Title: VUCA-Proof Your Leaders! Building Change Capability in a World of Churn
Presenter: Holly Burkett
Change management professionals are increasingly pressured to partner with executives in driving organizational performance, engagement, and service quality. Yet many executives underestimate the complexities of change, don’t take time to understand their role, and fail to consider change impacts on overall systems. The issue of "anticipating & reacting to nature and the speed of change" has been cited as a critical capability gap among CEOs and is a key factor in why change initiatives fail to take hold. As the pace of change accelerates in an age of disruption, leaders are looking for ways to keep up, and step up, to the challenge of adapting faster, better, and more economically than their competition. Change professionals play a key role in positioning their organizations to succeed in a VUCA environment by developing adaptive, resilient leaders. Join this interactive session to explore best practices for re-tooling your leadership development efforts and growing leaders’ change capabilities across all levels.
Skill Level: Intermediate (3-5 Years of Change Management Experience)
Track: Enterprise Capabilities and Leadership
Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR is Principal of Evaluation Works, a performance consultancy in Davis, CA. Formerly with Apple, she has over 15 years experience as an internal and external consultant helping organizations design, manage, and evaluate enterprise-wide change initiatives to foster high performance, employee engagement, and change resilience. An accomplished talent developer, certified PROSCI change practitioner, and recognized measurement specialist, she was honored with a 2017 “Global Training & Development Leadership Award” from the World HRD Congress. Publications include the award-winning book "Learning for the Long Run” (2017) and Change Management chapters in ATD’s Talent Management Handbook and “The Rise of HR." Adjunct faculty with Drexel University, she is a sought-after speaker, learning leader, and passionate coach. Her doctorate is in human capital development.
- Explore best practices in building change leadership
- Develop collective capabilities to grow change readiness
- Increase your effectiveness as a strategic change agent