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Reinvention: Learning to Thrive in a VUCA World

December 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Leadership in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA)

About this Event

Leadership in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA).

Facilitator: Julie Rennecker, PhD, Founder & Chief Catalyst of Syzygy Teams

The impacts of the covid pandemic on healthcare organizations have been as varied as its physical manifestations in patients. For some already struggling organizations, it was the final straw; for others, a manageable disruption; and for many others, something in between. Wherever your organization is on the continuum, chances are that you and your team realized long ago that even when a vaccine is available, you will not be returning to “business as usual.” Expanded uses of telehealth, mobile care delivery, and home monitoring that enabled continuity of care and provided financial lifelines for the organization these past months have also stimulated thinking about what other changes might be possible. But how to decide what changes to make in the midst of such uncertainty?

In this session, we will explore reinvention as both a necessary response to an unexpected disruption and a systematic cycle of planned renewal that will be essential for long-term organizational viability. Participants will leave the session with reinvention ideas for their own organizations and new questions to discuss further with their respective leadership teams that will offer the start of a way forward.

When: Friday, December 4 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Qualifying education credits available: 1.5



After participating in this session, participants will be able to:

 Describe why the VUCA nature of our current reality requires new ways of thinking and managing.

 Differentiate “reinvention” initiatives from “fire-fighting” activities. List 5-7 reinvention ideas to explore with their own organization.

 Explain why reinvention must become a recurring process, integral to an organization’s operations, rather than a one-time event.


 Welcome to the VUCA reality!

 Why organizations die.

 What does it mean to “reinvent”?

 What should we reinvent?

 When should we reinvent?

 Reinvention as planned renewal


Julie Rennecker, PhD, Founder & Chief Catalyst of Syzygy Teams, is an organization development and reinvention consultant who provides customized analysis, consulting and training services for healthcare and medical technology companies who are ready to get better results. Her can-do optimism, hard-nosed pragmatism, and future-focused thinking helps clients get real about their current challenges, the future they are trying to create, and the changes required to get there. She earned her doctorate in Organizational Behavior from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where she studied teams and technology change. She then served on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University where she taught in both the MBA and Executive Education programs. With more than 20 years’ experience conducting research and advising executives, Julie brings a unique synthesis of academic knowledge and field-tested methods to bear on the “soft” side of complex organizational challenges. She is Certified Practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, Strengthscope™, and the Chief Reinvention Officer Method™.

Website: https://www.SyzygyTeams.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julierennecker


December 4, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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