Chaos and Change Management: Becoming a Quick-Change Artist

Tuesday, December 10

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Career Voyage

Kit Welchin
Certified Speaking Professional, Welchlin Keynote Presentations

Feeling overwhelmed with constant change? Change has become nonstopm and to avoid change can stall or even ruin your career. Both personally and professionally, we need skills to face change and benefit from it, rather than be a victim of it. Learn to invest your energy in finding and seizing the opportunities brought by change.

In this workshop, you will learn the three key drivers of change, the mistakes we commonly make, and the strategies for managing the stress caused by change. These strategies will help get you through the changes in one piece and keep your talent in tact. Change management training provides the tools to use for those who invest energy in finding and seizing the opportunities brought by change.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the three key drivers of change.
  2. Discern the difference between change and transition, and the four stages of transition.
  3. Discover the thirteen big mistakes in managing the transition, and the thirteen new behaviors that guarantee success.

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central