When: Thursday, July 30 -- 7:00 PM
Where: On Zoom
"Integrating Organizational Change Management and Project Management"
Leslie Lenser and Caitlyn Sierra, guest presenters, will talk about how to integrate organizational change management activities into a project management framework. Every new project triggers a change, and this change must be managed on both the technical side and the people side. If you only focus on the technical side of the change, you lose the ability to help people fully adopt and embrace the change, and you put your project at risk of failure because no one wanted to use whatever the project created.
Caitlyn Sierra joined the University of Kansas, Enterprise Project Management Office in 2019. She is responsible for day-to-day operational management of the project management team including project management processes, tools, and activities. Before coming to KU, she worked in the private sector for seven years as a project manager for government contracts and director of operations for a contracting firm. Caitlyn holds a Project Management Professional certification and has extensive experience supporting large teams and ensuring project success in accordance with the Project Management Institute.
Leslie W. Lenser is the Executive Director of Program and Project Management for The Texas A&M University System and focuses on the people side of change associated with system-wide initiatives. Once a project is established, she partners with project teams to help them prepare the workforce to adopt the changes brought by the project. Before coming to the A&M System in 2014, she provided strategic and tactical project oversight for various public and non-profit organizations, including several healthcare-focused entrepreneurial and startup companies. Leslie hold a Project Management Professional certification, as well as organizational change management certifications from Prosci and the Association of Change Management Professionals.
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