffee break during training days
  • Tour assistance
  • A trip to The Science Museum in London & London museum docklands
  • Arabic translator for the workshop and visits
  • Economy class ticket from MENA (GCC & North Africa) to London and return



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