Preparing for organizational change: A professional development guide
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It is a reality of today's business environment that citizenship departments must manage through mergers, acquisitions, and leadership changes. Such drastic changes present both challenges and opportunities for professionals, and there are steps you can take to prepare yourself and your team for these disruptive changes. Join us to hear from citizenship professionals who have been through the process and can provide some advice on how to manage through such a situation for the benefit of your programs and career.
We will cover:
- How you can prepare yourself professionally for a changing environment
- Learn what it takes to balance conflicting priorities
- Identifying your strengths
- Anticipate challenges and prepare for them
Cathy Glover, Director, Community Investment, Suncor
After almost 20 years with the non-profit sector, Cathy joined Suncor Energy Inc. to manage both the Suncor Energy Foundation and the Corporate Community Investments programs in early 2001. Her responsibilities include the strategic management of Suncor’s community investment and involvement programs including grants and employee programs in Canada and internationally.
In this role, Cathy works closely with groups and individuals who are impacted by Suncor’s operations to build positive, long-term relationships that encourage collective action and lead to the development of sustainable and resilient communities.
Rosemary Matzl, Director of Community Relations, Illinois Tool Works
Rosemary has been employed with ITW since 2008 and serves as their Director of Community Relations. Her responsibilities include acting as Secretary to the ITW Foundation Board of Directors. Through the Foundation she manages all grant and pledge requests for funding, as well as, the Matching Gift Program, Volunteer Program, United Way campaign and two Scholarship Programs. In addition, Rosemary manages corporate contributions to include funding/sponsorships, in-kind giving, and pro-bono.
Prior to ITW Rosemary was with Hewitt for 15 years where she was a Partner and served as their Global Leader of Corporate Social Responsibility. She was responsible for all corporate giving to include funding, sponsorships, volunteer management, in-kind, pro-bono and all board placement. Rosemary also created Hewitt’s signature program, The Hewitt Career Center, and built centers across North America in at-risk/disadvantaged high-schools. She was also the Vice-President of the Hewitt Foundation and responsible for all granting and events tied to the Foundation.
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