As a global network of professionals, the mission of the Change Leaders is to help organisations positively address the human side of change. Environments are dynamic, needs vary over time – adaptive change is necessary.

To support this mission, we are committed to:

  • continuous learning,
  • validating our approaches and,
  • sharing our insights with people who want to improve their own capacities to lead, manage, implement and encourage positive change.

Our vision is to see change practices applied based on data, on respect for the people involved and on bringing positive, sustainable results.

As a group and as individuals we are results oriented in our styles of consulting and coaching. Our perspectives are global and based on advanced education and study in the diverse components of successful organisational change.

Our History

The Change Leaders was founded as a global network and community of practice in 2004. It was set up by a group of first year alumni from the “Consulting and Coaching for Change Programme”, a joint-venture between Oxford University, Saïd Business School, UK, and Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), France. The community has an ongoing relationship with both organisations.

The professionals, including members of faculty, have an average of 20 years of experience as leaders, managers, consultants and coaches in private, public and non-profit organisations. Their experience spans North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Africa and South America. Many speak multiple languages and have worked in multiple regions. Some work internally within organisations, while others are external change practitioners. Many are recognised researchers, writers and speakers on topics related to individual and organisational change.

This global network and community of practice incorporates new members each year, as individuals complete the Oxford/HEC programme. It also increases its body of knowledge and expertise as members conduct new research, and complete new consulting and coaching assignments. These experiences are shared within tCL and with individuals and organisations served by tCL members.

Our Community

The Change Leaders is a community of change practitioners, created by the alumni of HEC Paris / University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s executive specialised Master’s Degree in ‘Consulting and Coaching for Change’.

Our goal is to continue our learning journey by leveraging experts in the field, sharing our knowledge and experience, and creating visibility of our individual and collective research.

We organise bi-annual members-only conferences, which are held in March/April in Paris, and in September in Oxford. Each conference has a core theme, and content comprises a combination of guest speaker and member sessions, as well as a selection of practitioner research, practice workshops, co-creating labs, and community life. Our conference themes are exciting and challenging: for example:  “Emerging Trends in Change Management”, “Emergent Complexity”, “Influence, Power, and Change”, “Leading Change in a Disruptive Sharing Economy”, and “New Leadership”.

In between conferences, our global members collaborate, and often partner with each other to deliver coaching and consulting missions.

We offer two closed collaborative platforms : the Change Leaders LinkedIn group, which welcomes all CCC alumni and faculty members; and our members-only platform for current tCL members. Both are very active.

Our Programme

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Change Leadership (CL), formerly Consulting and Coaching for Change (CCC), is an international part-time modular programme delivered jointly by HEC Paris and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. It leads to a Specialised Master (MSc®)  Degree (accredited by the French Conference des Grandes Ecoles). Designed for professionals who are passionate about the social science of complexity and change–about facilitating, creating, and leading change–CL provides a multi-disciplinary approach to leading change in organisations.

For detailed information please visit the Change and Leadership website here.