Change Management Principles


A stunning introductory learning experience into the world of change management.


  • Online: 10 sessions x 1.5h/session.
  • Offline: 2 consecutive days (roughly 16 hours), to be resumed after the current COVID19 pandemic is over.


  • Online: Mural (digital content and collaboration) + Discord (chat and voice workgroups and classrooms) + (online community).
  • Offline: Natural/cultural sites, usually in Portugal + Mural (digital content and collaboration) + (online community).

Class Size

  • Between 10 and 15 participants.


  • Online: 995 EUR (excluding VAT) per participant.
  • Offline: 1,495 EUR (excluding VAT) per participant. 


  • People and organizations that are new to change management.
  • Change agents: coaches, managers of all types (business, project, service, product, etc), specialists, team/tech/solution leads, etc…
  • Everyone who needs to lead and/or support change within an organization.
  • Everyone that wants to have fun and learn through play 🙂

Instruction Method

  • Videos & discussions.
  • Interactive dialogues.
  • Hands-on exercises.
  • Experiential learning (simulations or real applications).

Course Prerequisites

  • Your open mind!
  • Your good mood!


The following major topics will be covered during this training, in blocks of 1,5h:

  • Session #1: Authority, Autonomy, and Innovation
    • Authority, accountability, and responsibility
    • Autonomy, mastery, and purpose
    • Authority delegation, decision rights, and autonomy
    • Autonomy, cooperation, and control
    • Autonomy, safety, and dependability
    • Creativity, innovation, and change
    • Creativity, innovation, invention
    • Feasibility, viability, and desirability
  • Session #2: Environment and Change Management introduction
    • The world we live in is changing, fast:
      • Climate crisis
      • Ecological collapse
      • Our digital relations
      • … but our educational system is not
    • How should we see the world: VUCA
    • Our fast and slow brains
    • The Habit Loop
    • Dealing with changes
    • Safety and habit change
    • Obliquity and habit change
    • Change spectrum: change, improvement, and innovation
  • Session #3: Why prepare for external change? Why induce internal change?
    • External-induced change types:
      • Wars
      • Catastrophes
      • Economic crises
      • Social revolutions
      • Pandemics
    • Change, improvement, and innovation
    • Internal-induced change types:
      • Kaizen
      • Kaikaku
      • Kakushin
  • Session #4: How to be prepared for external change?
    • Change readiness plans
    • Simulation games and drill-downs
    • Wardley Mapping doctrine (first principles)
  • Session #5: How to induce internal change?
    • Kanban Method overview
    • Coaching & Improvement Kata overview
    • Open Space Technology & Agility (OST/OSA) overview
    • Autonomous Teams overview
    • The NUMMI case study
  • Session #6: Game simulation or real-world application (xScrum based)
  • Session #7: Game simulation or real-world application (xScrum based)
  • Session #8: Game simulation or real-world application (xScrum based)
  • Session #9: Game simulation or real-world application (xScrum based)
  • Session #10: Game/application Review, Classroom Retrospective, and Training Debrief

Recognition & Rewards

  • HiveFlex Associate credential (electronic badge).
  • HiveFlex Change Management Foundations certificate of achievement (electronic badge).
  • Free HiveFlex Online Community membership for 1 year.