PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon

How To Ease Fear Of Organizational Change featuring Dr. Saya Sone

Hosted by the GW Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM)
program, the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon is a series of free
brown bag luncheons featuring industry experts in project management. The event is free, however preregistration is preferred.

About the Event

When organizations are ready to adopt Agile at the enterprise level, people
are resistant to organizational changes and have a fear of change due to
loss. The organizational change could not take effect if management ignores
people’s fear of change. The workshop uses Neuro Linguistic Programming
(NLP) to help audience recognize signs of fear and understand what caused
the fear. In addition, the workshop will practice on how to use both
self-actualization and NLP Logical Levels of Change methods to deal with
the fear due to changes.

The audience will learn it is OK to have a fear when undergoing
organizational changes. The workshop provides exercises to help audience
identify their fear, the cause of the fear, and learn how to overcome the
fear during organizational changes such as scaling to enterprise Agile. We
expect audience to walk away with a method they can use to deal with their
fear due to changes.

Special Instructions:

- Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
- Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
- Metered parking is available
- Photo ID is required
- Use 22nd Street entrance

PDUs Available:

1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speakers


Dr. Saya Sone
Virginia International University
Professor, Agile Coach, PMP, School of Computer Information Science

Dr. Saya Sone is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an Enterprise Agile
Coach, a professor at VIU (Virginia International University), and
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

Dr. Sone’s passion is to help her clients such as CTO, CIO, CEO,
Individuals, and teams to discover their new beliefs, thoughts, directions,
or emotions that strengthen their capabilities to accomplish their
priorities. Her happiness is to be a partner when her clients grown in
their potentials.

When Dr. Sone enjoys delivering her speeches in schools, conferences,
meetups, and organizations, her topics include motivations for behavioral
changes, keeping balance for maximum growth, designing Lean Canvas to
recognize MVP (Minimal Viable product), setting goals to achieve life
potential and a variety of Agile and coaching related topics.

Dr. Sone is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). She wrote two books
Business Value of Agile Methods: Maximizing ROI with Just-in-Time Processes
and Documentation” and Mapping Agile Practices to Project Management
*About The Washington Circle Luncheons*
PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag
luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every
fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George
Washington University School of Business,
which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The
MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who
want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate
people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both
on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree
from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come,
first-served basis.