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Embracing Change in Work and Life workshop - Monday 28th November 2011

Nov 28, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Embracing Change in Work and Life

Change is continuous and unpredictable. Over the past 5 years we’ve been exposed to accelerated levels of change. The digital boom, the expansion of global markets, increased job mobility andthe recent drive for cost efficiencies/value have meant that we all encounter change more frequently and at more variable scales. Just last week we saw evidence of what change has meant for women at the opening of the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting where this year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’.

So now more than ever is a great time to take a step back and look at how we individually manage change. Are you someone who embraces change or do you resist it, seeing it as an inevitable storm that needs to be weathered? Think about the changes you might have encountered recently. Maybe you’ve recently moved job or your company has new a structure or leadership team. Have you had to adapt your approach or increase your skill set to respond to changing client needs? Perhaps there has been a change at home such as a redundancy or a new baby which has altered your approach to work-life balance. Regardless of the scale or nature of change it’s important to not only be alert to change but also alert to the opportunity that it presents.

This workshop will give you a 360 look at change and how to embrace it. You’ll hear from a variety of WACL members who have been challenged by change but have all found a strategy that works for them. Change doesn’t ever need to be a threat; it’s about making it an opportunity, that’s what this workshop is about.

Speakers:

  • Lee Leggett, CEO, Dare Digital (Workshop chair)
  • Merry Baskin, Planning Consultant, Baskin Shark
  • Zoe Osmond, CEO, Nabs
  • Wendy Proctor, Group Client Director, COI
  • Jo Hagger, Chief Integration Officer, Glue Isobar