Upcoming conference to focus on change management

Registration is underway for a conference offering information on managing change in laws, work forces and other aspects of business operations.

The Western Colorado Human Resource Association has scheduled its fall conference for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The conference will be conducted at the Colorado Mesa University Center ballroom in Grand Junction as well as offered online.

For members, admission is $195 for the event and $125 for the online presentation. Others pay $250 and $150, respectively. Discounts are available for Colorado Mesa University students. To register or obtain more information, log on to www.wchra.org or contact Lindsay Powers at conferences@wchra.org.

Presentations during the morning session will address diversity, COVID-19 compliance and building readiness for change and resilience. A legislative review also is planned. The afternoon session will address dimensions of change, strategic initiatives, psychological safety when managing change and change failure.

The conference will conclude with a keynote address by John Register, an inspirational speaker, trainer and author.

A four-time All-American track and field athlete who’d qualified for the Olympic trials, Register lost his left leg to amputation following an accident running the hurdles. Using a prosthetic leg, he subsequently competed in the Paralympics and won a silver medal in the long jump at the 2000 games in Australia.

He founded Inspirational Communications based in Colorado Springs and has worked with more than 50 companies in challenging executives and employees to unleash inspiration, manage change and employ people with disabilities.

Register wrote the book “10 Power Stories to Impact Any Leader” and hosts a weekly podcast titled “Life’s New Normal” designed to empower listeners to overcome adversity.