Workshop: Challenging Change Myths: 3 Critical Discussions Before You Lead Your Next Change Effort

Denise Morris Kipnis, Founder and Principal, ChangeFlow Consulting

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : September 18, 2018

Time : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Price : $500.00

2018-09-18 08:30:00 2018-09-18 17:00:00 Asia/Singapore Workshop: Exploding Change Myths: 3 Critical Discussions Before You Lead Your Next Change Effort - Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore

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AmCham is pleased to announce our upcoming workshop in our workshop series.

Why can’t we change anything around here? Why do change plans fail or backfire?

Change, transformation, agility…Often it’s “Fire! Aim. Ready.” Especially in the Age of Disruption, it’s important to lead change strategically and deliberately. Affirming what you know and believe about change itself will enable you to reach for the right tools. 

AmCham Workshop Series:
Challenging Change Myths: Three Critical Discussions Before 
You Lead Your Next Change Effort

There's a lot of noise out there about organizational change, but what should we really focus on? Which myths are true? 

  • The First Myth: “70% of Change Projects Fail”
  • The Second Myth: “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
  • The Third Myth: “Diversity is Innovation”
In this hands-on clinic, we’ll tackle the three most notorious change myths (#3changemyths), exploring where these myths came from, and their impact on change success; and work through change scenarios to formulate practical solutions. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will:
  • Develop a deeper awareness of their orientation to change and their change leadership style
  • Apply models and frameworks to diagnose organizations systemically
  • Formulate strategies for executing effective change more successfully
  • Receive expert and peer feedback on their change plan
  • Be positioned to more effectively engage critical stakeholders, leadership, and business influencer
Participants who complete the workshop will be eligible for up to an hour of consulting time, to be used within the calendar year.

Price includes breakfast, lunch and tea break.  Session limited to 10 participants to allow for full participation.

Non-members of AmCham may also register for this workshop.

To register, please email Nathan at

Who Should Attend:

Change agents, about to lead or support a team, function, or organizational-level effort who either need to come up the learning curve quickly or need inspiration for the challenge ahead. Participants will be asked to submit a brief description of their change challenge before the workshop. Any sector or industry welcome.

About the Facilitator:

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Denise Morris Kipnis
Founder and Principal
ChangeFlow Consulting

Denise is an organization development expert specializing in transformational change and inclusion. She has led numerous change projects across various sectors and industries; and served as both an internal and external resource in pursuit of organizational effectiveness. During the past 10 years, her projects have included implementing strategy initiatives, organization design, program development, culture and climate assessment and change, assessing and developing organization change capabilities, and managing diversity and inclusion, among others.

Denise studied strategy formulation and implementation, and organization design under Dr. Chris Worley, and takes seriously the charge to build agile and change-ready organizations. Her core competencies lie in uncovering gaps between strategic intention, culture, and system design; enrolling all levels of the organization in problem solving; and facilitating team and cross-department collaboration.

She believes in co-creating culture-specific solutions with people in the organization: developing new or existing capabilities by transferring knowledge and skills, leveraging employee leadership and participation, and fostering diversity and inclusion to build trustful working relationships. With a background in operations and project management, she focuses on practical solutions and business outcomes as well as human factors.

Denise has a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University, and project management certification from the U.C. Berkeley Extension. She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to conduct its assessments. She is a member of the Organization Development Network, and is a former board member of its Pacific Northwest regional chapter. She is also a member of the Organization Development Network of Singapore and the Asia Organization Development Network, and served on its 2012 conference planning committee.

About ChangeFlow Consulting

Denise founded boutique management firm ChangeFlow Consulting in 2006 in the U.S. Living in Singapore since 2010, she formally established the Asia Pacific entity in 2011.
  The firm’s mission is to build agile and inclusive organizations. This means going beyond solving the presenting problem to increase the organization’s capability to anticipate and thrive in change.© Systemic disruption/alignment and leveraging the power of inclusion lie at the heart of the firm’s approach.

The core of our projects address transformational change, but the road is sometimes evolutionary. Projects may be structured as multi-year change initiatives or shorter-term engagements. ChangeFlow has led numerous change projects across for-profit, government, and non-profit sectors.

We look forward to seeing you!