• Peter F Gallagher

SPPMG Event - Leadership of Change Keynote

Importance of Sponsorship, Change History and Resistance


Peter will be speaking to the Scottish Project and Project Management Group (SPPMG) at the Heriot Watt University.

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve identified goals and meet specific success criteria at the agreed time. When an organisation introduces a new project or programme this usually impacts their employees. Change management is the process, techniques and tools to support organisations, leadership teams and individuals going through a change transition from the current state ‘a’ to the future state ‘B’. Many programme or project implementations do not realise their intended benefits, and integrated project and change management can improve adoption and the ROI.


This session will discuss ‘Three Change Management Lessons Learned’

  • The importance of Sponsorship and what it means to the leadership team

  • Assessing previous Change History to avoid past mistakes

  • Resistance and employee types involved

Sponsorship: “Without effective and proactive sponsorship, the change programme will eventually fail, the change will not be adopted by the employees or sustained, and it will not deliver the intended benefits”
Assess Change History: “To achieve future organisational change management success, analyse previous change history, mitigate previous weakness and enhance future success”
Employee Change Resistance: "Nothing negatively impacts organisation performance quicker than an employee who resists change and who believes that the way they work today is the way they will work tomorrow”

When and Where: Thursday 4th April 2019, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, UK


More speaking keynotes: PFG Speaks

Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.

Ranked #1 Change Management Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (May 2020) by Thinkers360.


Business Book Ranking: Change Management Pocket Guide - Leadership of Change® Volume 2, ranked within the top 50 Business and Technology Books (Jan 2020) from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders.

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