The Young Security Professionals (YSP) group, a consortium of Electronic Security Association (ESA) members between the ages of 25 and 45, will meet in Chicago, Ill., for its annual Fall Forum, September 23 – 25, 2013. During the lunch general session, featured speaker Dee Ann Harn, chief executive officer of RFI Communications & Security Systems, will present insights into change management. She will emphasize the impact of change on the security industry as well as family-owned businesses.

“Engaging workplace change can be an unpredictable experience, because processes and people evolve in diverse ways as they undergo change. No two individuals will respond in exactly the same way to workplace changes. Identical changes implemented in multiple areas of an organization can produce distinctly different outcomes,” said Harn. “This session will help leaders prepare for change, engage their employees through the change, and drive positive outcomes.”

Harn will share the process her management team has been using, based on the book, “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter. The session will provide actionable take-aways, such as how to establish a sense of urgency, create a guiding coalition, communicate the vision, generate short-term wins and new approaches in the culture.

“Every company deals with change — sometimes gradual change and sometimes drastic change. It’s important for leaders to embrace change and learn how to manage it when it is inevitable or even desirable,” said Brandon Savage, YSP council chair.

For information and registration, visit The lunch general session is sponsored by Alarm Products Distributors. The YSP Fall Forum is sponsored by Interlogix, Honeywell, Axis, Telguard, Tri-Ed Distribution, Alarm Capital Alliance, Alarm Products Distributors, and System Sensor.