Training - Change Management and Smart City projects

You are about to set up a Smart City approach but you are experiencing problems with the changes that the new projects will bring? You want to obtain the keys that will enable you to overcome these obstacles and make this change a strategic asset, or you want to exchange with other professionals who are in the same situation as you? Then this training course is for you!

Change Management 

Attention: Registrations closed !

Indeed, the transformation towards a more sustainable and smart city is complex, because change involves multiple actors, skills and wills. So, how can we make these changes accepted and involve all the actors concerned so that they adhere to them ? For one day, the Smart City Institute team proposes to address these questions to help you in positioning yourself as a leader of change in your organisation, to successfully carry out your innovation projects.

A tailor-made day

Based on the challenges in the field, this training will cover the following topics in particular:

  • Polyphonic management: a change management approach;
  • The identification and involvement of stakeholders in your change process, in a co-creation logic;
  • The identification and management of cross-cutting issues encountered;
  • The communication to be favoured for your projects;
  • The added value that Quick Wins can represent;
  • Etc.

The training, both conceptual and practical, will be enriched with concrete examples of recently implemented projects related to the Smart Cities theme. Thanks to their presentations, our speakers coming from various backgrounds will come :

  • bring you their perspective on how to manage and implement your projects driving change;
  • present the lessons learned from the difficulties encountered in the implementation of their own Smart City projects;
  • offer you testimonials that will serve as real practical cases to highlight the key concepts and tools studied upstream.

The advantages of this training

  • A balanced mix of academic content (given by Olivier Lisein, Professor of Change Management at HEC Liège and Research Fellow at LENTIC) and field testimonials;
  • A real space for exchange between participants and trainers;
  • A meeting place for peers;
  • A modest cost to allow everyone to participate.
  • A compact programme in a single day to allow you to keep flexibility in planning.

Who is this course for?

As with our continuing education programme in Smart Cities management, this tailor-made day is aimed at professionals from the private, public and academic sectors who wish to deepen their knowledge of change management and to confront themselves with practical case studies :

Private sector

Executives, department managers, financiers, entrepreneurs, engineers, etc.
Any qualified person working in the sectors of environment, mobility, energy, technology, agro-food, Smart Cities developments...

Public sector

Managers in charge of urban and economic development of cities, design of new cities and innovation, political leaders and decision-makers, Burgomasters, Ministers, DGs, Directors of Departments, Smart City Manager, etc.

Academic sector (all disciplines)

Architects, geographers, computer scientists, town planners, environmentalists, sociologists, tax specialists, economists, etc.

Have you already followed our continuing education programme ?

Directly based on their Smart Cities Management training, this day will be the perfect opportunity for our alumni to deepen their knowledge in "Change Management" and will allow them to continue to position themselves as leaders of change in their organisation.

NB: Although no prerequisites are required to participate in this training, we do however plan to provide prior reading for those who would not have attended the continuing education, so that all participants start the day on a similar basis.


  • Date: 12 December 2019, from 9am to 5pm (day closed with a networking drink)
  • Location: HEC Liège (Rue Louvrex 14, 4000 Liège)
  • Cost: 195 EUR all inclusive (water, coffee, pastries, lunch, closing drink)
  • Diploma: Certificate of participation

How to register

Interested ? Registration is open until 3 December 2019 and can be done online, via our form. Please note that places are limited and only a few are available!

ATTENTION – Registration is now closed !

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