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World HRD Congress Conference: Feb 2021 - Peter F Gallagher Speaking on Change Management


The year 2017 was a challenging year - the Silver Jubilee Edition of World HRD Congress at the Taj Lands End was a huge success with over 1870 professionals in attendance from over 133 countries. Newer elements introduced last year such as HR Tech; Diversity and Inclusion or women leaders in HR were well appreciated.

Encouraged by the super success of the World HRD Congress we are now gearing up for the 2021 Edition of World HRD Congress in its 29th Year.

It is going to be a lot of hard work.

I’ll be presenting Change Management Lessons Learned Leaders SHOULD Know.

Peter F Gallagher speaking at the World HRD Congress Conference Mumbai India Feb 2021, Change Management Lessons Learned Leaders SHOULD Know, Peter F Gallagher Change Management Expert Speaker and Global Thought Leader,

Speaking Topic:

Change Management Supporting Sustainable Quality and Improvement Initiatives


1. Change Definition

2. Secure Sponsorship and Resources

3. Access Previous Change

4. Develop a Detailed Change Plan

5. Communication the Change

6. Change Readiness

7. Manage Resistance

8. Develop New Skills and Behaviours

9. Adoption

10. Sustain and Close

(c) Change Leadership Alignment must be completed before the change journey starts

(d) Using Change Management Gamification to develop change leadership skills and knowledge

(e) Summary and Practical Take-Aways

Practical Takeaways

1. Organizational change management is a game changer for success project delivery

2. Proactive sponsorship and leadership alignment critical success factors

3. To achieve future organisational change management success, assess previous change

4. There will always be resistance

5. The leadership team needs to be aligned

6. Change leadership skills can be developed through gamification

Conference Theme and Sub Themes

Our Theme - The Future Reset:

Giving is important element of our Lives, More so for HR leaders to set an example along with their peers within the organisation to Give : To give their best - to give their time to juniors to mentor them - coach them and Guide them to a Future. Organisations of today must build their Future by building "Purpose" to their Vision statements; To the Mission of the organisation and to the value that they can derive by building a purpose to their approach. This will improve organisational Effectiveness . And in turn build a conscience driven company.

Leaders in conscience driven companies lead more effectively into building Trust and resilience. This makes the organisation more agile and improves its Competitive ability. When competitive ability improves - the organisation is more ready to build Future Leaders. These Leaders "rock " the workplace and make it affable with teams.

PURPOSE REPRESENTS "why" an organisation or a brand is in business…… And Purpose led organisations are increasingly cited as having the formula for cultural and financial success. As the prevalence of Purpose - led companies and brands increases; to what degree are these organisations really ready to deliver on their purpose promise.

Sub Themes:

  • We Are Back To High Tech High Touch.

  • Mindset Change Through Story Telling.

  • Change Management In Everything We Do.

  • Diversity & Inclusion The Need Of The Hour.

  • Training, Retraining & Rescaling.

  • Coaching Future Leaders.


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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