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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

We attend conferences, read books and articles, and discover new ideas we want to bring into our organizations—but we often struggle when trying to implement those changes. Unfortunately, those introducing change are not always welcomed with open arms. Linda Rising offers proven change management strategies to help you become a more successful agent of change in your organization. Learn how to plant effective seeds of change, and what forces in your organization drive or block change. These approaches, strategies, and patterns are useful in many different settings—not only to change your organization but also to help you become a more effective person. Come and discuss your organizational and personal change challenges. Linda shares lessons from her book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas and the new More Fearless Change. Learn how to overcome adversity to change and to celebrate your improvement successes along with your organization’s new found practices.

Linda Rising
Independent Consultant

Linda Rising is an internationally-known presenter on topics of agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development. An independent consultant from Tennessee, Linda ( has a background in university teaching and work in industries of telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems. She has authored numerous articles and published several books: Design Patterns in Communications, The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas (with coauthor Mary Lynn Manns), and her latest More Fearless Change (also with coauthor Mary Lynn Manns).