Professional/Short course Leading Change - 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 16 April 2024


At the 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.

To obtain the full PG Certificate in Leadership and Management, you will also need to attend and complete the assessment for Professional Practice in Self Leadership (15 credits) and the Strategic Leaders Programme (ILM Level 7) (30 credits). The latter also provides you with an ILM Level 7 qualification.

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.

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 the Bristol Business School, 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 UWE Bristol, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources.

Get a feel for the Business Management facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates:

2023/24 CohortTimeLocation

Day 1: 19 March 2024

Day 2: 20 March 2024

Day 3: 21 March 2024




Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus

Programme fees

Please see the table below for 2023/24 fees. 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.

2023/24 FeesDelivery OnlyDelivery & Assessment
LocationFrenchay CampusFrenchay Campus
Full Fee£860.00£935.00
Payment Deadline05 March 202405 March 2024
Early Bird Discount£822.00£894.00
Payment Deadline06 February 202406 February 2024
UWE Bristol Alumni Discount£748.00£813.00
Payment Deadline05 March 202405 March 2024
UWE Bristol Staff Discount£748.00£813.00
Payment Deadline05 March 202405 March 2024
Course Connect Partner Discount£688.00£748.00
Payment Deadline05 March 202405 March 2024


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How to apply

How to apply

Cohort 2023/24Booking for 2023/24Enquiries
19, 20 and 21 March 2024Book NowEnquire Now

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81043 (option 1, then option 2)