An effective change management process can lower the risk associated with change and enhance an organization’s competitive edge. By actively assessing and managing change, existing resources can be better aligned, the organization can respond faster to customer demands, and change can be implemented without negatively effecting the day to day running of business. It also creates an opportunity for the development of "best practices", leadership development, and team development.

This webinar will provide attendees with a basic understanding of change management and the principles which guide its use. Tactical as well as cultural aspects will be discussed along with various tools, tips, and examples to help support all levels of Product Stewardship professionals. If you are a product steward seeking to understand the various aspects of change management and how to incorporate them broadly within your organization, this webinar is for you.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the principles of change management and how they impact your organizations
  • Assess your organization to determine improvement opportunities
  • Utilize the tools to better support change management into your organization

Presenters

Regina White, MS, Retired Product Stewardship/EHS Professional

Regina has over 30 years of experience working in the product stewardship, regulatory affairs, safety, health and environmental industries. She has technical training in industrial hygiene and engineering that has served her in various capacities in the chemical, power generation/transmission, and manufacturing industries, as well as a civilian in the United States Air Force. Regina’s varied experience has allowed her to collaborate cross-functionally across many organizational levels to build consensus, conduct evaluations, develop support tools and training materials, and troubleshoot existing and emerging issues. She is a co-author of Professional Practices in Product Stewardship (AIHA/ Product Stewardship Society, 2018) and an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Product Stewardship program at Indiana University, where she co-teaches the Product Stewardship Strategy and Management course.

Hans Plugge, MS, SM, Senior Toxicologist and Manager, Safer Chemical Alternatives, Verisk 3E

Hans has over 40 years of experience as a toxicologist including toxicology, hazard and risk assessment, regulatory affairs and environmental databases. He trained in environmental (bio)chemistry and toxicology. In his six years at Verisk 3E he has focused on development of more than a hundred EHS databases, which are used in enterprise and smaller scale Product Stewardship applications. He also has extensive consulting experience both for governmental and private sector clients. Recent consulting activities range from consumer cosmetics, through industrial chemicals to reviews of reproductive and endocrine effects of chemicals. Currently a major focus is on describing and acting on uncertainty in EHS data. He has presented at Product Stewardship Society conferences on hazard/risk assessment.