Opening General Session:
Change:  How to Surf the Waves of Organizational Change
     Chris Hinrichs
     - Chris Hinrichs & Associates
If you, and the organization your work in, are not actively and continuously putting effort into changing things for the better, you can automatically assume that things are deteriorating for the worse.
You can learn to use change to your advantage by anticipating and even predicting it, not just reacting to it.  To do this however, it helps if you understand the powerful principles of the change process and the formula that drives it.  Armed with this knowledge you will be able to harness the inherent energy, creativity and motivation that accompanies the constant waves of change.
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Since 1986, Chris has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business-Executive Education.  He designs and delivers professional development programs in the field of human relations, such as: transformational leadership, influence without formal authority, change, constructive conflict management and team effectiveness. 

In addition to his university programs, Chris has conducted programs for such diverse clients as Yale School of Management, Honeywell Corp., Pillsbury Corp., Minnesota Vikings Football, Harley-Davidson, Buick Motor Division, Brunswick Corp., Subaru of America and Dupont.

He is an internationally respected expert and presenter in his field, who connects quickly with his audiences and is guaranteed to deliver relevant content with memorable authenticity.  Over the past 20 years, 99.4 % of his participants have said that he met or exceeded their expectations.

Chris is a former course designer and director of adult corporate enrichment programs for Outward Bound Schools in both the Midwest and Eastern United States. 

He holds a Masterís degree in adult education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an emphasis in organizational behavior and counseling psychology.