Supervisors' Learning Forum: Navigating Change Initiatives

Many of us have heard of, or possibly even been involved in, 'strategic planning', a process very often used in organizations to plan for the future. What is little known, however, is that these very same processes used to plan broad based change at the organizational level can also be used in smaller contexts, including on an individual change level.  

This session will help you understand and learn how to use tools to navigate change, including an introduction to a change management model.  We will also discuss how you can overcome some typical obstacles that arise during the change process.  

Our speaker is Rick Steinberg, Executive-in-Residence in Leadership with UB’s School of Management since March of 2016.  In this role, Rick is working with the UB Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) to provide coaching and other organization development support for CLOE programs, as well as providing coaching and support for other School of Management programs.

Rick worked with publicly traded global organizations for 35 years in the field of Human Resources, the last 10 as Vice President, Human Resources for Columbus McKinnon Corporation, headquartered here in Western New York. Both at Columbus McKinnon and his previous employer (Praxair), Rick was involved with the UB School of Management’s intern and Corporate Champions programs.

Rick is the principal/owner of an organization development consulting practice, RAS Change Consulting LLC.  He earned his Masters and PhD in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s in both Psychology and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff in a supervisory role





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Kerry Lynch

Kerry Lynch

Program Coordinator

Organizational Development and Training

Phone: 716-645-4459


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.