Join us at our free event in Dublin

Event details


16 May 2017

The Republic of Ireland will be most affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union whilst changes to US tax policies will also present a threat to the public purse, according to a recent warning from Moody’s.  And whilst the Irish economy continues to show positive growth, disruption from these external factors means change and ambiguity for organisations isn’t going away anytime soon.

Why do some organisations thrive in ambiguity and some falter? Change is something that occurs on a daily basis at home and work, so why does planned or emergent change seem so difficult?

In organisations there are any number of things that might trip us up when we are leading change.  There’s the challenge of getting people to innovate and work together, the positive and negative impact of trust and a lack of focus on the behavioural aspects of change that are so crucial to success. And let’s not forget the curve balls thrown at us from the external environment.  It is no wonder then that on average 70% of change initiatives fail.

We would like to invite you to join us at this event in Dublin where together we’ll explore how to lead change and complexity through a mix of research inputs and practical sessions.  The event will include:

  • Current leadership and management challenges in the workplace
  • How to create the organisational conditions for dealing with change
  • The ingredients of successful collaborative working

If you are a senior HR or OD professional with responsibility for organisational culture, design or people development strategies – this event will be of value.


Andy Smith, Director of Research, Qualifications and Practice

Andy has 30 years’ experience as a developer, consultant and leader. His work has spanned small and large organisations, the private and public sectors. Recent clients include Civil Service Learning, Biotechnology and Biological Research Councils, BAM Construction, Tebodin, Highlands and Islands Enterprise,  FCO and Cancer Research UK. Outside of the UK Andy has carried out international consultancy assignments in Asia Pacific, Africa and across Europe.  Andy is Programme Director for Roffey Park’s longest running programme, The Relationships at Work Laboratory  and was instrumental in the launch of Roffey Park’s highly successful OD Practitioner Programme.

As a thought leader he has delivered key note sessions at the OD Network Europe, CIPD OD, EFMD and International Association of Facilitators conferences. In 2014, he received a highly commended award for Excellence in OD from the OD Network. As an author, he contributed a well-received chapter on chaos and complexity theory to Gower’s Field Guide to OD and most recently he co-authored research on the dynamics of trust.   He has been a member of Roffey Park’s leadership team for a number of years and believes this role gives real insight into the challenges faced by the senior leaders he works with.