July 17, 2015 by Holly Sizemore

Audience: Executive Leadership

Video Length: 83 minutes

Evolve and grow: That's the blueprint for a vibrant organization. And yet so many of us resist change. Especially when we can't see the need for it, don't perceive our new roles as integral or just feel overwhelmed by uncertainty. Too often, as leaders, we simply make decisions and hand down mandates without encouraging team response and team support. This session outlines what makes a credible change agent, what the difference is between change and transition, and how you can plan for change. You will also take a deep look into why some change efforts flourish and others fail. Why not support a culture of change in your organization, so that changes are not rock 'n’ roll but ready, steady, go. This is a presentation from the 2015 Best Friends National Conference.

About Holly Sizemore

Holly Sizemore entered the animal welfare world in 1991 when she discovered a colony of community cats eating from a restaurant dumpster. The experience inspired her to help found the first trap/neuter/return organization in Utah. In 2000, Holly joined No More Homeless Pets in Utah and served the organization in a variety of roles, ending with executive director from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, Holly joined Best Friends Animal Society and currently acts as director of national programs in the Community Programs and Services division, where she oversees the pit bull terrier, cat and puppy mill initiatives as well as the No More Homeless Pets Network. Holly has volunteered and worked in many different animal welfare arenas, ranging from small grassroots groups to large-scale public-private partnership efforts. Holly holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Utah and a master of public administration degree from the University of Washington. She and her husband proudly share their home with a few former community cats and one adopted dog.