Planning and Executing Organizational Change Efforts


February 26, 2020
9:00am - 3:30pm


The NonProfit Center
89 South Street; East Room
Boston, MA 02111


Nesly Metayer and Julia Monaghan, TSNE


In today’s fast-paced, ever changing landscape, it is more important than ever that nonprofits have the skills and tools necessary to identify, plan, and execute change in a way that catalyzes, rather than disrupts, organizational performance.

This experiential workshop will walk participants through several models for understanding, planning, and implementing organizational change. The day will also provide participants with an understanding of key considerations related to change management such as inclusion and participation, communication, and how to align your change effort with your organization’s values.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to recognize when planned organizational change might be necessary
  • Explore different tools and models for planning and understanding change
  • Learn how to use your organizational values to guide change management
  • Identify ways to create a participatory and inclusive change process
  • Understand the role of communications and expectation-setting
  • Consider implications for ongoing or iterative change

Target Audience

Non-profit leaders and managers

About the Trainers

Nesly Metayer has over 20 years of experience in management development with a special interest in minority-led organizations. As an organizational development consultant at TSNE MissionWorks, Nesly partners with organizations to design, implement and evaluate participatory practices of inclusion and deepen organizational culture to social accountability and equity outcomes through training, strategic management processes, community renewal, executive transition and organizational change. As a practitioner in the field, Nesly has been the executive director of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YoFES), responding to racial disparities of children in Boston. Before joining YoFES, Nesly spent six years at Tufts University as Senior Manager for Community Engagement leading the implementation of an innovative program to respond to the disparity of child obesity in America. Nesly has initiated and implemented various capacity building projects aimed at reinforcing the management capacity of many organizations in Greater Boston. As a practitioner-scholar, Nesly’s research agenda focuses on the factors associated to the effectiveness of mission-based organizations. Nesly Metayer earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a graduate diploma in Administration from the National School of Administration (IIAP), a master in Sociology, University of Caen, France and a Doctorate in Administration from University Paris Sorbonne. He is currently working on his last paper for the Doctor of Management in Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Julia Monaghan is an Organizational Development Consultant at TSNE MissionWorks and brings nearly a decade of experience working in and with nonprofits and community-based organizations, networks, and government institutions around the world. Julia has worked with groups focused on creating a more just and equitable future through advocacy and human rights, community development, public health and healthcare service delivery, economic development, education, and the protection and empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable groups. She is committed to an appreciative and systems-aware approach to understanding organizations and organizational behavior. Julia holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from American University’s School of Public Affairs. She has worked in many international settings including in Bangladesh, England, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, and Ukraine.


We limit groups and organizations to 5 seats per workshop. If you would like to have more people take one of our workshops, email to learn about customized training offerings.

Registration fee: 

$130 (Full-day, lunch is included). If you are a student, contact us about discounts at

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


TSNE MissionWorks