CDE workshop: managing change

Managing Change: How to achieve effective, large-scale, long-term change in a UK University setting

The Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Stephen Brown, a CDE Visiting Fellow from De Monfort University, to the University for this half-day workshop on managing change in Higher Education.  The lively session was attended by managers, senior managers and policy makers from within and beyond the University of London.

The workshop aimed to help attendees to develop effective strategies for achieving large scale lasting change within their institutions, and examined the implications of different levels of stakeholder engagement for the success of sustainable institutional change and demonstrate how to employ a participatory design approach derived from the experiences of the JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery Programme (  This a 4 year, £8m change management experiment currently running across UKHE.


You can download a detailed handout from the workshop here: Managing Change handout (Jan 2012)


View the slides from the workshop here (best viewed in conjunction with the above report):



About the presenter

Stephen Brown is Professor of Learning Technologies, Head of the Department of Imaging and Communication Design and Director of Knowledge Media Design at Leicester De Montfort University (  His career includes course design, research and tutoring for the Open University; Head of Distance Learning, BT Training; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering Design; Director of the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, De Montfort University; Senior Technology Adviser at the JISC Technologies Centre; and President of the Association for Learning Technology. He is currently a critical friend to the JISC Curriculum Design Programme on Institutional Change.

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