Leading Change in a VUCA World - Series

Three courses from this series are required to be booked to run (please see related courses at the bottom of this page)

The world we live in is often a confusing place that moves at a pace and in ways that are unpredictable – frequently termed as a VUCA environment. This means that we are facing more than ever in our lives, Volatility – increasing rate of change, Uncertainty – less clarity about the future, Complexity – multiplicity of decision factors and Ambiguity – there is often more than one ‘answer’. This programme is the third module of a series of three (individual, management & leadership) considering how to address change in a VUCA World from different perspectives.

Key Training Features

Course Outline


Key Training Features

To provide leaders with a clear understanding of:

  • How to enable people to move from the ‘old’ situation to the ‘new’;
  • How to create the right environment for change; and
  • How to provide visionary leadership in a VUCA world.

Course Outline:

  • Bite-Sized – two hours (including a break) on-line learning via Zoom;
  • Highly engaging – involving a blend of experience, discussion & practice; and
  • Active learning – so people take ownership of their own development.

Session 1 

  • Explore restraining and driving change forces to unfreeze ‘old’ situations, set ‘new’ ones and refreeze. Group work & plenary. 

Session 2 

  • Understanding successful change components & exploring the garden metaphor. Group work & plenary



10:00 - 12:00


Available to be delivered In-House. Contact us for a quotation.


Face to face or virtual

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Mel Owers

Mel Owers

Mel holds extensive expertise in Leadership, Management & Interpersonal Skills Training, which has been underpinned by his professional knowledge and practical experience.

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Mel Owers

Mel Owers

Mel had an outstanding career in the UK Civil Service up until 2011 and held roles such as HR and Organisational Development Manager. He is now a Self-Employed Freelance Independent Consultant, Management Trainer, Assessor and Business Coach. He is a qualified HR Professional of over twenty years with a wide range of both strategic and operational business experience. He is an outstanding trainer who has extensive expertise in Leadership, Management & Interpersonal Skills Training used with a wide range of leaders.

Mel is an excellent communicator, who makes training participative and engaging. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has the Certificate in the Psychology of Management. Mel is qualified in Coaching and Psychometrics and frequently uses them as part of leadership development. In 2012, he became a CIPD Experience Assessor and has since assessed a range of HR Directors. In 2015, he led the assessment of a large organisation’s HR function in the UAE. Due to his business credibility, he was also asked to speak at a Leadership Conference about Emotional Intelligence alongside Nick Clegg, MP.

Training, education and qualifications

  • Psychometric Ability Testing & Personality Assessment (MBTi, OPQ, 16PF and EQ-i 2.0)
  • Chartered Fellow CIPD
  • Prince 2 Project Management
  • Business Coaching 

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