Webinar: Making Change Manageable on Thursday, 1/8 at 2PM (EST)

"If only we could change the way we do this!”
“Why can’t my team see the value in changing this system?”

"I liked the way we’ve managed this process – I don’t think we need to do anything differently.” 

These are phrases we hear in our organizations all the time. Each reflects how we react to new ideas and new processes – some more positively than others. All of us are working to implement some kind of new product, process, or program; however, some of these changes are implemented more successfully than others. Please register here to join us this Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2pm for a discussion on what makes for successful change in organizations. This webinar is presented and organized by Jobs for the Future (JFF). 

Participants will:

  • Understand the systems and structures needed to implement and sustain change.
  • Hear how the Massachusetts Transformation Agenda implemented change across the state’s community colleges.
  • Explore how principals of change management can be applied to your organization.

We will hear from Dale Allen, Ph.D, leader of the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA)—a coordinated effort among the Commonwealth’s fifteen community colleges to assist trade impacted and other eligible residents of the Commonwealth to attain degrees, certificates, and industry-recognized credentials in two years or less. Through MCCWDTA, the community colleges in Massachusetts had to fundamentally change how they worked with each other and with agencies of the workforce development system, government leaders and private sector employers. Dr. Allen will share which strategies were most effective in trying to implement and sustain change. 

Mary V.L. Wright 
Senior Program Director 
Demand Side Engagement and Analytics
Jobs for the Future 

Dale Allen, Ph.D. 
Special Assistant to the Commissioner 
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education & 
Vice President for Community Engagement Quinsigamond Community College