3.09 Change Management: Adopting & Adapting
Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Room: Room 401/402

Change management is a business process that focuses on transitioning people and organizations to a desired future state. Change management is about using science, leadership, influence and proven strategies to increase the likelihood of success of a project. It’s not aabout patting people's hands and saying, "Don't worry, you’ll get used to it." It’s about enabling organizations to adopt and adapt as quickly as possible, while accelerating the return on investment.

Business is changing - companies are recognizing the value and significance of the role of the physical workplace in enhancing corporate strategy. While change management approaches are easily described and outlined with the help of a simple Web search, the challenge lies in determining which methodology best supports the case at hand. Hear how important change management is to executives, what FMs experience and how to integrate change management with project management. The panelists will share how they found practical approaches to workplace change.

Learning Lab Area:
Performance Learning Lab
Topic Category:
Workplace Evolutionaries
Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Learn the stages of change management.
Take away practical tools and ideas for your own change management activities.
Understand what works and what to avoid.
Achieve clarity on how change management integrates with project management, but has a very different life span.
Levels of Learning
200 level
Meredith Thatcher, President, Thatcher Workplace Consulting
Ms. Kay Sargent, Director of Workplace Strategies, Lend Lease
Mr. Peter Winters, Associate Principal, Page
Lesley Groff, Director of Facilities, Mennonite Home Communities