Webinar: The Change Saturation Myth
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About the Event
Type: Participatory Lecture
Skill Level: Advanced (5+ years of Change Management Experience)
Session Learning Objective #1: How to lead change when everything is changing
Session Learning Objective #2: How to use change agility as a competitive weapon
Session Learning Objective #3: Tips for getting past your resistance when you are leading the change
Session Learning Objective #4: How to share your change story with customers, investors, and wall street
Carla Howard, Director / Change Enablement, Avnet, Inc.
Do you think it’s possible to introduce so much change that organizational goals, employee satisfaction, and service to customers will be negatively impacted if the company doesn’t slow down?
We did too. That is until over the course of two years, everything changed at Avnet:
• New CEO & Executive Team
• Divesture of 40% of our business
• Acquired 3 companies
• Launched a new brand
• Changed our go to market strategy
• Moved to NASDQ
• Launched our Transformation Initiative (over 450 new projects)
• Moved from regional to centralized decision making
• Reorganized our operating model & support team strategy
If you’ve ever felt like raising the “Change Saturation” flag, this session is for you!
Carla will share how to lead change when everything is changing, strategies for developing leaders to be effective stewards of change, and tips for raising change agility in a global organization.
She will also provide a candid glimpse into their personal struggles in leading changes that would rock their organization, and how leading a global transformation led to the realization that change saturation is a myth.
Director / Change Enablement, Avnet, Inc.
Carla’s responsibilities include partnering with leaders to ensure strategic initiatives include a strong Change Management strategy and plan, and change leaders receive appropriate training and support to successfully lead change. She serves as change manager on large global projects and provides Change Management coaching, classroom training, and train-the-trainer workshops aimed at leading the people side of change. Her team is responsible for the management and evolution of the Change Management strategy and tools deployed across Avnet’s global footprint. This includes the creation of custom workshops, training, and tools to support strategic initiatives and business needs, and managing relationships.
Carla and her team provide global support through the facilitation of Change Management workshops, coaching leaders on their roles as executive sponsors and influencers, and providing guidance on mergers and strategic projects. Customizing these activities for cultural fit and regional customs is a critical component of this international work.