Building Capability for Change

2 Hour Live Masterclass (Remote)
Building capability for change is a hugely important skill for those responsible for leading teams through change. Too often, major change is left to a small number of ‘change leaders’ while everyone else waits for the change to ‘just happen’.
This masterclass provides change leaders, managers and senior leaders with an opportunity to reflect on the current capability for change in their teams and gain a toolkit of strategies and approaches to enable their team to readily and positively adapt to change.

Who should attend our 2-hour Building Capability for Change Masterclass?

The Building Capability for Change Masterclass is suitable for any manager, supervisor or team leader who wants to build strategic capability throughout the team, enabling all team members to think strategically and actively plan for the future.

This course is also suitable for new and aspiring managers and supervisors who want to develop themselves in readiness for a leadership role and for non-managers who want to be more actively involved in change where they work.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course.

Dates of next course:

Date:27th April 2023
1st June 2023
Time:10am - 12pm
Cost:£29 per person

To book your place on this course, please click the ‘book now’ button below.


Building Capability for Change Request

    “Nigel was an amazing trainer.  I enjoyed his style of training & found it easy to absorb the content.”
    “I have really enjoyed the course and have found it very useful.  I really liked your (Nigel’s) training style – you kept a good pace in the 3 hour sessions so that there was never a lull!”
    “Nigel was so helpful in my learning and I will take a lot out of this training.  Thank you!”
    “I liked the all round relaxed nature of the training.  Nigel made me feel at ease.”
    “Nigel is very engaging.  The course pace was great. I have left with a lot more confidence and lots of new approaches.”

    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

    building capability for change

    By the end of this 2 hour Masterclass , delegates will think strategically and be able to enable their team to do the same, looking ahead and across organisational barriers and actively plan for the future.  They will achieve this by:

    • Having access to a toolkit to assess their people’s current capability for change


    • Applying proven strategies to encourage the people they lead to think strategically and plan for the future


    • Developing their own strategic capabilities to plan, develop partnerships and lead from the front on building sustainable success


    Masterclass Overview

    1. Assessing individual and team’s current capability and preparedness for change
    • Knowing when to press the ‘pause’ button to take stock and assess capabilities for change
    • Applying a toolkit of techniques to assess capability for change
    2. Applying strategies to encourage the team to think strategically and plan for the future
    • Involving people in the change process and empowering to think strategically
    • Being proactive about taking time with colleagues to look forward
    3.Developing own strategic capabilities, building partnerships and sustainable success
    • Developing a ‘planning by doing’ approach for immediate impact and building own capabilities
    • Identifying and building the right partnerships to grow into the future
    Interactive Learning

    We design our masterclasses using a proven virtual classroom approach, providing an enjoyable, interactive and stimulating learning experience.  Each delegate will have the chance to participate throughout.

    Number of Attendees

    We prefer to work with groups of up to 12 delegates on each of our virtual masterclasses.  We also commit to running the masterclass even with small numbers where we will ensure a personalised learning experience.

    Masterclass Duration

    All of our Masterclasses are 2 hours and are designed to compliment and link with the other masterclasses in this suite.  Our masterclasses usually run from 10am to 12pm or from 2pm to 4pm.


    All delegates will receive access to our online learning platform where they can download the training materials and additional articles, documents and videos relevant to the Masterclass.  They will also receive a post-training activity to put their learning into practice.


    Our delegate prices are based on an hourly rate for a facilitator.  We are conscious of the current cost of living crisis and will keep our prices affordable so people can access learning.


    All of our Masterclasses and courses can be adapted for in-house delivery.  Please use the contact form and we will get in touch to discuss how we can tailor our courses for your people.

    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 23 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    He is a highly experienced ILM practitioner, having established his first Approved ILM Centre in 2005.  Since then, he has successfully delivered ILM accredited programmes in Leadership & Management, Coaching and Mentoring and Train the Trainer to a wide range of clients across the sectors and hundreds of learners.

    Nigel enjoys a 100% success rate in guidling learners to achievement of ILM qualifications.  He has been able to achieve and maintain this record through a diligent understanding of ILM specifications, assessment and quality assurance requirements and working to exceed all requirements.  He is also a former ILM External Quality Assurance Consultant with over 10 years’ experience.

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056


    Twitter: @etimes2ltd

    Client Testimonials

    “All training was clear, precise and well communicated.  Time was taken to help make you understand the task or project and make you see it from another point of view”

    “Nigel is a fantastic trainer, great knowledge and experience of course.  He really helped me overcome nerves/fears while training” 

    “The activities really put the information into context and in some cases allowed me to apply it back to my work situation almost immediately.”

    “Nigel’s ability to speak around the content was excellent, he is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in this area.”

    “Nigel has spent a lot of time preparing the course content. Hands down it was the best presented course I have been on and it had all the tools including ‘Nigel’s School’ as a back-up which I thought was outstanding”


    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.

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