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Rich Daddi - Change Leadership – A Simple Model

Date of Event: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 5:30pm
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)

IT drives change in organizations. From process, to people, to technology, change consumes our time, our thinking, and our resources. Over the years the IT workforce has become very good at managing change — managing the tasks to get us from point A to point B. In addition to change management, organizations must also focus on change leadership — creating buy-in, building support, and minimizing the emotional impacts from a change effort. Too often, change leadership is forgotten, ignored, or employed too late in the game as a damage control effort. Change Leadership - A Simple Model presents a simple three step model that can be easily incorporated into any change effort. The Simple Model suggests that addressing clarity, empathy, and perspective as part of the change process minimizes the emotional cost and increases stakeholder commitment thereby leading to better overall success.


Directions can be found on the map of the Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building.
Check out the detailed map by clicking the “close up” button.


Keller (EE/CS) 3-111 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Larry Green – BenchmarkQA
Rich Daddi – Trissential
Change Leadership – A Simple Model

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and tell the parking attendant when you leave that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN.

Speaker Bio: 

Rich Daddi is a Discipline Expert with Trissential – a Minneapolis-based business improvement consultancy. Rich has more than 20 years experience as a creative executive leader in business and IT, and leverages innovative approaches to delivering sustainable value. He’s passionate about developing organizational capability to serve business objectives, leading strategic improvement initiatives, and developing successful leaders by helping talented people reach their potential. Along with building shared vision and leading change across disparate teams, he enables collaboration, innovation and delivery of desired results. His education and experiences have allowed him to cultivate expert skills in addressing challenges, solving business and technology problems, and managing crises while cultivating meaningful relationships.