April 2020 Professional Development Meeting

April 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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April 2020 Professional Development Meeting
This is a Virtual Meeting - Free Admission - Registration Required to Participate


Leading Change with Informal Authority

Presented by: Susan LaCasse, Leaderscapes

Tuesday April 21, 2020, 7:00pm

Hosted Virtually via GoToMeeting Platform

It can be a difficult and frustrating job, being responsible for results & timelines for a major change initiative without direct authority to obtain consistent cooperation from others.  Change leaders learn quickly that resistance is a thing.  There is a difference between stated commitment to a broad initiative and support for actual implementation of changes to how people work.

In this session we’ll explore strategies for how to lead when you’re not in charge.  We’ll use a real life example and lessons learned as the foundation for reflection, discussion and action planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • explore fundamentals of change, natural human resistance, and what these have to do with you as a change leader
  • assess influencing styles, identify improvement areas, and apply learning for improved effectivness
  • discover small changes in approach that can make a big difference in results

Susan LaCasse knows firsthand the challenges of creating a culture of continuous improvement and the leadership that significant culture change demands. Susan brings 25 years experience in driving change in a variety of project and leadership roles including process improvement and change management.

Susan founded Leaderscapes in 2006 with a mission to help people claim the life they want to have -- essentially, to learn and develop the skills to be leaders in their own life. Susan is a Certified Business Coach and an active affiliate of the Trusted Advisers Network (TAN) in Reading, PA.  She has also studied Transformational Neuroscience Coaching with Be Above Leadership, LLC.  Susan holds a Master’s degree in Training and Human Resource Development from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, and Bachelor’s degrees in English and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. She has taught strategy and leadership courses at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in the Organizational Leadership Master’s Degree Program.


This is a virtual meeting hosted by APICS Twin Cities Chapter using the GoToMeeting Platform. 

All registered attendeess will receive a link to the Meeting.

Attendees will also receive some handouts (pdf files) from the presenter ahead of the meeting. 

Watch your email in box to have them ready for the meeting.



Date - Tuesday, April 21, 2020

7:00 pm Intro to Speaker & Chapter Update

7:10 pm Presentation

7:45 pm Q&A

8:00 pm Adjourn

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Earn 1 Certification Maintenance Point for attendance at this event!

This event is FREE! Space is limited!  Registration Deadline: 5:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2020, or until Sold Out! (Registrations after 5:00pm on Monday, April 20th, will be accepted on a "space available" basis.  Please call the Chapter Office at 763-413-2513 to register after the posted deadline.) 




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