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Change Management: Helping and Encouraging Employees to Embrace Change
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Change Management: Helping and Encouraging Employees to Embrace Change

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Forefront Center for Meetings and Conference
404 Wyman St
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451
United States
Presenter: Gina Abudi
Contact: Marissa Cammarano

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Helping and Encouraging Employees to Embrace Change
Championing and Supporting Change Initiatives in Your Organization

Change is necessary and provides the organization opportunities for growth. It is constant and can be stressful for nearly everyone in the organization; but everyone needs to be involved in championing, supporting and moving forward the change initiative in order for it to be successful.

A challenge for HR professionals is how to effectively champion and support change initiatives throughout the organization to keep employees engaged and motivated. To champion change we must get to the point where we see the value and benefit in the change – both for the organization and the individuals within the organization – and we need to sell that value and benefit to the employees.

This session enables participants to increase their own comfort, and the comfort of their employees in change initiatives within the organization and to more actively participate in such initiatives, all while remaining resilient. Common challenges around change initiatives will be shared as well as best practices to manage through those challenges yourself and to help employees to manage through those changes. 

Through a variety of mini case studies, mini assessments, individual and team activities as well as discussions, participants will discuss how to manage their own as well as employees’ perceptions of change. 

We will cover the following topics:

  • Best practices for getting the information you need from leaders and others during times of change
  • Awareness of the need for change, the process of change and the change cycle
  • Dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Sharing ideas and actively participating in change initiatives
  • Overcoming personal obstacles and challenges to change and helping others overcome their challenges
  • Managing negative influences of those around us, and personal feelings during change so that you can employees manage their approach towards change

Presenter Bio

Gina Abudi, MBA has 25+ years’ of experience in helping global organizations develop and implement strategy around people, projects, and processes. In addition to leadership-focused consulting, Gina works closely with a variety of clients to develop and deliver customized workshops, seminars and training programs to meet long term strategic needs as well as to facilitate executive sessions and Board of Directors planning sessions. 

Gina is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC and an adjunct faculty member at New England College (teaching for corporate clients) and Granite State College (teaching in both the Masters of Science in Project Management and Masters of Science in Leadership programs.)  She is also an as-needed consultant with Oriel STAT A MATRIX, serving as the consulting VP of Program Management, leading all complex, global projects for Oriel.

Gina is a professional speaker, keynote and workshop presenter on a variety of management and leadership topics. She writes a number of white papers, case studies, and articles which can be found on her blog:

Gina is lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success (J Ross Publishing, 2015.)  She is a contributing author to Project Pain Reliever (J. Ross Publishing, 2011). Gina’s most recent book on Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach was published by J Ross Publishing in February, 2017. She is currently working on her next series of books focused on enhancing leadership skills.

Gina received her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management.



8:00am – Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30am – Program Begins
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Lunch (provided)
5:00pm - Program Adjourns



NEHRA Members: $599
Non-Member: $799


NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.

CEU Credits: This program has been approved for 7.75 Credit Hours through SHRM & HRCI


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