Helen Bevan, our Chief Transformation Officer, introduced the 2018 cohort of The School for Change Agents. We learned about what being a change agent means; about old power and new power – and how everyone can be a change agent.
Change Starts with Me: The first module explores the question: “What is change agency?” and how we can build agency at both an individual and collective level. Individual agency is about people building their own skills, confidence, knowledge and networks. Collective agency occurs when people act together, united by a common cause, harnessing the power and influence of the group and building mutual trust, and it increases the likelihood of bringing positive disruption into the system for faster change and bigger outcomes. We look at successful social movements: how they started, how they honour the diverse experiences and skills that people bring and the impact they can make, considering what we can learn from them and apply to our own work.
Watch the session
Slides from the session
Transcript of the session
Follow the link to read Helen’s brilliant blog her story of becoming a Change Agent
and reflections on Module 1 by Leigh Kendall