Heroic Consulting: Delivering Change in Challenging Times

Joint event with the Institute of Consulting

Thursday 10 May 2012, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

BCS Members £12, Non-Members £18, JCF & IC Members £12 (includes VAT @ 20%)

Emily Napier and Dr Alan Warr


Offering a new perspective on the emotional journey of change, the ‘Heroic Consultant’ uses new scientific analysis of loss and the monomyth of the Hero’s Journey to reframe our approach to change management.

The Hero’s Journey is an excellent lens for viewing the challenges associated with change. It provides a map through the unknown, one that has been trodden by many heroes before us. We also look at how to become equipped for the task ahead, identifying companions (including networks), examining common values and packing the ‘knapsack’ required to meet the unknown.

The framework of Heroic Consulting provides resilience and adaptability for those leading the change journey. It can also be used as a method of coaching others within the change process, and revitalise change when staff moral is low, or multiple changes are being sought.

Grieving Kubler Ross? Resilience and adaptability are also integral to George Bonanno's work on grief. Based in the University of Columbia, he has provided a different perspective on loss. Challenging Kubler Ross’ traditional ‘five stages’, Bonanno's approach suggests we have trajectories of change.

Webcasting available for this event.

This is a Beta test, so no guarantees of quality. We do also hope to make it available as a podcast within a few weeks. 

PDF file Presentation - Emily Napier and Dr Alan Warr