September 28, 2016
8:00 am -11:00 am
Parkside Hotel & Spa
810 Humboldt Street
AGM & Finance PD Breakfast Event
No $mall Change!
You've been there before. Trying to move your team through a
transition that's promised to be "seamless", won't impact
day-to-day business operations, and guarantees "Cheaper! Better!
Faster!" outcomes for the public. Then, why so much resistance? How
will you identify risk and avoid common tripwires? And, what can
you do as a leader to decrease the line-ups outside your office and
address pressures from above? "No $mall Change" suggests all
transitions have complexity-AND the opportunity to proactively
maximize key investments. This session supports you in your key
role as a finance professional as you help convert change into cash
and capability for your organization.
Bev McPhee, MBA, Organizational Strategy &
Transformation Advisor, Associate Faculty Member, Royal Roads
Bev is an instructor at both Royal Roads University and at UVic,
where she teaches courses in organizational communications,
intercultural communications, consulting methodologies and
organizational behaviour. A keen advocate of emerging technologies,
Bev has sat on various technology councils and boards. She was
nominated for the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her work in
the field of communications, and received the Chancellor's award
upon graduating with her MBA.
With more than 15 years' experience in management consulting and
executive leadership roles, Bev's client list spans diverse sectors
including IT services, energy/utilities/mining,
manufacturing, transportation, natural resources, health, education
and social services. A popular keynote speaker, she has been widely
recognized for her contributions in the fields of leadership,
technology and innovation, change management, culture,
communications and organizational development.
Rob Byers, Executive Lead -
CIO, Information Services Division
Rob has been with the Provincial government since 1992 and with
Information Services Division (ISD) since February 2014. As the
Executive Lead for ISD, he is responsible for the delivery of
strategic and operational information management and information
technology services across the social sector. The division is a
shared resource that supports the Ministries of Social Development
and Social Innovation (SDSI) and Children and Family Development
Rob provides leadership to three diverse teams who work in the
background to keep the more than 100 applications up and running.
ISD's day-to-day objective is to assist both ministries in
achieving and exceeding the goals set out in their strategic plans,
including change management actives related to critical systems.
The division provides direct support and advice with desktop
support, resource planning and information and technology
Prior to becoming the Executive Lead, Rob played an essential
change management role, managing the business alignment function
within the final phase of the Integrated Case Management project.
This long term, phased project consolidated several existing
operating systems into a single updated system functioning across
the Ministries of Social Development and Social Innovation and
Child and Family Development.
Kieran Harrop , MBA, PMP,
ITIL, Partner and Director of Consulting Services at
Kieran is a Partner and Director of Consulting Services at CGI
with over 23 years of business and organizational change leadership
experience. His expertise is in facilitating organizational
transformation and public service reform. His specialties include
Organizational Change Management, Business Consulting, High
Performance Coaching and Team Building.
Kieran's passion is to inspire engaged and sustainable
workplaces and highly effective teams through business evolution
and to create space for innovative change and extraordinarily
productive and purposeful organizations).
Marina Hutton, Senior Change
Management Advisor, BC Pension Corp.
Marina is fascinated by the complexity of people, systems and
social change. These curiosities have led her to travel, work,
study and volunteer in 17 countries across six continents. She has
witnessed the complexity of change from a cross-cultural
perspective by observing United Nations negotiations as an NGO
delegate at the UN Earth Summit in Brazil, volunteering in
socio-economic development in Vietnam, and interning with the UN
Environment Programme in DC. She deepened her understanding
of organizational systems and change by studying business in Canada
and Morocco. Following this, she lived in India for 5 months
studying philosophy and exploring internal change. Marina
currently works in the change management field, where she has
focused on business transformation projects in the BC Public
Service's Natural Resource Sector and BC Pension Corporation