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Senior Change Management Consultant


Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Status: Contract F/T

Posted On: 12/27/2012


JOB SUMMARY

Our Edmonton, Alberta-based government client is seeking a senior Change Management Consultant to provide leadership and support to stakeholder engagement, workforce planning and training activities associated with the change. 
 

Start Date: February 1, 2013

End Date: January 31, 2014

+  option to extend for up to one year

 

Location: One full-time resource (40 hours/week) is required to work on-site in Edmonton, AB.

This individual will focus on helping people understand, accept and implement the new way of doing business – including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary focus will be creating and implementing change management plans that minimize employee resistance and maximize employee engagement.

The Management Consultant will be required to further develop and execute the following deliverables:

·         A Change Management approach/model

·         A Change Management and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (Versions 2 and 3) including a revised stakeholder matrix.

·         Specific plans that identify potential people-side of risks, anticipated points of resistance, and mitigation plans to address the concerns.

·         A readiness and capacity assessment including the presentation of findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner.

·         An approach to building capacity in Human Services to support the change.

·         An overarching risk assessment including an action plan with mitigating strategies.

·         An updated stakeholder analysis and relationship map for both internal and external audiences that will specify the impacts, risks and level of involvement of each stakeholder group.

·         A comprehensive stakeholder engagement approach and process (including tools and techniques) for the purpose of internal and external engagement that will build on awareness activities that have been completed to inform management staff  about  the proposed integrated service delivery approach for social-based programming and provide a mechanism for feedback that is timely, meaningful, appropriate, transparent and effective for all parties involved.

·       A review of current and proposed engagement activities that may overlap, and identify possible opportunities for collaboration.

·         Presentations on change management, engagement and other deliverables as requested.

·         Strategies and tools to support managers, supervisors and staff through any changes resulting from the implementation.

·         An evaluation method to gauge the success of implementing the Change Management and Engagement Strategy and subsequent work plans.

·         Reinforcement mechanisms and celebrations of success including a detailed plan of action outlining how to review, reflect and celebrate throughout the change management and engagement process.

 

The Management Consultant will act as a coach for managers and Senior leaders in helping them fulfill the role of change champion and support project teams in integrating the change management strategy and activities into their project plans. Where needed, the Management Consultant will also provide direct support and coaching to front-line managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions.

 

MANDATORY CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

·         Knowledge of, or training in Queens University IRC Change Management or equivalent recognized Change Management Training

·         5  years’ demonstrated experience in a senior advisory position.

·         5 years’ demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in the areas of organizational development, change management and stakeholder engagement with emphasis in large complex service delivery environments.

·         5 years’ demonstrated skill in implementing change management, stakeholder engagement, strategic communications planning, tool development, and facilitation and presentation skills.

 

DESIRABLE CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

·         5 years’ experience coaching individuals and/or executives in leading organization change

·         2 years’ experience in designing, organizing and facilitating change management projects and workshops

·         2 years’ proven ability to work as part of a team while maintaining positive relationships with all stakeholder levels including decision makers

·         2 years’ experience leading and/or participating in the design and development of training plans and strategies

·         2 years’ experience and knowledge of the Government of Alberta

·         Change Management Professional designation

·         Confirmation of the ability to commence services in early February 2013

 

For more information, or to apply for this role, please contact Nancy Sewell at nsewell@bluepebble.ca before January 2, 2013.