Metro DC Chapter ATD Leadership Development CoP: Creating a Change Management Competency in Your Organization

  • 07 Mar 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • C2 Technologies, Training Center, 1919 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22182
  • 35


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For March, the Leadership Development CoP turns our attention to one of our 2018 top 10 leadership trends: change management. Specifically, we'll focus on strategies to develop a change management competency within your organizations.

Seventy five percent of HR leaders report that change takes up more of their time than it did three years ago and that companies anticipate more change in the future than in the past (CEB). So, what is talent development's role in change? As your company looks to you for guidance and resources to hire, train and support people through change, what's your best strategy? Join Dana Theus of InPower Coaching in a conversation with Senior Director, Talent Management at K12, Laurie Erdman to discuss these issues. Laurie will share her experiences of creating a change management competency within K12 and the results. Some takeaways you'll receive from the session:

  • Insight into key trends in change management that relate to talent development
  • How demonstrating leadership in change management can address both strategic and tactical needs in the organization
  • Personal growth opportunities to make you effective in helping others through change

Presenters:  Laurie Erdman (K12) and Dana Theus (InPower Coaching)

Laurie Erdman is Chief Energy Officer at The Ignite Well Being Institute LLC and Senior Director of Talent Management at K12 Inc. where she specializes in employee performance, leadership, talent development, change management and stress management. Laurie is a writer and speaker on employee burnout, human performance and the effects of change on individuals, teams and organizations. She has presented at numerous organizations including Booz Allen Hamilton, Society for Human Resources Management, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Small Business Administration and RE-Max Allegiance. Laurie is currently writing her first book Exiting the Hamster Wheel: A Practical Guide To Igniting Your Life Through Total Freedom, due out in 2018. Learn more about Laurie on LinkedIn (

Dana Theus is President & CEO of InPower Coaching, helping emerging and established leaders master change and find professional success through personal growth. Dana offers innovative leadership development and coaching programs to companies and individuals capitalizing on her 25-year business career in marketing/business development, strategic planning, leadership development and coaching. She has worked for Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial startups, government and military agencies and non-profits. A prolific writer and perceptive coach, Dana has developed the InPower Leadership Development Competency Model, and she founded (a Forbes Top 100 web site for women) and to bring an InPowered voice to leadership development. Dana is also a research-based advocate for women’s leadership initiatives and her articles are featured and syndicated on the National Journal and Smartbrief on Leadership. Learn more and contact Dana at

Info about the venue:

If you’ve been to C2 before, we’re actually in the other building—1919, which is perpendicular to 1921. We’ll be in a training center on the ground floor.

Although the address is Gallows Rd., the entrance to the building is on Boone Blvd. If you've just turned off of Rt. 7 onto Gallows Rd, with Olive Garden on your right, take the next left onto Boone Blvd., then turn right into the first driveway. 1919 is the building to the left. Parking is over to the right, and it is free.

After you enter the building, go to the left to find the training center. We’ll have signs to guide you.

The building locks sometime after 6 p.m., so if you are not able to get in, call or text Claudia at 703.217.3517.

Closest Metro Stop: Tysons Corner (Silver Line): You can walk through Tysons Corner mall to Route 7, cross the street, and walk to 1921 Gallows Rd (which is actually on Boone Blvd). Probably about a half-mile walk.

In addition, there’s a shuttle bus that leaves the McLean Metro at approximately 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Tysons International Plaza (1921 Gallows Rd) about 20 minutes later. We can coordinate rides back to the Metro after the meeting.

Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsors: C² Technologies, Inc., George Mason Executive and Professional Education, and UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.

George Mason University Executive and Professional Education is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training.

Industry employers, as well as federal, state, and local agencies rely on the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies to provide courses and credentials to advance the professional development of their employees.  Professional certificates and courses are offered online, in the classroom, and on site through custom training arrangements.