AHRMIO Training Event for Mid-level HR Practitioners
Host
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Via Bocconi, 8
20136 Milan
Italy

Description

Change management and innovation in the international public sector are fundamental but hard to achieve due to the peculiarity of the context, conflicting interests and multiple stakeholders involved. Ever more, change and innovation pertain to changes in strategies, structure, relationship with stakeholders and overall performance, as well as changes in the necessary managerial skills.

The training, crafted to the needs of Mid‐level HR Practitioners, examines how innovation strategies are designed and implemented, and introduce participants to the fundamental characteristics of a successful negotiation process grounded on the capacity to “read” and manage network dynamics.

The discussion in class will arise from analyzing the motivation behind innovation processes and will benefit from a hands‐on approach that will enable a better understanding of change management and innovation lifecycle. Participants will also discuss how to identify barriers and tackle them as well as how to negotiate creating a favorable environment to innovate. Lastly, as organizations flatten and hierarchical structures become less salient forms of organizing, the training will focus on understanding and managing network dynamics to achieve organizational effectiveness.

The program will be based on the blended learning methodology, supported by class discussions, exercises and simulations.

Programme
27 September 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Challenges and opportunities in the international public sector

  • The evolving nature of organizational change: transition from ‘readiness’ to ‘capability’
  • Building organizational change capability: drivers of resistance to change and overcoming its barriers
  • Organizational ability to identify change agents and untapped potential
  • The role of strategic HR to develop capacity for resilience

Instructor: Daniele Alesani

28 September 9:30am – 1:00pm

A framework to analyze innovation and define change processes: innovation life cycle

  • Innovation in the international public sector: a framework of analysis
  • Characteristics and types of innovation
  • The four main pillars of the innovation life cycle
  • Peculiarities of needs assessment and priority setting in complex environments

Instructor: Greta Nasi

28 September 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Implementing change: why and when to negotiate

  • Warm‐up exercise: the relationship between the process and the outcome (effective change)
  • Fundamental characteristics of a negotiation process
  • Negotiating successfully: a framework of analysis
  • Different strategies for different negotiation situations

Instructor: Leonardo Caporarello

29 September 9:30am – 1:00pm

Change management: getting things done

  • Different perspective on getting things done: Formal versus Informal structures
  • Network dynamics: corporate networks as a “true” source of competitive advantage
  • The role of strategic HR tin facilitating change processes
  • What it takes to get things done

Instructor: Marco Tortoriello

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