Small Change 2020®: Understanding Change & Transition

A New Direction is delighted to invite cultural organisations to apply for our third year of the Small Change® CPD programme, 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 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 working in a full-on world. While this creates some amazing opportunities, it can 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:

  • Give you permission to succeed through making small, realistic changes
  • 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.

Small Change® is based on an action learning method and turns the usual approach to change on its head. Facilitated and developed by Dr Dawn Langley, 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, instead of focussing on big goals that can feel daunting and overwhelming.

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

More information


How to apply

Please ensure you are definitely able to attend all dates and have signed them off with any line managers or colleagues before submitting your expression of interest form.

The programme is completely free of charge, however, due to being publicly funded we need to cover costs in a responsible way. If you miss more than one session or cancel in full less than 7 days before the programme starts on 15 January your organisation will incur a charge of £100.

To apply, please fill in the Expression of Interest form below:

Apply here

Application deadline: Monday 9th December 2019, 5pm. We will let you know whether your application has been successful by 12th December

If you have any further questions please contact louise.barnell@anewdirection.org.uk


Small Change® is a registered trademark of Alchemy Research & Consultancy, who will be delivering the programme on behalf of A New Direction.