Leading and Managing Change

Registration Deadline: 05 June 2018

Training Dates: 12 & 13 June 2018

Training Hours: 08:30 - 17:00

Location: CIIM Nicosia ( View Map )

Language of Instruction: English


The significance of organizational change is self-evident in times when a large percentage of Change projects have failed to deliver the desired outcomes and the business environment changes constantly and becomes more unpredictable. If anything, organizations can expect to face the need for even more change in the future, at an ever-increasing pace.

Despite this broadly accepted ‘truth’ about change, organizations today encounter significant difficulties in both timely recognizing the need for change and successfully leading and managing change, when it is introduced. The severity of these problems becomes intensified, as the pace of change in the external environment accelerates and as organizations, affected by developments in the external environment (like the current economic crisis) or internal problems, are required to introduce change, which is painful to their people and challenging to design and implement effectively.    

This emerging reality suggests that leading and managing change appears to be getting worse rather than less, and more rather than less important. Given the rapidly changing environment in which organizations operate, there is little doubt that the ability to manage change successfully needs to be an essential competence for organizations.

This seminar offers participants the opportunity to expose themselves to the latest thinking and practice in the management of change, and its main objective is to provide them with practical knowledge and skills in order to enhance their ability to help themselves, their people, and their organizations to effectively manage corporate change.

Key Outcomes

The seminar will help participants to:

  • Identify the factors that influence the success/failure of change management projects.
  • Discuss and apply the dominant models/strategies for introducing and implementing planned organizational change successfully.
  • Identify the common sources of “resistance to change” and strategies to manage them effectively.
  • Appreciate people’s reaction to change and how you can help them cope successfully with and accept change.
  • Identify the organizational elements that contribute to the design of adaptive organizations.

Designed for

Managers, Executives, and Supervisors of all organizational departments, as well as experienced managers

Topics to be covered

  • Overview: The significance of organizational change for organizations; why do change initiatives fail?
  • Change as a planned intervention
  • Resistance to Change
  • Leading transformational change:
  • Change Management: The Case of Corporate Culture
  • Change as a transition process
  • Putting Theory into Practice: Change Management Simulation Game
  • Simulation Game – Debriefing
  • Elements of adaptive organizations
  • Summary and Closing


All CIIM Executive Education programmes are developed and taught by CIIM resident and visiting faculty who are widely recognised as skilled professional trainers with local and international business experience. Through many years of business consulting and teaching experience, CIIM faculty develop innovative long-lasting practical concepts that shape the practice of your daily professional responsibilities. The result is a practical educational experience which is designed to have an immediate effect in your business environment.

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Dr. Dionysis Dionysiou


Dr. Dionysis Dionysiou

Dr. Dionysiou is an Associate Professor of Organization and Management at ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece and the Academic Director of the academic program MSc. in Strategic Human Resource Management. He is also a part-time faculty at CIIM and the Academic Director of the academic program MSc in HRM & OB. He teaches courses in the areas of Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Change. His research interests focus on processes of organizing and sense-making, organizational change and adaptation, and the management of organizations operating in high-velocity, uncertain environments. His research has been presented in the leading international academic conferences, among which, the Academy of Management (AoM) and the Group for Organization Studies (EGOS). His latest research has been published in the Academy of Management Review.

Dr. Dionysiou has significant professional experience in defence logistics and he was a representative of the Hellenic Army in several NATO cooperative logistics partnerships. He has created and delivered a great number of executive training programmes for numerous Greek and multinational companies such as EFG-Eurobank Ergasias, Vodafone Hellas, Shell Hellas, Phillip Morris Hellas, Quest, Reederei Nord Ltd., S&B Minerals S.A., and Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC).

Programme Fee

The programme has been approved by the HRDA (ΑνΑΔ). Organisations registered in Cyprus, who satisfy the HRDA criteria, are entitled to apply for the subsidy and therefore their emolument will be the net fee, as described below:

Gross Fee (before subsidy): €550

HRDA Subsidy: €238*

Net Fee (after subsidy): €312*

No VAT is charged due to CIIM’s non-profit status. Fees include tuition, educational materials, lunch, coffee-breaks and refreshments.


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