Maine HR Convention: May 12-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


A Fresh Look at Change Management: Easy as 1-2-3?

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

What’s it all about? “Old habits die hard.” “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” “A rolling stone gathers no moss.” In this engaging workshop Nancy Persson – takes us well past the clichés of change and uncertainty, demonstrating the value of effective change management, the challenges keeping many organizations from doing it well, and how you can be a catalyst in this field. First, change has to be planned and managed. There’s just no way around this. Second, people are people. And they need support through the transitions that change demands. Third, change leadership has to come from the top, and HR leaders have an important voice in this process.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover how organizational assessment is the cornerstone of change management strategy and how key leaders and stakeholders can implement a change management plan flowing from that strategy. You’ll receive a framework for assessing the scope and measuring the potential impact of the changes you seek and how that informs strategy development and action planning.
  • By understanding what people fear and the tools they need, HR and line managers can support their teams more effectively through change. Our speaker shares a model for understanding the people impact of change, with ideas on how to apply the insights this model offers.
  • Discuss the latest ideas and the established research on change management, with an emphasis on the leadership shadow you can create in a time of change.


Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business credit.

Program Faculty: Nancy Persson