First Friday Networking Lunch - May 2019 | AIChE

First Friday Networking Lunch - May 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019,
11:30am to 1:00pm
In-Person / Local
14703 Park Row Dr.
Houston, TX 77079
United States

Speaker: Mark Hordes

Mark is a Change Management, Leadership and Organizational Transformation “Thought Leader” and sought after “key note” business motivational speaker, management consultant, and co-author of the best-selling business book: “S-Business: Reinventing the Services Organization” published by: Select Books, New York, NY.

He is a Senior Consultant with Mark Hordes Management Consultants, LLC, a business consulting advisory and training firm located in Houston, Texas. He is a “Specialist in the Human Side of Organization Transformations” and has successfully lead change management engagements for chemical and engineering companies in geographies around the world.

Mark in addition to speaking at chemical and engineering conferences, he has been profiled in the media and press, “The Houston Business Journal: “Face to Face with Mark Hordes” Houston Chronicle “His Job is to Help Companies Ease the Pain of Change”.

Mark is also the co-author of the best-selling business book, “S-Business: Reinventing the Services Organization” published by Select Press, NY,NY

A graduate of the University of Houston with a BS, he holds an MBA and MS in Human Behavior from Aurora University, as well as a Diploma with Distinction from The American Graduate School of International Management, “Thunderbird” where his focus was on Leadership Development and Cross-Cultural Transformations.

Topic: Cost Effective Methods for Design & Construction of Laboratory Facilities & Technical Facilities

In today’s ever-changing and often-chaotic business environment, it is imperative for successful change programs to understand “how to make change work, when everything is changing”.

In this talk, Mark Hordes takes the “mystery” out of how to determine the best organizational change management approach to pursue, saving the organization, time, money, resources and frustration, through an organizational lens of manageability, risks, agility, velocity and strategic focus, resulting in sustainable business outcomes.

You will learn about what the “JOURNEY MANAGEMENT” approach entails, that focuses on prioritized business objectives, mitigation of change fatigue, and the creation of a cultural mindset of continuous improvement that enables an emotional shift from just task completion, to a high - performance organization with achievable goals, growth and visible success that will sustain the test of time.


The lunch menu is an all-inclusive buffet style for $16 per person and STS-AIChE subsidizes the lunch by $5. The non-refundable $11 registration fee includes the subsidized lunch buffet and attendance for the lunch presentation and networking.  Pre-registration reserves your seat and walk-ins welcome on an as available basis.  STS-AIChE members as well as non-members are welcome to attend.  Select the below button to pre-register for this event:

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