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Making Change Stick No Matter Your Role

  • 20 January 2017
  • 11:30 AM
  • University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus, Terrance Murphy Hall ~ Room 252


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Leading change efforts in any organization, whether with a small team or enterprise-wide, is not an easy process. However, even well planned change initiatives can fizzle or stall before full implementation for any number of reasons. Join ATD-GTC on January 20 at 11:30 a.m. for facilitated table discussions on ways to “Make Change Stick No Matter Your Role” to gain ideas, tools, and tips to ensure that change sticks in your organization.

Topics will include:

  • Change Leadership
  • Troubleshooting Stalled Change Projects
  • Keeping Sponsors & Stakeholders Engaged
  • Building Change Capability
Panel Facilitators:

Jean Nitchals is a catalyst for positive change, bringing out the best of people and ideas through both a creative and strengths-based lens. She is Managing Partner at Niche Solutions, a Minneapolis-based strategic management and creative leadership consulting firm. People come to her for fresh ideas and new ways of thinking to solve complex problems. She prides herself in being curious and is often known to ask the tough questions. She is most creative when running, biking, in a Starbucks, or hanging out by water. Guaranteed she is always carrying colored pens, an idea book and post-its at any given moment. Jean has a MS degree in Creative Studies and a BS degree in Finance, Technology & Statistics.

Stacey Ferguson is co-founder of The Ferguson Group: a minority and women-owned management consulting firm focused on helping individuals, businesses & non-profits achieve and sustain desired results.

The firm has over 50 years of experience across several industries, working with all levels of the organization (from individuals/projects to enterprise-wide business transformation with thousands of people). Services span a wide range of offerings and include termed projects to ongoing coaching engagements.

Scott Yager is an experienced business leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience providing direct business results. Scott has deep business experience and has focused on managing large scale organizational transformational and change initiatives for many Fortune 200 companies.
Projects across his career have varied from large scale systems implementations, to business process outsourcing, to enterprise transformations. Scott is certified in Technology of Participation (large group facilitation techniques) and has facilitated many strategic workshops with senior executives across multiple organizations.

Stephanie Christensen is a results-driven consultant with extensive experience in implementing enterprise change management capabilities, managing and directing major change initiatives, developing and facilitating leadership programs and partnering with leaders to design organizational effectiveness strategies. Identifies strategic opportunities and creates and implements end to end solutions.

Known for building key relationships, the ability to see the big picture and steering leaders in the appropriate direction.  Her specialties include:  CHANGE MANAGEMENT, building out plans that result in effective organization change and transition, identifying stakeholders and creates engagement and buy-in at all levels, developing a compelling case for change and engages senior leadership; and ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, including workshop design and facilitation, using assessments and strength-based exercises to create cohesive, high performing teams and providing 1:1 coaching to senior leaders.

Cherie Anderson is an Organizational Development professional. Like any OD person worth their salt, she gets positively giddy witnessing people grow as a result of work she’s done. From middle schoolers, to financial advisors, to senior executives, she has 10+ years of experience driving awesome results using a plethora of different practices.

Thank you to our event sponsor:

3208 W Lake Street STE 25

Minneapolis, MN 55416 


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