One-Day Seminar

  • Overview

    Understanding and Leading Organizational Change 

    Keynote Speaker:    Clint Sidle
    When: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center
    Gannon University, 124 W. Seventh Street
    General Admission  $20
    Gannon Employees Free (Subsidized by the TRANSFORM Grant)

    Attend this highly interactive session involving the exploration of theory and technique through a series of activities that roughly simulates an effective change management process. You will learn strategies and techniques through three components at this event:

    1. Power simulation: Participants assume different roles in simulating the complexities of an organization undergoing a change process. This activity demonstrates the interesting challenges associated with fostering change.
    2. Leader as designer: This phase of the seminar will look at the leader's role in understanding and leading change, and how to facilitate a process that unhooks the organization from its default pattern. Here, the focus is on both establishing a vision and developing a culture that will support it.
    3. Tools and techniques: Participants explore a series of tools and techniques for how to collaboratively design, develop and execute a change process involving large groups in ways that addresses the above.

    View the seminar agenda for more information.


    Clint SidlebookClint Sidle is the former director of the prestigious Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program in the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and is a widely sought as a key note speaker and consultant in leadership development, executive coaching, and managing strategic change. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, state and local educational systems, and some of the nation's leading universities and non-profit organizations.

    His leadership programs in the Johnson School and at Cornell has earned national recognition. His developmental approach is based on a unique experiential learning model that is the topic of his book The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps to Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness released by Palgrave Macmillan in September, 2005. He elaborates on the inner aspect of leadership development in his most recent book This Hungry Spirit: Your Need for Basic Goodness published in December 2009 by Larson Publications.

    Prior to his current role, for ten years Clint was the strategic planner for Cornell and now possesses over two decades of experience in facilitating strategic change efforts for business and non-profit organizations. His approach to managing change is a powerful combination of leadership development, team building, and large group intervention techniques in facilitating and deepening the impact of the process. He describes many of his methods in his first book High Impact Tools and Activities for Strategic Planning published in 1997 by McGraw Hill.

    His most recent consulting clients in higher education include Penn State University, SUNY, CUNY, U. of Arizona, and Universidad del Pacifico in Peru. His private sector clients have included Meredith Corporation, Borg Warner, Total Merchant Service Inc., Kellogg's Inc., Wellington Group, Citigroup, and Acosta.

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    Non-Gannon Employee Registration 

    Registration for non-Gannon employees can be completed online. The cost for non-Gannon employees is $20.00, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all materials.

    After registering online, please make a check payable to Gannon University, and send to attention: 

    Michele Szymanowski
    CEB Dean's Office
    Gannon University
    109 University Square
    Erie, PA 16541

    All payments must be received in advance of the seminar.  We will not be able to accept any payments or registrations the day of the seminar.

    Gannon Employee Registration

    Gannon Faculty and Staff can register for the seminar by visiting the CETL website on