Thank you for joining us at the Rebalancing Society Event!

“The Rebalancing Society Event was a life changing milestone for all participants. We came out of it with a greater feeling of unity and strong realization that we are all in the same boat” – Sergei Brovkin, Collectiver

The Rebalancing Society Event was an amazing success. We want to extend the warmest thank you to everyone who joined us and to our esteemed speakers who made this a truly special event. It was inspiring to see everyone come together to discuss ideas on how to improve their organizations, sectors, and society as a whole.

If you weren’t able to attend, click here to view photos of what you missed, including eye-opening sessions by the likes of CoachingOurselves co-founder Henry Mintzberg, author Dan Pontefract, Mirium President Mitch Joel, author and management great Philip Kotler, and many more. Video recordings of all sessions will be available soon!

Join Henry Mintzberg, Philip Kotler, Mitch Joel and Dan Pontefract to learn how to accelerate social change!

The will of people is there; an appreciation of what is happening, and how to deal with it, is not. We are inundated with conflicting explanations and contradictory solutions. The world we live in needs a form of radical renewal unprecedented in the human experience. In this unique one-day event Henry Mintzberg presents an integrative framework to suggest a comprehensive way forward.

We are bringing together leaders from public, private and plural (non profit) sectors to help one another think through the adaptive moves which will benefit our organizations, our sectors, and hopefully our society as a whole. This conference will provide you with new perspectives, practical ideas, and a great opportunity to network with others working on social change. This conference is ideal for social business entrepreneurs, not-for-profit leaders, and all managers interested in bringing about social change.

At this event you will:
– Learn from key thinkers and practitioners
– Explore what works and figure out what you can do
– Network with leaders from the social sector, social business and public and private sectors

Continental Breakfast, Coffee Breaks, Lunch and Cocktails included!

This Rebalancing Society event will run parallel to the CoachingOurselves Reflections Conference. Participants will be able to attend either event with their registration.

The day will unfold as follows:

8:30 – 10:00 AM -> Iconic management thinkers Henry Mintzberg and Philip Kotler will share their insights as to what’s happening in the world today and what we might do about it. Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill and a renowned thinker on organizations and management.  His latest book “Rebalancing Society” calls for unprecented radical societal renewal and suggests a dynamic way forward.

Philip Kotler has long been THE global thinker in the field of marketing. His latest work on Confronting Capitalism focuses on economic justice and the shortcomings of capitalism. Kotler envisions returning to a healthier, more sustainable capitalism where private and public link forces for positive change. 

10:15 – 11:50 AM -> Panelist Discussion. Our panelists come from diverse perspectives but are united in their devotion to social change. In typical CoachingOurselves style, you will have an opportunity to work in small groups to craft questions for the panel to further explore, while they simultaneously craft questions for participants to reflect upon in the afternoon sessions!

Our panelists include, among others, Jean-Martin Aussant, Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, Chloé Sainte-Marie, Fondation Maison Gilles-Carle,Owen Charters, Chair of Imagine Canada, Ali Nestor, Emeritus boxer and founder of “Ali et les princes de la rue” (Ali and the princes of the street) and Caroline Sauriol, Executive Director of Les Petits Frères. Our moderator, Pascal Lépine, has  grown one of the most successful fundraising and communication agencies for the plural sector in Quebec and beyond. 

12:30 – 13:30 -> Changing the world requires getting our message out and changing minds and mindsets, in our organizations, with our stakeholders, and in our communities. In this session Mitch Joel will unravel the complex world of digital marketing, offering his insights and perspectives to help us learn how to use a digital-first approach to accelerate change within our organizations and with our stakeholders. Mitch, will help us understand what it takes to be digital ambassadors for social change.

13:30 – 15:30 -> Now we help you integrate your learnings and insights into action. We will use a powerful Friendly Consulting process created by CoachingOurselves partner Professor Jonathan Gosling. You will receive support and insights from our speakers and your peers that will help you achieve your goals individually and possibly collectively. This session will move your learning and ideas into effective and realistic actions to help you catalyze social change for your social business or through your organization.

15:45 – 17:15 -> Dan Pontefract, author of The Purpose Effect and Chief Transformation office at Telus, closes our day. Dan will introduce us to his work of how to inspire others to find their purpose and harness that collective energy to make broader change happen.

We will have a cocktail reception at the end of the day, where everyone is invited for networking and to continue the discussions!

All attendees will rececive a free copy of Dan Pontefract’s book:
The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization


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Be part of this incredible interactive experience, hosted by Henry Mintzberg, Pascal Lépine and Phil LeNir.

At this event, premiering in Montreal, Henry Mintzberg invites you to a sustained commitment to initiatives and social movements to counteract more traditional, and often destructive, practices.

IT’S NOT our established institutions that will lead the movement!

IT’S US, individually and cooperatively, for the future of our children and the planet.

We have two pricing options for this one-day event, the not-for-profit and the regular price at $350 and $475. The conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal on Friday, September 8th. Register below:





Rebalancing Society

Enough of the imbalance that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right, as well as the paralysis in the political center. Enough of the visible claw of lobbying in place of the invisible hand of competing. Enough of the economic globalization that undermines sovereign states and local communities. Have we not had enough exploiting of the world’s resources, including ourselves as “human resources”?


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