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

Susan Rowley

Head of Global Learning & Development

Susan is a Learning Catalyst and Transformation Guru, aligning people development to organizational values and business strategy. She is a versatile and dedicated Senior HR professional with 18+ years of progressive strategic leadership experience with fast paced, innovative Fortune 500 companies.

As a strategic partner to senior leadership teams, Susan leads, with a view of continuous improvement. She creates enterprise-wide talent, learning and development strategies, programs, processes, policies, tools and resources that build the capabilities of associates and leaders while addressing the unique requirements of different business units and levels, enabling the business to acquire and develop the talent needed to support the business strategy. She is passionate about developing women and has created and launched the Women In action program.

Susan is married, loves to travel, and enjoys wine and great food especially desserts.

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 Susan.

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