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    2018 August: Organizational Development: HR’s Responsibility in the C Suite and Leading a Culture of Change in Today’s Environment

    Date: August 21, 2018, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Crowne Plaza
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    This program will teach you how to evolve or reaffirm HR as a strategic business partner and leverage that seat at the table to lead a culture of change in your organization.


    J. Gwen Kennedy, Ph.D. has been a consultant in human and organizational systems since 1986. She is experienced in supporting organizations during times of change, facilitating multi-organization collaborations, designing and facilitating group processes, coaching executives, and developing staff . As a scholarly practitioner, she is passionate about translating complex, theoretical concepts into everyday use and seeking simple interventions for complex situations. Her consulting style is collaborative and empowering.

    She has consulted to a full-spectrum of organizations ranging from village to global corporations and government, family owned businesses, and non-profit organizations. She has worked with all levels of the organization and in a variety of professional fields including engineering, information technologies, social services, and healthcare.

    Kennedy has extensive experience in:

    • Co-designing and facilitating small and large group activities including strategic visioning and planning sessions, team development efforts, and staff retreats.
    • Providing leadership and supervisory development programs and training in group facilitation.
    • Facilitating collaborative efforts with community leaders, leadership teams, committees, and project management teams.
    •  Coaching senior managers, supervisors and professionals in problem analysis, strategic decision-making, conflict management and relationship building.

    She holds a doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Systems with a Masters in Human Development. Her post-doctoral work in applications of Chaos Theory and complexity science to human systems.

    Frances Jones, M.A., CCMP is an organizational development consultant, certified change leadership coach and change management practitioner, and thought provoking facilitator with over 10 years of experience. Frances brings a holistic approach to helping great leaders build change agility within their organization. From working with leaders to envision the future of their organizations, to coaching them to have the skills needed to embark on that visionary path, to assessing the reality of an organizations current culture and developing systems and structures to support reaching their strategic business goals for growth and success. As an organizational development consultant, Frances helps to develop organizations, and the people in them, through planned and unplanned change. Frances can take a variety of approaches to her role, ranging from expert to process consultant.

    Strategic Change Services started working with organizations in 2015, that were reaching out for expertise and assistance in planning an organizational business change, strategic initiatives, or were faced with a challenge they have been struggling to resolve. We work with organizations that may need a brief engagement, or a more long term engagement, to help reach the needed outcomes for business success. We provide a range of services from designing implementation strategies, workflow analysis, coaching, group facilitation, and setting organization strategic goals.