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Help shape a community of interest for change management

Feedback sessions held at the Fort Garry campus on June 11; Bannatyne, June 12

May 14, 2019 — 

The only constant in life is change, said a wise person many centuries ago. At the university, we can attest to it. How do we support one another through the changes? Can we bring together a network of people supporting change at the U of M so that we can share different approaches to handling change, lessons we’ve learned, and ideas for becoming “change-capable”?

If you have ideas and suggestions to share or would like to benefit from collegial support, you may be interested to attend sessions on developing a change-management community of interest, being held for staff and faculty by the office of change management and project services (CMaPS), human resources.

A community of interest can help empower employees by sharing local stories and lessons learned, while discussing best practices influenced by our unique and diverse environments.

“We invite colleagues to bring ideas and suggestions on what the change management community of interest could look like,” says Heidi Adamko, director of CMaPs.

“We can gain a lot by coming together, and collectively shaping the new change management community of interest.”

Anyone who is interested in change management or helps implement change initiatives, both small and large-scale, is welcome to join the feedback session. Change management topics include stakeholder engagement, regular communications, coaching, training and managing possible risks, to name just a few.

The CMaPS team will lead the interactive workshops on June 11 at the Fort Garry campus, and on June 12 at the Bannatyne campus.

“We hope to see you at an upcoming feedback session!” adds Adamko.


Register here to attend the feedback session on June 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fort Garry campus in room 200, education building.
Register here to attend the feedback session on June 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bannatyne campus in room 060, rehabilitation building.

If you cannot attend a session but would still like to provide feedback, please contact Heidi Adamko at heidi [dot] adamko [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-480-1089.


Change management and project services (CMaPS) is responsible for providing change management, project management (non-IT related), and process improvement services to the university community. The CMaPS team works with departments on a consultative basis to help facilitate and support changes that improve the university and its community. Last year, CMaPS supported 39 projects, including 12 campus-wide initiatives.



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