Change is hard. 70% of change initiatives end in failure. Ensure your organization is among the thriving 30% by joining our speakers for a practical exploration of change management in the charitable sector. Whether your desired change is a “reset” (e.g. organizational renewal) or a “paradigm shift” (e.g. a merger), employing proven change management techniques will be a critical factor for your success.

At this first-ever Management Masterclass at Fundraising Day, senior leaders will have a unique opportunity to dive deeper into leading change. Using a mix of theory, case studies and group discussions, you’ll explore the types of change you can expect to manage, and the process and tools you’ll need to get the job done.

Learning Objectives

  1. A practical framework for leading change
  2. How to navigate a reset vs. a paradigm shift in your organization
  3. Leading change requires leading. What is your readiness as a leader?

Jehane Adam

Senior Change Management Consultant


David Bell, B.A., LL.B

Executive Director, Development and Alumni Relations at Schulich School of Business

York University

David Bell is the Executive Director, Development & Alumni Relations at the Schulich School of Business, York University.  At Schulich, he is responsible for coordinating a team of fundraising and alumni relations professionals dedicated to building and enhancing long term relationships between the Schulich School and its key stakeholders, including close to 30,000 alumni living and working in more than 90 countries around the world. 

David joined the Schulich School of Business in 2009.  Prior to his arrival at Schulich, David worked in senior roles fundraising roles with a number of leading organizations, including the Royal Ontario Museum Governors, Nipissing University and the University of Windsor. 

David is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and practiced environmental law and litigation with Ferguson Barristers and Saxe Law Office, prior to pursuing his career in advancement.  David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Nipissing University and an LL.B. from the University of Windsor.  In 2017, David received the Dr. James Jamieson Influential Alumni Award from his alma mater, Nipissing University.

David has volunteered with a number of community organizations. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Job Skills, the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law & Policy and The Student Education Company. 

Jennifer Jones, MBA


Toronto Public Library Foundation

Jennifer’s career has been organic, rewarding and, often, full of the unknown. Her journey started and now continues in Toronto with a few years in between working in Asia. Jennifer studied political science at McMaster, completed her MBA at Ivey and started in advertising, moved into marketing communications and over the last 15+ years has evolved her career into social profit, with experience at CIBC corporate sponsorship on the CIBC Run for the Cure and Weekend To End Breast Cancer, building the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and is happily still surrounded by books and curious and creative people by now leading the new vision and transformation of the Toronto Public Library Foundation. While at Indigo Jennifer was Chair of the Association of Corporate Grantmakers in Toronto which aligns with her values of investing in the development of young people, the industry and city.

Pam Laycock

Senior Vice President, Transformation & Strategy

Torstar Corporation