Lean Change Agent
26-27 Jul, 2018

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$1,900.00 (including GST)


As innovation and disruption continue to increase, more and more organizations are looking for how to change faster in order to remain competitive. Many of those organizations are looking at agile to do that, but tend to use outdated change management approaches that are not equipped to manage fast-paced change.

This 2-day workshop is designed to show you how to use agile and lean techniques to facilitate change. Lean Change Management is a modern approach that takes ideas from the lean startup, agile, organizational development, and change management fields to help you figure out the best approach to the change you’re faced with. You’ll learn what agile really means, and how to apply agile principles and practices to your change programs, as well as many good practices and light-weight planning and exploration tools for getting your change off the ground and headed in the right direction.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to apply Agile and Lean techniques to Change Management
  • How to use Agile techniques within your existing Change Management framework
  • How to reframe resistance to change to response to change
  • How to modernize your change management practices
  • Combine ideas from Lean Startup, Agile, OD and CM to develop your own contextual change framework
  • Alternatives to ROI and project management thinking
  • How to use light-weight planning and measurement tools such as Change Canvases, OKRs, Perspective Mapping and more.

Day 1 agenda

  • Introduction: Why are you here? What is the ultimate question you hope to have answered?
  • What is Lean Change Management: How is it similar and different to how you approach change today?
  • Agile Change Management: Overview of agile values and principles, and how you can apply that thinking to change management.
  • Alignment: How to use light-weight tools for change readiness, change lift-offs, and ongoing facilitation of change
  • Incremental Change: How to move away from traditional ROI and towards reducing uncertainty by breaking down change into quarterly objectives with tangible key results.

Day 2 agenda

  • Experiments: How to move away from change activities, and towards change experiments. This includes good practices for communication, creating alignment, providing status to change sponsors and more.
  • People: Why the notion of ‘resistance to change’ is wrong, and why the “70% of changes fail” is incorrect. We’ll explore how different people respond to change differently, and how you, the change agent, can navigate that complexity
  • Your Own Change Framework: We’ll take the learning from both days, and discuss what your own change framework could look like and you’ll answer your own questions that were created at the beginning of the first day.

What you get

  • The book ‘Lean Change Management’, by Jason Little
  • The Lean Change Agent course workbook
  • A follow-up personal call or group lean coffee on outcomes, a month later
  • Recognition as a Lean Change Explorer (certificate of workshop completion)
  • Access to the Lean Change Agent Network and the Happy Melly ecosystem
  • A lifetime of connections with thousands who have attended these workshops to date

Please contact us for information on discounts available for early bookings, groups, and for members in good standing of professional bodies and some other groups.

3 reviews for Lean Change Agent
26-27 Jul, 2018

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic course, trainer and take home materials. The course is brilliant for both theoretical understanding of Lean Change Management and its practical application. I am so excited to try some of the techniques we learnt!
    David is an absolute wealth of knowledge and a fantastic trainer, teacher and facilitator.
    He is passionate, thoughtful and was focused on helping the class get the most out of the time spent together. Thank you!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Highly recommended if you want practical tools and techniques to help your transformation. We had an intimate sized group that enabled healthy conversations about our (real) situations. David is a great facilitator and allows time to think and interact about your own current situations and challenge each other.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anneke Sezier (verified owner)

    Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Great balance between listening and doing. Walked away with some great tools which I can immediately put into practice. David is a great facilitator and has an in-depth understanding of the material, topped up with real life practical examples and story telling. Enough time was given for participants to process new information and think about how it applies to ones own practice. Loved the lean coffee wind-up where we had time to discuss issues relevant to our practice and thoroughly enjoyed the novel way of providing course materials – very engaging. Thanks David!

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Event Details

Date: July 26, 2018

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Cliftons, 45 Queen Street, Auckland