Active, focused and designed to help you deliver.

Change Creation is a programme specifically designed for leaders who have a change or development that will make their organisation more resilient and who know that working together with other like-minded leaders generates amazing results.

The cohort has now been decided – and they are;  Arnolfini, BALTIC, Barking and Dagenham Library Pen to Print,(inc. Spread the Word) Diverse City, FitzWilliam Museum, Future Everything, Graeae Theatre, Historic Royal Palaces, Heart of Glass, Heritage Open days (inc. National Trust) Hull Truck Theatre, Inpress, Intoart, Julie’s Bicycle, Libraries Unlimited, Magic Me, National Children’s Orchestras, ParaOrchestra, Peckham Platform, Royal and Derngate Theatre, Royal Opera House, Serious, Sheffield Theatres Trust, Site Gallery, Talawa Theatre Company, Tara Arts, Transform Festival and Turner Contemporary

Now we’ll be co-creating the programme curriculum with the successful organisations, to make sure the content will help to create the changes envisioned by the participants.  The programme will start in September with the first face-to-face workshop and the Digital Hub goes live. Our journey will continue to evolve as we realise our ambitions together over the next 2 years.

Designed and delivered by people make it work, participants will benefit from insights, processes and tools that have been developed over decades by some of the best change management experts working across international business today.

We’ve received great support and interest with more than 260 talking to us to find out more and 58 applications, so we’re keen to continue to build a community of change leaders. Applications are now closed but there are lots of ways that organisations can keep connected.

Change Creation has a hub of leaders at it’s heart – 28 Organisations, 56 Leaders, all creating change in their organisations over the same 2 year period, and supported with all the resources we know are needed to deliver change… Research, Consultancy, Action Learning, Leadership Training, Change Management tools, Sector expert advice and a great network of leaders who are learning and delivering alongside the cohort. Read more about the programme below.


Programme features

Expert-led training and skills development

Participants will get 20 days of expert training and peer-leadership learning, with six two-day workshops of intensive group-based sessions around the country that will provide the knowledge, insights, tools and models needed to make the step-changes in each organisation.

There will also be eight further days of workshops – the topics and content will be designed in response to the needs of each organisation and led by expert consultants and sector leaders.

Bespoke one-to-one Consultancy and Mentoring

4 days free consultancy. Each organisation will be teamed up with a mentor to test and challenge their change plan, with access to four days of tailored change consultancy.

What that support looks like is driven by each organisation and could be anything from technical advice to business planning support or stakeholder engagement… whatever delivers the most impact.

Tailored research on demand

Our specialist Researcher-in-Residence will be commissioned to gather evidence and research from across the sector and internationally that will support plans, refine thinking, and help to provide access to additional funding or resources.

Business and investment advice

Our programme is about change creation so we won’t stop when organisations are ‘change ready’. We’ll help build relationships and appetite with funders, investors and potential supporters to ensure that every organisation has multiple funding options to realistically explore during the programme. We are already in discussions with alternative finance providers, funders and investment advisors, so we are ready to support organisations when they are ready and looking for funds.

Peer Support, Co-coaching, Action Learning

Change Creation is a network of 50 leaders, who are all ‘change hungry’ and planning changes in their organisation at the same time… learning from each others experience and insights, live and direct. We believe that being part of a close-knit community of peer learning and mutual support is the most powerful part of the programme, harnessing the knowledge and insights of the group, deepening learning, resolving challenges and transforming practice, long term.


Every organisation receives an automatic £2,000 bursary to help cover the cost of attending sessions and over night stays. In year two there will also be additional small bursaries to help organisations to  cover various small costs incurred from being part of the programme.

Digital Learning Hub

This online home for the Change Creation community is where knowledge, resources and ideas will flow. With a free tablet, each organisation will access the learning hub, connecting with other leaders, sharing plans, getting feedback, and uploading videos that document progress all from one easy device.

An amazing and powerful hub of resources will grow to include monthly leadership blogs, workshop materials, change plans and working documents.

The Hub enables organisations  to stay up to date and get feedback on plans and progress, test creative ideas and approaches through group discussion with peers and support colleagues through action learning sets and co-coaching.

With accessible social media tools, (we’re using the social media tools used daily rather than invent new ones!) the Change Creation cohort is connected with peers, the speakers, facilitators, mentors and consultants beyond the face-to-face sessions, making it easy to track other leaders learning and insights, and get advice all in one place.

The Hub also provides another layer of virtual learning with live Q&As, mini-masterclasses and coaching sessions. Every speaker featured in live workshops will  be available throughout the programme to offer tailored advice and support in the learning space. We’ve learnt from other virtual spaces internationally to shape one that actually works. With experts on our Advisory Panel including the Director of Google Creative Labs, we know we can create a powerful learning and connecting digital space that will enable learning and provide support.

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