Change Management Review™ and
ACMP New England Present:


Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Clarity

    Get the answers you need to succeed as a change management professional.

  • Mastery

    Discover best practices that are driving the change management profession.

  • Relationships

    Meet and network with top change management practitioners and leaders.

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At Lead Change 2017 You Will Discover:

  • Change Management Case Studies

  • Enterprise-Wide Change

  • Change Agent Networks

  • Design Thinking and Change Management

  • Advanced Skill Building for Change Practitioners

  • Change Management Sponsorship

  • Communication Technologies and Implementation

  • Neuroscience and Change Management

  • Behavior-Based Economics and Organizational Change

  • Plus, Much More!

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As part of the complete Lead Change 2017 experience, you will enjoy:

  • 1

    Exciting Keynote Presentations

    Learn from Daryl Conner, Linda Ackerman Anderson, and Bob Faw - three of the most recognized leaders in the change management community

  • 2

    Interactive Breakout Sessions

    Get hands-on by attending our topic-based breakout sessions, led by top change management practitioners who set the standards for our industry

  • 3

    Networking Opportunities

    You will make powerful connections with change management practitioners and professionals.

Here is the complete agenda. Take note of the curriculum, then keep reading to discover more about our keynote speakers and breakout presenters:

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"All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and so gorgeous at the end."

Robin Sharma

Meet Your Event Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote:

Daryl Conner -- Conner Academy®, presents:

Becoming an Advanced Trusted Advisor (ATA)

Daryl R. Conner, Chairman of Conner Academy®, is an internationally recognized leader in organizational change with over 40 years of practice who serves as an advisor and mentor to senior executives around the globe.

Daryl has worked with many of the most successful organizations in the world to help them achieve the full intent of their most urgent and critically important initiatives. A dynamic public speaker, he has addressed thousands of executives in corporate settings, national conferences, and public programs.

Afternoon Keynote:

Linda Ackerman Anderson, Ed.D. -- Being First®, presents:

Breakthrough to Conscious Change Leadership: Both Personal and Professional

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, Co-Founder of Being First, Inc., specializes in facilitating transformational change in Fortune 1000 businesses, governments, the military, and large nonprofit organizations. She brings 35+ years of experience to her work in leading Conscious Transformation.

Linda assists leaders to sort through the chaos of transformation, develop change processes that produce extraordinary business outcomes, transform organizational mindset and culture, and personally model the changes they seek to create.

Closing Keynote:

Bob Faw -- Matchbox Group, presents:

Be a Positive Change Agent! Using Brain Hacks and High Inclusion to Gain Authentic Buy-in

An author, keynote speaker, and positive change consultant, Bob Faw ignites energy, growth, and development of organizations and individuals. With Bob, the change journeys are as positive as the results. His clients learn to apply user-friendly brain tools in their professional and personal lives to energize sustainable culture change and higher performance.

Bob’s outgoing nature, comedic style, and energizing activities raise engagement and retention, and include active learning activities to enhance comprehension, increase retention, and develop skills through practice.

Breakout Speakers

Ed Boswell -- Conner Advisory®, presents:

It’s Not What You Do; It’s Who You Are

Ed Boswell is the co-founder and CEO of Conner Advisory® – a consulting practice that supports leaders who are pursuing changes that matter.

For almost 30 years, Ed has advised senior executive teams around the world on how to execute their strategies through people in a way that accelerates change, minimizes risks and maximizes results. In his work, Ed Boswell is focused primarily on working with leaders in the international NGO sector as they strive to deliver much needed services in an increasingly demanding and dangerous world.

Bill Murphy, CCMP -- ACMP New England, presents:

Practical Sponsorship: Tips, Techniques and How to Implement Them

A thought leader in the fields of business transformation, change management and organizational culture enhancement, Bill Murphy is frequently asked to participate in trade publication interviews as well as present and facilitate at conferences. He is on the Advisory Board for the Operational Excellence in Insurance conferences conducted by IQPC's Process Excellence Network.

Bill is also one of the "First 100" Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) certified by the Association of Change Management Professionals, and is President and Co-Founder of the New England Chapter of ACMP.

Theresa Moulton -- Change Management Review™, presents:

Establishing and Evaluating the Change Center of Excellence (COE)

Theresa Moulton, Editor-In-Chief of Change Management Review™, has built her 20-year career in management consulting with specialties in organizational change strategy, executive coaching, and change management implementation.

She brings practical insight to the real-world challenges and opportunities of working with and within business change, and has been a guest lecturer and speaker at the IBM Center for Business Value, Babson College, the Organization Design Forum, NICSA, NEHRA, SHRM, and CFO Magazine.

Bill Bangs, PMP, SPHR -- Akamai, presents:

Where Oh Where? What’s the Right Location to Place the Change Organization When There’s No Right Answer? (co-presented with Melanie Francis)

As Akamai’s Director of HR Change Management, Bill Bangs creates and implements change management strategies and plans that maximize adoption and usage while minimizing resistance. He works with the CHRO, HR Leadership Team, HR Business Partners, and key stakeholders to ensure adoption, utilization, and proficiency of enterprise changes that affect managers and employees.

Bill is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He holds a BS degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

Melanie Francis - MBA, CCMP™ -- Akamai, presents:

Where Oh Where? What’s the Right Location to Place the Change Organization When There’s No Right Answer? (co-presented with Bill Bangs)

As Akamai’s Sr. Director of Digital User Experience, Melanie Francis is responsible for inculcating a mindset that places the user experience at the center of solutions the Akamai IT organization delivers to the Enterprise. She works with her team to ensure Akamai’s Enterprise solutions are designed for ease of use, and achieve the fullest extent of adoption to maximize business value.

Melanie is a founding member of the ACMP and serves as the Vice President and Treasurer of ACMP’s New England Chapter. She holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Stonehill College and an MBA from Clark University.

Hugh McGill -- Powerful-Results, presents:

Developing Powerful People and Extraordinary Results on a Lean Culture Journey

Hugh McGill molds organizational cultures that helps team members achieve their potential through personal growth and learning. He brings a blended Organizational Development and Operations Excellence approach to his work. He is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt who helps clients implement strategies and activities to strengthen processes and competencies.

Hugh has held senior leadership positions in in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Food and Paper industries. He has taught in Leadership graduate programs at Northeastern University and Cambridge College.

Daniel Vogelzang -- Strategy and Design Consulting, presents:

Utilizing Innovation Frameworks to Accelerate Change

Daniel Vogelzang provides valuable solutions ranging from corporate strategic direction, brand experiences, marketing leadership and design execution. He combines the experience, creativity, and process from his 20 years in the design field with a passion for creating impact through strategy, innovation and facilitation.

Daniel creates value through team facilitation to speed up results, align shared vision, and develop new ideas. He has facilitated many brand, strategy, and visioning offsites for companies in the enterprise technology, non-profit, global consumer products, real estate development, and finance sectors.

Michelle Yanahan -- ChangeFit 360, presents:

Behave Yourself: Using Behavior to Drive Change

Michelle Yanahan, Principal and Owner of ChangeFit 360, is a passionate organizational change management strategist & thought leader with proven expertise in executing programs to enhance and grow organizational change management as a strategic business competency.

Michelle holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University as well as CCMP and Prosci ADKAR change management certifications. She has been a featured presenter at the ACMP Midwest Conference for both 2015 & 2016 and ACMP Webinar series presenter in 2017.

Linda Hoopes, Ph.D. -- Resilience Alliance, presents:

The Resilient Change Practitioner: Helping Yourself and Others Prepare to Thrive in Turbulence

Linda Hoopes, Ph.D. helps organizations, teams, and individuals thrive in turbulence, and write and speak about resilience, change, and employee well-being. Her company, Resilience Alliance, offers tools and training for leaders, change agents, and individuals to help them build their resilience.

With 25+ years' experience in the world of business psychology and organizational change, Linda believes that everyone has the seeds of resilience within them, and that learning to weather life’s storms with grace and skill is important for us all.

Cindy Baker, CCMP -- Hartford HealthCare, presents:

Managing HealthCare Provider Resistance: What Do They REALLY Need?

Cindy Baker brings experience in systems implementation, project management and process improvement. She believes that when change management is done well, people feel engaged in the change process and work collectively towards a common objective, realizing benefits and delivering results.

Cindy currently works at Hartford HealthCare as a Change Management Specialist in Learning & Organization Development. Most recently she worked in Change Management at Mass Mutual Financial Group and at Valassis, a marketing services firm. She earned her MBA from the Wharton School.

Stuart Cohen -- Linkage, Inc., presents:

Sponsorship: Your Secret Weapon to Managing the Human Side of Change

Stu Cohen is a skilled consultant and facilitator, specializing in change and transition leadership, executive coaching, and leadership development with 25+ years experience working as an internal and external consultant with Fortune 100 organizations. Experienced in the design and implementation of leadership development initiatives, he has the ability to link change and leadership development initiatives to corporate strategy and individual business unit goals.

Stu has a BA from SUNY Buffalo and completed training at the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in organization development and effectiveness.

Andrew Atkins -- Bates Communication, Inc., presents:

Change that Sticks: Helping Leaders Become Champions for Enterprise-wide Change

Through coaching, consultation, and facilitation, Andrew Atkins helps leaders and teams develop insights and acquire skills to create alignment for business performance. Trust Across America has twice (2014 and 2015) named Andrew one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders on Workplace Trust".

Andrew has been published or quoted in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Training Industry Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal (to name a few). He earned his MBA at Columbia University where he was the Goldman Sachs Fellowship recipient.

Edith Onderick-Harvey -- NextBridge Consulting, presents:

Build Trust. Accelerate Change.

Like you, leadership and change expert Edith Onderick-Harvey knows that our work lives are complex and rapidly changing. She works with clients who have two things in common – rapid growth and change curves that require a partner who can help them bridge today’s challenges and get ready for what’s next.

As author of Getting Real: Strategies for Leadership in Today’s Innovation Hungry, Time-Strapped, Multi-Tasking World of Work, Edith’s insights have been featured in Fast Company, The New York Times,, HR Executive, Yahoo Finance, CLO Media, and other media outlets.

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Attending Lead Change 2017 means you qualify to receive 7.0 PDUs toward your Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™) Certification!

The CCMP™ is a globally recognized credential established by ACMP for professionals to demonstrate their commitment to leading the way change works. The CCMP™ was developed based on ACMP’s industry-leading Standard for Change Management® (“The Standard”) that defines best practices in change management.  The CCMP™ is a way for professionals to demonstrate their investment in ongoing development while successfully applying their experience to respond to a breadth of change management situations.

To reward and recognize your investment in your success as a change management professional, you will be eligible for 7.0 PDUs when you join us on Monday, October 2nd.

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