PDMA Minnesota: Accelerating Results with Change Management

When:  Aug 21, 2024 from 17:30 to 19:00 (CT)
Associated with  Minnesota

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Change and transformation are permanent features of our landscape. It often seems that the only constant is change – and the pace of that change is accelerating. This permanent “white water” of change requires employees to frequently operate outside their comfort zone and push the boundaries of their ability to adapt.

Not surprisingly, studies indicate that up to 75% of change initiatives fail. When you consider the high costs when these efforts go wrong — not only financially but in confusion, lost opportunity, wasted resources, and diminished morale —individuals ultimately need to do their jobs differently. Change management provides a framework that mitigates risk and results in faster speed of adoption, higher utilization, and greater efficiency.

This session will demonstrate how to accelerate results by deploying change management processes, discuss tools and techniques for more effective change management as well as critical success factors and practical tips for improved performance.

Key Takeaways

  • Participants of this session will come away with the ability to articulate the business case for change management, a 5 step model for change that can be applied to projects large and small, a list of key critical success factors to help them prioritize their efforts as well as tools, techniques and enhanced understanding to put change management to work for them when they return to work.


  • 5:30 pm - Virtual Networking
  • 6:00 pm - Introductions, Presentation and Q&A
  • 7:00 pm - Adjourn

About the Speaker

Karen MaskellKaren Maskell, Consultant, Azurion Consulting

Hooked on the promise to ‘Be All You Can Be’ since her service in the Army, Karen has been driving change, developing leaders and delivering results for more than 20 years. With broad experience in diverse roles ranging from Software Quality Analyst to Project Manager, from Change Management Consultant to Vice President of Corporate Development, Karen collaborates with executives to develop and sustain organizational capability and operational excellence. Karen’s unique insights and results-orientation leads to higher levels of performance, engagement and fulfillment.

Karen is a long-standing senior member and leader within ASQ (American Society for Quality). She is also a Prosci® certified change management consultant and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a mini-master’s degree in project management from University of St. Thomas.