Development Programmes

Change Catalyst

Led by global experts, this transformational programme focuses on the key topics faced by today’s leaders. It challenges and inspires this new generation of leaders to think and lead differently in exponential times, providing them with actionable insights to make an immediate impact.

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Why this programme?

Six inspirational sessions led by global experts who bring the most relevant leadership challenges to life, giving your people the tools to create and lead through change.

  • Access to incredible experts and authors

  • Networking opportunities with like-minded leaders

  • Exposure to the very best thinking and real-world solutions

  • Perfect for individuals or large groups of leaders

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The details

Book your spaces on our next global cohort starting in September 2024

Six transformational sessions with leading experts, for an incredible programme price of £1,849 per person (+VAT).

Who is it for?

Designed for experienced leaders, Change Catalyst is ideal for ambitious individuals who are looking for more than just your traditional leadership development. It’ll suit those who thrive on being challenged and look for inspiration and practical, impactful actions to drive positive change.

Programme Masterclasses

  • 11 Sep 24

    Session One: High Performance Leadership

    Jamil Qureshi

    One of the world’s most in-demand experts in High Performance

    Jamil’s session takes us through a practical understanding of how to cultivate mindsets for optimising talent in a disrupted world. Using principles that have been shared with six people who have used theses ideas to become number one in the world in their chosen field, and with insight into the companies he advised last year, delegates will be taken through an insightful and entertaining look at how we can create positive change through obtaining different outlooks.

    This session will give insight into:

    • How we can change behaviours by changing thinking
    • How we can create a culture of responsibility
    • How we can create a mindset for performance and growth
    • How we maintain motivation
  • 9 Oct 24

    Session two: ED&I Leadership

    Dr Asif Sadiq MBE

    Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Warner Bros Discovery

    In his session, Asif talks about how diversity and inclusion (D&I) is no longer a “nice to have” - it’s now a business imperative. He discusses the challenges and opportunities of the future of D&I, how organisations can instill a journey of learning through creating psychological safety for all and how leaders can transform the “why” for Inclusion by being authentic, vulnerable, and above all, simply human.

    The session will explore:

    • The journey from diversity and inclusion to belonging
    • Why ED&I learning is a journey not a one off training
    • 5 ED&I topics to discuss with your team
    • What leaders can do to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
  • 6 Nov 24

    Session three: Neuroscience of Leadership

    Stephanie Fairhurst

    Thought leader and Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management (The Chimp Paradox)

    Stephanie specialises in helping business professionals and companies improve performance and productivity, bringing about individual change in an organisational setting. She facilitates getting the best out of teams and individuals by helping them understand the human mind as a manageable machine and developing insight and emotional skills to improve performance through achieving greater happiness, success and confidence.

    By attending this session delegates will gain leadership insights, tools and techniques to:

    • Understand the key elements of the “Chimp Model” i.e. The Chimp, The Human and The Computer
    • Improve self-awareness, manage your “Chimp” and understand the underlying elements of emotional intelligence
    • Reduce individual stress levels and achieve stable performance
    • Improve communication with both clients and team members
    • Improve your performance both personally and professionally
    • Develop strategy to improve your team’s confidence and performance
  • 11 Dec 24

    Session four: Digital Leadership & Future Human Behaviour

    Thimon De Jong

    World-renowned author and expert on generational leadership & the influence of human behaviour

    Thimon de Jong is a behavioural expert specialising in the future of human behaviour. In a turbulent, digitalising, uncertain world, making sense of the future is more important than ever. Thimon is a world-renowned behavioural expert who helps you understand what people are going to do next and what that practically means for leaders and organisations. He works for clients like Morgan Stanley, Google, IKEA and L’Oreal and lectures at the social psychology department of Utrecht University.

    In this session, leaders will learn:

    • What kind of leadership is needed in the 2020s where the world is in a state of ‘polycrisis’ (a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering that is caused by many different crises happening at the same time)
    • How to be a digital leader and leverage new technologies (e.g. AI, Metaverse) best while keeping human engagement and trust as high as possible
    • How to manage the multi-generational work place where the youngest generation – Gen Z – is causing quite a bit of turbulence
    • How to get their teams and themselves to embrace future (technological) change
  • 8 Jan 25

    Session five: Commercial & Strategic Leadership

    Chris Brindley MBE

    Award-winning business leader and former UK NED of the year

    A fantastic new addition to our programme, Chris is a high-profile business leader and a leading specialist when it comes to customer experience, leading teams, employee engagement, performance management and sales management, particularly within organisations where change is on the agenda.

    In his session, Chris will share a number of tools including:

    • An introduction to the Balanced Business Scorecard (BBS) to ensure a business is able to clearly measure whether its strategy is working
    • Strategic planning tools to help understand factors critical in shaping a future proof strategy
    • The 3 Revolutions that businesses will need to constantly review to ensure that they remain agile in a VUCA world
    • Stakeholder management. Leadership is about building effective relationships internally and externally to ensure effective execution of the business plan
    • How to create capacity as a leader to ensure regular strategic and commercial planning takes place
  • 12 Feb 25

    Session six: Change Leadership

    Professor Damian Hughes

    Best-selling author, performance expert and co-host of the ‘High Performance’ podcast

    A firm favourite on our Change Catalyst programme, Damian is a highly respected performance expert, having worked with many high-profile names throughout his career. As well as being author of 12 best-selling books, Damian is also well-known for co-hosting the ‘High Performance’ podcast.
    In his session, Damian covers how the highest-performing people are able to successfully face change – and how you can too.
    Drawing on interviews with record-setting athletes, Olympic coaches and leading business founders, Damian introduces the five simple steps that take you from where you are to where you want to be. And then introduces the cutting-edge research that explains why these surprisingly simple tools are so effective.

    These will include:

    • Dream: Imagining the life you want
    • Leap: Daring to go after it
    • Fight: How to reframe the inevitable setbacks that occur
    • Climb: How to create momentum
    • Arrival: What happens next?
Hosted by Leadership & Talent Development Expert

Sarah Knight

Guiding your people through this transformative leadership journey, is the inspiring and award-winning culture and leadership expert, Sarah Knight. Sarah has spent the last 25 years building teams, developing staff and helping people reach their potential. Her coaching, consultancy and training experience provides hands on, practical and tailored learning that empowers individuals, helping them to develop their own personal styles; all beginning with their management mindset. This makes Sarah the perfect choice for bringing together the learnings of each session and ensuring your leaders get the most from their Change Catalyst experience.

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