Change Management: How’s That Working For You?

Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Session Description

We’ve all seen the statistics – only 30% of change management efforts succeed. Which means that a whopping 70% fail! With all of the tools, models, knowledge and examples we have to follow on change, why can’t we get it right more than 30% of the time? The energy wasted in unsuccessful change management initiatives strains our budgeting, time management and organizational development efforts. However, if we looked at change from a different perspective, success rates would increase and change would be more accepted. This session will introduce new approaches and models proven to help HR professionals to effectively focus on the basic needs of today’s workforce to successfully identify and manage change.


Melisa Rogers, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, CPBA

MeLisa Rogers, PhD serves is the Graduate Program Director / Assistant Professor in Human Resource Development for Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. With more than two decades of diverse HR experience, Dr. Rogers has facilitated a great deal of change in the workplace. Her experience is marked by start-ups, mergers and a diverse range of industries including call center, food processing, electrical distribution and education. Her toughest change was transitioning to her first position as an operations supervisor in a poultry processing plant after graduating from Texas A&M. This required working on the live dock preparing chickens for slaughter. Her most favorite change was starting up a call center from 40 to 350 employees in 90 days and ultimately more than 600 employees and then launching 3 more locations in the US and one more in Mexico….and her most recent change initiative involves transitioning a traditional university graduate program to a 100% online learning environment while growing the program nationwide.