Minimising the Risk in Change with Business NLP

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The onset of change can present challenges and risks for all organisations and individual staff upon whom it impacts. Successful change management depends on the Â?buy-inÂ? of staff at all levels and their skills in communication and managing change. NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) was developed as a tool for change 30 years ago. It has enabled people to embrace and consolidate change - with outstanding results.

PPI is a leading training company using the principles of Business NLP to empower professionals to manage change situations efficiently, harmoniously and with no time lost. It has helped clients from both private and public organizations, plus government departments responding to the challenge of change. These include Abbey, ACCA, Accenture, Argos, Barclays, BT, British Aerospace, ODPM, The PM's Strategy Office and the main public services

“At board level, creating and communicating a clear vision, momentum and rationale for change is a core challenge,” says PPI Director, Michael Beale. “For management, it’s often being clear about their vision and communicating the changes and putting systems in place to ensure they stick. Operational staff are crucial to the implementation and maintenance of change, so they need to feel channels are open for communication – and that they have the tools to do the job.”

PPI’s ‘Managing Change’ NLP Masterclass helps individuals at all levels to become highly effective catalysts for change. It aids management and staff to understand the barriers to change, how they can be overcome, how to anticipate the tougher decisions and how to ensure that they’re properly addressed. NLP techniques in problem solving, building rapport and communication in handling complex or difficult situations makes the upheaval of change manageable.

Results of training create a win-win situation for employee and employer. Staff recognise their value as an agent of change, gaining confidence and greater skills for coping with and communicating change; organizations can use NLP as a comprehensive change management tool – its techniques unlock resources in people maximizing the benefits in change.

PPI’s Managing Change Masterclass, is one of many modular transformational business NLP courses offered by the company. Learning is addressed by one-to-one coaching, in-house courses or 'open' seminars. NLP Basics and Practitioner courses unlock personal capabilities, while the Master Practitioner series enhance leadership, executive coaching, sales, consultancy, change management, stress mastery and presenting impact skills. Used effectively, NLP is a potent means of communicating vision and in harmonizing and integrating people.

For those who are interested in exploring the value of NLP, introductory sessions are offered, at no cost, in London and/or in Milton Keynes. Sessions can be fun, rewarding and provide an insight into how easy it can be to improve one's skill base. Details are available at,

With real-life experience and constant programme development, PPI’s business NLP courses offer an advanced and flexible method for acquiring behavioural skills quickly. The next ‘Managing Change’ masterclass is to be held at Accenture Training Centre, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, November 2-4th 2005.

Background for journalists

The ‘Managing Change’ course is jointly delivered by Michael Beale, founder and Director of PPI Business NLP and Alan Ney. Alan has extensive management experience in financial services and information technology and has had key roles in change implementation with Accenture, BT, Dept. of Work & Pensions and the Inland Revenue.

The next ‘Managing Change’ course counts towards full accreditation as an NLP Master Practitioner, and will be held at Accenture Training Centre, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, November 2-4th 2005. The course can also be run ‘in house’.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) was introduced by Richard Bandler and John Grinder as a tool for personal development 30 years ago. It is continually assessing and developing frameworks for understanding attitudes, it models successful performers and provides techniques for improving thought processes and communications skills. Business NLP draws on these studies which can be used in different environments.

Clients of PPI Business NLP include Abbey, Accenture, ACCA, Argos, AstraZeneca, Barclay’s, Birmingham University, BT, BAe, Centrica, ODPM, the PM’s Strategy Office as well as the main public services.

PPI's website has had over 380,000 hits over the last four years demonstrating the interest in Business NLP. Further news releases are available from . Their monthly newsletter from goes out to over 3000 subscriber’s world wide. They will be running their NLP business practitioner seminar in California in the fall of 2005

The company operates under the strapline: 'The Business NLP provider of choice'.

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