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The Role of Technology in Driving Organizational Change

  • 18 Oct 2017
  • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Gallery Room
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Date: Wednesday Oct 18 2017
Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through Oct 11th, $85 thereafter (CAD)

Location: Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E., Gallery Rm.


  • In the last 3 months of 2016, over $250 Million was invested in “People Management Technologies”. 1
  • 90% of CEOs believe their company is facing disruptive change driven by digital technologies. 2
  • 70% of CEOs say that their organizations are lacking the skills required to adapt. 2

There’s no question that we’re living in a volatile time. Change is ever present, organizations are constantly asked to do more with less, and new technologies emerge every day.

While there’s certainly the potential for overwhelm, there are also indications that the years ahead are ripe with potential for OD professionals. Access to more timely data, the relatively low cost of arming managers with tools to develop their own people, and the rising appreciation of “people metrics” converge to create an opportunity for OD professionals to expand their scope of influence to human translators of the rich people data that now exist.

This 90-minute session will allow for rich discussion, experiential learning and practical takeaways on:

  • Expanded thinking around learning sustainment through technology
  • The power (and risks) of arming managers with tools for employee development
  • The “delivery / data loop”, and how to leverage leading indicators in improving program success

Be sure to bring your smartphone and/or tablet for the full experience.

1 Techcrunch.com

2 Deloitte Human Capital Report, 2017

Event Itinerary:

  • 5:15 - Sign-in and open networking
  • 5:45 - Board introductions
  • 6:00 - Facilitated networking
  • 6:30 - Primary event
  • 8:15 - Wrap-up and other business

Primary event: The Role of Technology in Driving Organizational Change

Guest Speaker: 

Chris Taylor

As President of Actionable.co, Chris works at the leading edge of employee development in the 21st century workplace. 

Described once by a client as “a curious blend of Boomer and Gen-Y”, Chris is often called upon to act as a bridge and translator between generations at work, our new state of constant change and impact technology has on team dynamics. 

In addition to being a regular speaker for both public and private events, he has penned over 150 articles for dozens of publications and hosted 90+ author interviews for the iTunes #2 ranked business podcast, The 21st Century Workplace.

Outside of work, Chris is an avid traveler, cyclist and snowboarder who loves nothing more than a well prepared meal paired with a decent bottle of wine and good friends. Chris, his wife Amy and their son Aaron divide their time between rural Spain, the Gold Coast of Australia and Toronto.

Facilitated Intentional Networking Segment

At our event on October 18th Misha Glouberman will be leading our networking exercise. We’ll be looking for ways TODN members can strengthen our network and help each other. Before the meeting, we encourage you to think about this question: “Is there some issue in your work or life where you can imagine that other members of TODN might be able help, in a short conversation? Some area where you’d like to tap into the expertise or insights of other people at the meeting, or just hear about their personal experiences? Some other conversation you think would be helpful to you?”

Misha will be matching people up, so people can help each other out, and find the conversations they need to be having.

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