UT Dallas Corporate Education Presents: Leading from the Edge of Change

Sandra Schwan 2014-03-27

Many studies have reported a high failure rate for change initiatives – typically around 70%. Here’s some good news: recently released research captured over 16 years reveals that projects are six times more likely to meet objectives when organizations manage the people side of change effectively.

How can you use your past experiences in navigating change to position you, your teams and organizations to be in the elite 30% who succeed?

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UT Dallas Corporate Education invites you to join us for our next Executive Briefing featuring Sandy Schwan. Sandy is an adjunct faculty member at UT Dallas as well as the managing partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping people and companies learn, lead and change. Clients include Northern Trust Corporation, United Airlines, Thomson Reuters, IDEX Corporation, Hillenbrand International, the United States federal government, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Spencer Stuart, Worth and Accenture. Sandy recently concluded three years serving as adjunct faculty in Northwestern University’s Master of Science – Learning and Organizational Change Program, where she coached senior leaders from Kraft, Motorola, Baxter, Humana and Microsoft on leading change successfully.

Prior to founding Evolving Strategies in 1999, Sandy worked with senior executives at Fortune 200 companies in shaping their business and people strategies through her previous employers including the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International and Accenture, where she was awarded mentor of the year.

Based on her 25+ years of working with leaders on navigating change successfully, Sandy will lead an interactive session on the steps to succeed and mistakes to avoid when managing the people side of change.

Date/Time:

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am

Location:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Naveen Jindal School of Management,
Executive Dining Room, 1st floor
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX  75080

Agenda:

8:00 AM          Networking and Breakfast
8:30 AM          Introduction – Tom Henderson, Assistant Dean, Executive Education, UT Dallas
8:45 AM          Leading from the Edge of Change – Sandy Schwan
10:00 AM        Closing remarks and brief campus tour – Bethell-Anne Osborne, Director

Space is limited so please RSVP by Friday, April 11, 2014 to
Veronica Blanco at 972-883-5916 or veronica.blanco@utdallas.edu.

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Sandra Schwan

Sandra Schwan

Managing Partner at Evolving Strategies LLC
Sandra is the Managing Partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping companies and people learn, adapt and perform. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Strategic Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Previous employers include the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture where Sandra was awarded mentor of the year.

Connect With Sandra:
@LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sandyschwan
@LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/evolving-strategies-llc
@Twitter: twitter.com/smschwan
@Facebook: www.facebook.com/evolvingstrategies
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