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MNCMN April Change Summit: The Life of A Change Leader: Things Will Go Bad, How Do You Deal With It?

  • 20 Apr 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Normandale Community College - Partnership Building; 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431


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Topic: The Life of a Change Leader: Things Will Go Bad, How Do You Deal With it? 
Speakers: Kevin Anderson & Carolyn Vreeman

  • 4-4:30pm - informal networking
  • 4:30-5:45pm - Guest Speakers: The Life of the Change Leader: Things Will Go Bad, How do you deal with it?
  • 5:45-6pm - MNCMN business updates

Leading change is not easy. By definition we know that there will be major challenges which the “change guidebook” doesn’t address. Under these inevitable circumstances, how do we achieve the best results? 

In this interactive session, Kevin and Carolyn will provide a point/counterpoint analysis of the following questions:

  • How to build an effective change team versus managing out the dead weight? 
  • How do you ensure that you get results versus embedding the change learnings?
  • How do you achieve project transparency versus protecting the organization?

During this session, Kevin and Carolyn will explore how these key questions play out in companies, government and nonprofit organizations. Join us for a lively discussion and share your ideas on how you would handle these critical events.


Kevin Anderson creates and implements Leadership Development and Change Management for the City of Minneapolis.  He prides himself on providing consulting services for city leadership, as well as the employees in the streets who “do the actual work” of the City. As a Senior Consultant at Accelare, Kevin worked with health care, retail and education companies and nonprofit clients to create actionable strategic plans.  Finally, Kevin served as an organizational development leader at Thomson Reuters working with legal, financial and health care products. He has a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development and a Masters of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.

Carolyn Vreeman- As a professional keynote speaker, organizational change management consultant, and leadership coach, Carolyn teaches the art of successful change. Carolyn is CEO of Vreeman Consulting LLC, coaching leaders across organizations to foster an environment of committed, engaged, results-focused employees who are encouraged to contribute personally to the success of the organization every day.

For nearly 20 years, Carolyn has been implementing change in Government organizations, with proven results: steadily increasing employee engagement, aligning strategy and goals throughout government organizations, increasing productivity, and contributing to lowering the levy in one MN County. In her spare time, Carolyn drives organizational initiatives that inspire health and empower women in the workforce. She founded the Hennepin5K and 50 Flights of stairs events and also co-founded Lean In Hennepin and initiated the City of Minneapolis’ 29% Club.  She was recently nominated as a finalist for Team Women MN’s Wave Maker Award.

See you there!


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