Coffee Break Webinar Series: Making Your Project “Change-Quake-Proof”

Join us for our next Coffee Break Webinar on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 2:00p– 2:30p EDT

Physical structures are built in a way that makes them earthquake-proof so that when an earthquake occurs, there is less likelihood of major damage to the structure. In a similar vein, as project teams strive to implement ambitious visions that require changes at the organization and systems levels, they need to consider how to implement plans that are “change-quake” proof. In this coffee break webinar, we are pleased to feature Elizabeth McIntyre, Director of the Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium. She has extensive experience in implementing “elastic” change initiatives. In this coffee break webinar, you will learn:

      • How to create initiatives that are resilient
      • What perspectives help leaders catalyze change
      • How to manage partnerships effectively

About the Presenters:

Elizabeth M. McIntyre

Elizabeth M. McIntyre

Director, Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium

As Director of the TEAM Consortium Elizabeth “Betsy” McIntyre is responsible for coordinating the activities of a diverse set of public and private entities including institutions of higher education, workforce boards, industry partners, and state officials. The goal of Consortium is to ensure an adequate supply of properly skilled workers for a targeted 27-county region in southeast Ohio, northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Before returning to this area a few years ago, Ms. McIntyre served as Vice President of Commonwealth Corporation, a $43 million quasi-public agency in Massachusetts. In this role she was responsible for diversifying the funding base for statewide workforce development programs, as well as for policy development, communications, and program implementation for sector-based industry initiatives.

Lana J. Rucks

Lana J. Rucks

Principal Consultant, The Rucks Group

Lana Rucks, Ph.D., brings to her work nearly two decades of research and evaluation experience. Her extensive knowledge in the design and implementation of research and program evaluations is based on her leadership of dozens of evaluation initiatives. She has evaluated projects funded by federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation and non-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.