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Embracing the New Normal: Building Change Agility in an Evolving Marketplace
How many times have you heard your leader express the need to be more quick and nimble? How frequently do you reflect on achieving better performance, and gaining an edge on the competition? Recent studies show that agility and resiliency are critical for success, top-of-mind for many executives, and linked to profitable growth. Perpetual change has become the new normal, and change agility is now a strategic differentiator, that needs to be integrated with human capital strategy and talent solutions.
Join this discussion to explore what companies and HR departments are doing to stay agile in today’s evolving marketplace.
Alison Alexander, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, HCSC
Allison focuses on assessing organization design, identifying opportunities to drive greater effectiveness, and delivering solutions that solve business issues, while building organizational change capabilities. As a purpose-driven, change management professional, corporate social responsibility driver, and community engager, Alison is committed to providing quality service in program delivery leading to positive transformations that drive sustainable growth that aligns to company strategy. She has worked in professional services for 10 years at various organizations and currently serves on the board of The Midwest Chapter of The Association of Change Management Professionals. She holds a B.A. in Communications and Studio Art from Denison University and an M.S. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University where she published her research: The Power of Purpose: How Organizations are Making Work more Meaningful.
Dorie Blesoff, Chief People Officer, kCura
kCura is a developer of e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies manage and analyze electronic data during litigation and investigations. Based in Chicago with an increasingly global presence, kCura has seen rapid growth, during Dorie’s tenure and continues to exhibit a dynamic and sustainable culture while demonstrating excellent business results. Driven by principle “Grow Your People to Grow Your Business,” kCura has been laser focused on cultivating the culture of continuous learning that reflected in highly effective initiatives such as monthly performance coaching, robust training programs, career mapping, and even self-organizing learning efforts like “kDisco” in Engineering. Committed to the principles of a growth mindset, Dorie serves as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s School of Education & Social Policy in the Learning & Organizational Change degree programs — a role for which she received the Outstanding Professor award in 2008.
Heather Corallo, Co-founder and COO, CTO2
Heather has played a part in the growth strategies of several of the largest startup success stories. Over the last ten years she’s interviewed and hired 1,000s of engineers and executives for financial services companies like high frequency trading giants GETCO and international options house, IMC Trading, to e-commerce and technology companies like Groupon and Digital Ocean. From recruiting strategy and workforce planning to talent development and leadership training, Heather utilizes the power of relationship, positive influence, and a keen understanding of organizational psychology to help individuals, teams, and organizations discover their best path to excellent outcomes.
Mike Kosiarek, Senior Director, Organization Design, McDonald’s Corporation
Mike currently leads global organization design practices for McDonald's Corporation as part of the Global People Strategy team. Prior to his current role, Mike helped start the Global People Insights team. He began his McDonald’s career in 2008 as a member of McDonald’s Global Talent Management team, concluding that assignment as the Head of Talent Management for McDonald's Europe. Before joining McDonald’s, Mike spent fifteen years in information technology, initially as a software designer and later as an analyst and program manager. The latter portion of his IT career was focused on business process re-engineering, performance coaching, and organization and job design, which led to his present focus in human resources. Mike is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Masters in Learning and Organizational Change program.
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This program is pending approval for 1.5 credit hours towards aPHR/PHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.