The Importance of Change
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Location: The Century House, Latham, New York
Breakfast – a full, warm breakfast will be served, so bring your appetite! Coffee, drinks, and snacks will be available throughout the day
Session 4a: Leading Successful Change
We are all experiencing tremendous change – in society, in our organizations, and in our personal lives. Change is critical for continued growth and development. Leading others through this change, however, is exceptionally challenging. In fact, a recent study finds that 75% of changes fail to meet their stated objectives. Why is this? In today’s session we will explore why changes fail and identify techniques to successfully lead people through change.
Lunch - a buffet-style lunch will be provided by the Century House
Session 4b: Leading Successful Change
Invited Presenter: Erik Eddy
Professor of Management and Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Siena College
More about our invited presenter:
Dr. Eddy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA), a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Change (MOD), and a doctoral degree (PhD) in Organizational Studies. As Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Siena College, Dr. Eddy leads a group of Siena Faculty and Administrators in an effort to build leadership competencies in the greater Capital Region.
Post Session Four
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Erik Eddy, Professor of Management and Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Siena College, led us in discussion on how to lead successful change in our organizations. We explored the importance of clearly understanding the true issue at hand and not simply reacting to the obvious symptoms. Once we’ve identified the appropriate change to implement, we next explored the importance of assessing individual readiness for change and leading members of our community through the change. Teams spent time in break-out groups discussing their own change and developing a plan of action for successfully leading that change. We hope that the insights gained here will be valuable in helping others through change.
Important Covid Note:
We are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated or to wear masks for all sessions. Masking may be required as Covid infection rates warrant it. Please bring a copy of your vaccination card to these events to show during registration.