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Creating Agility in a Time of Dynamic Change

  • 08/26/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Creating Agility in a Time of Dynamic Change

Continual change in the business environment is the new normal. The pace at which change is occurring is faster than ever before, is more unpredictable, and is coming from all directions. As we are learning from the COVID-19 crisis, the ability to quickly adapt to changes in the environment is no longer a nice to have – it is a must for an organization to survive.

As change management professionals, our field is pivotal in helping organizations through these rapid and continually changing times. Incorporating agile practices into the organizations we work with can help them successfully ride these waves of change. Organizational Agility provides a foundation for sustained performance as it enables companies to make timely and effective responses to change.

However, we also need to take into consideration the workers and help them through this tidal wave of change by addressing ‘burnout’ and change fatigue. Practices in this area focused on coping mechanisms and using a positive approach towards change can build long term resilience and thriving.

Through this session, attendees will gain insight into ways they can help organizations and workers become more agile while maintaining a positive response to change.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand why we need to help build adaptable organizations. 
  2. Become familiar with the routines of agility that can be blended with your current change management approaches.
  3. Understand practices that can help build resilience and thriving in teams.

Intended audience

Change management professionals seeking practices to help clients survive and thrive in a dynamic business environment.

Speaker: Rachael Narel, PhD


Rachael has spent over 20 years in the IT and software fields, having experience in virtually every functional area of an organization through both team and leadership roles. Her diverse background includes organization development, change management, strategic planning and process improvement, product management and marketing, new product development, and customer service, sales and support.

Rachael is an Assistant Professor at Benedictine University where she teaches in the Master of Science of Management and Organization Behavior program and continues to pursue research in the areas of Organizational Agility and Thriving. She also consults in practice at Peters & Associates where she partners with clients and prospects to understand business vision, goals, and challenges, and assists in uncovering business solutions and technology that will help immediately and in the future with a focus on user adoption and change management practices.

Rachael holds both a PhD in Organization Development and a Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from Saint Xavier University. She also holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor credentials through ISACA.


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