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Change Leadership: Strategies, Practices and Outcomes

  • November 15, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)


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Change Leadership:  Strategies, Practices and Outcomes

Leadership is about taking people to a place they probably would not have gone by themselves.  This requires change.  Most people resist change because they are uncertain of the goals and results and the amount of effort required on their part.  As leaders, our currency is trust and influence so we must focus on “what” and “how” we implement change using these tools.  If you want to become better at leading yourself and others through the stages of change from awareness, understanding, acceptance and the new effective behavioral norms, then please attend the Change Leadership Session with Don Hutson, Lashell Vaughn, and Sylvia Joure.

The Schedule

Introduction to the Principles of Personal and Organizational Change  

15 minutes Sylvia Joure, PhD, Trainer, MLGW                   

Change Process, Outcomes and Bump in the Change Journey

45 minutes, Lashell Vaughn, VP/CIO, MLGW                                     

Practical Engagement Frameworks for Gaining Acceptance of Change

45 minutes, Don Hutson, VP, Talent Management, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Time:  November 15, 2018, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:  Bethel University

Wine, Cheese and light hors d’oeuvres by Benita Hale of The Finishing Touch


Sylvia A. Joure, PhD is a board certified Organizational and Industrial Psychologist.  She began her career as an Assistant Professor of Management and Psychology at the University of Arkansas.  She later became a partner and then President of Frye/Joure and Associates.  She worked with small entrepreneurial to large multinational organizations in her consulting career and often spent a decade working with clients so she understood their businesses well. 

Her assignments included organizational and talent development, test selection process and validation, training, assessments, coaching, succession planning and talent alignment.  Dr. Joure also assisted clients in core Human Resource areas such as serving as HR Manager, facilities staffing, executive and professional search, development of policies, and selection standards, etc.  To follow projects through to completion Dr. Joure accepted an “internal” position and became Director of Human Resources for New Weds Foods in Chicago, IL and for four years managed both corporate and plant HR processes for its national and international facilities. 

In August, 2009 Dr. Joure began work as a Development Specialist in Talent Management at Memphis Light Gas and Water Division with responsibilities for coordinating the Managerial Executive Development and similar programs.  While at MLGW, she received her Society of Human Resource Certification for Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR and SHRM-SCP).

Dr. Joure was a member of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, finished university at 24 with PhD, and was among the youngest to apply for Board Certification at age 29 and is Board Certified (ABPP).  Besides teaching at the University of Arkansas, she taught at the University of Memphis and Strayer University.  She has authored over 80 articles, papers and technical reports.


Lashell Vaughn, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined MLGW in June 2011.  She is responsible for information technology and services, data security, client services and enterprise resources support.

Prior to joining MLGW, Vaughn served as Vice President of Information Technology for Hilton Worldwide. She has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology, including client management, application development, data center operation, network and telecommunication, and security and compliance.

Vaughn received a Master of Science in Telecommunications and Information Systems from Christian Brothers University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.

She serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering, the Mississippi State University Computer Science Advisory Board and is on the Advisory Council Board for Girl Scouts Heart of the South.  In addition, she is the former Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Porter Leath Children’s Center.  She is a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); a graduate of the Memphis Institute and Leadership Memphis (2002).



Don Hutson, VP-Talent Development, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare          

Don Hutson grew up in Memphis, TN and received his Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee.   Don brings over 30 years of organizational development and performance improvement experience within manufacturing and corporate groups across multiple industries and states.  He is currently the VP, Talent Management for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.   His skills include group facilitation, team building, leadership development, organizational design, process improvement, training development/delivery, change management, and culture change.  Don believes the best results come from leveraging the diversity within teams.   As a former volunteer on the Family Partner Council at Le Bonheur, Don is he is committed to building an even stronger culture of patient centered care within Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. 

Don Hutson topic:  

“Practical Engagement Frameworks for Gaining Acceptance of Change"

Keeping our team members fully engaged is one of the toughest challenges we face as a leader.  Making it even more difficult are the numerous changes being introduced by the external environment and/or internal strategies/initiatives.  Usually these changes meet active or passive resistance and often lead to disengagement of team members who are becoming weary of all the changes.   Most people resist change because they are uncertain how the change will be successful.  As leaders, our currency is trust and influence.  To build trust and influence we must focus on “how” we change in addition to “what” we change. 

If you want to become even better at leading yourself and teams through change while increasing engagement at the same time, then please make plans to attend the “Practical Engagement Frameworks for Gaining Acceptance of Change” session facilitated by Don Hutson on November 15th, 2018

As a result of your attendance, you will . . .

  • Answer the 6 stakeholder questions that enable people to understand the change
  • Understand the four levels of engagement that lead to acceptance of the change

Your ticket into the event: Bring an initiative you are currently working on that will require something to change in one or more of the following - process, skills, technology, policy, procedure, org or team structure, etc.


This event is sponsored by Peoplemark Staffing

An Allied Universal Company

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