8:50 am – 9:50 am | Opening Keynote | Room: Pacifica Ballroom 4-6
Make Change Work®: Stay Nimble, Relevant & Engaged in a World of Disruption
Presented by: Randy Pennington
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A fundamental shift is occurring in how business is conducted. Constant change is the new normal, but you know that. That's why this session is so important – it providees practical tools to help you and your organization meet the challenges of continuous change in these transformational times.
Randy Pennington brings over 25 years of hands-on experience helping leaders and organization's change to this fast-paced and practical session. Don't miss this opportunity to:
- Change how you and your organization views change and its importance to our operation's success
- Overcome the challenges that prevent you from effectively responding to change
- Create buy-in and support … and overcome resistance to maaking change work
New challenges are presented to us every day.
We can survive and flourish by learning to stay nimble, relevant, and engaged in a constantly changing world.
Founder / Author
Pennington Performance Group
Randy Pennington helps leaders make the changes and build cultures they need to achieve positive results in a world of accelerating change.
Randy has worked with many of this country's best-managed organizations including Alabama Power Company, Sprint, Transamerica Life & Protection, and St. Luke's Hospital as well as numerous associations and government agencies. Additionally, Randy serves as an adjunct instructor in the Cox Business Leadership Center at Southern Methodist University.
Randy is author or three books: Make Change Work, named the 2013 best general business book by USA Book News; Results Rule!, named the 2007 best general business book by USA Book News; and On My Honor, I Will which Ross Perot described as having â"cracked the code of great leadership."
Pennington's expertise has made him an internationally respected guest commentator with appearances on CNN, PBS, Fox News, the ABC Radio Network, and the BBC. His ideas have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Executive Excellence, Training & Development, in numerous newspapers, and many professional/trade association journals.
Randy's background is a unique blend of line, staff, and consulting experience ranging from hourly employee to senior management. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology and has completed Postgraduate work in Organization Administration and Management.
A dedicated volunteer leader, Randy is past Chairman of the Board for both the American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate and the National Speakers Association Foundation Board of Trustees. Randy was also a founding member of the Texas Council for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.
He was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame in 2009.