First of all, congratulations to the University of Virginia Cavaliers for winning the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! The iconic university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 is also home to approximately 24,000 students, 16,000 faculty and staff, and 12,000 Health System team members.
A few years ago, UVA was experiencing change fatigue and a host of challenges related to managing siloed projects and struggling to achieve desired project outcomes. The University identified several areas of opportunity to improve these operations:
Bring change management capability into the organization
Focus more on the people side of change
Manage the cumulative and collective impact of change
Integrate project management and change management
Elevate its project portfolio management initiative
Since then, the University’s Organizational Excellence program has hosted three onsite Prosci Change Management Certification Programs. Today, 54 Prosci Change Practitioners manage change in the organization.
Sue Emond is the content marketing strategist for Prosci, where her focus is equipping individuals and organizations with the content they need along their change management journeys. Sue uses her diverse background in marketing, communications and customer reference programs to help foster a culture of engagement between Prosci and its customers while helping to drive client success.