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Feb 8

Social Media & Digital Marketing Round Table

This will be a casual round table on the topic of social media and digital marketing.


Feb 20

Everything Speaks: How Communications and Culture Can Produce Wildly Successful Business Results

This lunch and learn will explore how to create meaningful cultures and powerful communications that produce incredible results.


Mar 20

Make 90 Seconds Last a Month

The Story Behind Adweek’s #1 Super Bowl Ad


Accelerating Change and Transitions

October 17, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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University of Denver, University Hall
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Course Description

 Leading successful change – whether professional or personal – requires only two things;

1)  a robust solution to your problem

2)  acceptance of that solution by those who have to change for it to be successful

 Simple?  Yes.  Easy?  Rarely.  But then again, you already know that. 

Using SCL Health’s change management model – Accelerating Change and Transitions - as the context, we’ll review Kotter’s key elements for leading change (pre-read) and how they translate to a standard methodology and toolkit.  You’ll get hands-on practice with a tool that addresses Kotter’s first phase - establishing urgency - where, he says, “well over 50% of companies…fail”.

By the end of this session, you will:

  • Recognize the difference between ‘change’ and ‘transition’, and appreciate why both are important
  • Understand the change equation, E = Q x A
  • Apply the Threat / Opportunity matrix to a current change, and know how to craft a case for change
  • Appreciate how much you already know about change


Meet the Speaker

Colleen Sutherland is a 25 year veteran of the healthcare and IT industries, Colleen’s passion for understanding why people do what they do led her to leadership roles in human resources, process improvement, quality, communications and – for the last 10 years – change management and change leadership.  She has focused her interest in psychology and human behavior on enabling organizations to take an organized, disciplined approach to managing change and building necessary acceptance to effectively and efficiently deliver business outcomes.

 Advance disclosure – due to licensing restrictions, presentation materials will not be provided to attendees in either electronic or paper formats.


$30.00 Member Registration

$25.00 Student/Faculty Registration

$45.00 Non-Member Registration