Small Change® programme

A professional development programme to support a step change in cultural education in London.

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A New Direction is delighted to invite cultural organisations to our second year of Small Change®. The programme is delivered in partnership with Alchemy Research & Consultancy and Dr. Dawn Langley.

  • Are you full of ideas for developing cultural education but not sure where to start?
  • Do you want to help change cultural education in London but feel that you can only have a limited impact on your own?
  • Do you feel like you are running flat out just to stand still?
  • Does the thought of yet more change feel overwhelming?

We are all learning to work in a world that is full on, and while this is opening up some amazing opportunities it can also leave us feeling a bit frazzled. This programme is designed to help you explore change and transition and how it impacts on your work. It will:

  • Provide an opportunity for you to meet others in your field facing similar issues
  • Allow you to share experiences and support each other
  • Help you explore something you might want to work on in more detail
  • Give you permission to succeed through making small, realistic changes

Small Change® is based on an action learning method and turns the usual approach to change on its head, in an approach facilitated and developed by Dr.Dawn Langley. Instead of focussing on big goals that can feel daunting, it encourages you to think about the small things you can do right now at no or low cost to improve the way you work. The programme is designed for up to 30 individuals to undertake a series of manageable, progressive changes in their practice, that are self-identified and supported.

The approach is based on a simple principle - ‘small changes can have a big impact.’

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.

Chinese proverb