A two-day workshop for women entrepreneurstakes place on 16-17 April at the Marriott Hotel in the Armenian capital Yerevan. The seminar,on ‘Change Management: Adizes Approach’, is organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Women in Businessprogramme, funded by the European Union under its EU4Businessinitiative.
The workshop has been developed by the Adizes Institute and will be delivered by an experienced Adizes methodology trainer, who will customise the workshop materials based on the needs and requirements of the local market.
The Adizes approach is an eleven-phase methodology developed by Ichak Adizes, formerly a professor from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, which includes a set of practices and procedures for optimising organisational function on an ongoing basis. One goal of the methodology is to help organisations reach and remain in a dynamic state that optimally balances flexibility and control as conditions change.
The training is part of the EU-funded Women in Business programme, helping women-led SMEs access the finance and the know-how that they need to grow. Under the programme, the EBRD provides access to finance through credit lines to local banks dedicated to women-led SMEs, alongside business advice to help businesses become more competitive. The programme also offers training, mentoring and other support to enable women entrepreneurs to share experiences and learn from each other.