Human Capital Club

“Empowering talent, leading change”

The Rotman Human Capital Club (HCC) aims to discuss key challenges facing organizations and explore the crucial role that all function under the human capital umbrella play in designing processes to build collaborative and innovative workforces.

About us

The HCC helps develop a new breed of leaders by providing valuable learning and networking opportunities within the field of human capital, encompassing everything from internal HR strategy to human capital consulting.

Who is it for?

Regardless of your career goals, the HCC is inclusive of anyone interested in learning about leading and motivating human capital.

The club explores a broad range of critical topics in Organizational Behaviour, not limited to Human Resources


Change Management

People Development

Organizational Design

Human Capital Consulting

Human Resource in Corporate Functions

our Executive team

Lara Brodeur


Lara has an undergrad in Economics from Queen’s University. She promptly took a job that had very little to do with her degree and worked at CIBC as a Cash Management Associate/Manager for 3 years. During her time there, Lara realized she enjoyed working with people to solve problems and found satisfaction in making effective changes to team process. This newfound interest pivoted Lara into pursuing her MBA with a focus in People! Lara interned at Saint Elizabeth Health within the Employee Engagement team and developed programs surrounding engagement surveys within the organization. 

In her free time you will likely find Lara in her kitchen covered in flour as she attempts something new or sticks to a favourite of baking focaccia. 

Chelsea Cao

VP Industry Relations

Chelsey holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University in Washington DC. Prior to Rotman, Chelsey worked as a Business Development Officer at Counterpart International, a non-profit that implements international development projects around the world. This summer, she interned as an Associate Intern at McKinsey & Company. Chelsey looks forward to continuing her career transition to management consulting beyond Rotman.

On study breaks, you can find Chelsey baking, running, or chilling with her cat and dog, Belle and Guapo.

Shabdit Shah

VP Events

Shab is a Rotman Morning/Evening MBA candidate who holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Rotman, he was a practicing clinician at Sinai Health working out of the Dovigi Sports Medicine Clinic & held a Clinic Director position at a large provincial sports medicine clinic out of Toronto. He is now a Senior Program Consultant at the Ontario Ministry of Health and is involved in change management across various programs. Shab is acutely aware of the need for a human-centric approach to business and is passionate about creating positive change.

During his free time, Shab loves traveling and is always planning his next trip. His goal is to visit every continent, and only has 2 more to go!

Juan Pedro Plastina

VP Finance

Juan Pedro has an undergrad in economics from the La Plata’s University of la Plata and a Master’s in Finance from the University Torcuato DiTella. Knowing that someday he would be VP of Finance of the HCC, Juan Pedro worked as a Client Financial Analyst in Accenture to gather experience. Always curious and ready to learn more, he decided to get out of his comfort zone and pursue an MBA with a focus on Strategy and human centric skills. He interned in eBay Classified group as Strategy Associate.

In his free time you will find him reviewing dog parks for his soon to come furry new friend.

VP Communications

Jinnie has experience in the higher education industry for over 3 years and has extensive experience establishing, building, and maintaining professional relationships with diverse stakeholders. Prior to her MBA, in her most recent role as an academic consultant, Jinnie worked with different administration bodies and student associations to assess ever-changing needs and issues at the university and made recommendations with multi-step action plans while focusing on relationship building. She is also passionate about human resources management at the workplace. While pursuing the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, she has developed an immense interest in integrating human resources solutions and technology implementation into strategic decision-making. For the summer internship, Jinnie worked at Deloitte, under the Workforce Transformation team, assisting end-to-end workforce lifecycle solutions including designing and optimizing talent strategies for the full workforce ecosystem. She conducted research, analyzed, and synthesized research results, to enable clients’ success in creating the very best workforce to achieve their business aspirations. Her post-MBA goal is to work in an organization where having a colorful perspective is considered an advantage, and diverse challenges and learning opportunities exist.


On a personal level, Jinnie has a special passion for food and the e-sports industry. She loves trying out new restaurants to experience diverse cultures through different cuisines and closely follows different competitive e-sports games to experience different types of teamwork and competitions.

our Events

Negotiations During Crisis Panel

This panel discussion is a joint event hosted by HCC, REVCA, MCA, RNC, and JD/MBA. The discussion aims to demonstrate the importance and the best practices of negotiation across different industries and careers. A panel discussion will be followed by networking opportunities with the panelists.

Around the World of Strategy

This is a collaborative event between HCC, MCA, RREA, BDC, and HMA. Attendees will have the chance to learn about a wide range of opportunities in consulting and strategy. A panel discussion with industry professionals from different strategic roles will be followed by a networking event.

Industry Night

Members will have the opportunity to network with a number of industry professionals who are coming from various backgrounds and functions. This event aims to expand members’ professional connections and knowledge about different subareas within Human Capital.

Consulting Case Competition

This case competition is focused on challenging participants to come up with solutions to solve complex issues related to current Human Capital trends in a time-constraint, high-pressure scenario. Participants will be coached by industry professionals throughout the process.

Change Management Certification

Change Management is an approach to making transformational changes to an organization from the perspective of the people it will be impacting. Change Leaders can identify when an organization is ready for change and develop strategies to successfully implement it.

Contact us

Do you have any questions on our events? Are you interested in partnership / sponsorship? Anything else?

Feel free to email us directly!




Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E6