Come hungry; leave smarter.

Saturday Seminar – December 1, 2018.


Saturday, Dec 1, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

CHANGE MANAGEMENT – Three Experts Share their Secrets!

Presentation 1: The Change Practitioner Warrior: Lessons from a Field of Possibilities

Presentation 2: Moving from Change Management to Managing Change

Presentation 3: Critical Thinking in the Age of Memes: The Thinking That Begets Productivity

CHANGE is the driver to reaching most visions, to performance improvement initiatives, to technological implementations, and to any organizational culture developments. But the old top down “Just do it!” models have failed time and time again, with resistance, lagging results, and exorbitant costs of trying to win the CHANGE game.

Our ISPI-LA Saturday Seminar is pleased to announce three interactive presentations on CHANGE MANAGEMENT from three world-class experts who’ll each share their own insights and even their own secrets!

  • Join us on Saturday, 12/1/18, at Antioch University from 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Network with others and be a part of our interactive community of working professionals.

  • Of course, a gourmet breakfast and lunch are included.

  • Remember, at ISPI-LA – Come Hungry – Leave Smarter!

Presentation 1: The Change Practitioner Warrior: Lessons from a Field of Possibilities

Your Presenter:

Pamela S. Hartman, MS, Principle PH Balance Consulting and Brain Optimizers
Palm Desert and Simi Valley, CA


Pamela will relay through her insights and experiences of how critical the role of the Change Practitioner is in assisting organizational leaders to manifest their performance goals. The audience will be encouraged to participate with introspective inquiries into their own unique experiences that may have brought about exceptional curiosity, creativity, and courage. As Change Practitioners we are called upon to draw from multiple disciplines – OD, Training, Project Management, Communications, Role Analysis, Strategy, etc. – while navigating the phases of people, projects, business, and our own personal challenges at the same time. We become super heroes who require quick thinking to synthesize large amounts of information, documenting it into new and innovative solutions, and enabling others to become the champions. How well are we taking care of ourselves, and others?


Pamela S. Hartman, MS, is the principle in two distinct consulting practices, PH Balance Consulting for organizational change, and Brain Optimizers for personal transformation using frequency tools. She began her career with 10 years in the Air Force breaking ground as one of the first females in Law Enforcement, then Air Cargo and Passenger services. Pamela continued with the GI Bill to gain her degrees from the University of Oregon. She moved to Los Angeles as a Security Manager for the 1984 Olympics. After the games she worked at Hughes Aircraft Company in Human Resources. That led to a 25-year career as an international consultant performing OD, Team Building, Training, Change Management, and Coaching for Capgemini, North Highland, IBM, Accenture, and Deloitte focused on global SAP, IT and Business transformation projects. Some of her clients included Amgen, Time Warner, Mead Johnson, Toms, S. Calif. Edison, Toyota, Baxalta, Salvation Army, and The Academy Awards.

In the 1990’s Pamela was on the Board of ASTD-LA as an active program manager, also head of the Diversity Division, which she founded and led to the chapter receiving a national award. Recently, Pamela has re-trained herself around using health as a focus for expediting personal transformation by gaining knowledge through the Bulletproof Coaching program and experimenting with brain enhancing neurological tools. She is also a certified Enneagram Coach. Pamela splits her time between Palm Desert and Simi Valley. She is a burgeoning golfer.

Presentation 2: Moving from Change Management to Managing Change

Your Presenter:

Irwin N. Jankovic, Ph.D., Strategic Program Manager, Human Resources Group
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Irwin will discuss a wide-range of initiatives focused on transforming organizations to higher-levels of performance in areas such as quality and process improvement, customer satisfaction, creating high-performance workplaces and merging cultures. He will be addressing the limitations of traditional change management approaches and the need to use more agile and adaptable approaches to implementing and managing change.


Irwin has more than 30 years working with senior management on strategic quality, people management and developing integrated talent management and high-performance workplace strategies. Irwin is the Strategic Program Manager, Human Resources Group at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Prior to joining Metropolitan, Irwin was Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness at Triad Financial Corporation where he implemented a Six Sigma program and was Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at Boeing Commercial Aircraft where, he provided leadership in implementing the Baldrige Quality Award process, quality management, customer service strategies and process improvement. While there, he also led the passenger and crew studies used to select a 21st Century interior for the Boeing 717 twinjet and served as Senior Engineer Scientist in Human Factors Engineering group.
Irwin holds a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration—Marketing and in Psychology from San Francisco State University and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has been an invited speaker at industry and scientific conferences, has published numerous articles and appeared in the national media.

Presentation 3: Critical Thinking in the Age of Memes: The Thinking That Begets Productivity

Your Presenter:

Ariane David, PhD


Managers fail to solve problems, not because they don’t know how, but because they don’t know what the problems are.

Beefing up long-term productivity in organizations is dicey even in the best of times, but in times of change it can be a nightmare.

What it takes to be successful isn’t new and better processes, but rather a more effective way of thinking. Underlying every problem is a way of thinking that keeps the problem is place: understand thinking and you can solve the problem. Successful enterprises are successful because their people are critical thinkers.

Critical thinking will make the difference between getting what you want or getting what you have.

This session is about learning this new way of thinking.


Dr. Ariane David is the co-founder and senior partner at The Veritas Group, a consulting and training firm that focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, and critical leadership. She is on the faculty at California State university, Northridge, where she teaches organizational studies.

Ariane holds a BS in physics, MA in Organizational Development, and a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. In addition to her consulting practice, Ariane has served as a special advisor to numerous boards of non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as project-based groups including the SEC Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise.

She has authored numerous articles and is a veteran of over 100 talks and keynotes.

Event Details

Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.

At ISPI-LA, “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter.”


  • Check-in begins at 8:30am, with complimentary coffee and breakfast

  • Opening Announcements: 9:00am – 9:10am

  • First session: Pamela Hartman, MS, 9:10am – 10:10am

  • Short break: 10:10am – 10:20am

  • Second session, Irwin Jankovic, PhD, 10:20 – 11:20am

  • Short break: 11:20 – 11:30am

  • Third Session, Ariane David, PhD, 11:30am – 12:30pm

  • Closing announcements and complimentary lunch: 12:30pm – 1:00pm


Antioch University Campus
400 Corporate Pointe, Room A1006
Culver City, CA 90230

  • Antioch University Campus is located at 400 Corporate Pointe, off of Slauson Blvd, a few blocks from the 405 Freeway. The meeting will be held in Room A1006 on the main level. Enter the Lobby and make a right at the first hallway.


  • Park in the parking garage for 400 Corporate Pointe, on level 6 or 7. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors the Lobby.

  • Bring your ticket to the Campus Security Office, near the meeting room, to obtain discounted parking for $7. The office accepts cash and checks only.

Campus Map

Map and directions are available here.

We look forward to seeing you “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter”!

For your convenience, you can pay with a credit card or bring a check to the meeting.

Event Location

Antioch University
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230

Event Fees:

REG | ATD LA/OC Member Reduced Rate $ 25.00

REG | Non-Member Rate $ 35.00

ISPI-LA Member (Be sure to register) FREE

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please email:
ISPI - Los Angeles Chapter