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Join us for our first Fall session with speaker Dr. Deat LaCour exploring complex change leadership

When: September 18, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 am
Where: Rolling Road Golf Club
814 Hilltop Road
Catonsville, Maryland  21228
United States
Contact: CHRA

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Monthly Education Program

"Leveraging Complexity for Rapid Change"

September 18, 2019  -  8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Rolling Road Golf Club - 814 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, Maryland 21228

presented by

Dr. Deat LaCour



This program has been pre-approved for 2 hours of General/HR credit by HRCI. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 

This program has been pre-approved for 2 SHRM PDC's. The Chesapeake Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


Producing a “Delta,” or difference in an organization is becoming more challenging, not less.The answers we create today in HR demonstrate shorter and shorter shelf life. HR practitioners use words like “overwhelming,” “chaos” and “taxing” to describe the real-life experience connected to managing change for their departments. Complexity and wicked problems that emerge during change can feel overwhelming, decrease motivation and inspire deep frustration. 

Watching another large, small, or organizational change effort fall by the wayside does not have to be your fate. Adaptive Action and the Complexity science-based tools are now offering increased effectiveness by outperforming traditional change perspectives. The question is, “Are you a manager of change, or a leader of rapid iteration.”

This session will help attendees:

  • Learn new thinking on change that is more aligned with today’s realities in organizational environments.
  • Increase the probability of seeing your HRM related change plans cross the finish line.
  • Build insight into “change saturation” pressures producing stress and productivity hurdles in HRM.
  • Expand the HR practitioners understanding of patterns in behavior and attitude as points of leverage for change
  • Develop the ability to see and influence attitudinal and behavioral patterns in complex change efforts.
  • Build an appreciation of tools that support self-organization in response to “wicked problems.”


Dr. Deat LaCour is an industrial/organizational psychologist, lecturer, researcher, author and Senior researcher at LLrG, LLC. His work centers on helping leaders, teams, and organizations develop insight, new perspective and thinking for improvements in organizational performance and productivity. Dr. LaCour’s methods, tools, and interventions seek to provide insights rooted in organizational dynamics, organizational psychology and applied behavioral science.He is the author of the book “Diversity Training: Expand on Strengths or Minimize Deficits” and has also taught and trained as an instructor for IBM’s corporate professional development division, Workforce Solutions. He is a certified administrator and evaluator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), the FIRO-B, and Leadership Style Indicator and a designated master trainer. He is an adjunct professor for the Graduate Organizational Development Program at American University in Washington, D.C. and the Human Resource Development graduate program at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2005 Deat as worked as a faculty member with the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science. Dr. LaCour holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Master’s in Business and Industrial Management Counseling. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.



8:30 - 9:00 am Registration / Light Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 am Education Program


CHRA Member                       $35.00 (Not a member but want the member rate? Sign up today!)

Non-Member                          $55.00

CHRA Student Members        $17.50


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