Launching the Change Management Institute in Ireland

24.02.17

It’s been a passion of mine for the last year or so to make this happen and I’m delighted to say that the CMI Ireland Launch last night was was a great success!

On Thursday 23rd February 2017, almost 100 of Ireland’s leading change managers gathered in AIB’s HQ for the launch event for the Change Management Institute’s Ireland chapter. Tickets sold out in just 4 days, so there is clearly a great interest in change management in Ireland. Even storm Doris could not prevent this event from being a great success.

Our speakers on the night included AIB’s Head of IT Partner Management, Graham Fagan, Irish Water’s MD Jerry Grant and NUI Maynooth’s Prof of Strategic Management, Robert Galavan. There was a really good mix of academia and business change stories. Comments suggest there was something for everyone.

Thank you to our sponsors AIB, Irish Water & SQS. Well done to my co-chair Alex Hudson and fellow committee members Brian Kirwan, Sarah Power, Suzanne Brennan, Keelin Moore, Barry Hyland, Ed McDermott, Chris Bull, Brian Downes and Michael Moloney. And finally, to all who attended to make this a roaring success.

 I’m already looking forward to our next event so keep an eye on my LinkedIn, here on http://www.ChangeManager.ie as well as on the official CMI-I site and email newsletters for more info.

Liam.

PS. Here’s the press release we shared with a few people afterwards as we try to build momentum around great Change Management in Ireland.

Only 3 in 10 projects succeed – it’s time to change our approach!

Business Projects fail more often that they succeed and a major cause of this is failure to properly engage people. The Change Management Institute’s newly launched Irish Branch is setting out to address this problem through a support network and professional development.

Ireland is experiencing a changing business landscape with exciting growth opportunities emerging from recent global upheaval and our continued emergence from recession. These and the significant political, regulatory, environmental and technology changes means that Irish businesses have unprecedented need for professionalism in managing change within their organisations.

To meet this need, the Irish branch of the global ‘Change Management Institute’ has just been launched in Dublin by co-founders Liam Sherlock and Alexandra Hudson.

The new Irish branch of the Change Management Institute seeks to dramatically improve the well-known reality that up to 70%* of good projects fail because of the lack of engagement and support from people within a business. We all know that Project Management is about getting the project delivered “the what”, however Change Management focuses on “how” the change is implemented and helping people before, during and after the changes.

On Thursday night 23rd February 2017, 100 of Ireland’s leading change managers gathered in AIB’s HQ for the launch event for the Change Management Institute’s Ireland branch. This new body aims to bring best practice and insight to projects all over Ireland and with demand for the launch event tickets selling out in just 4 days there is clearly a great interest!

Launch night speakers included AIB’s Head of IT Partner Management, Graham Fagan, Irish Water’s MD Jerry Grant and NUI Maynooth’s Prof of Strategic Management, Robert Galavan. With a great mix of academia and business change stories, there was something meaningful for everyone.

Speaking at the launch event, Liam Sherlock, Co-Founder and Chairman of Change Management Institute Ireland, said “I’m delighted to launch our Irish branch tonight. My aim is to bring a new level of professionalism to Change Management in Ireland while giving Change Managers the means to share ideas, grow their skillset and develop best practice right here in Ireland”.

Further information about the Irish branch and details of how to join are on www.change-management-institute.com/ireland

Membership now open via https://lnkd.in/djA5kfd Introductory rate £119 GBP (or €140) for annual individual membership and £60 (or €71) for Students.

Ends.

* Source: McKinsey Consultants – July 2015 – http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/leadership/changing-change-management

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