Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl (Chuck) Lofy
Understand & meet the challenges of change.
- Facilitating change
- Building trust
- Supporting organization leaders
- Problems caused by organizational growth & organizational shrinkage
- New management and stale management, worker productivity & worker morale
- Benign but enduring neglect can breed bad outcomes, such as: Low staff morale, Insensitive or disengaged leadership, Mediocre performance levels
- Concerns about disruptive changes or systemic problems within your own business or organization
Dr. Carl (Chuck) Lofy, coping with the challenges of change, he was a university professor, administrator and counselor.
As interim Academic Chuck was once asked to oversee a very painful downsizing. It fell to him to eliminate a staggering 25 per cent of all faculty and administrative staff positions in this large regional university.
Dr. Lofy was able to effect the changes required without incurring the rancor of the university community, and in the process he helped the school to become a more stable, less bureaucratic, more student-focused institution.
Chuck Lofy has an innate grasp of the human dynamics involved in organizational upheaval, and an ability to help people to accept change and loss without losing spirit. The lessons he gleaned from his experience as a university administrator proved invaluable.
Mary Mead Lofy, helps businesses and organizations to revitalize themselves by helping them to deal constructively with the challenges of change.
Chuck Lofy's corporate clients have included companies like 3M, General Electric, AT&T and Hewlett Packard.
Chuck was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its Agricultural Extension Services and to various public universities.
Chuck worked with the U.S. Department of Education to improve the quality of service delivered by its Federal Student Assistance Agency.
For the State of Iowa he provided "re-invention" services to facilitate organizational changes in state government. With the New York City Finance Dept, he facilitated “learning circles,” produced “Learning on the Go” reports that chronicled what employees were learning about the changes with which they were engaged.
With his wife Mary, Chuck Lofy wrote a book called Vitality: Igniting Your Organization's Spirit. Using stories drawn from their work, the Lofys describe methods they developed during years of practical experience in the field.
Their methods work to guide businesses and organizations through the inevitable chaos of change toward fresh clarification of purpose and organizational revitalization.
Chuck Lofy, B.A., M.A. in philosophy & post-doctoral work.
Dr. Mary Mead Lofy, served as Co-Administrator and Marketing Director for the Wellness Center. Mary was a director on the board of Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo). She won two terms City Council.
Mary served on a number of state and local advisory councils, including the Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Police Civil Service Commission.
Mary’s leadership and service have been recognized with a number of awards, including the Nicholas J. Coleman Award for Political Courage, the YWCA Leadership Award for Women, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pathfinder Award.
The Lofys help businesses and organizations to revitalize themselves by dealing constructively with the challenges of change.
Mary’s clients have included 3M Co., Atlantic Electric, Summit Banks of New Jersey, University of Minnesota, University of Nevada-Reno, K-12 School Districts in Minnesota, Washington, and Wisconsin, New York City Finance Department, Federal Student Aid-US Dept of Education, State of New York, State of Iowa.
Working in collaboration with the Public Strategies Group, New York City Finance Department to assist it to incorporate more results-based and customer friendly systems.
She led a team who designed and piloted a performance improvement program for the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Federal Student Aid.
In the State of Iowa, Mary acted as project manager for an innovative program for 6 state agencies to “reinvent” themselves according to performance results. These Charter Agencies have received two national awards, Harvard University’s Innovations in American Government Award, and the Council of State Governments’ Innovations in Government Award.
Mary has worked with the State of New York Dept of Transportation on innovative changes to their systems.
Mary and Chuck Lofy wrote a book about their work and methods, Vitality: Igniting Your Organization's Spirit. Using stories drawn from their work, the Lofys describe methods they developed over many years of practical experience in the field. Their methods really work to guide businesses and organizations through the inevitable chaos of change toward fresh clarification of purpose leading to deep organizational revitalization.
Mary Mead Lofy holds a Ph.D in Human and Organizational Systems and an MA in Organizational Development. She has a BA in English.
Books by Carl aka Chuck Lofy include:
- Vitality: Igniting Your Organization's Spirit.
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