Building A Reimagined Future

Agenda (Virtual)

Please note that there are (2) tracks this year. You're not required to follow a track and can mix and match as you see fit! 

Thursday | Friday

Thursday, September 16, 2021

5 p.m. - Until Virtual Happy Hour

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

5:15 p.m. - Until

President's Remarks
Join us for an evening of networking with your fellow change professionals. 

Virtual Breakouts

Break-out Sessions by various attributes such as location.





Friday, September 17, 2021

8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Kick-Off to ACMP Texas Conference!
8:45  - 9:00 a.m. Opening Address
Manuel Miranda, ACMP Texas President

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Keynote 

Future Re-imagined – Transformation Readiness
Kent Lefner, Sandcastle Change

Everybody knows that change is hard.  But not everybody knows how to create lasting value from change. The world is full of stories of companies who have invested millions, tens of millions or more, on change related initiatives only to fall short of expectations on any or all fronts.

There is a better way, and it has been under the world’s nose the whole time: Transformation Readiness.

Every business does at least two things: Sell a product or service and change themselves as they do it. But it is only those businesses that create a core competency in both that are likely to sustain and thrive.  Transformation Readiness is a tool for change practitioners to dramatically improve success potential from change enabling investments.

Hundreds of studies have been published that describe the reasons for project failure.  While they lack perfect consensus, they do share many dimensions in common. For example, Organizational Change Management concepts such as communication are often described as common points of failure to realize full change-related investment potential.

Further, the world relies today on the effective application of leading practices to avoid needing to take the time to ‘reinvent the wheel’ each time we try to do something.  For example, ACMP has established a body of leading practices that can directly address common points of failure associated with OCM practices.

Transformation Readiness combines the two to establish direct link between common points of project failure and the various leading practices that companies can apply to minimize investment erosion that comes from them.

We can all rely on both to guide our clients.


10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break & Giveaway

10:45 - 2:45 p.m.


10:45 - 11:30 a.m.









11:30 - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Track 1 - Increasing Change Adoption

How Much Change Is Too Much Change - Finding The Way Forward
Nakeisha Brown and Hatti Johnston, North Highland

During a year of Covid, where many companies have said they have done more transformation, most of it unforeseen, than ever before, there is a greater need to understand how much change is too much change. If companies are viewing coming back to the office as an enabler of transformation, it is essential to layer the impact of shifting to new ways of working with the changes driven by their planned transformations to avoid overwhelming their people. They can’t just pick up where they left off, they need to allow time for their people to adopt and embed the changes being asked of them as they return to the office or adapt to hybrid working. Furthermore, the pandemic has opened new doors for the workforce to find work globally, meaning there is more competition than ever for companies to hold onto good talent. In this competitive marketplace, employee experience is paramount. Companies must be cautious not to negatively impact on this experience by landing too much change at any one time. But, how do you know when you have hit 'too much'? Is there even such a thing as 'too much?' and what do you do when you think you've gotten there? In this session we will look at the factors influencing capacity for change and its relationship with change initiatives. If you want to be better equipped to talk change saturation and find out how to increase change capacity this is the session for you!


NETWORKING led by ACMP Texas Regional Directors

Wendy Valot, Trevor Spunt, Barry Bridges 


LUNCH

 

 

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.





1:45 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 2:45 p.m.





10:45 - 2:45 p.m.



10:45 - 11:30 a.m.









11:30 - 12:00 p.m.




12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



1:00 - 1:45 p.m.







1:45 - 2:00 p.m.




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2:45 - 3:00 p.m.





3:00 p.m.

Getting Unstuck: The front-end of change
Jay Gordon Cone, Unstuck Minds, LLC

As conditions become increasingly uncertain and turbulent, organizational leaders feel overwhelmed and rudderless. Not knowing what to do, many leaders will either return to a comfortable playbook from the past, or latch onto a simplistic response because taking action feels better than doing nothing. Neither strategy achieves the intended results. In this session, we will identify how we get stuck in our thinking and what to do about it. We will introduce a model for identifying insights and options hidden in our uncertain environments. Finally, we will review how pausing to transform our thinking sets the stage for a change effort that yields breakthrough results.

Networking Break & Giveaway

Power of the Positive: Focus On What IS Working For Change!
Michelle Yanahan, ChangeFit 360

Looking to create more energy, action and better outcomes for change within in your organization? Most organizations focus on the problems, issues and failures associated with change in an attempt to problem solve their way to success. Although it is important to understand these, behavioral science tells us that if we work and think differently using a success view point, we can build more curiosity as well as increase enthusiasm and optimism for change. In this engaging session, participants will learn about the power of the positive, the positive change principle and how it can be simply and practically applied into how they better execute organizational change.


Track 2 - Innovation and Imagination

Innovation Magic: Creativity in a Hybrid World
Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, Global NP Solutions, LLC

As the workforce slowly moves into a blended model of work-from-home (WFH) and work-from-the-office, organizations must adapt their innovation processes. Creativity requires a degree of spontaneity and team members need to share nascent ideas to nurture and grow them. However, spontaneous creativity has suffered from lack of interactions among people and there is a real concern that WFH team members will be disadvantaged.



NETWORKING led by ACMP Texas Regional Directors

Wendy Valot, Trevor Spunt, Barry Bridges 


LUNCH


Creating the Container for Imagination
Erin McClarty, EMPLLC

While dominant narratives would have us believe innovation happens after a few exercises, it's imagination that creates the playground for innovation to play. However, setting up that playground takes intentionality. Learn how to create the container and infrastructure for imagination in this session.


Networking Break & Giveaway


Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World: Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift
Dr. Joe Perez, NC Dept of Health & Human Services

Renaissance philosopher and writer Machiavelli has been quoted as saying, “I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” The importance of respecting personal space and practicing impeccable hygiene aren’t the only lessons learned from COVID-19. If anything, we’ve seen the incalculable value of innovative thinking, because a global pandemic certainly provides enormous motivation to leave the status quo behind. That said, how do you overthrow the status quo without sacrificing quality and security in the process? Learn the three key words needed (Recognize, Resolve, and Respond) to strike this delicate balance in this challenge for you to shift your paradigm, facilitate innovation, and be a catalyst for change rather than an antagonist. Has COVID-19 made you see the need to adopt a more agile way of thinking? Where is your development strategy now? Where do you want it to be as the industry recovers from this worldwide crisis? Do you intend to get it there by using the same methods that haven't worked? It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. Is that how you want your legacy to be remembered? Do you project an image of being part of the problem or part of the solution? Find out how to be a catalyst for change (facilitating innovation) and NOT an antagonist (frustrating innovation). Discover three types of flexibility in leadership and work/life balance needed to make that happen in the aftermath of COVID-19.


Networking Break & Giveaway



Afternoon Keynote 

LEADER-COACH: The Re-imagined Leader
Kristine Conway,  Effective Focus, Inc.

Re-Imagine managing leaders as LEADER-COACHes and prepare them to lead through change and not just through the next project. Can you imagine it? How would that impact the sustainability of change? The program sponsor and program designer get real about the challenges, wins, and the wavering points experienced while delivering leadership development virtually to 65 participants in 3 countries and 4 time zones during a pandemic. Learn how the CHRO of VertexOne, an IT organization, led the charge of breaking the pattern of setting aside leadership development when things got tough and sparked the change that bridged the gap between how leadership development once was and the vision of what it could be at VertexOne. The session facilitators provide a behind-the-scenes tour that reveals how a year-long leadership development program launched, stayed on the strategic agenda, and thrived despite the pandemic. Hear first-hand what it took to keep leadership development a company priority amidst what some have called the most significant disruptor that the current workforce has ever encountered. Walk away from this transparent discussion, with the key elements that kept the participants engaged, the vision alive, and the unexpected benefits of developing leaders during this critical time.

 
 


 
4:30 p.m. Closing Comments
 Manuel Miranda, ACMP Texas President



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