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CMOs vs CoEs vs CoPs | Are these models of change beacons of hope or black holes of confusion?

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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What it’s about: 

In today’s fast-paced world, organisations face a constant barrage of changes, leading to what many call “change saturation.” This phenomenon can make managing transformation feel like navigating through a storm without a compass. 


This is where Change Management Offices (CMOs) and Centres of Excellence (COEs), are positioned as the air traffic controllers of organisational change.                


But the critical question remains.


Are they effectively clearing the runway for smooth transitions, or are they merely adding to the noise?


Join Earth2Mars and our panels of expert guests for an enlightening discussion.


With our panel of experts, we will delve into the core of how CMOs and CoEs operate within the tempest of transformation, aiming to discern their true impact on organisational agility and resilience.


We will explore:

Digital Backbone of Change:

  • Explore the critical digital infrastructure essential for CMOs to create a true single view of change.

The Great Debate – CMO vs. CoE vs CoP:

  • Tackle the pressing question of which is better suited for what type of organisation, and whether there is a universal need for these entities.

Blueprints for Success:

  • Gain insights into establishing a Centre of Excellence in large, complex organisations, covering everything from process design and workforce planning to skills uplift and community engagement.

Lean and Agile Futures:

  • Explore the evolving landscape of organisational efficiency, questioning the necessity of traditional structures in the age of AI and advocating for human-centric approaches to building capability.

Tuesday 27 February 2023 (Sydney / AEDT) /  Monday 26 February 2023 (New York / EST) (London / GMT)


  • START: 8 am (Sydney / AEDT) / 4 pm (New York / EST) / 9 pm (London / GMT)
  • FINISH: 9 am (Sydney / AEDT) / 5 pm (New York / EST) / 10 pm (London / GMT)



AUD $10

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Who is this for?
  • Leaders, executives and decision-makers who want to learn best practices in setting up a change model
  • Change Managers (from beginners to seasoned) who have worked or currently working in one of these models
  • Anyone keen to learn more about COMs, CoEs and CoPs


Space for Change™

A collective of like-minded transformation consultants who are passionate about human-centric approaches to change. We catch up monthly and talk about topics that matter.

Why? Because everybody deserves to find their place, now and in the future, so we can make history.

At Earth2Mars, we believe and invest in our human potential to expand our horizons and continuously learn and grow together. For us, our mission is to see humanity become an interplanetary species, but how can we ever hope to coexist on Mars if we still haven’t learned to do this on our home planet first?  

We catch up at monthly events and talk about topics that matter to humanity, so come and join your tribe on Linkedin.


About the speakers

Gavin Wedell 


Gavin is on a mission to help change managers to be more effective, credible and benefit-driven. He is the Founder & CEO of the platform used by CMOs in organisations including Akamai, Anglo American, Downer & Duracell to uplift organisational change fitness, giving CMs a true single view of change, empowering them to manage, collaborate and report across complex portfolios. 


Gavin has taught at business schools across Europe and Asia and regularly speaks at change management conferences globally. A lover of doodling, he is the creator of change videos with over 1m views and infographics with over 100k downloads. 

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Paula Anastasiade

Organisational Change Manager, Consultant, Trainer

Paula specialises in organisational change management and is committed to making it easier for people in organisations to adopt new ways of working and interacting. Over the past 8 years, she has led change management efforts for multinational companies running complex global projects such as technology deployments, process improvements, and organisational revamps. 


A Prosci-certified change practitioner, she holds additional qualifications in Agile change management and change portfolio management, and has an academic background in political science, sociology, and international studies. Currently based in her native Romania, Paula has also lived and studied in Canada and the Netherlands.

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Samantha Drudge

Change & Transformation Consultant, PeopleFul

Samantha is an experienced Organisational Change and Transformation professional with a diverse background in transformation across various sectors including financial services, technology, education, property, and government in Australia and overseas. A thought leader in change management strategies, she brings together the unique combination of human-centred design thinking, NLP, experienced master planning to evolve change management and create sustainable change. During her experience working with small to large enterprises, she’s witnessed the broad degree of adoption of change management. She believes embracing human centricity, developing leader’s and team’s change capability and leveraging modern-day technologies will equip organisations of all sizes to be empowered in managing change.

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Hyugo Hayashi

Hyugo is the co-founder and director of Earth2Mars. With 15+ years of experience working with organisations, such as Woolworths, Virgin, Sydney Trains, Telstra, Lendlease and Apple, helping them build their brand and communications with their customers and audiences.

He is also trained in landscape architecture and behavioural science and brings together a deep understanding of internal and external drivers to create a holistic approach to change and engagement.

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Andrew Butow

Andrew co-founded Earth2Mars to help people make a difference in the world. With over 17+ years of transformational, technology and organisational change experience he brings together the best of business, consulting, design-thinking and behavioural science to any transformation program (big, small or somewhere in between) because everyone deserves a place in the future.

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