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Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence

Leading Successful Change: Lessons from "Bending Granite"

Event Details

Thursday, September 8, 2022
10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Ignite series is intended for employees who work to create change at UW–Madison. Presenters will share ideas, methods, and approaches to maximize continuous improvement efforts and develop sustainable operational excellence. You'll leave with stronger cross-campus networks, new strategies on how to improve your work, and the inspiration to implement your ideas. Some sessions will be in-person and others will be online. You can register for the entire series or select individual sessions.

Leading Successful Change: Lessons from “Bending Granite”
Presented by Kathleen Paris, author and management consultant; and Matt Albert, continuous improvement team, SSM Health

A UW–Madison pilot program for addiction treatment goes national. An office staff, after years of troubled relationships, becomes a model for other departments. A hospital cuts its patient preventable accident rate to zero. A low-income neighborhood partners with Madison police officers. These are just some of the stories of real change captured in the new book, “Bending Granite: 30+ true stories of leading change.”

The authors of “Bending Granite” will share true, first-person stories and lessons learned, including examples of successful change here at UW–Madison. You will leave this interactive session with new awareness of the three elements necessary for leading or supporting any successful change and with clear questions to ask yourself. Get inspired to lead and support change from wherever you are.

Find podcasts and more change stories at “Bending Granite.”