1766-2016 Rutgers 250
P: (856) 225-6685

Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Environment


Communicating and leading change is vital to every manager’s role. But, it is the ability to remain confident and engage with change in an empowering and inspiring way thatwill help influence other’s perception of the process that will set you apart from any leader. This 1-day program explores the skills necessary to sustain change by focusing on the areas of emotional intelligence, persuasion and influence, and application of proven change management models. You will develop a proactive and skilled approach to maintaining focus and effectiveness during personal, departmental, team-based, and organizational changes.

  • 1 Classroom day
  • Individuals managing or dealing with organizational change and seeking practical skills to reduce barriers and increase positive results.
  • Develop a proactive and skilled approach to maintaining focus and effectiveness during personal, departmental, team-based, and organizational changes
  • Recognize the opportunities presented by change and learn how to take advantage of them
  • Leverage your own strengths during change to become a source of stability for others
  • Examine recognized change model methodologies, by such authors as Bridges and Kotter, and learn to apply them

Ray Compari, Associate Dean and Director of Executive Education

Ray has extensive background in organizational development and executive education having honed his skill set as a training provider and solution developer representing the higher education sector for over 20 years. In this role, Ray has led organization-wide employee development and process improvement initiatives for clients such as: Campbell Soup Company, Cisco, NYU Medical Center, Graybar, Pillsbury/Progresso, Caterpillar, Sony, State of NJ, City of Philadelphia, and many, many others.

Having been elected to numerous state and national committees on workforce development and the linkages to higher education, Ray possesses a broad national perspective on how to effectively harness the resources of the Rutgers University to create strategic partnerships with the business community; locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Ray earned his MBA from Monmouth University.

John G. Drozdal, Ed.D

Since 1987, John G. Drozdal, Ed.D., has trained more than 25,000 leaders, managers, and team members from small start-ups to large multi-national companies to effectively get work done through and with others. Organizations that have benefited from Johns program facilitation include: 3M, Cargill and General Mills. John graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Psychology, holds an MBA degrees from The University of Minnesota, and an Ed.D. from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. John is a member of the American Association of Psychological Type and is an MBTI® Master Practitioner. He is also well versed in the use of the FIRO-B™, as well as other experiential tools and techniques. He is a member the American Society for Training and Development. John has authored numerous proprietary case studies for client management development training programs. John served as adjunct professor in the Executive MBA Program in the College of Business at The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has also taught at the Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico.