Responding to Change & Innovation Better and Faster

The Change Leadership Conference Toronto. May 31st, 2017


Join us to hear from world Renowned Leadership and Innovation Experts, and our Expert Panel right here in Toronto!

  • 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

Date: May 31st, 2017
Length: One Day
Audience: Leaders, Managers, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Organizations
Location : Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada

Not Just another Leadership Event, it's the Change Leadership EXPERIENCE!


     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.



Dr. Steven Murphy

Dean of Ted Rogers School of Management, award-winning professor, and academic leader

Dr. Steven is an award-winning professor, an accomplished researcher and academic leader, and a strong advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Helen Wang

VP of Lean Information Technology, Scotiabank

Helen is a Change management executive with 18 years of experience, and is responsible for the roll-out and sustainment of strategic change programs within Scotiabank.

Paul Alofs

President and CEO The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and Author

Paul is an innovative business leader and award-winning senior executive who has achieved extraordinary success in the retail, entertainment, Internet, marketing services, and social enterprise sectors.

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta

Host: Change Mangaement & Leadership Strategist, Author, and Speaker

Yvonne is the host of the event, and an organizational change management and change leadership strategist. She has worked with a variety of clients across the globe to lead change and innovation.

John C. Maxwell

#1 Global Renowned Leadership Expert, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Speaker

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

Jeremy Gutsche

CEO Trendhunter. Globally Renowned Innovation Expert, and Author

Jeremy is a Canadian innovation expert, entrepreneur, author, and CEO, founder and Chief Trend Hunter of

Gail A. Severnini

VP of Organizational Change Management, Holt Renfrew

Gail is a seasoned execution executive, and has partnered with business leaders to deliver their strategies for more than 20 years.

Laura Fisher

VP of Human Resources Shared Services. RBC

Laura is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction Human Resource Shared Services globally, with people focus to support RBC in leading change.

Why You Should Attend?


Get insider tips, strategies and knowledge to lead change and innovation in today’s INCREDIBLY fast-paced business environment.

It’s about the HOW. Going far beyond the WHAT & WHY!

If you want to INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE, and be able to successfully LEAD CHANGE within your team, organization or business sector, this is the event for you!


  • Create a culture of change and increase your influence

  • Learn how to respond to change better and faster

  • Hear real-life case studies on leading change and innovation

  • Better harness your teams in leading and managing resistance to change

  • Increase ROIs from change initiatives in your organization

  • Strategies and insights to stay ahead in a competitive market


  • 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


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