How to Use a Culture Champion Network to Maximize Stakeholder Engagement in Transformation

Come discover one of the most powerful engagement strategies for culture change. Learn how York Regional Police created a Culture Change Champion Network with over 100 volunteers who helped maximize stakeholder engagement across their organization.

PANELISTS: Kate MacDonald, Legal Counsel, York Regional Police, and Superintendent Al Almeida, the Chief’s Executive Officer at York Regional Police

MODERATOR: Dr. Dean Anderson, CEO, Being First, Inc.

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A Culture Change Discussion by Change Leaders from York Regional Police Who Put Thought Leadership into Practice

Ten key strategies rule the success or failure of transformation in organizations. Leaders and their change consultants succeed or fail to the degree they neglect or do not how to use these strategies optimally.

Maximizing stakeholder engagement is one of these key strategies. Most leaders and consultants know they need high engagement. They talk about it. They agree to it, but do not know how to actually do it – and the pandemic has only exacerbated the challenge.

In this Roundtable Discussion, you will learn one of the most powerful engagement strategies – the Culture Change Network. You will discover what it is and how to use it to measure, monitor and increase the level of engagement in your transformation.

Most importantly, you will learn directly from the two Change Process Leaders at York Regional Police who did a stellar job successfully deploying this strategy as an integral part of their three-year transformation.

Kate and Al will share their story about how they set up their Network of over 100 people, who they invited into it and how they did so. They will share the training they provided, and how they coalesced this frontline team into a powerful voice for transformation. They will also share how they engaged mid-managers uniquely in this strategy. 

Come learn their best practices, key learning, and critical do’s and don’ts. 

Discover how you can launch and leverage a Culture Change Network in your transformation to maximize both engagement and two-way communications.

Meet Your Panelists and Moderator


Kate MacDonald

Senior Counsel,
York Regional Police

Kate was called to the bar in 2003, and has practiced law in both the private and public sectors. After ten years as a Crown Attorney in Toronto, she joined YRP full-time in 2014.

Kate provides legal advice and training on a wide variety of issues in policing and the criminal justice system to police services across Ontario. She is currently designing a career-spanning personal and professional development program for police officers with an emphasis on conscious awareness, professionalism and wellness in leadership.

In 2019 she was assigned to the role of Change Process Leader in YRP’s organizational culture transformation. Kate is also a trauma-informed yoga instructor.


Superintendent Al Almeida

The Chief’s Executive Officer at
York Regional Police

Al Almeida is Superintendent, at York Regional Police and is the Executive officer to the Chief.

Al has more than 33 years of policing experience working in operational roles including Drugs and Vice, Homicide, and Intelligence. Al has led change initiatives at YRP including the implementation of the Intelligence Hub and he recently co-led an organizational cultural transformation called Breakthrough.

Al holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph, a certificate in Police Leadership from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Law Enforcement from Seneca College.


Dr. Dean Anderson

Co-founder & CEO,
Being First, Inc.

Dr. Dean Anderson is an international thought leader, speaker, bestselling author, and strategic advisor to the C-Suite.

For 40 years, Dr. Anderson has been guiding transformational leaders of Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and global non-profit organizations to integrate the inner work of personal transformation and mindfulness with advanced methodologies that guides leaders in HOW to design and implement transformational change successfully.

Dean is passionate about co-creation — the high-performance way of Being, working and relating that brings people of diverse perspectives together to solve complex challenges and produce breakthrough results for all.

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