DECODING THE INGREDIENTS OF SUCCESSFUL CHANGE
Over the last two decades, Still Moving Consultancy, founded by Deborah Rowland, have invested into empirical research into what does it take to lead change more successfully and identify the ingredients for successful change, the latest round just completed towards the end of 2021.
Based on the research findings, we have developed our suite of Change Vitality Indicators (CVI). These questionnaires encourage deep inquiry into the factors that make up Change Vitality and the associated reports are intended as a guide, a path and are part of deeper inquiry into the leadership of the individual or entity who have completed the questionnaires. Their primary purpose is to assist in development. The aim of the questionnaire is to increase awareness and ability to lead with less effort – not to diagnose or put people into boxes.
Rigorously scientifically tested, the indicator is available at two different levels.
Understanding your own change leadership capacity
Understanding your organisation’s change leadership capacity
Leading change is not an easy task, but it can be made more effortless. Our heartfelt purpose at Still Moving is to help with that. In collaboration with you, we can tailor an intervention that helps you and your organisation’s leadership to develop Still Moving Leadership. We will start the process with listening and tuning into your system to sufficiently understand your challenges and your current culture and then agree design principles for any intervention that match the desired change outcomes. We collaborate closely with you to create learning experiences that are deeply rooted in, not separated from, the work you need to do. To give an impression of what that could look like, here are two high level descriptions of a longer and a shorter programme.
“Through your style as facilitators we became connected quite quickly as a group which was really impactful because you optimize your openness to change and growing if you have that sense of connection.” – There are two open enrollment programmes available if you want to explore Still Moving Leadership and how it could benefit your leadership.
“All the collaborations we have had with you reflect your core principles. You are utterly and completely authentic in what you say and what you do.”
We are passionate about bringing better and more responsible change leadership into this world. If you are curious how we could support you on your journey, do get in touch!
Your leaders are using an effective overall change approach, yet their own leadership lacks the ability to face difficulty squarely on
You have “initiative overload” in your change, and it is too centrally dictated, leading to little local ownership to make change happen
Your leaders have articulated the case for change well, yet people lack the feeling of an overall emotional purpose to inspire them to make the change happen
You have been overly critical of the “past regime”, leading to people feeling dishonoured for what they contributed in the past
Your leadership team, while skilled in their practice, need to cultivate deeper inner capacities of stillness and systemic perceiving so that you break the organisation’s habitual routines
Your leadership team are not doing enough to channel the anxiety of your people towards purposeful and creative action
A multi module programme offers an opportunity to develop Still Moving leadership in practice. The modules touch on all factors of Change Vitality – inner capacities, external practices and change approaches as well as the ordering forces – in a mix of experiential learning and theory with a clear emphasis on application. In between modules, a focused process of peer coaching, learning expeditions to different contexts beyond your own organisation, and a deepening practice of inner capacities, contributes to immediate real-life shifts in the business that heighten the effectiveness of your change efforts, and develop lasting growth in your leaders.
A short, one module programme, typically 3-4 days, that takes you through the essentials, offering you an opportunity for practising the inner capacities, exploring the change leadership practices and discovering new approaches to leading change. Typically we work in a combination of experiential work, theory and immediate application to your own situation, with an emphasis on skilful facilitation rather than teaching, as we believe Still Moving leadership is caught, not taught. Participants would leave this programme well equipped to apply Still Moving leadership to their daily practice.
We have developed the Change Practitioner Programme to help you develop Still Moving leadership, and what’s more, to enable you to develop it in others, too.
It’s an intense seven-month journey for “seasoned” change practitioners. In a combination of online and face-to face encounters within the whole group, smaller subsets and one-on-one settings, the programme will be an experiential practice field for live in-the-moment learning about systems and how they can either become stuck or move with greater ease. Such a “living laboratory” approach can be challenging but also very rewarding, deep transforming work!
Gateway to Still Moving Leadership offers an opportunity to explore how Change Vitality enables sustainable outcomes for organistions and the people within. You will leave this experience with input for immediate application and you might use it as a starting point for a deeper developmental journey.
The module will be run online as two consecutive half days to create an immersion into Still Moving leadership. Brief theoretical input in the form of lectures and short videos will be complimented by many real-life-stories from our decades of consulting and personal leadership experience. It combines small group work with facilitated conversations and reflective self-discovery work, giving you opportunities to engage in interactive sessions with each other and start applying what we have to offer within your contexts.