Organizations [and people] need to "adapt" to our quickly changing landscape or “die” as a result of resisting transformational change. Using Everett Rogers’ “Diffusion of Innovation” and effective change management principles, Dr. Dawn Emerick will discuss her customized change management and employee engagement process, including:
Two case studies will be incorporated in the discussion to help reinforce the importance of individual and organizational change integration along with how to make transformational change stick.
- Listen to employees first;
- Establish a baseline of employee trust and morale measures;
- Communicate and catalyze the “why” for change; and
- Embed individual performance measures into the organization’s Balance Score Card to ensure change sustainability.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Better understand the importance of employee engagement prior to change
2. Gather baseline [and continuous] staff morale and trust measures
3. Catalyze the restructuring process
4. Demonstrate how to make change stick
Intended Audience is for CEOs, COOs, Executive Directors, Change Management Specialists, Internal / External Communication Specialists, Human Resources
Dr. Dawn Emerick is a podcast host, change management specialist, and a successful transformational leader.
Originally from the DC / Maryland metropolitan area, she graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Health Education. Dawn is a two-time alumnus of the University of North Florida where she received her Masters in Public Administration and her Doctorate of Education Leadership.
Over a span of 25 years, she crafted her leadership and organizational development skills at various private, government, and non-profit organizations in Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and Texas. She has coached leaders to or has directly assessed / prepared organizations for change, developed performance / quality measures and lead organizational restructuring efforts.
Dawn has three children Tasha, RC and Dylan. She is a Florida transplant who works hard, laughs loud, loves sports, drinks pinot noir and whiskey, sings horribly, travels often and loves spending time on the Oregon coast.