SUMS Change Community of Practice Group: Harnessing the Role of Middle Managers as Agents of Change
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  • Timings: 10:30 - 15:00 (registration and refreshments from 10:00)
  • The final agenda can be downloaded below.

This Community of Practice Group brings together change management professionals from the Higher Education sector to discuss change management theory and practice - challenges, barriers, and tools and techniques to overcome these in the sector.

Join us for our first in-person session since the start of the pandemic, which will be hosted by SUMS at Arden University, Coventry.

This session will be focused on 'Harnessing the role of middle managers as agents of change'. We will explore the intersection between the role of change champions and middle managers as change agents. We will consider different models/approaches to establishing change champion networks in the sector; the pros and cons of each model; competencies; and the challenges of maintaining viable networks in a hybrid environment.


This event is FREE and open to members of the Higher Education Sector. Places are limited to ensure a tailored focus and high engagement for all participants.

Allocated on a first-come, first-served basis - booking is required to attend. To ensure this opportunity is available to the widest range of institutions, we reserve the right to limit attendees to 2 per institutionIf the event is oversubscribed, we may contact you if your booked places exceed this amount.

Registration Options:

Registrations will close at 12 PM on Thursday 5th May

  • General (for SUMS Member and Non-Member Institutions): Free to register
  • SUMS Staff: Free to register

Please use the 'BOOK NOW'  button above to secure your place. We would advise registering using your institution/work email address. Joining instructions will be sent nearer to the event.

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