Presenters: Ed Mason MA & Tim Buxton MS
Bios of our 3 panel members are below: Jim Schnaible, Leon Spackman, and Frank Lucero
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Time: Networking 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 – 6:45 p.m., Presentation and Panel Discussion
Topic: Change Management
Change Management is a systematized approach that will assist your organization in communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and team building. The systematized approach assist organizations in three areas: 1) speed of adoption; 2) ultimate utilization and; 3) expected proficiency.
Project Management combined with Change Management, is utilized by corporations, government agencies and education institutions to speed up adoption of new programs, practice and policies. CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, HR and IT departments utilize a change management approach to achieve project success.
The Goals of the Presentation are:
- Concept of Change Management
- Case Studies and Examples
- Relation of Change Management to Project Management and Sponsors
- Discussion About Applying Change Management as a tool for your Organization
Ed Mason, MA, has worked with organizations in policy formulation, program development, coalition building, team development, government relations, and strategic planning. He has certifications in advanced change management, facilitation, nonprofit management and fundraising. Mr. Mason has worked for higher education, associations, corporations and nonprofit organizations, economic development corporations in providing training, planning, and coaching services.
Mr. Mason has been instrumental in assisting universities, associations and nonprofit organizations procure over $20 million from federal and state agencies and private foundations. He has worked with organizations in developing collaborative partnerships for funding in K-12 partnerships, renewable energy education and healthcare programs. In addition to living in New Mexico, he has resided in Illinois, Texas and Washington, DC.
Change management practices have been utilized by Mr. Mason in working with organizations that need to expand their financial capabilities, provide new services for clients, develop strategies for changing government regulations and opportunities and create new partnerships that have diverse membership.
He graduated with a BS in Political Science from Eastern New Mexico University and a MA in Government from Texas Tech University.
Tim Buxton, MS
As an Information Technology professional, Tim has planned and implemented many successful projects through his career. He has designed and taught a Project Management course at East Tennessee State University, incorporating his experience working with international teams.
Most recently he was the lead Knowledge Manager in an Office of the Department of Defense. Based in Omaha, he designed and managed secure SharePoint collaboration spaces for multiple dispersed sites, where specially tasked tiger teams could find the information and experts they need, just when they need them, in support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Congress.
Tim has also worked with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Siemens Electronics, Eastman Chemical, OptiMetrics (DoD sensor research), Therma-Tron-X (Industrial Oven design and manufacture) and The University of Zimbabwe.
Change Management Applied to Project Management - Panel Participants
Jim Schnaible is an Organizational Learning Consultant in the City of Albuquerque’s Public Service University. He previously served as a performance management analyst in the City’s Office of Management and Budget, a position he held since 2001. Prior to joining the City, he owned his own consulting business and also served as a contract faculty member of University of New Mexico’s Management Development Center. Jim retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force in 1997 following a 21 year career in the missile operations and operations management career fields. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Jim was the New Mexico Quality Awards Administrator and the operations manager for Quality New Mexico.
Jim’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota, and a Master of Science-Computer Information Systems degree from the University of Phoenix. He is certified by the Society for Human Resources Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, by Prosci, Inc. as a Certified Change Manager, and by the American Society of Quality as a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. Jim is a Senior Member of ASQ, and a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals, where he also serves on their Board of Directors.
Leon Spackman is currently the Director of Vendor Relations for Lovelace Health Plan. He works with all vendors, suppliers and partners to ensure accountability and positive relationships. He has also served as the Lean Project Manager responsible for implementing and managing the Lean process improvement methodology across the organization. Leon is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has implanted process improvement in government and commercial settings. He is also a certified PMP and an experienced project manager leading projects for the Department of Defense and Lean Six Sigma process improvement. He graduated from the National Graduate School with a Master’s degree in Quality Systems Management in 2002.
Leon served over 20 years in the United States Air Force leading and directing diverse organizations around the world. While serving as a squadron commander, he significantly improved support to his customers going from the worst to the best aircraft in-commission rates in the Air Force in less than two years. While in the Air Force, he earned his first master’s degree in Logistics Management and served most of his military career as a logistics officer developing expertise in supply chain, petroleum, and overall logistics management. Since retiring from the Air Force, Leon has served as a quality manager, a project manager, and Lean Six Sigma process improvement specialist.
Frank Lucero works as process improvement specialist for Intel Corporation. He teaches, mentors, and leads Lean and Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects. Prior to joining the Intel in 2000, he was a business process improvement and systems implementation consultant working throughout the US.
Frank started focusing on improving business processes in the mid-1990s on many of his consulting assignments. He has led many reengineering and improvement efforts for several companies and government agencies over the years. He has found himself in situations where chaos, dysfunction among departments, and a complete lack of operational discipline are the rule and not the exception. Finding a way to survive and to thrive in these situations has defined his career so far.
Frank holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds a Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He also leads the Intel New Mexico Mentoring and Planning Services sills based volunteering to non-profit organizations.