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Welcome to a global
community of change agents!
More than 14,000 people from around the world
have now taken part in The School for Change
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France,
Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland
(Republic), Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Nigeria, Norway, Northern Ireland, Pakistan,
Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia,
Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Wales
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The School has been formally evaluated by the
Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development
• Change knowledge
• Sense of purpose & motivation to improve practice
• Ability to challenge the status quo
• Rocking the boat & staying in it
• Connecting with others to build support for change
Positive effect on EVERY dimension of
impact at both individual and
This is the 5th year of the school
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Become a Certificated Change
• Take part in all the school sessions (either in real time or
by watching the recordings)
• Complete the three modules of the learning platform.
• You will get a certificate that can be added to a CPD
To receive a certificate, you must have
completed all three e-learning modules
by Monday 30 April 2018.
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Learning Management System
If you are new to School in 2018, you will have been sent details
of how to log in.
If you have taken part in School before but not become a
Certificated Change Agent, please email us at england.si-
firstname.lastname@example.org to request a login.
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Change agent perspectives in
Source of image: thenounproject.com
• The power to make a positive
• Working with old power and
• We need rebels!
• Rocking the boat and
staying in it
• Starting from a place of love
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The Fundamental Law for
learning with change agents
The sum of the
expertise of the
people in the
audience is greater
than the sum of
expertise of the
people on stage
Dave WinerSource of image: www.citynet.com
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“New truths begin as heresies”
(Huxley, defending Darwin’s theory of natural selection)
Source of image:
installation by the
artist Adam Katz
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Change AGENCY definition:
The power, individually and collectively, to make
a positive difference. It is about pushing the
boundaries of what is possible, mobilising
others and making change happen more quickly
Change AGENT definition:
Someone who is actively developing the skills,
confidence, power, relationships and courage to
make a positive difference
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Jeremy Heimens, Henry Timms New Power: How it’s changing the 21st Century and why you
need to know (2018)
Made by many
Held by a few
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The Network Secrets of Great
Julie Battilana &Tiziana Casciaro
As a change agent, my centrality in
the informal network is more
important than my position in the
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People who are highly connected
have twice as much power to
influence change as people with
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Find your 3%!
Just 3% of people in the
organisation or system typically
influence 85% of the other people
Source: Organisational Network Analysis by Innovisor
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We need rebels!
•The principal champion of a change initiative,
cause or action
•Rebels don’t wait for permission to lead,
•They are responsible; they do what is right
•They name things that others
don’t see yet
•They point to new horizons
•Without rebels, the storyline never
Source : @PeterVan http://t.co/6CQtA4wUv1
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We need to be boatrockers!
Source: Debra Meyerson
• Rock the boat but manage to
stay in it
• Walk the fine line between
difference and fit, inside and
• Able to challenge the status
quo when we see that there
could be a better way
• Conform AND rebel
• Capable of working with others
to create success NOT
perceived by others as a
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Source of graphic : Umair Haque
Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina The rebel at work
Harvey Schachter How to be a rebel, not a
troublemaker at work
Debra Meyerson Tempered radicals: how people use
difference to inspire change at work
Jane Watson A spotter’s guide to rebels and cynics
Umair Haque How to be more loving in a cynical world
Clark Quinn Skeptical optimist or hopeful cynic? A
Marcella Bremer Cynicism or opticism?
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The success of our actions as change-
makers does not depend on what we do or
how we do it, but on the inner place from
which we operate”
Leading from the emerging future
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1. able to join forces with others to create
2. able to achieve small wins which create a
sense of hope, possibility and confidence
3. strong sense of agency
belief that I am personally able/have the power
to create the change
4. more likely to view obstacles as
challenges to overcome
Four things we know about
successful boat rockers
Source: adapted from Debra E Meyerson
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From John Perry Barlow’s 25 principles of
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less
noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible..
6. Expect no more of anyone than you yourself can
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
9. Concern yourself with what is right not who is right.
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure. Source of photo: Schrondingerkitty
25 Principles for adult behaviour
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Edge Talks – School Edition
Friday 16th February, 3pm: Breaking the ice: how to take your first step as
a change agent with Carmen Medina.
Wednesday 21st February, 7pm: Change under pressure with Zoe Lord and
Tuesday 27th February. tbc: Transformations through trauma and
choice with Nigel Millar.
Tuesday 6th March, 7pm: The value of diversity in a complex world with
Scott Page and Paul Deemer.
Tuesday 13th March, 6pm: Change on the front line with Hilary Garratt.
Wednesday 21st March, 6:30pm: Change Agents 2.0: Digital
capabilities with Dominic Cushan, Susan Kennedy and Richard Price.
Each session has 25 places, and offers the opportunity to
have an interactive conversation.
Sign up via the Learning Management System