MULTI-CHAPTER MEETING I Strategies for Making Changes Stick

Leadership = Power Skills

From the experience and occasional failures comes a realization that an organization’s culture and strategy for change are the keys to successful change adoption and sustainability.
The best results occur in organizations where the culture motivates people to operate with a growth mindset;, which includes healthy doses of learning, taking calculated risks, adaptation, innovation, and leading by example.
These organizations approach change based on a consistent, change strategy that’s customized to work for them. There are clear roles and responsibilities, and ongoing engagement and communications are encouraged and executed. Decisions are made with input from those impacted.
The process of guiding people through change is built into the organization’s fabric.
These organization have a competitive advantage to:
✅ Attract the top talent
✅ Meet growth and performance goals
✅ Adapt faster to ongoing external environment changes

Learning Objectives:

“Strategies for Making Changes Stick” will answer the following questions for participants:

  • Why is change management important to projects?
  • What are the Theory, Techniques, and Tools to guide people through change?
  • How to manage resistance to change?
  • What are the criteria to help integrate change management into projects?

Speaker: Jeff Panning

panning-jeff-200x200.jpgJeff Panning, PMP, ACP has led projects most of his career and has held the title of project manager officially since the early 2000’s. He moved from a regional distribution business to a Fortune 500 global building supply company to gain more experience in larger, more complex projects. He’s worked mainly in the IT arena and has experience in manufacturing and engineering project management. His projects have used both waterfall and agile methodologies.

Jeff was the former President of the PMI Western Lake Erie chapter in Toledo, OH in the earlier 2000’s. He currently serves as the chapter’s VP of Communications.

He has presented to chapter meetings on the topics of Project Manager as a Facilitator and Strategies for Making Changes Stick and is currently working to develop a half-day PDD session on Change Management.

Based on his biography, you could say Jeff’s been in the business of CHANGE. Getting people from point A to point B, and from the current-state to a future-state, whether it's been related to software, hardware, processes, services, or team culture.
Some project outcomes have been better than others. Some change adoption has been better than others. Admittedly, there have been failures in projects and change adoption.


  • 7:45 AM - Zoom conference line opens and Chapter announcements
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PT - Presentation and Q&A


1 PDU will be awarded to the attendees

  • 1.0 PDU - Power Skills
  • No further action is required.


  • $5 for PMI-LA Members
  • $10 for Non-Members

Students & Military:

  • Contact with your school or military ID number to receive a code for special pricing

Questions, Suggestions, Volunteer Inquiries

Contact the Programs Department at 


Photo Disclaimer

Upon participating in any PMI event, you are agreeing to allow PMI to use your likeness for use in its promotional material including their websites.

Postponement / Cancellation

Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of the FAQ page

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


It is no longer possible to register for this event

It is no longer possible to register for this event


Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills

Date: February 22nd, 2024

Hour: 8:00AM to 9:00AM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00