November 8 & 15: Managing Change for Effective Implementation

MNODN is Proud to Announce a Partnership with Normandale Community College!

"Managing Change for Effective Implementation" is a highly interactive workshop designed to teach the skills necessary to be a change partner in an organization. There is also an option to attend the workshop and complete additional work (pre-assessment, post-assessment, coaching from facilitators, and implementation of a change initiative) to receive the Change Agent Certification from the Implementation Institute. Terry Smith and Lisa Zweber-Smith are the creators and facilitators of the workshop. Terry and Lisa are nationally known change agents, authors, and founders of the Implementation Institute.

One truly unique aspect of this workshop is a very sophisticated computer simulation that participants complete over the two day training. Much of the learning is housed in the simulation, and the built-in algorithms create different results based on the decisions. Learning is then based on deconstruction of what has happened in the simulation.

Lisa Zweber-Smith is Executive Director at The Implementation Institute. In her 25+ years of OD experience, Lisa has been involved with managing change across organizational levels, planning and implementing large scale strategic changes, and acquisition integration.

 She has worked as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies and has held positions with Best Buy, Northwest Airlines, Target Corporation and H.B. Fuller. She is an adjunct faculty member for Pepperdine University and Augsburg College where she has taught Organization Development in the MBA
program.

H. Terry Smith is Principal at The Implementation Institute. In his 35+ years of business experience, Terry has had responsibility for operations, sales, inventory and customer service. He has used that experience to help others succeed. As the Director of Change Management for Best Buy, Terry led the group with responsibility for nationwide change implementation.

Sought after as a speaker, he has presented at international conferences and actively shares his knowledge with his clients and through his affiliation with the International OD Network and OD Institute and the Association of Change Management Professionals.

The cost to attend the two day workshop is $1,195 and the additional Change Agent Certification is $300, for a total of $1,495.   MNODN members receive a 20% discount to attend this opportunity to advance your change agent skills (e-mail marketing@mnodn.org to receive the discount code).  Not an MNODN member? Now may be the perfect time to join!

Call 952-358-8343 or email ncal@normandale.edu to register or with any questions about the Change Agent Certification. You can register for the workshop online, if you wish register for the certification as well you will need to call. There will be additional work outside of the workshop if you would like to pursue Change Agent Certification.

Click here to register for the workshop

Class ID: 23212
CEU's: 1.6
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; 2 sessions starting November 8, 2012 ending November 15, 2012

Location:  Normandale, Room A2556