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||Understanding the Life Cycle of Organizational Change Management
|Date and Time
Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room BA B024 (basement), Bahen Centre for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
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IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering Affinity Group
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Managing technical change and managing organizational change is very different. In this presentation we will discuss what Organizational Change Management is all about and why it is so critical to project success. The emphasis will be on developing an Organizational Change Plan that holistically incorporates all the people aspects and goes beyond training and communication. We will review the various stages of an organizational change plan and discuss what to anticipate and what to be vigilant about. As well, we will look at underlying issues that need to be proactively managed before they surface and derail projects.
Specific topics, based on real life examples, will cover:
- The importance of having an Organizational Change Plan – understanding the people aspects
- What to include, what to track and what to report on
- How to socialize your plan so that it seen as a vital and critical part of the overall plan
- Getting sponsors and critical stakeholders onside
- How to gain support and commitment at the onset of a project
- Anticipating and avoiding common pitfalls
Nimira is a seasoned Organizational Effectiveness Consultant with expertise in Change Management, Organizational Design, Team Effectiveness, Leadership Coaching and Development. She has significant experience in the financial and high tech industries. In her last role as Director, Organization Effectiveness at CIBC, she supported large-scale organizational change projects, worked closely with senior business and project leaders to help them gain an understanding of how best to lead change and transform their organizations, and helped managers and employees deal with change and increase their resilience.
Nimira has also formulated comprehensive strategies to increase individual and organizational capability and performance. This includes assessing training needs, designing and developing learning solutions, as well as facilitating discussions at all levels in the organization. She is a sought after speaker who has addressed audiences at the Conference Board of Canada and the Federated Press. Nimira is also a certified practitioner in various tools and methodologies including Change Management, Culture Transformation, Myers Briggs and Personality Dimensions.