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Chapter Meeting: Are You Ready for Change ?

Power Skills

Are You Ready for Change?

Speaker: Oliver Schneidemann


Oliver Schneidemann, PMP is a Change Leader with extensive experience delivering transformative change in Fortune 500 firms and entrepreneurial environments. He is an expert in the areas of Project Portfolio Management, Transformation Management, and Organizational Change Management.


Oliver is viewed as an integral partner to senior executive teams, enabling organizations to capture market opportunities through technology, process excellence, and culture change. He is recognized for building and leading highly motivated teams that deliver superior business outcomes with direct impact on change agility and return on investment. Oliver’s approach to managing transformations ensures organization-wide collaboration, commitment, and stakeholder engagement and results in successful strategy implementation through effective Change Governance and Portfolio Optimization.


Oliver earned an M.A. in Change Leadership/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, an M.B.A. in Executive Management from Pace University, and a B.S. in Information Systems Management from New York University. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in New York University’s School of Professional Studies, Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.

Presentation Overview

Resistance to change is largely pre-programmed in humans. By improving their understanding of what is causing resistance, Project Managers can implement effective mitigation strategies. Change Frameworks, on the other hand, guide change adoption and may be used alongside a project management approach. Tailoring the approach is important since there is no “one size fits all” pathway to delivering change successfully.


The discussion and break-out groups will cover the following:

  • Ideas on how to spot and mitigate change resistance that could derail project success
  • The origins of resistance and why caves matter in that context
  • A few change management frameworks and their adjacency to a project management approach
  • A (very) brief introduction into Systems Thinking

Meeting Agenda

5:45 PM to 6:20 PM     - Informal Networking

6:20 PM to 6:30 PM     - Quick Chapter Notes

6:25 PM to 7:30 PM     - Presentation

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM     - Q & A

8:00 PM to 8:00 PM     - Meeting Adjourns


Credentialed attendees can self-report one (1.0) PDU under the LEADERSHIP category.

Venue Details

International Institute for Learning

485 Madison Avenue - 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10022


Zoom Meeting (Virtual)

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Venue Notes


Registrants will be required to present a picture ID as well as Proof of COVID Vaccination


  • Dress code is Business Casual
  • Walk-Ins are NOT permitted
  • Please review our photo and video policy here

Refund Policy

There are NO refunds once registration and payment are completed.




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Type of category: Chapter Meetings

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: May 18th, 2022

Hour: 5:45PM to 8:00PM

Registration close date: May 18th, 2022 at 9:00AM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: USD$30.00

Non members and Guests: USD$35.00

Event Information

International Institute for Learning

485 Madison Avenue

New York, New York, 10022

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