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 your organisation's schools offer but are unsure where to start? Do you want to help improve cultural education in London but feel that you can only have a limited impact on your own?

This programme 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’.

The learnings have stayed embedded in my work - I actually just used them to break down objectives I've set myself in my appraisal into a small short-term achievable and start with action.

- Small Change programme participant 2019

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

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.