May 15, 2024 | 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM Central

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM GST

Change Resilience: Creating Day 1 Readiness With Employees Through Change Management and Communications

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Rudain Al-Mahasneh, Manager, Ernst & Young Middle East

Nicholas Williams, Director, Ernst & Young Middle East

Join Nick and Rudain as they provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of change management and effective communications in the world of M&As.

Discover invaluable insights and practical strategies at our upcoming workshop on Strategies for Managing and Mitigating Employee Resistance to Change during Transactions. With a steadfast commitment to addressing your needs and interests, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of change management and communications. Learn how to effectively identify and address employee resistance, fostering open communication and engagement throughout the process. Our expert facilitators will guide you through proven techniques, enabling you to create a supportive and agile environment that embraces change. Don't miss out on this opportunity to equip yourself with the strategies needed to successfully manage change within your organization.


We host global roundtables the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Nicholas Williams

Director, Ernst & Young Middle East

Nicholas is an international HR & People Director in the M&A Transactions field within EY Parthenon’s Transaction Strategy & Execution Team in the Middle East. With extensive experience of working in global organization, he leads a fantastic team of M&A transaction people professionals to deliver pre-deal and post-deal initiatives to support successful deals, across multiple industries within and outside the region. Nicholas has a strong interest in employee attraction, engagement and experience and keeps up to date with latest people trends. He shares his knowledge of people practice by lecturing in universities and is currently a Fellow and Board Member for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), a HR professional body, where he takes an active role in the audit and risk committee and champions the Middle East operations. In his spare time he focuses on well-being and takes the time to enjoy running, cycling and swimming in the sunshine.

Rudain Al-Mahasneh

Manager, Ernst & Young Middle East

Rudain serves as a Manager on the Transaction Strategy & Execution team at EY-Parthenon in the Middle East. With over seven years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), he guides clients through the complexities that stem from such transactions, whether in the guise of integrations or carve-outs. Over time, Rudain has tailored his M&A activities to assist clients with the 'people aspects' of transactions. He emphasizes the significance of corporate culture and employee experience throughout the transaction life-cycle. Outside of his professional life, Rudain is an audiophile with a passion for exploring sound in its various manifestations. - All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy



What is the purpose of the roundtables?

Our virtual global and in-person regional roundtable discussions offer you a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and sharing your knowledge and experiences with your peers. At each session you’ll:

• Expand your network of professionals who share similar interests in Mergers & Acquisitions.

• Exchange experiences and know-how with other group members, allowing you to validate and share ideas, opinions, and best practices.

• Explore emerging practices and new trends in the HR M&A space

What is the HR M&A Roundtable?

The HR M&A Roundtable is a forum for Human Resources professionals and others managing the people, leadership, and culture issues in Mergers & Acquisitions. We offer roundtable sessions, training, tools, and an annual conference.

Who participates in roundtable discussions?

Participation is limited to HR or Corporate Development professionals who are either in a role with M&A responsibilities or who anticipate managing a transaction in the next 12 months.

Where are roundtable sessions held?

We host global virtual roundtable sessions every month. These 60-minute sessions focus on a particular topic of interest to practitioners. Discussions are led by a seasoned HR M&A practitioner who will help ensure what you share can be applied to your deal work. Past topics have included leadership retention, culture assessment, global deals, and total rewards alignment.

We also offer Regional Roundtable sessions in many cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Denver, and London. These sessions usually take place face-to-face but have moved to a virtual format in response to the pandemic.