OCM Step Zero: Organizational Fitness

  • January 12, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Join ACMP DC and Organizational Health executive, Chris Smith, for a presentation on Step Zero, the step organizations should take to build healthy behaviors that improve the conditions for facing change BEFORE the change occurs. We will examine common trends of a leader's role in practical change efforts and share Organizational Health strategies for how leaders can gain advantages through the influencing opportunities offered by day-to-day healthy organizational leadership.  

Registration: Free to ACMP DC members; $10.00 for non members

Session Description 

Where does sustainable change happen? As Change Management practitioners, we can all recognize the role that consistent, intentional behaviors play in sustainable change. The prevailing methods help our clients to identify and diagnose business challenges with effective Change Management tactics. Then they call upon us to leverage the tactics combined with experience to remediate problems and deliver solutions. We often wonder… ‘what happens before we leave?’  

I find myself thinking, ‘what was happening before I arrived?’ What if we could meet change challenges proactively, upstream before they happened onto the radar? What if we could build a platform more ready for taking on challenges?  What if the future of Change Management is not better reaction to change, but rather better anticipation of change?  

We like to call the step before the Change Management models and methods Step Zero, and it refers to healthy behaviors that improve the conditions for facing change BEFORE you have to do change. We believe that Healthy Leaders change the game, and in our presentation, we want to introduce some concepts and philosophies that we believe increase our clients’ chances of success, save them money, and ultimately make us more effective change agents.  

Leveraging his own experiences in 20+ years of Change Management practice, Chris Smith, founding Principal of ChangeSmith, will examine common trends of the leader’s role in practical change efforts and share Organizational Health strategies for how leaders can gain advantages through the influencing opportunities offered by day-to-day healthy organizational leadership.  

About the Speaker

Chris is an Organizational Health executive delivering organizational change, culture management, and leadership development professional services for over 20 years. As the founding principal of ChangeSmith, a management consultancy providing Organizational Health services to commercial, trade association, Federal, and not-for-profit organizations, Chris consistently improves organizational health for leaders and teams through training, facilitating, consulting, coaching, and team coaching. He has advised, coached, and facilitated for executives across a broad range of organizations from Big Pharma, to Federal civilian and Intelligence community, to commercial energy, management consultancies, and education, and several trade association and non-profit organizations. Chris was among the First500 to achieve the CCMP credential, and a former Board member of ACMP DC.  He is a featured speaker for topics related to Organizational Health, Change Management, Purpose, and Leadership.

Prior to starting ChangeSmith, Chris was a leader at management consultancies including to PwC, BearingPoint, and Booz Allen Hamilton where he was responsible for over $25M in client relationships related to organizational change and performance management client initiatives. Chris holds a Masters in Systems Engineering / Business Administration from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors in History from Williams College, where he was also a member of the 1995 NCAA Champion Men’s Soccer team.

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