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From best practices to planning a great 2015 CoP

March 26, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Location:

HCA Physician Services, One Maryland Farms, Brentwood, TN 37027

(Building 3 Meeting Room – just before cafeteria)

Event Date and Time:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Registration & Social Networking: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Program 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PDUs: 1


Matt Dolson, Business Analyst and Change Management Lead, InfoWorks; Sammy Woods, Director, Transformation Management, Communication & Facilitation, Parallon; Steve Little, Principal Consultant, Strategic Solutions Group, InfoWorks.

Event Summary:

First order of business: Our format will be changing this year!

(Now for those of you Change Management aficionados, you are thinking that several change management steps were omitted before making this announcement. Bring your list of omitted steps and we will have a little fun sharing best practices.)

We are planning four sessions during 2015. The first session will be moderated Change Management round-tables. The last three sessions will be determined in these round-tables. So be sure that your voice is heard…join this important first meeting of the Change Management Community of Practice.

Event Objective:

Following are specific topics planned for the round-tables in our first session:

  • Share stories about the biggest challenges you’ve had in getting your organization to buy into change management. We will discuss some ways to break through the inertia.
  • Share stories about the biggest change management success you’ve had or that you know of. What best practices can be teased out of these successes?
  • Discuss topics and format ideas for the remainder of the year. Some formats to consider:
  • Featured speaker (what topic would be most beneficial?)
  • Panel discussion
  • Best practices virtual round-tables
  • Combined meetings with other Communities of Practice
  • Facilitated group problem solving (members will share problems they are currently facing, and as a group we will explore solutions)
  • Probably the best idea isn’t in this list…it’s still in your head. Looking forward to many of you sharing them.
  • Modernizing and Revitalizing Networking
  • We will discuss how best our Community of Practice can facilitate networking
  • What is best? Face-to-face networking or virtual networking or a mixture of both?

An idea about virtual networking:

  • All members provide a current resume.
  • These resumes will be posted on a site available to all of us.
  • Additionally, we each will fill out a skills and experiences survey.
  • These surveys will be compiled into a spreadsheet and added to our resume folder.
  • By doing this, we can greatly facilitate matching members to opportunities as they arise.

About The Presenters:

Matt Dolson: Mr. Dolson is a Business Readiness and Change Management professional with a proven ability to deliver exceptional programs for high-performing teams. Dynamic leader and team builder with excellent people skills and ability to meet business goals through others, establish deadlines, and set priorities to exceed business partner expectations. Compelling communicator and facilitator who translates business initiatives to various levels of an organization. Skilled change catalyst that thrives on unique opportunities to remove barriers to create momentum and foster organizational effectiveness. Matt holds a Masters of Education in Leadership and Organizational Performance, Vanderbilt University, and is certified in Prosci Change Management.

Sammy Woods: Sammye Woods is Director of Transformation Management, Communication and Facilitation at Parallon. In this role she collaborates with work teams and change agents in delivering new processes and technology successfully through transformation management methods. Sammye has practiced organizational optimization in a variety of business and government settings; previous roles include Producer at Little Planet Learning, Inc.; Executive Director of the Transportation Licensing Commission, Nashville; and senior staff leadership roles at the Central Intelligence Agency. She is a Certified Civil Mediator in Tennessee.

Steve Little: Steve Little is a business professional with over thirty years of experience in executive management, consulting, and academics. His experience spans several industries, but the last few years have focused on healthcare. Steve’s business experience ranges from technical responsibilities such as operations research, business analysis, and systems development to senior management responsibilities as CEO and board director. As a professor at Lipscomb University, he specialized in Policy and Strategy, Management, Business Statistics, and Management Science. Steve also led international business study courses in China. Steve serves as the principal consultant of the InfoWorks Strategic Solutions Group. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and masters and doctorate degrees in Business administration. The centerpiece of Steve’s career was with Ingram Industries. Steve joined the Ingram Distribution Group in 1986, when total revenues were approximately $250 million. Steve left in 2002, with those same companies generating annual revenues of nearly $30 billion. During this 16 years, change was the rule, not the exception.

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March 26, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


PMI Nashville


HCA Physician Services – One Maryland Farms – Building 3
Brentwood, TN 37027 United States + Google Map

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