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Lunch & Learn: Leading and Managing Change

In a most challenging time for recruiting and retaining talent, our Lunch & Learn events have been looking to leadership over the last quarter. 

As a manager or supervisor how do you successfully lead your team through change?  Find out during an informal session over lunch this September, when we are delighted to welcome expert leadership coach, Alison Craig back to Southampton Science Park.

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2022: 12.00-1.30

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This workshop-style session is relevant to all line managers, regardless of whether you manage or supervise one, or many people.



During this interactive, one-hour session, Alison will:

  • Explore the potential challenges of dealing with change
  • Outline two models that help make sense of people’s natural reactions to change
  • Identify how to initiate and deliver change confidently and effectively through your people 
  • Share tips on communication during times of change 


This workshop-style session is relevant to all line managers, regardless of whether you manage or supervise one, or many people. 

Your Speaker

Alison Craig makes a welcome return to the Science Park following her insightful session on leadership in Autumn 2021. Alison has dedicated her career to helping leaders get the best out of themselves and from others. After 26 years at the John Lewis Partnership, where she achieved high levels of success operationally before specialising in people development, Alison founded her own coaching company to support small companies and large enterprises across multiple sectors with their leadership programmes.

She says: “Whilst at John Lewis, I helped to lead and manage significant levels of change. Firstly, as a local Board member when the Southampton store relocated from its old post war building into its new location within West Quay.  The size of the team, and turnover, doubled over night.  I also supported multiple selling support teams as they faced reorganisation and redundancies.  All of the hints and tips I share are based on practical experience of what works and, importantly, what can go wrong!”


This event is free for any business manager to attend. Please register straight away.

All Southampton Science Park’s events during 2022 support local charity, Jane Scarth House. On registration, you will have an opportunity to donate £5 for your ticket, all of which will go to the charity.

Book a meeting space

We have 11 meeting rooms all of which can be configured in a number of different ways to cater for your meeting or event. Please use the two links below to book a meeting room either as a tenant or a visitor to the University of Southampton Science Park

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