29 January 2019
Copthorne Hotel The Close Quayside NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE TYNE AND WEAR NE1 3RT
  • 2019-01-29 18:00:00 2019-01-29 20:00:00 Europe/London Using systems approaches to manage change in complex and turbulent environments Don't forget to book your place on the APM website Copthorne Hotel, The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RT Copthorne Hotel

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Using systems approaches to manage change in complex and turbulent environments

Copthorne Hotel, The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RT

APM welcomes you to engage with one of the leading lights in systems thinking and change management. 

Carrying out change and running successful projects becomes more difficult as the complexity and rate of change in the environment increases. Patrick will show how a range of systems approaches have been developed specifically to address problems of complexity and turbulence, and how these can be applied to change projects. He will also give examples of some of the individual systems tools being used for change, and how they can be integrated into a comprehensive model that is very different to existing conventional change approaches.


Patrick Hoverstadt has worked as a consultant since 1995 with organisations in both the private and public sector, mainly on strategy, organisational design and change. He specialises in using systems approaches for analysing and designing organisations, and in working with very large complex organisations including whole sectors. He has developed methodologies for several difficult business problems:

  • Large-scale organisational change
  • Strategic risk
  • Measuring management performance
  • Measuring organisational agility
  • Collaborative governance
  • Business Strategy 

Patrick has worked on many restructuring projects, analysing structural weaknesses, designing appropriate solutions and practical change plans. He ran an engineering business for 13 years before becoming a consultant and founding Fractal. He chairs SCiO, a group of systems practitioners, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management. 

Patrick has written numerous research papers, is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, and has contributed to several books on systems, organisation and management; he is the author of “Fractal Organisation”, a book on organisation published by Wiley in 2008 and used on seven masters programmes around the world, and is the co-author of “Patterns of Strategy”, a book on a systemic approach to strategy published by Gower in 2016. 

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.


APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition reference

Section Description
3.2 Scope management
3.2.4 Change management

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