Positive Leadership Through the Change Curve

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Emma Gray, Chief Finance and Operations Officer – Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust

The world of the school business leader is changing so rapidly that it is sometimes hard to keep up. Over the last two years the change curve in education has hit vertical and SBLs need to deploy new tools to lead our teams through the changes. When organisation, technology, pedagogy and leadership are all changing, how do you remain positive when everyone’s confidence is low?


In this seminar Emma Gray will explore:-

  • What is changing?
  • How can we lead the change?
  • Innovation – How do you achieve buy-in?
  • How can we support others (staff, leadership and governors) as their roles evolve?
  • How to remain positive throughout the change

Take home points:

  • The change management process to apply to your strategy·
  • Tools and attitudes for leading change.
  • Tips to stay positive

This session is for:

SBMs and other senior roles.


This session runs at our Edexec LIVE North and South event

About the speaker:

Emma has worked as an SBM for nearly 20 years and is a regular contributor to EdExec magazine, as well as an active – and informative – member of the SBM community.

What are you waiting for?

EdExec Live offers delegates the opportunity to select specific seminar topics relevant to them, ensuring your day is filled with information and learning that will be directly relevant to you and your school’s current requirements.


It’s always difficult to take a day out of the office, but the question is: can you afford to miss out on this event?

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What they say​

Fab as always - very informative - great to meet new people in the same boat. Gave me the information and renewed incentive to make a difference in my organisation by using/improving my skills.
Edwina Hurst
Thurstonland Endowed (VC) First School