July 22 - 24, 2018
Omni King Edward - Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Nahal Yousefian

Chief People Experience Officer

Nahal manages the rich human talent within MEC Co-op. All MEC workplaces – stores, head office and distribution centre – are her workplace. Nahal helps ensure that people possess the attitude, skills and experience to serve their members’ diverse needs. By removing barriers that prevent employees from being engaged and empowered, MEC can better deliver on its purpose. Prior to joining MEC in summer 2017, Nahal was with the multinational retailer, Tesco, in Prague, where she held several senior human resources roles. Among other points of pride, she was integral to building a service-centric culture among 120,000 employees based in Central Europe and Asia. After living 20 years abroad, Nahal is delighted to return home to Vancouver. Whether it’s running, hiking, yoga or meditation, Nahal likes to get outside as often as she can.

8:10 AM The Critical Role of Cross-Functional Change Management: Unleashing Innovation & Competitive Advantage

Enterprise organizations often go through change management processes for a variety of reasons: mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, new leadership, technology implementations, organizational restructuring, and regulatory compliance. A proactive approach to change is essential to ensure its success and alignment with business objectives, and to truly unleash talent potential as competitive advantage. This interactive Panel will explore different perspectives of HR and learning leaders promoting change, along with lessons learned and successful outcomes in culture, communications and the change process itself. 

How can effective change management help an enterprise to become more innovative and competitive? This engaging panel will discuss their experience with:
• Identifying risks ahead of time and addressing them before implementation
• Appointing stakeholders and influencers to champion change
• Aligning culture change with business strategy
• Promoting desired behaviors and building capability: L&D partnering with HR as architects of new organizational design
• Fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial mentality

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Nahal.

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