Managing Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes in Association Projects

“The only constant in life is change.” 

When associations adopt innovative technology, it’s not just the system that’s changing; your staff needs to change too. But why is it so hard to initiate change in your organization especially when introducing digital transformation?

Discover how to better manage organizational change by empowering you and your staff with needed change competencies – the ability to react to and manage change repeatedly.

Hear how a technology consulting firm developed a successful change process platform to help their association clients with technology adoption, which can also be used to help manage change in other key areas of your association.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn essential tactics for digital transformation.
  • See what types of customized action steps can be taken to manage risks.
  • Learn how to get your team on board with the change and keep them there

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The CIO Hour: August
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Aug 08 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • James Marquis
    James Marquis
    CIO, 501Works

    James is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working with associations and non-profits of all sizes. James possesses excellent communications skills allowing him to function as a trainer, technology evangelist and to bridge the divide which frequently exists between functional business units and information technology specialists. Coupled with his ability to deep-dive into technology, these key skills allow James to operate across department lines and organizational levels to better integrate technology with the strategic and tactical needs of an organization

  • Joe Plasterer
    Joe Plasterer
    Principal - Starkweather Association Services

    Joe Plasterer, Starkweather Solutions and Cirrus Change Readiness co-founder, has been leading technology projects across the globe for associations, government and private sector clients for over three decades. It’s been his experience that technology is 80% people/20% technology and the best way to get people to change is to empower them. Joe’s clients range from fortune 500 organizations, the US House of Representatives Speaker’s office to the State of Wisconsin, to associations in the United States, Canada, UK, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

  • Melinda Starkweather
    Melinda Starkweather
    CMP, Principal Directors of Change Readiness - Starkweather Association Services

    Mel Starkweather is the co-founder of Starkweather Solutions LLC and Cirrus Change Readiness. Concerned by the problems organizations experienced with technical adoptions, Mel developed a passion for empowering teams and their leaders to master change to own their futures. After becoming certified in change management she developed a team-centric change readiness education curriculum certified by Quality Matters, toolset and metrics platform. This platform enables teams to develop in-house change skills which result in quicker projects, avoiding the pain of staff turn-over and lost opportunities. Mel has been recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Change Management and has presented at numerous conferences to include Association Forum, the UK’s Memberwise and Community Brands’ Xperience.

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