Making Change Stick – This event is cancelled & will be rescheduled

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Date(s) - March 7th, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alexander Holburn


A joint session for IT and Learning and Development subsection affiliates.

“Change is inevitable and accelerating. Organizations that manage it effectively will pull ahead of their competition.  Change initiatives are time consuming and costly, but by approaching change management with a disciplined approach, organizations can survive and thrive.”

Source: Project Management Institute (

You have bought a new piece of software, and/or have implemented a new accounting process, etc. so how do you get people to use the software or follow the new process?  How many of your projects have failed within one to two years because of lack of user adoption?  Well the answer is the disciplined approach known as change management which is a subset of the project management discipline.  In this seminar, Susan Grubmayr will explain the change management process and what it entails, and provide you with strategies you can use to increase adoption rates at your organization.  There will also be a handout listing additional resources where you can learn more about change management.

Our guest speaker, Susan Grubmayr, is an online UBC instructor in Business Analysis, Project Management and Program Management. She teaches two change management courses: PM Essential Skills and Change Management and Process Implementation. She has been an advisor to Fortune 500 Companies and startups across diverse industries utilizing her 20+ years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Management and Program Management.  Susan is a PMI-Project Manager Professional and Agile Certified ScrumMaster.  She enjoys working with teams and stakeholders to deliver projects, realize benefits and change that sticks. She will share some of her change management successes and lessons learned as part of a 20-person organizational change management board  where she assessed all capital projects and operating initiatives’ for organizational readiness with a portfolio of $200MM capital budget per year. Susan is the principal of Deliverable Consulting. In her spare time, she is learning data science.

Lunch: salad, sandwiches and dessert squares

Space is limited to 40. Priority will be given for IT and Learning/Development subsection members.

For general inquires contact Ann Halkett

Payment Information

Cheques for $18.00 are payable to Alexander Holburn and brought to the event.

Reserve your tickets before March 2, 2018


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