LEADING CHANGE

Leading through continuous change and uncertainty is probably the biggest challenge of leaders today. We help you  improve on the most important skills  you must master as a change leader.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

2×2 days on-site in Budapest

30-31 May 2024 and 27-28 June 2024

Price: EUR 2500

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Leading through continuous change and uncertainty is probably the biggest challenge of leaders today:

  • a transformation is not even finished when the next one starts,
  • a long list of projects and change initiatives are running simultaneously,
  • people had enough of the amount of change happening,
  • the need for being ready for “anything that might happen” is stronger than ever.

For whom: If you are a middle to senior level leader and these situations are familiar to you, then this program is probably for you! We will take a deep dive into these challenges and prepare you with  SEED’s practical, “DO-HOW focused” approach.

Faculty members

Dr. László Eszes

Academic Director
Faculty

György Leitner

Business Director
Faculty

Guest speaker

Tibor Rékasi

Magyar Telekom

Chief Executive Officer

Ádám Katona

E.ON Hungary

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Tibor Szpisják

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Managing Director

Krisztián Makkai

EssilorLuxottica Retail (Ofotért, Grand Vision)

Managing Director CEE and Balkans

 

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

MAIN TOPICS

Our objective is to improve your self-awareness, your tool-box and your skills as a change leader covering these 5 topics:

YOU and change

  • How do you relate to change as a leader? Are you tired of the speed of change, do you want things to change, or are you ready to change yourself as well? 
  • How can you become a self-aware, authentic change leader?

PEOPLE and change

  • The must-know’s from behavior science about the human being and change
  • The “MUSICA” principles of engaging people with change

The I-PACE change PROCESS

  • INITIATE – with the right team and a strong CHANGE STORY
  • PLAN & ACT – with execution and communication
  • CHECK – progress and the response of people
  • EVALUATE – with honest retrospectives

AGILITY

  • Becoming future-ready with business- and organizational agility
  • Doing agile right

TYPICAL CHANGE SITUATIONS

  • AGILE Transformation
  • POST M&A integration
  • Changing the “WAY WE WORK”
  • CULTURAL transformation and change
  • Introducing NEW MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (ERP, CRM, Collaboration System, etc.)

We help you  improve on the most important skills  you must master as a change leader, including strategic thinking, inspiring communication, adaptive decision making and listening to the voice of the organization.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program is a combination of intensive team days (“Camps”) and individual coaching & mentoring sessions with the Program Instructors. During the Camps, you will work in small teams of maximum 6 leaders, each small team supported by one of the Program Instructors.

We will spend most of the Camp times focusing on your specific change leadership situations, and the coaching & mentoring sessions add to that by deepening your self-awareness as a change leader.

PRE COURSE

Individual interview with the Program Instructors to get to know your change leadership situation and your objectives with the Program.

CAMP 1

(Two days) 

  • YOU and CHANGE: How do you relate to external change?  How are you with changing your own beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors? How are you improving your self-awareness as a leader?
  • PEOPLE and CHANGE: all you must know from BEHAVIOR SCIENCE to understand people’s attitude to change and what techniques you can use as a leader to support them in change situations.
  • THE I-PACE CHANGE PROCESS: The tools, techniques and skills along the phases of Initiate, Plan, Act, Check, Evaluate

CAMP 2

(Two days) 

  • AGILITY: how to increase your organization’s CHANGE READINESS? What is the difference between organizational agility and the agile organizational structure? How to prepare your organization’s capabilities to be prepared for “anything” that comes your way? How to do agile right?
  • CHANGE SITUATIONS: a deep dive into specific change situations from Agile Transformation to Introducing New Management Systems

DURING AND AFTER THE COURSE

You have individual mentoring & coaching sessions with the Program Instructors to discuss your specific change situation and challenges and support your self-awareness as a change leader.

ABOUT THE FACULTY

Dr. László Eszes

Academic Director
Faculty

László is considered to be one of the leading experts on CHANGE LEADERSHIP in Central-Eastern Europe. He holds an MBA from the University of Bradford (UK), a Doctorate in Operations Research, and has more than 20 years executive management experience in Hungary and Switzerland in several industries. He led and supported many change and transformation programs including post merger integrations, strategic-, organizational-, and cultural transformations. László is the Academic Director of SEED, and change leadership advisor to company owners, CEO’s, and executive teams .

György Leitner

Business Director
Faculty

György is an American MBA qualified economist with decades of healthcare leadership experience. He led GlaxoSmithKline’s Hungarian subsidiary for twenty years, gaining experience in the different lifecycles of the business from building to transforming the company. He also managed a major company culture change at GSK’s Polish subsidiary. GSK was awarded as Best Employer for three times during his period. He switched sectors in 2015, transitioning to healthcare services. As the Managing Director of Affidea Hungary, he led the company through a major business and operational model change. 

 

MORE THAN 1000 EXECUTIVES HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE JOURNEY!
LEARN FROM THEM!

Bálint
Hoffer

Vice President, GL Accounting, International Reporting & Intercompany

ViacomCBS

Karol
Jakubek

Managing Director

ROSSMANN Czech Republic

Martina
Martinić

Project Center Director at Rijeka Refinery Upgrade Project

INA Grupa

Gábor
Heiszmann

CIO

UNIQA Biztosító

Predrag
Vasic

Member of the Executive Board

OTP Srbija

András
Becsei

Deputy CEO, Retail Division

OTP Bank

SEED Business Leadership Program has been a real eye opener for me in terms of how many leadership tools I can have in my toolkit and how to use them intentionally. It was a great realization how simple things can change the game and lead the organization to an enhanced performance.

Great venue with a comprehensive leadership principles overview, focusing strongly on a practical side of leadership. I really enjoyed the teamwork during the training and I can strongly recommend the program to those, who would like to move their leadership skills to upper level. One of the best workshops, which I have ever experienced.

I am absolutely thrilled with the program. You start from aspiration and values, continue with building the story around people and, at the end, you tackle with your final goal – how to drive the business. Mentoring and coaching techniques during the program are refreshing and using these techniques after the program suit you with the most useful tool – how to learn continuously and efficiently. For me this is the key takeaway.

One thing I loved about this course that we were able to meet people – both presenters and participants – who has a waste experience in their industries. I can mention the President of Vodafone, the CEO and founder of WizzAir. Furthermore, I was in the same working group with the Senior Vice President of MOL from whom I could learn a lot. I would recommend this course to any executive leader who is humble enough to open up and has the willingness to look inside and understand what his weaknesses and areas of development are.

SEED is one of the best things that happened to me during the last several years. It gave me new vision and the energy to try to become a better leader than currently I am.

SEED’s Business Leadership Program was a very good executive educational program for me. What I gained from SEED and what it means for me is how to set aspirational goals, and how to build a team to achieve these goals.