Topic: Agile Change Management
Speaker: Sara Pendergast and David Fisher, North Highland Worldwide Consulting
- 4:00pm - 4:30pm - Informal Networking
- 4:30pm - 5:45pm - Guest Speaker Presentation
- 5:45pm - 6:00pm - MNCMN Business Update
Survival for many organizations requires increased enterprise agility. To achieve it, organizations need a fundamentally new approach to organizational change: Agile Change. Agile Change provides a sturdy scaffolding from which organizations can transform into organizational structures with responsive operating models, dynamic and effective ways of working, and a sustainable capability to adjust as conditions demand. This experiential presentation will engage attendees in activities that help illuminate the new agile relationship organizations are forming to organizational change. In small groups, the audience will explore concepts and gain an appreciation of the shift in organizational change management from a time-boxed decision-lagging effort to sustainable distributed decision-enabling activities.
Sara Pendergast is a consultant with the North Highland Company. She has more than 20 years of experience promoting behavior change and driving process improvements in complex, multi-cultural organizations involved in telecommunications, manufacturing, software development, and publishing. Her entrepreneurial experience across the change management lifecycle built her track record of gaining C-level buy-in and delivering effective change through multi-functional, international operations and development teams.
David Fisher has a passion for clearing an organization’s path to the future through organizational change management. David has 11 years of change management experience in the public sector, consumer products, and utility industries, has worked in the U.S. Senate, lived in far-flung places like Alaska and Germany, earned a Master of Divinity degree, and chases three kids under six in his spare time.