Power-Up Change Leadership

2 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Leading or managing change? Do you have the skills to really engage and motivate through uncertainty?

Course overview

Are you prepared to lead with confidence in an agile world?

It's tough. Change is constant and far from linear. Teams are often stretched, stressed and distracted. How do we cut through to land our message? Where do we focus attention? How do we increase engagement and motivation? What about productivity? And, if that was not enough, how do we maintain our own energy in the middle of all this?

Leading change can be overwhelming and often, lonely. Technical skills do not always equip us with the people know-how to navigate change effectively. Success often hinges on how we engage, motivate and empower those around us. For that, we need an updated playbook.

This course delivers exactly that. You will learn how to unlock your emotional, social and attentional intelligence, how to embed powerful habits for effective change, and how to power-up team resilience and productivity, plus much more. Ready to shake up and shake down your change leadership practice? I look forward to seeing you there.

This course is for those who want to:


Change Well

Examine human behaviour and interaction, extending skills to manage effective change


Adapt Faster

Increase adaptability as you practise powerful people-centred change skills.


Engage Others

Engage others with the tools to reduce uncertainty and boost team motivation.

What you’ll get out of this course

Thrive through change

Examine how to fuel energy, manage stress and stay well through change. Learn the tools and frameworks that allow you to examine whether you drain energy or fuel it, for yourself and/or those you lead.

Respect cognitive and attentional capacity

Differentiate between thinking processes to understand the relevance and importance of cognitive capacity for effective, fluid change. Learn how you can shift mindset using simple framing and language techniques.

Motivate and engage for a high performing team

Discover the primary components of engagement. The basic elements that, when worked together, support team collaboration and motivation. Compare different models, developing your own framework for implementation, that will resonate with your team.

Embed powerful habits for sticky change

Construct your personal change playbook, collaborating with cohort peers and resources available. Define the habits and practices you will introduce, powering up your change leadership for impactful, successful change.

What people are saying

        The programme has been invaluable for me. It has given me tools to assess how change ready our departments are and how change ready I am! It has introduced me to neuroscience, and how the brain processes change. 
HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

Global Charity
        I found it very helpful to understand that there are circumstances in which people will usually be resistant to change, how to identify them and what to do to change that using different theories. Very helpful for any organisation wishing to upskill their leaders in managing others through change
Senior HR Leader

Senior HR Leader

Global Charity

Meet your instructor

Deborah Hulme

Deborah Hulme

Leadership has for many years been viewed as an advanced form of management. Robust management skills are part of it but certainly not enough to excel in a fast-changing world.

In my 25+ years of working in communication and engagement, and the latter 10 years supporting Brain-Friendly Change among 100's of leaders across different industries, one thing is clear; the leaders that thrive through change, connect on a human level. They know how to create trusting environments conducive to high performance and wellbeing. In addition, they know their boundaries and respect the boundaries of others.

This course brings the latest knowledge from the behavioural sciences to you. More importantly, you will learn the techniques and steps to successfully apply the learning day-to-day. You will develop your own change playbook, for practical application and impact within a changing business environment.

Deborah is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication, sits on the Governing Committee for the International Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD) Roundtable, headquartered in India and is also an Honorary Member of Della Leaders Club (DLC) having been invited to sit on the Global Leadership & Transformation Committee. She has spent the last 10 years specifically studying the neuroscience of leadership and its practical application within business.


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Course syllabus


Create resilience and thrive

It all starts with you. Stressed, inconsistent ways of working do not deliver fluid change. Self-care, clear boundaries and clarity of purpose shape progress.

Reflecting on your personal impact and how you model the way, you will examine stress boundaries, the role of emotional contagion and how to build resilience over time.


Craft engaging ways of working

It's difficult to be productive when disengaged. Understand what really drives engagement and why cognitive capacity is so significant when planning change activity.

Learn how the brain works during change and plan activity using science backed frameworks for maximum influence.


Continue a culture of high performance

Sustainable high performance insists on a healthy team culture. A balanced combination of good governance and big heart. A safe space where teams can challenge, collaborate and thrive.

The course workbook is packed with tools, models and references for you to explore and experiment with, as you develop your own personal change leadership roadmap.

Course schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Thurs 29 June | Tues 4 July | Thurs 6 July | Tues 11 July

    15.30 - 17.30 GMT

    The course is interactive with space for learning, collective discussion and independent working.

  • Additional Resources

    You will have access to recommended reading and video resources. In addition, questions can be emailed to Deborah at any point during the duration of the course

  • 1:1 Mentoring with Deborah

    1:1 x 30minutes

    Every student will have access to an on-line 30-minute coaching session with Deborah. To discuss any topic, question or challenge arising from your learning and/or practical application with your team

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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