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During the great panel on Implementing Change in Large Organizations 8/20/15, several of the panelists said that they used Jay Galbraith's Star Model in effectively assessing and planning the impact of change. Because our members seemed interested, I'm posting this synopsis of his concept. Much more detail is available in his book and on his website:

posted by Martha Legare

StarModel - Galbraith

May 15, 2014 - May 15, 2014

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OCA SuperstarThen you do NOT want to miss this special event hosted by Atlanta's Organization Change Alliance!

Mark your calendar NOW and  join OCA and guest Superstars from Weber Shandwick on Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 PM.

Why should you attend?

Business has been radically transformed by rapid advances in social, digital, mobile and cloud technologies. Organizations MUST become social businesses, but many are struggling to adapt to this new reality.

There is no business as usual!

Superstars – that’s you! – in change management, organizational development, communications, learning & development, management, coaching, and human resources need the cutting edge knowledge and the skills to lead their clients and the companies they work for into the future!

Do you have what it takes?

OCA’s mission is to be at the forefront of this new business reality -- bringing forward thinking learning, and strategies to the Superstar professionals who facilitate change. With that in mind, we invite you to attend the first of many events designed to give you the insight and tools you need!

The Rise of Employee Activism


In a social business, ALL employees have a voice and are using social channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or blogs to either forge brand loyalty or undermine the public opinion about their employers.

Our special guest Superstars from Weber Shandwick, a global communications firm, will join us via LIVE streaming videocast to share their groundbreaking research about the dynamic shift in employee engagement that has previously gone unexplored. They call it “The Rise of Employee Activism.”

Learn how companies are harnessing the collective power of their employees’ social networks to represent one enterprise voice. Organizations like LinkedIn, Zappos, Dell and Google, recognize that employees lead change and/or drive opinion and are moving to mobilize that power.

A Special Gift for Attendees

Our event marks the Atlanta premier of this research in a public forum – all attendees will receive a copy of the study’s executive summary, courtesy of Weber Shandwick.

Register NOW!

Space is limited – don’t find yourself locked out of this is a star-studded evening of in-person and on-line networking.  Mingle with some of Atlanta’s best and brightest.

OCA members and our guests will be tweeting, blogging, posting, pinning and uploading from the event … but that’s not all.  We plan to showcase technology in a big way between 6:30 -7:00 PM.

There are Prizes!

We’ll also be drawing for door prizes including: free admission to an upcoming OCA seminar and a free 1-year membership.

WHERE:  Tappa Tappa at Midtown Promenade

(next to the Landmark Midtown Cinema)

931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta GA 30306

COST:  Advanced Online Registration through May 14

$25.00 for OCA Members

$30.00 for Guests

*Cost includes admission, appetizers and one beverage: your choice from selection of craft beers, wine, specialty cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages. Additional beverages available for purchase at cash bar.

At The Door:

$30.00 for OCA Members

$35.00 for Guests

NOTE: Cash only at the door AND we make no guarantee that you can get in!


Don’t risk missing out! Space is limited. REGISTER NOW!

OCA  MEMBERS – To register at the MEMBER rate, go to the Member section and log in to the site before registering for an event.


Joke Part 1: A Buddhist monk approaches a hotdog vendor and says, “make me one with everything.”

Part 2: The vendor makes the hot dog and hands it to the Buddhist monk, who pays with a $20 bill. The vendor puts the bill in the cash box and closes it. “Excuse me, but where’s my change?” asks the Buddhist monk. The vendor replied, “Change must come from within.”