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Lean Change Management

May 08, 2019 6:16 AM | Eileen Terrell

Lean Change Management:

Aligning Executive Leaders the Lean Change Way

Date:  Friday, May 10, 2019

Time:  8:30 - 10:00 A.M CST (30 minute networking before and after)

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be presented IN PERSON AND VIA WEBINAR. We will be meeting at Schneider Electric, 200 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Coffee will be served.


Today’s change managers and leaders want to know how they can change faster to keep up with a constantly increasing pace of change and disruption.

Lean Change Management takes the best ideas from agile, lean startup and design thinking to help you create an approach to change management that is compatible with your organization, and the change you’re working on.

Inspired by the book, "Lean Change Management," by Jason Little, Barbara Heller and Maria Odiamar Racho from Allstate, will be discussing a new, leaner way of aligning executives around key foundational elements of your change initiatives.

Jason will also be joining the conversation virtually to share his own insights.  

In this highly interactive session, participants will walk away with simple tools and flexible methods of applying them to your change initiatives.

Our Speakers:

Jason Little

Jason helps organizations discover more effective practices for managing work and people.  Sometimes that means plucking tools from the Agile world and sometimes that means using more traditional management practices, such as The Rockefeller Habits. He is passionate about the people side of change, and focuses on bringing meaningful change into organizations that will improve the lives of people. He is author of the new book call “Lean Change Management: Innovative Practices for Managing Organizational Change” and also released a video series titled:  “Agile Transformation – A Guide to Organizational Change” on Safari Books Online and InformIT. 

Barbara Heller

Barbara has been with Allstate for 20 years in various roles.  She is currently Allstate’s Practice Lead for Change Leadership & Navigation with deep expertise in leading change efforts and building capabilities.  Barbara regularly provides thought partnership and delivery on enterprise-wide projects as well as to individual clients and other Allstate market-facing businesses including Esurance, Allstate Canada Group, Allstate Technology, Data & Analytics, Strategic Operations, Claims, Allstate Life and Retirement, Human Resources, and Agency Operations.  Barbara has Masters of Science in Organization Behavior from Benedictine University and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from National-Louis University.

Maria Odiamar Racho, MSOD

Maria is an Organizational Effectiveness Practice Lead at Allstate Corporation, where she specializes in culture, complex systems and networks, leader effectiveness, strategy and change.  She is also the founder of two Employee Resource Groups, the Allstate Asian American Network (3AN), and Intrapreneurs@Allstate (I@A).  Her passion centers on enabling human systems to tap into and unleash potential so that they can achieve their purpose and mission. Maria also finished her Executive Masters of Science in Organizational Development at Pepperdine University.


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