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Managing Change with Paper Airplanes earn 2 CEH

January 11, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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1 Fire Lite Place
Northford, CT 06472

"Managing Change with Plane Building"

This workshop is a class exercise to begin unfolding the emotional feelings of change and how we can deal with them.  We will form several competitive aircraft companies in this workshop, producing paper airplanes (remember those?), and focus on the pressure and emotions of this competitive environment and the changes that the various companies need to make in order to excel.  This promises to be fun and educational; we expect this to fill up fast so be sure to sign up early!

The emotional impact of these changes can be significant.    We humans like some predictability in our lives.  We want to feel like we are in control.  But we also know that in order to succeed and grow, we must change.

Thomas A. Giordano, Executive in Residence, University New Haven; Adjunct professor, University of Washington (Seattle); President, Sectra Healthcare (retired); Vice President Marketing, Philips Healthcare (retired).  Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips healthcare. He retired in 2005 as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award from Philips for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months. Tom played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts within Philips, most recently with the Philips High Potential Development Center.  Following his retirement from Philips, Tom joined the adjunct faculty with the graduate business schools of the University of New Haven in Connecticut and the University of Washington in Seattle.  In 2009 he became President of Sectra Healthcare North America to lead a very successful turnaround effort.  Tom holds executive coaching certifications with both Lore International and Tilt 360.  He continues to be a mentor in the University of Washington mentor program and was featured in the book "Mentoring Moments" by Susan Canfield. He is also continues as one of the professional coaches for the University of New Haven's Executive MBA program. Tom serves on the Patient Advisory Board of Saint Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.  Tom holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a MS degree in Engineering from the University of Florida.


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