• Change Management That Works

Meet with Richard Lent

Change Management That Works: Building Stickability of New Initiatives and Overcoming Organizational Resistance to Lead Change Efforts with Lasting Results

When: December 17, 2008, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (first 30 minutes networking)
Location: Suffolk University,120 Tremont Street, Boston
Parking: The nearest garages are the Centre Plaza Garage and the Boston Common Garage.
Public transportation: The location is a few minutes from Park Street Station (MBTA Green Line and Red Line, Government Center Station (MBTA Blue Line and Green Line), and State Street Station (MBTA Blue Line and Orange Line). It is also accessible via the Washington Street branch of the MBTA Silver Line.
Cost: Free for members; $30 for nonmembers ($20 for BACAPT, CCC, ICFNE, IMCNE, PCC and SPC members and for nonmember students)
RSVP to: programs@learninggroup.org

How often have you been involved with a change effort that began with acclaim, resolve and excitement, only to see it weaken, lose support, and fade away?  So often, new initiatives and change efforts fail to achieve their aims. In part this is because traditional change management focuses on overcoming the initial resistance to a new approach but may not build the capability and commitment to maintain new and improved practices consistently over time.

Join us for learning on how to make change efforts stickable. Those attending will learn how to practitioners, whether internal or external, can help organizations adopt and sustain new programs and practices.

Leading the program will be Rick Lent, Principal of Brownfield & Lent, which helps organizations and groups to align efforts to create better results, share ideas more effectively to build desired futures, and lead effective and lasting changes through rapid cycles of learning, action, and reflection.

Richard Lent, Ph. D.
Rick partners with his clients to help them work, learn and change together to achieve the results they want. His approach supports organizations in making better use of the capabilities of their leaders and employees across all levels as they work to implement new strategies.
 
He has led successful initiatives to improve performance in retail, manufacturing, research and development, and professional service organizations of all sizes. Some of his work has focused on individual teams or departments. Other efforts have involved hundreds of people across multiple functions, locations, and countries. Among his clients are Archstone-Smith, Cabot Corporation, FMC, GlaxoSmithKline (UK/US), Halifax plc (UK), Johnson and Johnson, National Starch, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Ropes & Gray. His work in organizational change for the Halifax, plc won international recognition as the recipient of the Learning Organization Award from UNISYS and Management Today. 
 
For ten years, Rick has focused his research and learning efforts on improving meetings to engage participants more effectively as they discuss difficult issues. He has facilitated sessions to bring people together around project issues, organizational restructuring, and community issues. Among the organizations in which he has led significant meetings are: McDonald’s (strategic planning), UNICEF (country-wide health crisis), Ashland (highway design-build contracting), ArchstoneSmith (organizational change), and various community groups. Rick is currently completing a book on his approach to meetings with the working title, A Different Way of Meeting.
 
Prior to starting his own business, Rick led international consulting and training organizations for Omega Performance Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation and the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation and continued his studies at the National Training Lab in organizational development.

Brownfield & Lent
PO Box 687
Stow, MA 01775
 
Phone: 978-897-2847
 
Email: rick@brownfieldandlent.com

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