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Is HR ready for the forces of change? Find out at CHREATE's Workshop

Event Date: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
Event Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Venue(s): The National Club (Live)
or Webcast to Your Home/Office
Presenter(s): Maria Forbes, Managing Director, Root Inc.
Don MacLean, Managing Director, Root Inc.
Carl Wagner, Managing Director, Root Inc
Agenda: 7:30 - 8:00 AM: Registration/Networking
8:00 - 9:30 AM: Session
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The global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent and the Enterprise (CHREATE) is spearheaded by John Boudreau and Ian Ziskin and includes over 30 CHROs and other HR leaders, from organizations such as Starbucks, eBay, McDonald's, Walt Disney and many others.

These HR leaders have devoted hundreds of hours (on a voluntary basis) to map how HR must evolve to meet future challenges, to identify pivotal initiatives, to accelerate that evolution, and to design the actions needed to make the future a reality.

Root was a collaborative partner in developing engaging tools to bring the consortium's vision for the future of HR to life. This interactive workshop utilizes Root's methodology to explore the forces of change and allows you to assess the impact on your organization.

Attend If You:

  • Want to understand key future trends that will affect the HR landscape
  • Want to build a strategic HR roadmap that will support your business effectively
  • Appreciate learning from other senior HR leaders who are contributing to the dialogue

Key Session Outcomes:

  • Uncover the Five Forces of Change, identified by thought leaders, futurists and executives inside and outside of HR
  • Learn about tools & techniques that will help leaders bring these key concepts to life in their organizations and among key influencers


Maria Forbes
Managing Director, Root Inc.

Maria has a proven record of career achievements in supporting restructuring, development, and strategic engagement with a variety of corporate organizations. These skills have proved invaluable in working and developing strong and lasting relationships with Root's strategic client accounts. Maria has led numerous projects addressing needs including senior leader alignment, strategy deployment, performance management, employee engagement, and managing change.

Before Root, Maria was at Gemini Consulting and Reuters Limited, focused on driving strategic and global organization change and managing major change programs. Maria's extensive client experience spans across organizations such as: ING, Aviva, UBS, Novartis, Bayer, Astra Zeneca, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, BT, Siemens, Deloitte, Intercontinental Hotels, Swarovski, Star Alliance, Dow, Syngenta, EDF, and Arkema.

Don MacLean
Managing Director, Root Inc.

Don manages and supports Root clients to implement strategy deployment and strategy execution initiatives. He works with CEOs and senior executives domestically and internationally to create organization-wide business literacy and strategy deployment. Recently, Don has focused on enabling senior executive teams to clearly define the strategic direction of the organization. His leadership and strategic alignment expertise engages senior teams in a process of exploration, learning to work effectively as a team, exploring marketplace realities, driving toward common outcomes, and demonstrating the behaviors necessary to successfully lead change and transformation throughout their organizations.

Don has worked with over 100 organizations globally including Dow Chemical, Bayer, Exxon Mobil, BP, American Express, Bank of America, Bank of Nova Scotia, Boeing Aircraft, Charles Schwab, Mercedes-Benz, Nortel, Packard Foundation, Hong Kong Government, and US Steel.

Before joining Root, Don was a Senior Manager at the Bank of Montreal for nearly 20 years, where he was among Root's earliest clients. Born and raised on the east coast of Canada, Don holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. He has gone through executive programs at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Western Ontario, along with specific training in Business Process Re-engineering.

Carl Wagner
Managing Director, Root Inc.

In Carl's time at Root, he has managed and supported over 50 clients in learning solutions, change management, and strategy implementation. He frequently works with senior teams to help align on strategic messages, develop engaging solutions to cascade to employees, and create programs that translate ideas into action.

Carl's clients have included American Express, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, California ISO, CUNA Mutual Group, KeyBank, Nationwide, Prudential Group Insurance, Scotiabank, Seacoast Bank, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, WW Kellogg Foundation, and United Way.

Before joining Root, Carl spent 20 years as an educator, curriculum specialist, and administrator in a private high school. Carl holds a BA from Miami University and an MA from the University of Toledo. He is a past volunteer director for Directions Credit Union and advises and supports local private schools in their strategic planning efforts.


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