Upcoming Events

cars speeding on highway with blurred streaming lightsJuly 13 |  12:00pm - 1:30pm  | HYBRID

In-Person: Mason Hall Rotunda, 250 W Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 (box lunch provided)
Virtual: Zoom, link will be sent to registrants one week before event.

Economic and social outcomes of the pandemic have caused individuals to face the most significant changes to their personal and professional lives in modern history.  While record numbers of viable employees have left the workforce (the Great Resignation), organizations are in the beginning stages of returning to on-site working.  How can individual employees address their own personal changes, while also helping work colleagues align with new organizational goals?

The Prosci© ADKAR© worksheet offers insight as to where you are in the change process and identifies steps you can take to advance both professionally and personally.  Using the power of this tool, Brenda has helped teams understand how their individual change barriers align with others and, more importantly, how they can support each other for successful change. 

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete your own personal Prosci© ADKAR© worksheet
  • Understand how to break through your own barrier point most effectively to adopt sustainable change
  • Explore the power of using a Change Action Plan to align your team with a coming organizational change

Users who attend this session will receive electronic copies of the following documents:

  • Blank .pdf copy of the Prosci© ADKAR© worksheet
  • Summary of positive and negative choices they might make when facing a change
  • Detailed descriptions of how to break through their specific change barrier point
  • Change Action Plan template

After attending this session, users will be able to:

  • Recognize the three phases of change
  • Align their individual choices with likely outcomes
  • Realize their individual change barrier point and understand how to break through it
  • Translate these insights to lead a team activity to align with a coming organizational change

Brenda Spriteis President and CEO of Success By Sprite, LLC, a company committed to unlocking the value of people. With more than twenty-five years of experience as an organizational strategist, Brenda’s focus is to help clients create a strategy that produces a culture of success where people at all levels understand the value of sustainable change.  Her background includes the design and execution of large-scale change initiatives for academic institutions, government entities, and a broad range of U.S. and multinational corporations representing diverse industry sectors. Projects under her leadership have included enterprise-wide policy, business process improvement, and technology system changes focused on aligning and preparing the organization to improve performance. In addition to holding a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations (MLIR) from Michigan State University, Brenda is a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) and a certified Agile Change Manager.  Outside of organizational change management, Brenda also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Change Practitioner (PMI-ACI) certifications from the Project Management Institute. 

Please note this event is 90 minutes long. 



blurring people moving quickly around an officeJuly 27 |  12:00pm - 1:00pm  |  Virtual Event on Zoom

Feeling like you are constantly “booked” and are not able to do actual work is a common theme.  Let’s take a moment to reflect on how you really spend your time.  What percentage of your time is spent really being productive vs just being busy?  Understanding and making it measurable helps, but knowing how to transition to being more productive is the key! 

In this session you will learn from the 20+years of experience that Katie Labedz has in continuous improvement, Lean and Six Sigma.  You will see examples from manufacturing and non-manufacturing on how to successfully implement the following three Lean “secrets” to increase your team’s overall productivity:

  • Visual management
  • Standard work
  • Kanban

Participants will first learn the difference between being productive and being busy.  Secondly, everyone will learn three easy concepts to implement immediately that will be game changers for your organization to increase productivity (for low to no cost!)

Katie Labedz is the President of Learning to Lean, LLC.  She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional. She has been practicing Lean, Six Sigma and Project Management concepts for over 20 years. She has a diverse background that includes manufacturing, materials, supply chain, HR and IT in the automotive and electronic industries. Katie makes it her professional goal to expose the genius in all of her students.  She has also authored a book, "How to Improve Absolutely Anything-Continuous Improvement in Your Home, Office and Family Life."  You can reach Katie on LinkedIn, via her website www.learningtolean.training.



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August 10 - Hybrid Workplace

August 24 - Supply Chain Risk

September 7 - Courageous Conversations