Organization Development (OD) Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting: Change Management Strategies and Best Practices

  • 22 Jun 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus, Grand Salon Room 3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817
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  • includes ATD National members, who are not also members of the Sacramento Chapter.

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ATD Sacramento
OD SIG Meeting

Strategies and Best Practices

Panel Discussion

It is reported that up to 70% of change initiatives fail. Yet, the management of change is a critical leadership challenge and one where CEOs are looking for help from organization development, workplace learning, and human resource functions. In this moderated panel discussion, three change leadership professionals will share their experiences, best practices, and current challenges in implementing organizational change. There will be interactive discussion and Q&A opportunities built into the program. Experienced change leaders, as well as those new to the field are sure to find new tips, tools, and ideas to add to their change toolkit.

Participants will also take part in a graphic facilitation process and will be provided with a creative, visual takeaway that captures program highlights.


Heidi KolbeMA, CPF, CTF 

Heidi Kolbe is a highly skilled, nationally and internationally recognized Facilitator and Project Consultant. She has twenty-six years of strategic planning, organizational development, facilitation, training, community engagement, and public policy formation experience. Heidi has conducted strategic planning for a wide variety of government, non-profit, and business organizations focused on improving the quality of life. Most groups are multi-disciplinary and multi-sector representing many interests, needs and approaches. Heidi holds professional certification from all three national entities certifying facilitators.  She is author of a chapter on reshaping the California Judicial System in the book Government Works: Profiles of People Making a Difference.  She is a licensed mentor trainer in the Technology of Participation.

Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR. Senior Organization Development Specialist, University of California, Davis and Principal, Evaluation Works

Holly has over 20 years experience as an innovative change agent in global public and private sector organizations. Formerly with Apple, she is passionate about helping teams develop resilient learning capabilities. She wrote the "Change Agents" chapter in the ATD Talent Management Handbook and an award-winning book “Learning for the Long Run: 7 Practices for Sustaining a Resilient Learning Organization" published by ATD. A regular ATD conference presenter and international facilitator, she was recently honored with a 2017 “Global T & D Leadership Award” from the World HRD Congress. A certified ROI professional, SPHR, and CPT, she holds a PhD in Human Capital Development.

Ron Rowan, Project Manager, Organization and Workforce Development, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Ron has over 20 years of experience managing organizational change initiatives for both public and private businesses. While at Hewlett-Packard Corporation he held management positions in hardware and software customer support, technology management and business process development.  He currently works for SMUD, where he has led change management and project management initiatives for the past nine years.  Ron teaches organizational change management for the UC Davis Extension.  Ron holds a Masters degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from USF and is certified in Project Management and Coaching for Life and Work.  

Graphic Recorder:  Raven Tahara

Trained as a graphic designer and illustrator, Raven learned graphic recording skills beginning in 2008. She combines these skills with her knowledge of facilitation processes to create illustrated meeting notes that powerfully capture the essence of the conversation and create higher levels of retention of content. Raven works in partnership with Heidi Kolbe, Sacramento Professional Facilitators, and is associated with the International Forum of Visual Practitioners.  

Moderator:  William "Buck" Linder, MS Ed. - Linder Associates. 

Buck is a trainer, coach and facilitator with over 30 years experience helping leaders, teams and individuals improve performance and reach goals.  He has held leadership roles in Organization Development, Learning and Development, Human Resources and sales in technology companies such as Autodesk, SUN Microsystems and Northern Telecom. He has a global perspective having trained, facilitated and managed in Europe, Middle East, Russia, Canada and elsewhere.

*Dinner is included in the price of the event.

Questions:  Contact Kori Czasnojc,, 916.716.0493

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