Prepare for change

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012, 08:45 - 17:00


Change is one of life’s few certainties. What matters is how we respond to change. As financial experts in fast-shifting environments, our task is to engage with colleagues in the allocation of scarce resources, so we can do more with less.

In this participative day, you’ll learn tools and techniques which you can use immediately to prepare you and others for change. You’ll explore how to deal with the unexpected and how to create conditions in which creativity and adaptability can flourish in your organisation. This will equip you to drive and maintain change.
During the day, you will:

• discover ways to lead your organisation in enhancing performance and growth in tough times
• reflect on your role as financial expert
• learn tools and techniques to increase the cohesion and productivity of your organisation
• develop your skills in building collaborative, robust solutions, using engaging, practical, hands-on methods

The course has a strong foundation in applied improvisation.  These approaches are being taught in leading organisations and business schools around the world.

Here is a short (1m7sec) video on what applied improvisation looks like in organisations .

Here is another short (40 sec) video describing our approach to the day.

Course leaders Belina Raffy and Paul Z Jackson, Maffick


08:45-09:30 Registration

09:30 Introductions
Setting the scene
Reflection on roles – how you are perceived within the organisation, how you wish to be perceived
Discover how Positive Psychology, Improvisation and Solutions Focus benefit us in effective communication for change

11:00 Refreshment break

11:10 Be resourceful
Perceive resources in your environment more fully
Deal with the unexpected
Experiment & recalibrate

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Collaborate
Create conditions in which creativity and adaptability can flourish
Acknowledge and build on ideas
Inquire and explore – what your colleagues want

15:00 Refreshment break

15:10 Lead
Establish a compelling vision
Harness the ideas, energy and actions of others
Changing perspectives about your role

16:40 Applications and next steps
Reflections & Action Points

17:00 - 17:30 Networking – your chance to review the day with your colleagues and course leaders while enjoying a well earned glass of wine!

Venue Details


Sarasin & Partners LLP, Juxon House, 100 St. Paul's Church Yard, LONDON, EC4M 8BU

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Bookings & Prices


  • Non CFG Member - £495.00;
  • CFG Member - £395.00;
  • Staff - FREE;
  • CFG Member Colleague - £395.00;

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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