Positive Approaches to Change CIPD
Price: QAR 545

Course details


If you’re involved in change initiatives in your organisation, this one-day Positive Approaches to Change course will help you plan and implement the most effective approach for your organisation; enabling you to create fast, effective and sustainable results for your change projects by understanding the applied psychology of change.

This course can also be provided in-house, which is a cost-effective approach if you have a number of people who require training. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We will also tailor the course content to suit your precise organisation needs.

Course Tutors

Ms Sarah Lewis

Sarah is an Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. She is a consultant and facilitator who brings a social constructionist, positive psychology and strengths based view of organisations to all her work. She has expertise in transformational collaborative approaches, particularly Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café, and Simu-Real. Sarah regularly presents at conferences and workshops. She writes regularly for professional publications, most recently Positive Psychology at Work published by Wiley-Blackwell in March 2011. She is also lead author for Lewis, Passmore and Cantore (2007) Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management, Kogan Page.

Who is it for

Positive Approaches to Change is useful for those responsible for achieving change and those subject to the change plans of others. It will appeal to those who want to increase their understanding of organisational change and extend their options for action.


You’ll develop the most effective approaches to dealing with resistance to change and gaining buy-in; involving case studies and group work. You’ll explore the resources available for change, assess them, and see how they can be used to build social capital and create positive outcomes. You’ll also gain the skills and confidence to act as an effective leader during a change programme.


  • What is the most effective approach to organisational change?
  • Organisational resources for change and how we can access them
  • How can organisations build rather than destroy social capital in the change process?
  • Practical methodologies for introducing positive organisational change, including the use of modern technologies
  • What does this mean for organisational leaders or consultants?

About CIPD

The CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development, is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and L&D for more than 100 years and we already have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East.

CIPD have designed and delivered training programmes in over 50 countries worldwide and provide development programmes for over 15,000 learners a year. 

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