Change Management - Simplified!

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Event Date
Start At : Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00am
End At : Friday, October 14, 2016 - 4:30pm

Change Management - Simplified!

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series is extremely popular, and often sells out weeks in advance.


This seminar provides 7 PDUs for certified PMs.
PMI Talent Triangle Categories - Technical, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management

Dates and Location

Friday, October 14, 2016
Course Length: 7 hours – from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Providing 7 PDUs

NOVA Reston Center
Room 309
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190

Driving Directions

Metro Accessible! Silver Line - Wiehle-Reston East Station

Registration and Costs

$355 per person
Refreshments Provided

Register online. For Questions: Call 703-450-2551 or contact Veronica Ortiz

About the Course

Course Description:

Do you want to ensure that every project delivers high impact results for the organization?
Have your projects been dragging along or not delivering the value you had hoped?
Are your sponsors nowhere to be found and stakeholders preoccupied with other projects?
Frustrated with all of the heavy material on change management and just want a simple set of practical techniques that will help you even in the most change resistant cultures?
We’ve got you covered!

We’ve been in your shoes…and want to help you Get. It. Done. faster, with higher quality outputs and less change resistance.

Leverage our tried and true best practices for getting projects done right and making change stick.

In this class, we will share practical and immediately applicable techniques to give your change initiative the best possible opportunity for success while protecting your MOST IMPORTANT asset, people!

In addition to real-world guidance, editable checklists, resources, templates, and a playbook that guides you through the tangible techniques you need to make change work and make it stick, we will show you what leaders know about human behavior and interactions that drive effective and sustainable change.

Specific Objective Include:

Preparing for and Defining Change

  • Understand the importance of change management for any project
  • Learn how to recover if you started change management late in the game
  • Connect your business needs to the change and create a sense of urgency
  • Articulate the change value proposition
  • Avoid the mistakes most are making when creating change
  • Develop a change management strategy

Planning the Change

  • Develop your charter and change management plan
  • Leverage project management techniques that will HELP you get the work done
  • Understand the role of governance
  • Know what to focus on and how to focus so you can Get. It. Done.
  • Learn how to keep the change process as simple as possible and people as productive as possible

Managing the Change

  • Adapt your management style to your particular change environment
  • Leverage techniques to enhance team engagement and influence outcomes
  • Learn how to effectively handle change resistance and other change challenges with a solid change resistance handbook
  • Understand the role of leadership and management in your role as change driver
  • Use the most effective communication strategies to keep stakeholders engaged (talking to them in their language)
  • Set stakeholder expectations and hold them accountable (without getting fired)
  • Manage your change sponsor to drive change success

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Perform a sponsor assessment and communication strategy
  • Leverage change management techniques to drive effective engagement
  • Finding and creating change agents
  • Understand how to map your stakeholders and proactively manage them throughout the change lifecycle
  • Understand the role of culture on your change and how to work within the culture to Get. It. Done.
  • Understand the role of consultants (to use or not to use)
Making Your Change Sustainable
  • Learn how to continue to engage executives once the change is done
  • Understand the impact of staying aligned with organizational strategy throughout the change
  • Create the right KPIs (key performance indicators) to measure change impact
  • Reinforce the change through monitoring strategies that won't drive people crazy!
  • Teach sponsors the ongoing role after the change is implemented
  • Learn how to handle change resistance and reverting to the "old way"

About the Instructor

Laura Barnard, PMP , Founder and CEO, PMO Strategies; Founder and President, Project Management for Change, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Laura Barnard, PMP

Ms. Barnard has spent more than 20 years creating impactful and sustainable change for a broad range of organizations, from nonprofits to global financial institutions. She combines her deep experience in the PMO and Change Management space with her passion for helping people get things done to transform how organizations realize business strategy. She shares her experience and stories in her blog titled, “I wish I had me when I was you... ™”

As Founder and CEO of PMO strategies, Laura runs several training and coaching programs that help organizations and individuals deliver high-impact results on their projects and drive organizational change. Laura is best known as “the PMO lady” for her extensive experience in building and running PMOs that Get. It. Done. for the business and now she teaches others how to do the same.

Laura believes that project managers are uniquely positioned to assist nonprofit organizations in having a greater impact in the local community. She is the Founder and President of Project Management for Change, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of the project management profession by showing the value of project management across the globe as the most effective enabling resource for delivering sustainable change in the nonprofit sector. She is also the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS)®, the record-setting signature event of Project Management for Change that brings together project managers with nonprofit leaders to change the world, one project at a time.

Laura has spent more than 12 years serving on nonprofit boards in positions including VP of Marketing, Project Management Institute (PMI) Washington, D.C.; VP Education and VP Finance, Montgomery County, PMI; Advisory Board Member, Virginia International University; and Board Member, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Laura has a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech, a Project Management Institute (PMI), PMP certification and a Prosci Change Management Practitioner certification.


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