TUESDAY April 24, 2018 Monthly Luncheon Meeting TOPIC: Organizational Change Management (1 PDU)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to scheduling conflicts- the next meeting is moving to Scott Conference Center but is one day early Tuesday April 24, 2018 - not Wednesday April 25th.

The rest of 2018 Monthly Luncheons will held on Wednesdays!

Online registration for monthly luncheon events will now remain open and not close so you can now register day of the event and at the event. The registration price increases to $25 after 5:00 pm CT on the day before the luncheon event. April luncheon event pricing increases to $25 April 23 at 5:00 pm CT.

Presentation Title:  Organizational Change Management – Foundations and Challenges

Presenter:  Kevin L. Turgeon


Presentation Summary:  The pace of change in modern organizations is greater than it has ever been, and it is only expected to increase in the foreseeable future. Simply put, modern organizations must continually change and improve in order to be successful. For years, organizations have focused on growing their process improvement and project management capabilities in order to meet the continually increasing pace of change. Recently, however, organizations have started to shift their focus. While the fields of process improvement and project management remain as relevant as ever, organizations are now beginning to understand that even the best designed and planned change initiatives depend on the buy-in and acceptance of human beings in order to be successful; organizational change is human change – and human change is deeply personal and not always rational. The field of change management has grown in response to the need for organizations to better understand and guide the human side of change. Organizations that master change management will be well positioned to continue to change, improve, and succeed.


Attendees Will Learn:

  1. The most up-to-date research on the need for and benefits of formal organizational change management

  2. The impact of prospect theory on our modern understanding of the rationality of human decision making

  3. The ADKAR method of individual human change and how this method can be expanded to organizational change

PDU Claim Submission: Chapter will submit PDUs


Costs: $20.00 if pre-register prior to event day (members and non-members).  $25.00 after 5:00 pm April 23 (members and non-members).

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact VP Programs.

Presenter Summary:  Kevin Turgeon is the Founder and Principal Consultant for True Owl, a boutique consulting firm specializing in helping small businesses, nonprofits, and healthcare organizations navigate complex change initiatives. Kevin has over fifteen years experience providing process improvement, project management, and change management expertise to some of the best organizations in the world, including The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Alegent Health (now CHI), Union Pacific, UPS, and Habitat for Humanity. Kevin holds a Master of Science in Engineering degree in Systems Engineering from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska. He also holds Bachelor and Master level degrees in philosophy from Creighton University and Arizona State University, respectively. Kevin is a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Project Management Professional, and Change Management Practitioner.