For decades, organizations have commissioned change management plans and programs to assist teams undergoing transition. These programs were typically developed to align with a company's updated operating model, corporate vision, or customer expectations. But in 2020, the confluence of many societal issues - including the Global Pandemic, a renewed focus on anti-racism, and political dynamics - spurred organizations to find new ways to embrace change. Opportunities emerged to rethink how we think about and lead employees during times of transition.
In this interactive session, attendees will reflect on their own journey in 2020 as a way to explore the landscape of change management. We will examine assumptions about the most common change management practices and consider how approaching shifts - especially sudden or unexpected ones - in more human-centered ways can benefit organizations and teams going forward. Based on Erin Hilgart's (Ed.D. '18) research about how professionals successfully upskill and shift for changing expectations in the workplace, attendees will consider how they may evolve their approach as leaders of change in organizations, and as professionals preparing for their own professional path, in 2021 and beyond.
Date: Tuesday, December 8
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Dr. Erin Hilgart is the Principal of Hilgart, a Leadership Strategy & Organizational Development firm in NYC. As an expert change consultant, certified executive coach, and thought-provoking facilitator, Erin brings a holistic approach to helping great leaders build great companies. 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 organization’s current culture and developing the learning programs and policies that will better engage employees, Erin considers the full scope of a company and its people. Erin and her team forge true partnerships with clients and develop leaders to be the drivers of change, rather than doing the change for them.
Prior to founding Hilgart in 2010, Erin held global leadership and changed roles based in London and Singapore. Erin’s research combined with her years of experience in global leadership and change management roles informs her approach to developing professionals during times of change in organizations.
Erin holds an Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.