Change Leadership SIG ~ Getting Vocal Change-Resistant Leaders to Become Change Champions

  • 01/10/2017
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine CA 92618


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Have you ever pursued vocal naysayers for your change steering committee? Sounds a little bizarre, doesn’t it? But, think about it. What happens when we ignore vocal leaders who resist an organizational change?

Join us as Jennifer DePaola, a PROSCI trained and certified change leader, tells us how she successfully integrated active resisters into a company-wide Workday software implementation at Young’s Market. This change required people to radically shift in just about every way they engaged HR.

This program will help you improve your ability to:

  • Use a Change Sponsorship Assessment to identify key resisters
  • Engage key resisters to anticipate possible points of resistance
  • Increase interaction and buy-in of stakeholders
  • Anticipate possible problems then plan for feedback and stakeholder support

Our program includes a broad overview and discussion of one change model, a presentation and discussion of the Young’s Market case study, and an opportunity to interact with others who are learning about and implementing organizational change.

Yeah, that’s a lot for 90 minutes, so bring your A-game and come prepared to participate!

About our presenter:

Jennifer DePaola serves as SVP, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at Young's Market Company. She oversees all recruiting, training, leadership, talent development, HR operations and corporate diversity. Prior to joining Young’s Market Company in 2012, she served in Human resources leadership roles in a variety of organizations and industries including The Walt Disney Company, Anchor Blue, Ruby’s Diner, BJ’s Restaurants, Allergan, and Advantage Sales and Marketing. Jennifer has a BA in Organizational & Interpersonal Communications from CSUF, and an MA in Organization Leadership from Chapman University.

Agenda (Please note new times):

8:00 AM      Arrival and informal networking

8:15 AM      Welcome     

8:20 AM      Introduction and Structured Networking

8:40 AM      Presentation

9:25 AM      Personal application

9:30 AM      Close


Contact SIG Co-Leaders,

Denise Lamonte (714-342-9733;;

Lisa Kolbe (;

Susmitha Valvekar (

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