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Session 108: People Strategy: An Agile Experiential Revolution

Wednesday, April 10 at 10:15 AM

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Why are Organizational Change Management (OCM) and Organizational Development (OD) key to digital transformation success?

People are the key reason your company adopts an 'amazing tomorrow' or remains in a 'slightly better yesterday'.
We are talking "People Strategy" and it's bigger than a communication plan, it is about the organizational structures that support your technology, meet business strategy, and build collaborative, agile, continuous improvement models for enthusiastic adoption.

Drop the myth that OCM is 'soft-stuff', rip off the band-aid and learn how a good people strategy can heal the wound of frustration through change. Learn:
• Which layers of the company must shift to make change stick
• What transformation agility really means to keep companies relevant in their industry
• Why high engagement strategies, such as design thinking approaches, will drive adoption and utilization faster.
• What Change Leadership really means to a company

Patricia Blackstaffe


Strategic Sense

Patti Blackstaffe is the CEO of Strategic Sense Inc., a consulting company that focuses on helping clients build transformation agility through people strategy. A specialist in change and transformation, she focuses on complex technology implementations and changes through M&A. Her years of hands-on experience in the automation industry, international business, and large organizational projects have contributed to the build of people strategy and programs for all her clients. She is an industry advisor for the Business Technology, Management and Analytics Program within the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, certified in Change Management, and a local volunteer in Calgary. Patti's honors include: Building a consultancy from the ground up and celebrating her 10th year in business, being named in Calgary's Distinctive Women Magazine (2012), nominated twice for the Royal Bank of Canada Women's Entrepreneur Award (2011/2012), Interviewed on Leading Change by Success Magazine (2011), Leadership International included her on their list of World's Top 30 Leadership Gurus (2010) and she was included in a list of 101 Bloggers to Watch by WE Magazine for Women (2009).