About Leading Through Change

Nonprofit organizations, large and small, look to answer the daily call of creating and sustaining organizations that are impactful, on-mission, and well run. While that call is fulfilling, it is often also challenging and has been intensified by the pandemic, a series of national and governmental crises, and needed calls for equity and racial justice, inclusion, and belonging. Aligning internal and external teams to serve a common vision, building the internal skills and processes needed to deliver services and navigating Board and external relationships are essential to moving organizations through these pivotal times and also take time and expertise.

The Leading through Change: Using Change Management to Accomplish Strategic Goals webinar series helps organizations continue to answer the call. It will examine leadership from the perspective of alignment and change management as the sector rises up to face, arguably, a once-in-a-lifetime shift filled with:

  • Unprecedented challenges simultaneously impacting individuals and organizations
  • Changing funding structures and a diverse set of partners and;
  • Broader social impact goals that are critical to successfully delivering on-mission

Leading through Change will work through the tools needed for your organization to remain viable, building change management capabilities to understand not only what to begin doing today but how prior practice may need to change or cease as well.

Based on survey data, the series examines 3 essential organizational capabilities—the ability to:

  1. Manage change through a financial lens
  2. Change and adapt processes
  3. Be the change in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion

The large-group webinars [9/23, 10/7, 10/21] will present concepts of change and how they apply to the selected theme.  The small-group case studies [9/30, 10/14, 10/28] will examine real world scenarios and present specific tools to address the challenges presented.  Workshops will run from 10AM – 12PM.  Scheduled breaks and other details will be shared prior to the program start.


Meet the Facilitators

Lynell M. James
Lynell James brings more 25 years of diverse business experience to helping individuals and organizations reach their fullest potential. As a senior executive in a variety of industries including financial services, manufacturing and the non-profit sector, Lynell has developed end to end organization effectiveness solutions grounded in a deep understanding of operational and cultural dynamics and has served as a valued collaborator and advisor to her clients. As a founder and principal of JamesGoode Associates, Lynell works with organizations to operationalize their strategic plans and enhance their leadership and management capabilities. Partnering with the C-suite and internal HR resources, she has helped organizations navigate mergers and acquisitions, implement diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and upgrade their internal operational workflows and processes.
Stephanie C. Goode
Stephanie Goode combines 25 years of experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Learning Officer in financial services, healthcare and media to accelerate team and executive performance and operational excellence. Stephanie has led organization alignment initiatives and operations restructuring resulting gains in efficiency and client satisfaction. She combines functional experience with a commonsense approach to operating reality, making her a valued partner to executive teams looking to connect people, strategy and execution. As a principal and co-founder of JamesGoode Associates, Stephanie works with organizations on operational transformation, organization assessment and restructuring, and identifying and developing key talent to support organizational growth. Stephanie is a certified executive coach and has partnered with C-suite executives and Boards of Directors to develop senior leaders.