The Change Leadership Conference Toronto.

When: Wednesday, May 31st 2017

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre Canada (222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9)

What time: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Who should attend: Leaders, Managers, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Organizations

Leading Change and Innovation in Today’s Fast-Paced Environment

Change has never been as dynamic as it is today. One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is the increasing need to keep abreast and ahead of the rapid pace of change. Leaders at all levels are constantly being confronted by changes in the area of technology, digital trends, customer expectations, data management, disruptive innovation etc. Alongside these changes are regulatory controls, and an ever-changing political environment.

With these rapid changes come the responsibility for leaders to successfully lead their teams and to create a culture that is able to respond to change better and faster. As a Leader, Manager, Team Leader or Business Owner, it is often your responsibility to set the pace, and keep abreast of industry and market trends in order to respond to change quickly, and help your team navigate through these transitions.

There are tried and proven methods that can help you respond to change better and faster, thereby leading you to successful outcomes and higher returns on investment. At this Change Leadership event, our expert speakers and panel will share the change leadership tools, strategies and innovative practices that participants can adopt to successfully lead change and innovation in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Why You Should Attend?

The most common critical factor to succeeding in today’s fast-paced business environment is ‘leadership’, and John C. Maxwell articulates it best when he says “Everything rises and falls on Leadership“.

This one-day event is designed to provide you with the tools, strategies and knowledge to help you lead and succeed in today’s environment.

            • Create a culture of change and increase your influence
            • Hear real-life case studies on leading change and innovation
            • Increase ROIs from change initiatives in your organization
            • Learn how to respond to change better and faster
            • Better harness your teams in leading and managing resistance to change

Network with CEO’s and senior business leaders.

Event Agenda:

7:30am – 8.00am
VIP Registration, Breakfast, Networking, Pictures and Meet & Greet with John C. Maxwell

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Session on ‘How to Create a Culture of Change’ with John C. Maxwell (VIP Passes only)

8:30am – 9:30am
Professional & General Registration, Tea/ Coffee Reception, Networking and Exhibitions

9:30am – 10:00am
Opening Remarks, and ‘Disruptive Leadership – Canada 150’ with Paul Alofs, President and CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

10:00am – 11:30am
‘How to Lead with Influence’ and a Q&A session with John C. Maxwell,

11:30am – 12:30pm
Networking Lunch (VIP & Professional Passes only), Pictures and Exhibition

12:30pm – 2:00pm
‘Disruptive Thinking and Innovation: How to respond Better & Faster’, and Q&A Session with Jeremy Gutsche

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Tea/ Coffee Break, Exhibition

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Panel Discussion on Leading Innovation and Disruption and Q&A Session.

4:00pm
Close                                                                                                                                                      

What to expect?

  • Presentation and Q&A with John Maxwell on Leading with Influence
  • Presentation and Q&A with Disruptive Innovation Expert Jeremy Gutsche Disruptive thinking
  • Panel of Industry Experts on Leading Change and Innovation
  • VIP Leadership Breakfast Meeting with John Maxwell on Creating a Culture of Change
  • Coffee and Tea Reception
  • Professional Networking Lunch
  • Book Signing Opportunities with Speakers
  • Great Team Building Opportunity with Group Discounts Available
  • Business Products and Services Discounts

This event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, a convention complex located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada along Front Street West in the former Railway Lands in Downtown Toronto.

Event organized by:



John C. Maxwell is a number one New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages.

In 2014, he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. For six years, Maxwell has been voted the top leadership professional on LeadershipGurus.net.

Called America’s top leadership authority, Maxwell received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network in 2014.

As the founder of the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, he has trained more than 5 million leaders in nearly every country of the world. Each year, Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders.

“We have seen a positive impact on our business since we brought john in to speak to our global leadership team. His influence and teachings lifted our leaders and improved our leadership capability. We look forward to having him back.” – Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer. Microsoft Corporation

“John’s passion and commitment to others’ growth and development far surpasses others’ leadership teachings. He gives you the expertise when you do not have the experience … Every leader should attend an event with John Maxwell.” 
- Dianna Kokoszka, President, MAPS Coaching, Keller Williams

Jeremy Gutsche is an award-winning innovation expert, “one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet” and the CEO of Trend Hunter – the world’s largest, most popular trends & innovation website, with over 2 billion total page views from 100,000,0000 people.

Prior to Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio for a bank, and today, over 400 brands, billionaires and CEOs seek him to reinvent their management, strategy, and culture of innovation to better adapt to time periods of rapid change. He’s even helped NASA prototype the Journey to Mars!

Gutsche shows audiences how to use methodical innovation to generate ideas and kick-start creativity during times of change. He possesses a unique perspective on innovation in the business context, and draws on his background in corporate strategy to provide inspiration and tools to generate ideas, stimulate creativity and unlock potential.

He is the author of New York Times bestseller Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas, #1 on Amazon and a CEO Read “Select” book for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and managers. His first business book, Exploiting Chaos, was named an Inc. Best Book for Business Owners, and was a #1 bestseller on the 800 CEO Read list. He holds an MBA from Queen’s, is a CFA, and studied innovation at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

“He’s a bestselling author who will teach you game-changing beliefs, cutting edge frameworks and powerful ideas so that you can create lasting connections with customers while providing value, leveraging creative thought and harnessing chaos.” – Retail Bankers Association

“When the CEO of Sony, Victoria’s Secret or NBC Universal require top-tier consulting or when IBM requires ‘The Perfect Kickoff’ for 6,500 top clients, or when NASA needs to prototype the mission to Mars, they rely on Jeremy Gutsche, “one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet” (The Sun) and “The Rockstar of Keynote Speakers” (Meeting Professionals International)

Check Out the Amazing Guest Speakers and Panelists:

Panelist
Gail A. Severini is a seasoned execution executive, and has partnered with business leaders to deliver their strategies for more than 20 years. Gail is a Vice President at Holt Renfrew responsible for Change Management.

She has led teams launching products/services/startups, business model innovation, Customer Centricity, Operational Excellence and Health Care Reform (US). Gail also works with organizations to build transformation capability. This includes mindsets, structures, processes, methodologies and skills.
A graduate of Queen’s University, Gail holds several certifications in Change Management. She has worked with ..

Panelist
Laura Fisher, Vice President, Human Resources Shared Services, is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction Human Resource Shared Services globally. HR Shared Services provides essential employee services to RBC employees, retirees and contingent labour. The team consists of 400 HR Shared Service professionals who are located in North America, the British Isles, Luxembourg, the Caribbean, Hong Kong and Singapore.

This team is responsible for the delivery and advice of critical employee services from recruitment offer letter/pre-employment screening to payroll, pension, benefits, relocations, and employee donations..

Panelist
Dr. Steven Murphy is an award-winning professor, accomplished researcher and academic leader. A strong advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship as integral elements of business education, Dr. Murphy believes experiential and co-operative learning opportunities are fundamental training for the real world. Dr. Murphy encourages students to embrace a collaborative approach that champions diversity and strives to make society a better place.

Under Dr. Murphy’s leadership, TRSM’s reputation has grown nationally and internationally, and the Ted Rogers MBA program has been ranked among the top 10 programs in Canada by Canadian …

Panelist
Helen is a Change management executive with 18 years of experience in multiple and diverse aspects of banking. She is the Vice-President, IT Lean Program for the Information Technology & Service group of Scotiabank, and is responsible for the roll out and sustainment of strategic change program across IT with a focus on operating model redesign while leveraging Lean methodology.
Helen has also led a similar programs in Global Wholesale Operations group. Prior to that, Helen was the Deputy Head of Global Analytics and Financial Engineering group for Global Banking and Market where she has led numerous high complexity and high priority initiatives which included technology …..

Panelist
Paul Alofs is President and CEO of PMCF and author of the National Best Seller, “Passion Capital: The Worlds Most Valuable Asset”. He is an award-winning senior executive who has achieved extraordinary success in the retail, entertainment, Internet, marketing services, and social enterprise sectors. As an innovative business leader, Paul ushers in a whole new way of thinking about the very definition of success.
Since joining The Foundation, Paul has helped raise over $1 Billion for The Princess Margaret. His work experience includes General Manager of the 500 North American Disney stores, President of BMG Music Canada, and President of HMV Music Stores Canada.

Change Consultant, Leadership Coach, Speaker and Author. She is an Organisational Change Management Consultant, Certified PRINCE2 Project Manager and certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Speaker & Teacher on Leadership principles.

She holds a BSc honours in Business Information Technology & Marketing from London Guildhall University, and an MBA with Warwick Business School, England.

Yvonne is multifaceted, having worked with a variety of clients including JP Morgan Chase, Royal Bank Canada, Deloitte, Phillips Consulting, and General Motors to deliver strategic and business critical projects. During her time with these organizations, she led major projects, pioneered change, and gained invaluable experience in developing individuals and businesses to help them drive results.

Her international experience in Europe, Africa and North America has afforded her exposure to diverse business environments and a proficiency in thinking outside the box.

She is also a published author, and an Inspirational and ‘Tell it like it is’ speaker, who is passionate about helping individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations drive change and achieve their goals.

We would like to express our gratitude and special thank you to our partners, speakers and exhibitors who have made this event possible.

 

General Pass: $397 +HST

  • Session with John Maxwell
  • Session with Jeremy Gutsche
  • Tea and Coffee Included
  • Change Leadership Magazine
  • Book Signing Opportunities with Speakers
  • Product and Service Discounts

Professional Pass: $547 +HST

  • Session with John Maxwell
  • Session with Jeremy Gutsche
  • Tea and Coffee Included
  • Change Leadership Magazine
  • Book Signing Opportunities with Speakers
  • Product and Service Discounts
  • Complimentary Copy of Speakers’ Books
  • Reserved Seating
  • Professional Networking Lunch
  • Express Entry

VIP Pass: $647 +HST

  • Session with John Maxwell
  • Session with Jeremy Gutsche
  • Tea and Coffee Included
  • Change Leadership Magazine
  • Book Signing Opportunities with Speakers
  • Product and Service Discounts
  • Complimentary Copy of Speakers’ Books
  • Front Row Reserved Seating
  • Professional Networking Lunch
  • Express Entry
  • Leadership Breakfast Session with John Maxwell on Creating a Culture of Change
  • Photo Opportunities with John Maxwell
  • Limited Seating

Group Passes

  • Get $70 off each ticket when you purchase 5 or more passes
  • FREE training session ($5,000 value) at your location when you purchase 10+ PROFESSIONAL or VIP passes
  • Free Leadership Implementation Workbook when you purchase ANY 10+ passes
  • Session with John Maxwell
  • Session with Jeremy Gutsche
  • Tea and Coffee Included
  • Change Leadership Magazine
  • Book Signing Opportunities with Speakers
  • Product and Service Discounts
  • Complimentary Copy of Speakers’ Books
  • Professional Networking Lunch
  • Express Entry
  • Front Row Reserved Seating
  • Leadership Breakfast Session with John Maxwell on Creating a Culture of Change
  • Photo Opportunities with John Maxwell
  • Limited Seating

Group and Team Registrations

Great Team Building opportunity with group discounts and offers available. Attend with your team and colleagues, and take advantage of our special offers for a LIMITED TIME only:

      • Get $70 OFF each ticket when you purchase 5 or more passes.
        • Get free ONSITE* TRAINING for your team when you purchase 10 or more passes. Choose topics from Leadership, Change Leadership, Organizational Culture, Team Building and Leading Change on Projects.

*Client/ Organization will be responsible for providing onsite location, and travel expenses outside of the GTA.

Equip yourself with tools to lead change better and faster.

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