Prosci

A Prosci® Authorized Training Provider

Our Prosci Partnership

We are the only Prosci® Authorized Training Provider in the United States.

Navigator has demonstrated commitment and leadership in change management—specifically, in helping our clients build their own change capacity to further their organizational goals.
Our Prosci Partnership

Benefits of Change Management

Effective change management makes meeting business objectives 6 times more likely.

Long-term project success is important to us. Over 60% of our employees are Prosci® certified to better help our clients connect their people with business results.

Offerings

Change Management Practitioner Certification Program (3 days)

This program is designed for people responsible for managing change or building the change management competency within their organization. Upon completion, participants are certified in Prosci’s change management methodology and equipped to lead their organizations through all types of change.

Fundamentals of Change Management (1 day)

An experiential learning program that provides participants with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and organizational benefits of effective change management. The program is designed to provide awareness and desire for additional knowledge around change management. 

Change Management for Managers
(1 day)

According to Prosci research studies with more than 3,400 participants: managers and supervisors play one of the most critical roles in leading employees through change. This program focuses on the power of individual coaching, how to avoid common manager mistakes and techniques for managing resistance. It provides the tools and skills necessary for assessing teams and creating actions plans to help them through change.

Change Management Sponsor Briefing (4- 6 hours)

Active and visible sponsorship is the number one contributor to overall project success. This program will help executives and senior leaders embrace their role as sponsors of change initiatives. They will discover that “visible and active sponsorship” is more than simply authorizing resources and providing funding. This program provides the tools and skills necessary for effectively leading change and positioning their projects for success.

Employee Orientation Program (1 day)

Successful change relies on the acceptance and engagement of your employees, one individual at a time. When employees are involved, disruption to the business and resistance to change efforts are minimized. This orientation is based on the Employee’s Survival Guide to Change and the Prosci ADKAR model. It equips employees to play an active role in making change work.

Delivering Project Results (4-6 hours)

Designed for a project team or a group of project managers and leaders, this workshop provides project teams with awareness of how change management can help them meet a project’s intended outcomes. The workshop is designed to guide participants through a common language and framework for change management using terms they know: intent, objectives, scope, work streams, milestones, deliverables and timelines.

New Prosci® classes coming soon!

Our People

Shannan Simms, PhD
Shannan Simms, PhD
Director, Organizational Change Management Practice

Shannan is an Organizational Psychologist with 20+ years of consulting experience in the federal and commercial sectors. She is known for her ability to partner with clients and team members to design solutions that achieve sustainable business results. 

 

Shannan currently leads Navigator (now Avaap)’s organizational change management practice. She leans forward to understand trends in industry that influence organizational operations and impact how people respond and react to change. She uses this information to develop new models and approaches to best support our clients navigate the complexities of change. Shannan oversees the portfolio of work aligned to organizational change management, partnering with her co-lead to bring the right solutions at the right time, developing talent, and ensuring quality of delivery.

Prior to Navigator (now Avaap), Shannan worked at Booz Allen Hamilton leading a business in the federal sector developing high-performing teams to deliver quality executive communications, strategic communications, learning and performance support, and employee and stakeholder engagement solutions.

Shannan holds a doctorate in Organizational Development and Leadership, is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified project management professional (PMP), is a Prosci® Certified Advanced Instructor, and World Coaching Institute Professional Coach.

Shannan lives in North Canton, Ohio with her four-legged children and enjoys kayaking and photography when she isn’t doing research for fun.

For more information on our Prosci® offerings, contact us

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Kameron deVente
Kameron deVente
Senior Vice President
Organizational Change Management Executive Sponsor

As Senior Vice President, Kameron brings 28 years of consulting experience to his leadership role within the firm.  Kameron leads an Executive Team that has overall collective responsibility for managing client relationships, identifying client sales opportunities, formulating projects to address client business needs, assembling and participating on client service delivery teams, providing delivery quality oversight, attracting local talent to bring to our clients, managing Navigator's internal operations, and managing Navigators continued growth and success.

Throughout his career, Kameron has focused on helping companies achieve business results through leadership and well structured projects. Kameron has experience across a variety of industries, including higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and financial services. Kameron has delivered business consulting, business process design, organizational change management, and enterprise systems implementation projects. Kameron has managed collaborative multi-organization teams through complex business transformation programs. Over his career, Kameron has recruited, organized, and developed many high performing project teams.

Before joining Navigator (now Avaap), Kameron was an Associate Partner with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) where he was responsible for client delivery at Fortune 500 clients. Kameron served in executive roles designing and delivering multiple shared service business models. Kameron was a leader in the area of Business Process Reengineering and served as Faculty member teaching hundreds of Accenture professionals a formal Continuing Education program called Business Process Excellence Principles.

Kameron is established as a corporate citizen of greater Columbus. Kameron serves on the Board of Trustees at Alvis House where he has been past Chairman, IT Committee Lead, Nominating Committee Lead, and part of the Executive Committee.   Kameron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management Certificate from The Ohio State University. Kameron resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife, Beth, and their three children Drue, Clare and Paige.

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Barbari Griesse
Barbari Griesse
Director, Consulting Services
Prosci® Practice Lead and Prosci® Certified Advanced Instructor

Barbari is an Organization Design & Change Expert with 20+ years of experience in organizational change management, leadership development and consulting. Barbari is a Prosci® Certified Advanced Instructor, and a Prosci® Certified Change Management practitioner focusing on designing and delivering change management solutions for diverse organizational problems across industries and organizational size. Barbari is known for her skilled engagement with leaders, at all levels of an organization, to support their sponsorship of critical transformations.

Barbari currently leads Navigator (now Avaap)’s  Prosci® practice. She leads Navigator (now Avaap)’s team of Prosci® certified advanced instructors to deliver high quality and impactful training based on real-world examples and leading practices. Barbari leads our portfolio of Prosci® training work with a focus on helping clients apply classroom training when they are back on the job.

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What Our Class Attendees Are Saying

"Thank you for leading the course and investing time into helping us connect change management principles to projects that we are working on. Your teaching style was engaging and thought-provoking, making the class all the more enjoyable.
 
I’ve attended many trainings where I’ve finished the course and didn’t feel like I came out of it with applicable and actionable knowledge. This course was definitely not one of those and I’ve already started applying what I learned."

~Emily

White Papers

Change Management: More Than Communications and Training
Change Management: More Than Communications and Training
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Enterprise Change Management: Building Your OCM Capability & Change Agility
Enterprise Change Management: Building Your OCM Capability & Change Agility
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Change Management, Leadership, & You: The HR Business Partner
Change Management, Leadership, & You: The HR Business Partner
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eBook: Building Influence...For a Change
eBook: Building Influence...For a Change
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Thinking About Moving to SaaS? 5 People-Related Lessons for Leaders
Thinking About Moving to SaaS? 5 People-Related Lessons for Leaders
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Aligning Business and Learning Outcomes for Measurable Impact
Aligning Business and Learning Outcomes for Measurable Impact
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How to Build Campus-Wide Training
How to Build Campus-Wide Training
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Organizational Change Approach
Organizational Change Approach
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The Value of Change Management
The Value of Change Management
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Our Insights & News

Six ways your organization is designed to hinder change and how you can overcome it before your digital transformation
Six ways your organization is designed to hinder change and how you can overcome it before your digital transformation
Almost every organization says that it is trying to change to meet the increasing demands of customers. This means adopting new technology, or even embarking upon a wholesale digital transformation. 

Too often, these efforts flounder. Half of all change initiatives fail outright, and just 34 percent are a clear success, according to Gartner.

The real problem might be something more fundamental: your organization is anti-change by design. Continue to read the six ways your organization is designed to hinder change and how you can overcome it before your digital transformation.
 
Effectively Communicating Change
Effectively Communicating Change
Communication is the cornerstone of a change management strategy and creating and implementing an effective change communication plan takes a lot of work.
Fast Forward Five Years – Leadership Development in the Future
Fast Forward Five Years – Leadership Development in the Future
We know we live in a VUCA world. It’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.