Kingston knows how to make an impact!

Kingston knows how to make an impact! Who’s Kingston and what impact? The Kingston I refer to is Kingston Council, officially known as The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK).

At the end of 2019 I was engaged as the Lead Change Maker to design and deliver a programme that would take a newly recruited Corporate Transformation Team and transform them into a high performing team. They needed to utilise that transformation every time that they went to work in another department. Thus enabling more effective projects to take place within RBK.

The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames – Corporate Transformation Team

The innovative programme was designed to enable the team to reach high performance quickly and to be able to put into action what they were learning immediately. The programme had elements of a suite of e-learning modules that could be accessed from a smartphone or a browser. There were individual and group coaching. There were face to face modules, which morphed into remote ones once Covid-19 made it impossible for in person events to take place.

We extended the duration of the programme to support RBK whilst they were mobilising their COVID response and added some additional elements at no additional cost to them, to support their effectiveness, morale and resilience. (We had already built a resilience module into the programme, delivered by my Change Maker Group colleague Vanda North; which really came into play as the effects of Covid-19 began to become more established).

Knowing and utilising how the RBK team provided impact was central to the programme. We used The Change Maker Profile™ as a foundation stone in which the different elements of the programme was reflected that gained knowledge. This is how The Change Maker Group (who I work with from time to time), defines The Change Maker Profile™:

“THE CHANGE MAKER PROFILE™ IS A GAME-CHANGING TOOL THAT HELPS PEOPLE MAXIMISE THEIR CONTRIBUTION. IT ALSO SUPPORTS ALL OF YOUR PEOPLE ACTIVITY, PROVIDING A BASIS FOR DEVELOPING LEADERS, DRAWING TOGETHER BALANCED AND IMPACTFUL TEAMS, RECRUITMENT INSIGHTS, DIVERSITY IMPROVEMENT AND SO MUCH MORE. IT IS A 21ST CENTURY TOOL THAT HELPS YOU SOLVE REAL BUSINESS PROBLEMS”

The Change Maker Group
© The Change Maker Group

Click below to find out what RBK feels about the programme.

Kingston knows how to make an impact!

The programme has now reached a conclusion with the Change Maker Profile™ accreditation of 4 employees of The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, Corporate Transformation Team.

Katie Fielder, Sophia Severin, Karin De-Giorgi, Emily Ormerod being accredited by Simon Phillips with Judith Germain

Well done The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames for having the foresight to equip this important team with with knowledge on how to improve their impact and influence. How to become a high performing team with the knowledge and resilience to extend this ability to others with the Council.

An additional well done to the new GC Ologists who can now accredit others in the Change Maker Profile™ – thus extending the knowledge of how to make individual and collective impact across the Council.

Congratulations to:

  • Sophia Severin – Corporate Transformation Manager
  • Emily Ormerod – Change and Improvement Analyst
  • Karin De-Giorgi – Change and Improvement Analyst
  • Katie Fielder – Change and Improvement Analyst

We are excited to see what they will do in the future.

Contact me to find out more.

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