Sailing the Winds of Change: Hawaiian Electric's Change Management Journey

  • Friday, May 18, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • American Savings Bank Building (located in Bishop Square)
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Sailing the Winds of Change: Hawaiian Electric’s Change Management Journey


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About this Event:

Find out how Hawaiian Electric is building competency to lead and implement change successfully, and how their lessons learned apply to any company.


For most companies, change is the new business normal and many are having to find ways to support their teams through change.

Nowhere else is this
more alive and well than in the electric utility industry.  Hawaiian Electric is leading the way on a lot of fronts when it comes to renewable and reliable energy.  They’ve been transforming their company to be more customer focused, and to embrace technology as they look at new products and services.   They don’t just deliver electrons any more.  Within that paradigm, they are equipping their employees to be adaptable and their leaders to coach employees through those changes.


Hear about their journey, what challenges they have encountered, the efforts they are taking to increase workforce capabilities in the area of change management, and how these can apply to your organization.


“Our very survival depends on our ability… to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.” 

-Martin Luther King Jr.


Session Objectives:


  • Learn how the change management framework Hawaiian Electric chose is helping them to accomplish major enterprise initiatives – not only to ensure that technical components are successful but the people side as well.
  • Understand how their experience can apply to your organization’s change management journey.
  • Try it out! Practice how to use the Prosci® ADKAR® individual change assessment to understand how leaders can coach employees as they transition through changes affecting them.  

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals involved in the leadership development program at their organizations (program directors, curriculum designers, trainers, SMEs, etc.)
  • Managers, directors, or executives looking at ways to move their employees through change to meet business outcomes

ATD Competency/Areas of Expertise:

Change Management


11:15am:        Registration/Networking

11:30am:        Event begins

12:50pm:        Closing remarks

1:00pm:          Event ends



About the Presenter:


 Arlis Liu

Director, Talent Management & Organizational Development

Hawaiian Electric Company 


Arlis Liu has more than 25 years of human resources and leadership experience. She joined Hawaiian Electric Company in 2008 as an HR Consultant and has been serving as an HR Business Partner since 2011 primarily to the Power Supply group, responsible for power generation for the island of O’ahu. Prior to joining Hawaiian Electric, Arlis worked for Hawaiian Telcom as Senior Manager, Consumer Sales and Service; Senior Administrator, Human Resources; and Training Manager. She has also been a Lead Faculty member at the University of Phoenix, School of Business.


As Director of TMOD, Arils’ team is responsible for development of programs that increase organizational effectiveness by aligning performance and behavior with our strategic plan, values and culture dimensions. Programs under her area include Performance Management, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Executive Development, Organizational Effectiveness Assessments and Tools, Culture and Change Management, Health & Wellness and EEO/AAP Compliance items.


Arlis earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Chaminade University. She holds multiple certifications including Prosci® Change Management, The Change Cycle™, Birkman International, Achieve Global, Leadership and Customer Service series, Edison Electric Institute (employment testing), and DDI Leadership series. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family. 



Members: Free

Non-Members: $10 paid at time of registration.

NO REFUNDS for no-shows or cancellation unless requested by May 6.
Bring your own lunch.


Event Location:

American Savings Bank Building(located in Bishop Square)


1001 Bishop Street

Honolulu, HI 96813


Parking Options:

Parking is not validated.



1009 Alakea St.

First 2.5 hrs: $0.75/half hr., thereafter $1.50/half hr., $21 max.


Bishop Square

1001 Bishop St.

$5.25/hr., $84 max.


Executive Centre

1088 Bishop St.

$3/hr., $45 max.


Central Pacific Plaza

220 S. King St.

$3.50/ half hr. $42max.








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