Title: The Power of Working at the Enterprise Level
Presenter: Linda Ackerman Anderson
Skill Level: *Advanced* (5+ years of Change Management Experience)
Track: Enterprise Capabilities and Leadership
Change Management practitioners are typically positioned to provide specific types of support to individual change initiatives. While valuable, there is significantly more influence possible when you are also able to work at the enterprise level. This session paints the very realistic picture of the power of working at the system level, both in terms of your influence and the services designed to benefit all change in the organization. We will describe the many approaches and perspectives this requires, and explore the implications of becoming the go-to person to support how the organization leads all its changes. Consider the possibilities of influencing how projects are launched and led, creating standards for the process of change, infrastructures to support projects, and ways to directly influence leadership and culture change. Imagine being one of the first people tasked by sponsors to set up their projects for success and ensure they are integrated into the organization to sustain positive results. This session will guide your thinking on how to move your work in this direction. We will discuss advantages of this approach, challenges to making it happen from where you live today, and how to start claiming the power of enterprise- level work.
Linda is co-founder and vice president of Being First, Inc., a “Breakthrough Company.” Being First is a training and consulting firm specializing in leading conscious transformation and culture change in Fortune 1000 companies, military, government, and large non-profits. Linda was one of the original creators of the field of organization transformation in the early 1980’s and speaks globally on the topic. She co-authored The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation and Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results from Conscious Change Leadership, and spearheaded the development of the landmark Change Leader’s Roadmap Methodology. She develops and coaches senior leaders and consultants on their enterprise-wide change strategies and capabilities to lead change consciously. Linda is known as an inspiring model of her work. Her clients include PG&E, Loblaw, Lockheed Martin, NATO, SUPERVALU, PeaceHealth, Microsoft, the Canadian Federal Government, Shell, Intel, The Nature Conservancy, and Wachovia. Linda received an Honorary Doctorate from Brandman University, a part of the Chapman University System, for her life work in the field of change leadership and transformation.
- Influence how all change is led across the entire enterprise
- Recognize the leverage of setting up standards for a common change process and change infrastructures
- Understand the importance of coaching senior leaders to be more conscious change leaders and better sponsors of change
- See how to influence the organization's culture both from within key change initiatives and to support the achievement of the it's business directions