Change Management: How to Make it About the People, not the Project

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Anytime something new is introduced to your organization, like a new software platform, process, or technology, there are ripple effects. And without a structured change management approach, strong leadership, and cross-department collaboration, those ripples can become tidal waves against the change. You can prevent that from happening.

See how effectively leading, communicating and managing employees through change can drastically increase your company’s change initiative success rate. Join our complimentary webinar to:

  • Identify the differences between project management and change management, and how to apply them
  • Learn how to drive executive sponsorship, the most important factor for success — with a 148% greater success rate
  • Gain actionable insights from real-life examples of organizational changes

Intertek Alchemy is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Activity ID: 20-4HCVK


Joan Menke-Schaenzer
Chief Quality Officer at Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals

In this role, she is responsible for quality and food safety of Van Drunen Farms vegetable and herb (organic and conventional) growing and processing businesses. As well as, the nutraceutical business which supplies ingredients to the functional food, cosmetics and dietary supplements industries.

Joan is a passionate champion of safety and compliance across the entire food system. She has led quality and food safety organizations across manufacturing, food service and retail. Previously, Joan led McDonald’s global supply chain, safety and compliance organization; ConAgra Foods, food safety and quality organization; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. global food safety and security organization, and Kraft Foods quality organization.

Joan served on the FDA Food Advisory Committee. As well as, the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors FSMA Implementation working group.

Joan earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Kristin Kastrup
Sr. Consultant: Training & HR Optimization, Intertek Alchemy

Kristin is a Certified Change Management Practitioner and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She’s a sought-after consultant for a wide range of organizational challenges, including process mapping, organization and leadership development, people and project management, and training development and facilitation. Prior to Alchemy, Kristin held management roles at Conagra for 12 years where, along with co-presenter Joan Menke-Schaenzer, she worked to implement organizational change in both manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters.

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