Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder

Dr. Mark DeVolder – The Change Specialist
For over a decade, Dr. Mark DeVolder has motivated and equipped thousands of listeners not only to navigate change, but to build high levels of trust and become fully engaged at work and at home. As an expert in the dynamics of organizational change and employee engagement, DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.

Dr. DeVolder has written about his findings on the subject in his best-selling book, Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement. In 2010 and 2011, DeVolder received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker award USA in Change Management.

Dr. DeVolder is known for cutting edge content, valuable take-aways and entertaining audience interaction, all illustrated by unstoppable humor and memorable stories. His program attendees leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, he shows leaders how to drive results to improve the bottom line.

DeVolder’s presentations are backed up by impressive business acumen; he has skilfully guided change management projects valued at more than 500 million dollars, working with Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as Motion Industries, Konecranes, Air Liquide, PAE, as well as NASA. Dr. DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from New York to Dubai, from Toronto to Jamaica and from Bogota to Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

“Get Engaged! The Business of Relationships”
“Trust Factor: The Competitive Advantage”

 

 

TOPICS

Harnessing the Hurricane: Surviving and Thriving During Extreme Change
In Mark’s signature keynote, leaders learn how to adapt, survive and thrive in a climate of constant change. Participants will receive essential leadership tools and a template to successfully plot a course through the storm: the turbulent times and the doldrums. Leaders will leave with a personal plan to successfully navigate change in their organization, become a leader/coach and develop employee engagement. Don’t just survive; learn to thrive during Extreme Change!

Get Engaged! Love Your Job
See the profound connection between highly motivated employees and increased productivity and profitability. Communicate, innovate, thrive! With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line through the pillars of commitment: clarity, competence, influence and appreciation. You will leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform your workplace and life.

You Can Do ANYTHING!
Built around the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy, Mark shows you how to believe in yourself and others. You’ll learn to Believe – Expect – Exceed. This presentation rises to the level of true inspiration, triumph and celebration.

New Leadership: The Player-Coach
This leadership theme can be adapted for large audiences or used in a variety of training environments. It reminds participants that today’s leaders must be in the game. Mark’s premise is that many people think the primary role of leadership is to fix problems. DeVolder shows leaders how to leverage their efforts to the greatest advantage: coaching people to fix it themselves. Participants are usually amazed at the eventual outcome … more time, better employee buy-in and superior performance.

Trust Factor: The Business of Relationships
Trust is at the heart of every successful organization, and trust is always about relationships. With compelling business examples and proven strategies, Mark DeVolder reveals essential behaviors and characteristics to build and strengthen trust throughout the organization. Your managers will increase their trust capacity with:
– Tools to assess their own level of integrity
– Simple skills and exercises to practice trust behaviors
– Clues to identify the warning signs of betrayal and disengagement

No matter what the industry, everyone is in the business of relationships. You will gain a competitive advantage with trustworthy managers, loyal employees and clients who trust the integrity of your company and product. It’s the trust factor.

Full Biography

Full Biography

An expert in the dynamics of organizational change, Mark DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. Most leaders focus the majority of their time on the numbers, but it is the people issues that often make or break a deal. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line.

Mark’s presentations are a skillful balance of cutting-edge content, engaging stories with hilarious audience interaction. People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace.

Mark distinguishes himself as a change specialist and received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker USA designation in 2010. Dr. DeVolder is also a Vistage and TEC Canada Speaker. With a doctorate in Applied Cultural Anthropology, Mark has successfully guided change management projects worth more than 500 million dollars. Mark’s success is due in part to his expertise as a skilled mediator in conflict resolution with a 95% success rate in achieving signed agreements.

Dr. DeVolder’s clients have included IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Genivar, AIG Financial, as well as many Federal Government departments and Aboriginal First Nations.

Mark is the author of Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement.