Chapter Meeting: How to Survive and Thrive During Organizational Change

14 Sep 2021 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

6:15 | Log in to Zoom, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU)
            (PMO, Quality, and Career & Personal Development CoP's)

How to Survive and Thrive During Organizational Change

Zoom recording of the Chapter Meeting presentation: 20210914_PMIW_September_Chapter_Meeting_Presentation.mp4
Picture of Maria Wade holding PMIW Certificate of Appreciation

We live in a rapidly changing environment. Change is everywhere. This time we'll speak of the heart of any change, its engine, fuel, the main power and resistance. We'll speak of us, humans. Maria Wade knows how to not just survive but thrive through organizational change and want to share this knowledge with you. We'll answer the questions: Why does change happen? Why does it look so unexpected? Can you wait it out? Can the change be beneficial for you? What to do to win, not just to try not to lose?

Maria will introduce the ADKAR Model that will help you facilitate change whether you are the target of the change or you are the one wanting to make a change happen. During the presentation we'll:

  • Clarify a change process
  • Identify different roles in the change process
  • Learn what you have to understand to succeed
  • Learn what kind of behavior will damage you
  • Learn tools that will make change beneficial for you
Maria Wade

Maria Wade is an executive coach and consultant, specializing in coaching leaders who are responsible for creating and impacting organizational cultures. Together with her clients, Maria works to create more spaces where people feel they belong, desire to contribute, and are valued for who they are.

Maria believes in people's limitless potential, wholeness, resourcefulness, and natural creativity. As an agent of change, she is passionate about leading individuals and organizations through transitions, rooting coaching in the vision of the future state. Leveraging her own personal experience in managing a transition from her native country to the United States, she is uniquely positioned to provide insights into the importance of welcoming change and adapting through it.

Prior to establishing her bilingual (English & Russian) coaching practice, Maria's wide-ranging career included leadership roles in legal services and project management in mergers and acquisition, asset management, paper production, electricity and heat production, gas and oil, consulting, and other industries.

Maria holds a Master's Degree in Law, a Master's in Business Administration, PMP® and Prosci certifications, and a Coaching Certificate from Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program.

She lives in Poughkeepsie, NY with her family.


$10 for PMI Westchester and other PMI Chapter Members
$15 for non-members

Pre-registration is required.

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Last date to register is Monday, 13 Sep 2021.

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Virtual Zoom Meeting. Registrants will receive the log-in instructions for the Zoom session on the day of the meeting.