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CoP Change Management - “Crossing the Neutral Zone (and Leaving No One Behind)”

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2 December 2021

18:00 - 19:30

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This conference will introduce a deeper look into the progress of change initiatives, what needs to be taken into account strategically, and the emotional – irrational – responses of the men and women who are the ones who handle the work and effect those organizational changes.



In periods of stability, when the status quo satisfies all needs (organizational as well as personal/individual), then “influence” can be established on known foundations.  This includes compensation, bonuses, recognition, perquisites, advancement.  In periods of change, when the status quo is forsaken in favor of survival and progress, “influence” is founded on those elements of organizational life not covered by those known foundations – it is, instead, founded on the humane act of helping individuals cope with change, get good work done towards change, and navigate transition.  This requires a rational consideration of the irrational.  As part of our exploration, we will consider the variables that affect performance, and how our multilayered consideration of organizational change requires a rational analysis of the irrational emotions in the “neutral zone”.

James Hunter (MPHIL, GDM-Leadership, CPCC) specializes in leadership and leadership development. His focus is on individual self-affirmation, professional fulfillment, and the individual and social potential in transforming self-awareness; organizationally his strength is in appraising organizational culture, and the understanding and management of paradox and change. He is also a coaching and leadership development associate with Alto Leadership, an international firm dedicated to optimizing organizational capacity and team leadership.

An instructor and course designer at McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies in its graduate diploma and certificate leadership program, and also working with the School’s Professional Development department to develop and facilitate corporate training programs and workshops, he has been four-times nominated for the School’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He is also a Program Leader at McGill’s Faculty of Management Executive Institute.

He is a graduate of the University of Oxford (MPhil), and McGill University (GDM in Management/Leadership).  He holds the CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) certification and has also received certification in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Steps I & II from the American Management Association and CPP.  He is a member of the International Leadership Association.



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  • 18 h 00 : Start of the conference
  • 19 h 30 : End of the event

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The PMI-Montreal team

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