NLN LEAD: Managing Change in Organizations

Aug 15, 2024 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM Thursday

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NLN LEAD: Managing Change in Organizations

Leading Through Change

Throughout our leadership careers, we will inevitably take on leading and managing change. For some, this is an exciting time of innovation and discovery. For others, leading change can be challenging and daunting. The reality is change is both. This webinar will focus on essential skills leaders must have to lead successful change initiatives. We will explore what happens when we get stuck during the change process and how to bring even the most resistant colleague along.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why change can be hard.
  • Name at least 3 skills leaders need to lead successful change efforts, including overcoming resistance.
  • Apply learning and insights to a current project or initiative.

Joan Evans, BS PT, MBA, PCC, NCC

Combining business acumen, operational expertise, and a passion for developing people, Joan has been coaching and consulting with leaders and physicians for more than 3 decades. Joan recently retired after more than 35 years in executive leadership roles in health care. In her most recent corporate role, Joan served as Chief of Staff to the CEO for Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. In this role, she provided leadership on initiatives to advance the CEO's agenda for Cone Health. She served as his trusted advisor and managed strategic projects and other work critical to the successful execution of the strategic plan and brand promise. Previously, Evans was executive vice president of innovation and transformation at Cone Health and was the senior executive accountable for driving execution and achieving measurable results associated with the transformation of healthcare delivery toward a patient-centered, value-based approach.

In 2017, Joan received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of NC Greensboro. With her leadership, Joan’s teams have received national recognition for their contributions to the field of leadership development including the 2014 Best Organization for Leadership Development award from National Center for Healthcare Leadership and the Success Story Award from Press Ganey for measurable improvements in quality, service and cost as a result of a cultural transformation.

Joan is a frequent speaker to national audiences and has served as adjunct faculty for the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro, Elon University’s DPT program and UNC- Chapel Hill’s DPT program teaching a variety of business and leadership classes.

Joan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has a certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute. Evans is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as designated by the International Coaching Federation.

In addition to serving clients through her own business Joan Evans Coaching and Consulting, Joan currently serves as a faculty member for Coach Academy International, an ICF (ACSTH) and BCC approved Coach Specific Training program, and is an executive in residence.


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