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ISBN 9780367251598
March 5, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
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Book Description

Change Management for Risk Professionals addresses a need in the marketplace. Since organizations are contantly changing, so too do the risks. In addition to this, while these organizational changes are generally intentional—directed, planned, and even mapped out by senior leadership—often the resultant changes and risks are unforeseen and unanticipated.

The book focuses on the dynamics of change management with an eye toward the risk professional. It will help in the planning of change in managing through it as well as in the decision-making and migration to a the "new norm." Oftentimes risk management professionals are not intimately acquainted with change and change dynamics, despite the fact that they are required to plan for the unexpected. Likewise, change management professionals are not often tasked with looking at the overall risks—including unanticipated challenges, hurdles, or even barriers—that present themselves in a changing environment.

The author brings his extensive experience to bear in offering advice, suggestions, industry examples, and best practices to the change management process. The book presents tricks of the trade, and industry insight, into how organizations can migrate from their current environment to the new, desired one with minimal risk and disruption, thereby optimally maintaining flexibility, continuity, and production. Change Management for Risk Professionals will be a welcome addition to enterprise-wide business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, and security management and homeland security professionals, their organizations, and their operations.

Table of Contents

Author’s Bio. Dedication. List of Diagrams. Preface. Why Risk Professionals. Acknowledgments. Organization of the Book. Part One. Chapter One: Change Management. Chapter Two: Strategic and Tactical Considerations of Change. Chapter Three: Resistance to Change. Part Two. Chapter Four: Leadership Involvement – Change Leadership. Chapter 5: Practical Organizational Considerations. Part Three. Chapter Six: After the Change. Chapter Seven: Conclusion. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Appendix D. References.

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Biography

Dr. James J. Leflar, Jr., DM, CPP, MBCP holds a master's degree in criminal justice and a doctorate in management with a concentration in organizational development and change. He holds board certifications through ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – advanced security management, and through the Disaster Recovery Institute International, Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) – master’s level advanced certification in business continuity.

Dr. Leflar is an active delegate to U.S. Technical Advisory Group, ISO TC 292, for Security and Resilience. He is also a member and former chair of the ASIS International Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council. Dr. Leflar is a subject matter expert for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Business Continuity Program Office and an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University, teaching criminal justice and public safety courses.

As a thought leader of organizational resilience, Dr. Leflar has authored numerous documents on risk to include his co-authored book Organizational Resilience: Managing the Risks of Disruptive Events - A Practitioner's Guide. His research interests focus on organizational resilience, business continuity, risk management, crisis management, and change management.