Leading Change - Executive Education face-to-face delivery

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Three days
face-to-face delivery
Course Director
Dr Jenni Wilkinson

Page last updated 19 January 2021


At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of Open Programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.   We offer a wide selection of short programmes covering a range of topics, including Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Innovation, and Design Thinking, among many others.   All our programmes are designed and delivered by experienced academics and practitioners and combine cutting-edge research and thought leadership with a practical, real-world focus, meeting professional and industry needs.

Several of the programmes in our Open Programme portfolio can also be taken as part of a full programme qualification.  For example, successful completion of the optional assessment in 'Leading Change', enables you to achieve 15 credits towards the attainment of a PG Certificate in Leadership and Management.   

Programme Introduction

Change programmes often fail for a number of reasons, such as, the mismanagement of the human aspects of the change initiative and a failure to deliver on the benefits of the change. 

Leading Change is a highly practical programme that provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of theoretical models, skills and frameworks to underpin change leadership practice.  

Who is it for?

Whether you are an aspiring, new or experienced leader, this programme will help you develop your understanding and skills in leading and management change.  It is suitable for anyone who is tasked with designing and/or implementing change or who works within a rapidly changing context. 

What do I get out of it?

This programme will help you to:

  • A deep understanding of different theories of change and factors which contribute to leading successful change programmes within organisation contexts
  • Identify the prime internal and external drivers of organisational change
  • Critical awareness of the key roles, behaviours, and processes in the effective leadership of change
  • Opportunity to develop own skills as reflective practitioners of change leadership
  • Develop the organisational capacity to lead complex change programmes.

You also have the opportunity to complete the assessment and achieve 15 credits towards the attainment of a PG Certificate in Leadership and Management.  

To obtain the full PG Certificate in Leadership and Management, you will need to attend and successfully complete the assessment for Personal Mastery in Leadership (15 credits) and the Strategic Leaders Programme (ILM Level 7) (30 credits). Completion of the Strategic Leaders Programme offers you the additional benefit of gaining an ILM Level 7 qualification.  

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme. 



What does it cover?

  • Change theory and practice
  • Organisation Development
  • Creative cultures and learning organisations
  • Change agents - roles and relationships
  • Planning and implementation issues
  • Evaluating change - successful and unsuccessful change programmes
  • Change management tools and techniques e.g. force-field analysis, action planning


Study facilities

Our open programmes are run at our dedicated Bristol Business Engagement Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

As a leaner at the University of the West of England, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates


Dates to be confirmed

Session 1 - Tuesday May 11 2021

Session 2 - Wednesday May 12 2021

Session 3 - Thursday May 13 2021


09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00


Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

CohortMay 2021 Delivery OnlyMay 2021 Delivery & Assessment
LocationFrenchay CampusFrenchay Campus
Full Fee£840£915
Payment DeadlineTuesday 27 April 2021Tuesday 27 April 2021
Early Bird Discount£756£823
Payment DeadlineTuesday 30 March 2021Tuesday 30 March 2021
UWE Alumni Discount£714£778
Payment DeadlineTuesday 27 April 2021Tuesday 27 April 2021
UWE Staff Discount£714£778
Payment DeadlineTuesday 27 April 2021Tuesday 27 April 2021
Course Connect Partner Discount£672£732
Payment DeadlineTuesday 27 April 2021Tuesday 27 April 2021


Bristol Business Engagement Centre, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this course, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

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For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87265