Practical Change Management Masterclass 2020


Practical Change Management Masterclass 2020

Responding to Change Better and Faster.

February 19th, 2020


Practical Change Management Masterclass 2020

Responding to Change Better and Faster.

February 19th, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, February 19th for an interactive class and a practical exploration of Change Management. Hear from Industry Practitioners, Executives and Leading Industry Panelists.

Change Management is evolving, and no longer is it for a select few. Leaders, managers, and individual project contributors are being increasingly asked to lead and manage change as part of their role.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2019

  • Time: 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m

  • Audience:Leaders, Managers, Technology Leaders, SMEs, Change Management Professionals, Project Management Leaders

  • Location : MaRS Discovery District (Room CR-3), 101 College St, Toronto, Canada

Not just another event, it's the Change Leadership EXPERIENCE!

The Practical Change Management Masterclass will take a deep dive into best practices and concepts for managing change as part of your everyday role. This masterclass is a 2+ hour event designed in partnership with Harbinger SCR to cover the evolving role of change management and the change leadership skills required, while also providing an opportunity for networking with like-minded professionals.

The masterclass will feature presentations from our in-house team, as well as expert guest speakers and executives who are responsible for project management teams and leading change in their organizations.

This masterclass will provide participants with a practical deep dive into practical change management.

Meet Our Speakers

Mark Edgar
people-centric, strategic and innovative consultant

Mark Edgar is a people-centric, strategic and innovative consultant, facilitator and coach with global experience developing and delivering impactful and business focused people strategies across a range of sectors. He has over 25 years’ experience building HR solutions across the broad HR agenda including transformational change, talent management, engagement and organizational effectiveness. Mark runs his own consulting business focused on helping organizations, HR teams and leaders thrive in the new world of work. He is the co-founder of future foHRward – a community for HR professionals to build their capabilities and confidence in leveraging the opportunities that come from the new world of work. He is also a board member of Strategic Capability Network. Most recently Mark worked for RSA for over 8 years in the role of CHRO with overall responsibility for HR and Communications for the Canadian business.Previously, he was based in the UK as Head of Human Resources within Centrica Plc; a major energy company operating in the UK under the British Gas brand. He has also worked for BSkyB, a TV, broadband and phone company, in an HR role responsible for their operational business units and customer facing teams.Mark lives in Canada with his wife and two daughters and spends his time playing, coaching and watching soccer – or what he calls football!

Greg Roth
Managing Partner, Harbinger SCR

Greg possesses more than two decades of global change management, executive coaching and consulting experience. He began his career working with several top firms including Price Waterhouse Coopers and IBM. During this time Greg provided consulting services for organizations like TetraPak, Air Canada, Bell Canada, Manitoba eHealth and the Province of Ontario. Greg recognized a gap within the consulting world for focused change management and training support. He made the strategic decision to partner with a fellow change management and training expert, Krista Schaber-Chan, to create their own consulting firm Harbinger SCR Inc. in 2015.In just four years, they have collectively grown Harbinger into one of the leading Canadian-owned change management and learning firms that has had the pleasure of working with some of the North America’s top corporations including Direct Energy, RSA Canada Insurance, Niagara Bottling, Medicago and Menkes. For more information visit

Hashmeen Hosein
Director,Organizational Effectiveness Global, RBC

Hashmeen is currently an enterprise lead on Organizational Change Management and Organization Design solutions and enablement. She has practical change management experience in building an enterprise change management practice including designing and development of an Agile Change Management Methodology and in integrating change management with various project management frameworks.She has extensive and practical change management experience in enabling large scale complex and transformational programs including: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Robotics, Technology Infrastructure, Business Process Improvements, and Organizational Transformation.Hashmeen is also a lead coach and facilitator on change management practices supporting global teams in enabling change. She has an extensive career in the Financial Services Industry and has worked in the Caribbean Region in Trinidad, in the Netherlands Antilles, in the US and Canada. Her experience includes leadership roles in Consumer Banking Operations, Marketing, Internal Brand Communications, Sales Leadership Management, Training and Development, Human Resources, Customer Service Strategy, Relationship Banking and Change Management. She is the recipient of Awards of Excellence in: Leadership, Customer Service Management, Sales Leadership and Change Management.

Anusha Felsher
VP Corporate Services, Menkes Development
Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta
Change Strategist & Change Management Lead, OliveBlue

Yvonne is a Change Management Strategist and Change Leadership Advocate with over 20 years of experience helping professionals and organizations to navigate and transition through change, most especially in today’s disruptive environment.She is genuinely passionate about change and has worked with a broad range of organizations globally to help lead and manage their Strategic, Technology and Regulatory Change Initiatives. Her experience in leading and managing change with these organizations, coupled with her exposure to global and diverse business environments have equipped her to be proficient in thinking ‘outside the box.She holds a BSc honours in Business Information Technology & Marketing from London Guildhall University, an MBA from Warwick Business School, England, and a Change Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.She is also the founder of The Change Leadership, a series of events and conferences focused on preparing leaders, change professionals and organisations to lead change in today's fast-paced and disruptive business environment. And in so doing, positively impact the welfare of their surrounding communities and the economy.She is a published author, an Inspirational speaker, a John Maxwell certified leadership coach, and change catalyst.

Why You Should Attend

During the masterclass, attendees will learn:

- How to practically apply change management to drive change in today’s workplace

- The evolution of the change management role, a new way of work

- The essential skills required to effectively lead change, and enable others to lead change as part your role and on your projects

- How to develop a practical change management plan that can be applied to a project at work

As well as hear from industry experts and practitioners with change leadership and project management experience.

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

Event Agenda

  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm

    Registration, Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:00pm - 6:10pm

    Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introductions
  • 6:10pm – 7:10pm

    Session 1 - Interactive and Hands-on Change Management Workshop. Greg Roth
  • 7:10pm – 7:30pm

    Session 2 - Leading and Managing Change, A New Way of Work. Mark Edgar
  • 7.30pm – 8:20pm

    Session 3 - Panel Discussion on the Evolution of the Change Management and Practical Skills to today’s disruptive business environment with Open Discussion and Q&A Session. Hashmeen Hosein, Anusha Felsher, Mark Edgar, and Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta
  • 8:20pm - 9:00pm

    Closing and Networking

Testimonials From our Events

  • Masterclass has done a wonderful job providing opportunities for growth and development. It provided insight and relatability in situations that can sometimes be difficult to acknowledge. The speakers provided excellent self guided experiences that made you feel welcomed and validated. These are the events that help shape the leaders of tomorrow, kudos!
  • Real experoencial learning. Great insights to what a successful Change Leader is.
  • This event was full of relating topics and experiences in the field of change leadership. It helped me refocus and re-energize my love for change and it's amazing ability to create growth and evolution.
  • Jonathan Hood
    This conference was brilliant. The environment and feel was perfect for the topic. The speakers each brought a uniqueness to the stage as they shared both their views and how they applied technology within their industries.
    Jonathan Hood
  • Anne-Marie Cerasuolo
    Very thought provoking & motivational day. Change is happening so quickly yet it will never move this slowly again! Wow! A real game changer for me.
    Anne-Marie Cerasuolo
    Aviva Insurance
  • Swaroop Dogra
    The focus on AI and Robotics coupled with industry leading speakers was a wake up call for CM practitioners and very timely.
    Swaroop Dogra
  • Steve Pinkus
    This conference was brilliant. The environment and feel was perfect for the topic. The speakers each brought a uniqueness to the stage as they shared both their views and how they applied technology within their industries.
    Steve Pinkus
    Pinkus Consulting Inc.
  • Teca Cameron - Tackie
    Amazing panel! Love the insights being shared by these change leaders.
    Teca Cameron - Tackie
  • Dr Stephen Murphy
    Had a great time talking disruptive leadership & innovation at The Change Leadership Conference. Thanks for having me!
    Dr Stephen Murphy
    Ted Rogers Business School
  • Change Management Institute
    What a terrific line up of speakers. Each session was jam-packed with insight and information.
    Change Management Institute
  • Andrea Carter
    What an amazing, inspiring day at the Change Leadership Conference. Great to hear from all the wonderful speakers
    Andrea Carter
  • Laura Melnick
    Well, I had to catch my breath after spending the day at The Change Leadership Conference Experience on May 31st! Outstanding speakers and interesting new colleagues - Participantday at #changelead17 Feeling energized and full of ideas.
    Laura Melnick
    Change Management Practitioner

More Reasons to Attend

  • Increase your influence

  • Learn how to respond to change better and faster

  • Hear real-life case studies on leading change

  • 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

About Change Management Masterclass

This renewed approach to Change Management to help prepare leaders and professionals like you to more effectively manage in today's disruptive business environment!

In today's business environment, change is constant, making change management and leadership vitally important to every organization and professional's growth. As business practices change, the core responsibilities of individual roles expand too. Increasingly, change management is being regarded as a core skill and added responsibility to the role of leaders, managers and professionals.

Change Leadership is no longer a competence reserved for a few, but, required by every professional, innovator, manager, project manager, change practitioner or team member for today's disruptive and fast paced business environment.


About Harbinger SCR, Event Lead Sponsor


Supporting organizations through change

Like the Robin is a Harbinger of spring, we are Harbingers of Change.

Harbinger is a Canadian-owned change management and learning consulting firm that partners with companies to help foresee, plan and manage upcoming change to prepare them for a sustainable tomorrow, today.

Harbinger was founded to provide businesses with top-tier, reliable, and flexible consulting throughout their Change journeys. By leveraging our diverse tier-1 consulting experience, we share our deep insights into a wide variety of people-change heavy initiatives.

We also foster a true partnership approach and attitude with our clients, Harbinger assembles and mentors great talent that will champion change into the future. And we get to the heart of your people-related problems by operating as members of your team. We customize our services and solutions to your specific needs to achieve the most direct and valuable results. Visit for more information