Seminar Series - Peter de Jager - Rational Change Management

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Event Date
Start At : Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 4:00am
End At : Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 12:00pm

Rational Change Management


Peter de Jager

Saturday, June 19, 2010

PDUs: Attending this program earns 7 PDUs.

Location and Cost


8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - Seminar Begins
4:00 PM - Seminar Ends


Crowne Plaza Hotel
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (703) 893-2100


(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, and lunch. )

$275.00 - Member Registration
$300.00 - Nonmember Registration

About the Presentation

Rational Change Management: without Hype and Myth

Do you want?

  • a rational approach for implementing Change within your organization? An approach devoid of the myths and hype which serve to make a relatively simple task almost impossible?
  • a reality based model of the Change process which explains not only why we resist being changed, but also how to convert our natural response to change, into support and enthusiasm for the change?
  • to introduce both staff and management to a way of thinking about organizational change that encourages the formation of teams, respects intelligent criticism, invites participation and breaks down the obstacles of the “we” vs. “them” culture?

What is it about?

This one-day interactive learning workshop (or Keynote) explores the Change Management process. The topics will include:
  • The myths of Change Management
  • The value, and flaws of human behavioral models
  • The applicability of the Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle to organizational Change
  • The Virginia Satir Change Process Model
  • The single point of failure in change management
  • Why good, honest, open communications is the pivot point of change management projects
  • Why resistance to change is both necessary and desirable

Why is it valuable

You will have gained the following knowledge and skills and be able to:
  • Identify threats to the Status Quo
  • Involve those affected by the threat, in the selection and implementation of the Change necessary to alleviate the threat
  • Design a communication plan to address the real concerns of the Target Audience
  • Respond appropriately to concerns regarding the Change in order to avoid reinforcing those concerns
  • Empower the organization to direct their own change
  • Install support structures to shorten the transition period
  • Respect the existing status quo before replacing it with another
  • Minimize the pain of change in order to make it easier to embrace
  • Recognize why celebrating a transition is not just a reason to throw a party

Who should attend?

  • Those currently involved in any aspect of Change Management from awareness of need through to celebration of implementation
  • Those required to implement new change initiatives or recover from failed implementations
  • Those with expertise in management looking to increase their ability to manage “Resistance to Change”
  • Staff faced with unnecessary Change requiring a management acceptable means to resist
  • Project leaders who want their clients to embrace the product of their efforts
  • Those wishing to attain a practical, reality based understanding of change management

This training/Presentation has been crafted to allow the attendee to decide for themselves that this approach has value. The session is interactive, informative, provocative and unavoidably… fun.

About the Speaker

Peter de Jager

Peter de Jager is a keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to the issue of managing change of all types within our organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from Problem Solving, Creativity and Change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

He’s spoken in 37 countries and is recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker. His audiences have included the World Economic Forum, The World Bank and The Bank for International Settlements.


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