The Modernization Program’s Change Agent Network is now accepting nominations

Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2020

Image of Philippe-Thierry Douamba, Chief of Staff, Vice-President, Research

“My day-to-day work provides me with opportunities to partner with people and organizations, and to contribute to improving our processes. Therefore, I very readily agreed to co-sponsor the Change Agent Network of the Administrative Services Modernization Program in order to work collaboratively to find solutions that meet our needs. I invite you to get involved in the Network to ensure the success of this major institutional initiative!” — Philippe-Thierry Douamba, Chief of Staff, Vice-President, Research

More than a year ago, the University embarked on a new journey by launching a new strategic plan, Transformation 2030. The plan included a review of the financial and human resources processes, which led to the creation of a multi-year Administrative Services Modernization Program. It aims to renew the University’s financial and human resources tools, systems, and processes. To achieve this, and to ensure that the changes implemented meet the needs of our multi-faceted organization, the Program is looking for change agents for its Change Agent Network.

The Network is one way by which the Program intends to facilitate change and engage its stakeholders. It will provide advice on the quality and efficiency of the services we propose, along with on-the-ground experience and comments; this assistance is essential to improving uOttawa’s financial and human services. Its creation also materializes the Program’s motto: People. Organization. Process. by giving the “people” a platform to make their voices heard.

Image of Daniel Legault, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Ottawa Library

“The success of a project like the Administrative Services Modernization Program rests not only on the selection of an integrator and a software package, but also on the people involved in its implementation. That’s why I decided to co-sponsor the Change Agent Network and to spend time on a work tool that we will be using for at least the next decade. Do the same and join the Network.” — Daniel Legault, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Ottawa Library

If you’re interested in becoming a change agent

If you have financial or human resources expertise or work in information technology, leadership skills, a desire to help your peers, and the willingness to help shape change in your administrative unit, you may be the right person for the Network.

Being part of the Network will let you shape change in your unit. You will be in-the-know, see early demos, and have a chance to influence hands-on solutions at the outset. Plus, you will gain change management knowledge as you work with the program’s change management team. Think of it as an investment in your career development.

If you’re interested, speak to your immediate supervisor. Need more information? On the program website, we’ve prepared more information about the Change Agent Network for change agents.

If you want to nominate an employee to be a change agent

If one of your employees has expertise in financial or human resources, leadership skills or works in information technology, a desire to help their peers, and the willingness to shape change in their administrative unit, you should consider nominating that person to become a change agent. The Network could be a good way for them to further these skills.

Your unit has the opportunity to be at the leading edge of the Program and its projects by having one of your employees in the Network: you will be in-the-know, you will see early demos, you will have a chance to influence hands-on solutions in advance. Plus, your employee will gain change management knowledge as they work with the Program’s change management team, and they will bring this knowledge back to your team. Think of it as an investment.

Need more information before nominating someone? On the program website, we’ve prepared more information on the Change Agent Network for managers.


We are now accepting nominations for change agents. Nominations will be accepted until December 18, 2020.

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