Mark DeVolder was the keynote luncheon speaker at the 2013 CIFF.

For over a decade, Dr. Mark DeVolder has motivated and equipped thousands to navigate change, build high levels of trust and become fully engaged at work and at home.

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change specialist. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Mark received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker award USA in Change Management/Business.

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. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to drive results to improve the bottom line. Mark is the author of "Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement."

Dr. DeVolder is known for cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, entertaining audience interaction, all illustrated by unstoppable humour and memorable stories. People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace.

Mark’s presentations are backed up by impressive business acumen; Dr. DeVolder has skilfully guided change management projects worth more than 500 million dollars. His success is due in part to his expertise as a mediator. Over 95% of his contracts result in signed agreements.

DeVolder's client list is impressive: NASA, IBM, Tolko Industries, Gibraltar Industries, AIG Financial Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name a few. Mark has engaged and delighted audiences from New York to Dubai from Toronto to Jamaica and from Bogota to Kuala Lumpur. Dr. DeVolder is represented by over 75 top speaker's bureaus on four continents.