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July 2020 Education Program

21 July, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Transition Resilience: It's Not Just About Managing Change 

Featuring Keith Wyche


Responding to change as it occurs is NOT the answer. Keith Wyche shows you how to build transition resilience and equip your organization to deal with all transformations and transitions. Adapting to change is a minimum requirement in today’s world. Change brings opportunity and responsibilities whatever your job title. For you and your organization to excel, you must be able to lead change and transformation. Leaders who can influence transformation are valued and differentiated. In this session, Keith Wyche draws upon his own experiences, as a change management leader with an exceptional record of turning around underperforming operations and managing in industries undergoing rapid technological or competitive change. As well, he shares real-world case studies to add to the learning experience. This is not Change Management 101. Keith will show you how to lead your people so that they acknowledge change not just in their heads, but also in their hearts. You will have powerful insights needed to successfully transform your organization.

After attending this session, you are able to:
- Understand the psychology of change, and why people resist it.
- Recognize and use the four R's of change: Relevance, Readiness, Robustness and Responsiveness.
- Overcome the seven stakeholder barriers that can sink a change project.
- Realize how to define and cast your vision so that it engages every level of your organization.

With more than 30 years of experience, earning serious results for some of America’s best known corporations including Walmart, Ameritech, Convergys, AT&T, IBM, Pitney Bowes, and SuperValu, Keith Wyche has risen to become a successful corporate president and one of the highest-ranking African-American executives in the U.S. Keith understands the rules for success; rules he now shares as an author, speaker, and thought leader. 

Keith knows first-hand how to lead an organization through change. As President of Cub Foods (a division of SuperValu), a $3 billion grocery chain with more than 8,000 employees, Keith led the division to double-digit sales growth in his first year. After successfully turning around Cub Foods, SuperValu needed Keith to turn around Acme Markets (a larger division of SuperValu with 113 grocery and pharmacy stores and 11,000 associates) that had been on a downward spiral as sales and profits had declined for the prior five years. Within a year as President, Keith had reversed that trend and led the chain to growth for the first time in a half a decade. Before joining Supervalu, Keith was President of U.S. Operations for Pitney Bowes. There he turned around an organization that was losing clients, seeing its competition eat its market share, and suffering from a demoralized workforce.

Keith began his career in sales, marketing and management with AT&T and IBM. Currently, he is Regional Vice President at Walmart, responsible for ensuring a clean, fast and friendly customer experience at Walmart's Large Format stores in the Northeast. Previously, he served on the Corporate Board of Directors of WMS Industries (a gaming company) and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA).

Keith has been recognized for his achievements, both in the corner office and outside. His awards and honors include:

  • Named one of the top 100 African American executives by both Black Enterprise and Savoy Magazine.

  • Honored as a Man of Distinction by the National Urban League.

  • 2010 Executive of the Year by the Executive 50 Organization.

  • 2008 Inductee into the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 2007 Diversity MBA Magazine Top 50 Under 50 African-American MBAs.

Keith is the bestselling author of three books on how to supercharge your performance and reach the top of the corporate world. Corner Office Rules: The 10 Realities of Executive Life (Kandelle Enterprises), opens the door to the often hidden world of the C-suite. Keith’s first book, Good Is Not Enough: And Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals (Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House), was an Amazon bestseller and was nominated for the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. His newest book, Swag Is Not Enough: Career Advice for the Serious Millennial, was co-authored with his daughter Alana.

Keith was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his BBA from Cleveland State University and his MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College.

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM:    
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM:
Transition Resilience - It's Not Just About Managing Change
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM:
Member- Only Q&A Session*
*Members will automatically be entered into a private Zoom room with Keith for the Q&A immediately following the program.

Standard Registration Fees:
MPI Georgia Member -  $25*
MPI Georgia Non Member - $35*

*All registrants will receive a food-delivery service gift card upon registering for this virtual event.

Registration will close at 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, July 16. 

MPI Georgia Chapter Attendance Policy:
All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price. 

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on the Thursday before the event. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to  

Substitutions: If you have registered but are unable to attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge.

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