Are You Managing Change or Is It Managing You?

Today's organizations are faced with constant pressures: changing expectations, changing environment, changing member needs, changing technologies, to mention just a few. Though there is no shortage of ideas about how the organization ought to respond to all of the changes, it isn't easy to harness the ideas that come in from a variety sources and constituencies. Too often good plans get buried by organizational inertia or by in-fighting from those who think their interests were ignored.

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How Can Organizations Create a Change Plan That Works?

If you're seeking to create and manage change in your organization, ChangeWorks can help. Founded in 1986, ChangeWorks is a consulting practice focusing on broad-based participation strategies for long range planning and change.

We believe that the future belongs to those organizations which find ways to broaden the participation in strategic planning and in bringing about long range change.

At ChangeWorks we believe that there is an immense amount of wisdom, experience and knowledge available within the community and the organization. To use it heightens the soundness of the plan and the ability to realize that plan. To ignore it leaves people feeling that change was imposed upon them.

ChangeWorks uses strategies that involve people in change. By accessing their experience, the organization ensures not only the appropriateness of the plan but also the backing of those who had a part in the design of the plan.

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How Can ChangeWorks of the Heartland Help?

At ChangeWorks, we work with you to determine the most effective way to accomplish your goals. We are experienced with participative meeting formats and planning strategies such as:

  • Search Conference
  • Future Search
  • Participative Design
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Open Space Technology
  • Dialogue

In our work, we use a number of tools and technologies to help you select the right people and the right number of people to engage in the planning or learning you want to take place. The pre-work is as important as the planning itself. It requires top-level dedication and commitment to make the participation meaningful.

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Why Choose ChangeWorks of the Heartland?

CHANGEWORKS senior consultants have broad experience with participative planning and change. Our clients range from multi-national corporations and Fortune 500 companies to national, state, and local non-profits and governmental agencies. Clients include:

  • Nissan North America
  • Storage Technology
  • Discover Card Financial Services
  • Highlights for Children
  • Ross Laboratories
  • Ohio State University
  • Franklin University
  • Ursuline College
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • Governor's Office, State of Ohio
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Columbus Health Department
  • Columbus Division of Water
  • National Church Residences
  • Hosteling International - American Youth Hostels
  • Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Mansfield-Richland County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Hamilton County, Indiana Leadership Academy
  • Ohio Donor's Forum
  • United Way of Franklin County
  • United Way of Toledo
  • Kentucky HeadStart Collaborative
  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation, San Diego

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Who is ChangeWorks of the Heartland?

CHRIS KLOTH has over 25 years of experience in the field with hands-on experience as a manager and executive in both profit and non-profit organizations. Governmental experience with the Criminal-Justice system further enhances his background. He has published numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at national conferences.

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