The Trusted Advisors with Open Space event was a Hit in Las Vegas! | Change Management Resources |

"I asked the 'change elite,' how many of you know about/have participated in an Open Space event?"

Among change practitioners, only about 8 - 10 hands were raised in a group of over 150 attendees at the global Association of Change Management Practitioners in Las Vegas this past week, (April 1-4, 2012) where we discussed Success Secrets of Trusted Change Advisors.


"First people need to know you, then like you, then trust you."


Keynoter Chip Heath, coined us as the "change elite" - those of us attending ACMP 2012 conference.  Professor Heath, Stanford, is the author of Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard. He was our first keynote speaker this past Sunday.

Check out the session Slideshare under our session title: SUCCESS SECRETS OF TRUSTED CHANGE ADVISORS ~ that includes our Open Space format and references our Trusted Advisors handout. 

* Slideshare is here:

And yes, it was Vegas. I've include ONE photo on this ScoopIt post of my recent Las Vegas tour, the day before the conference started. (As they say, what happens in Vegas, stays on Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and now, ScoopIt.)

But wait, there's more:

* Photos from our OPEN SPACE session are here on Flickr:

It was a part of a robust Q & A discussion with an elite group of panel-mates followed by offering Open Space to a large group.  Our panel was a mix of change leader internals at major, well-known large companies and external consultants.  

I was in a middle role, as I functioned as a hybrid internal/external while I worked at the University of Michigan in Organization Development:

* Liz Guthridge - Session Facilitator, Connect Consulting Group;
* Deborah Nystrom - Open Space facilitator (me); Reveln Consulting &; 
* Jim Bohn, PhD., Global Director, CMO - Johnson Controls;
* Gail Severini, Conner Partners;
* Michael Nestor, Vice President, Head of Change Management, Bayer Group


As I have shared in the Social Media Learning Lab,  building trusted, mutually beneficial connections is all about how your network of professional friends come to know, like, and trust you.

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