Speaker Series (17 Sep) – Culture, Leadership and Talent Essentials To Thrive In Any Economy

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This is a combination in person (Calgary) and online (GoToWebinar) event.

Culture, Leadership and Talent Essentials To Thrive In Any Economy

Has the current economic situation forced you to shrink your organization to a handful of your former people?

Are you an emerging business getting ready for growth?

Rapid shrinking and growing can cause cracks in a business organization. Then when things are right for growth many businesses run the risk of collapsing or imploding under the sudden pressures.

If you build a strong core or foundation, you will be able to survive and thrive in any economy.

Even more importantly you will be positioned to thrive and grow when the conditions are right.

The theme this evening will be all about building a solid core including:

  • Creating a winning and adaptable culture,
  • Building a strong leadership team,
  • Engaging the full talent and skills of your people for long-term business success.

About The Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is intended to create an effective and friendly environment for speakers, business experts and entrepreneurs to share their business lessons with like minded entrepreneurs, business owners and business leaders. There will also be lots of time for networking before, after and during the event as building alliances and friendships is critical to business success.

Ultimately it is all about helping you to significantly grow your business.


Vince Aliberti and Al Dhalla will be your hosts for the evening.

Creating a Solid Business Core – Doug Wagner

High Performance - A Solid CoreMost businesses deal with issues as they come up and rely on a few key executives to get them through challenges. When you have a solid core to your business you can more readily and quickly adapt to the challenges you face as a business. Identify the core elements of your business and learn to get them tuned. This includes creating a strong culture that can allow you to survive in rough times and thrive and grow in good.

This presentation will be given in two parts.

Doug Wagner is the president of Sunwapta Solutions and the visionary behind the Manifast Business Success System. The strategies, tactics, systems and tools to get your business from plan to results. Survive, thrive and grow.

Building A Competent Organization  – Jeff Griffiths

Team Competency PuzzleOrganizational excellence extends from the people in the business to the processes and systems they use and improve. But is it more than just providing training and “just get it done” management. It is about doing the right things. It is about ensuring people know what their roles are and that they have the skills and tools to do the work. Jeff will be sharing how individual competency fits into organizational competency. Ultimately it is about how to use those concepts to build a business that will perform well in bad times and excel in good times.

Jeff Griffiths is a seasoned management and organizational development consultant who assists clients to improve their competitiveness. Jeff works collaboratively with his clients as a change agent, applying Organizational Development and Change Management principles and practices in a holistic approach to improvement that balances purpose, people and processes to enable sustained high performance. Jeff is the co-owner of Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group Inc.

5 Essential and Learnable Leadership Skills – Merri Lemmex

Future Business LeadersIn most small and mid-sized businesses new supervisors, managers and leaders are typically thrown into the water and left to sink or swim. You entrusted them with a critical portion of your business and yet you don’t have the time or in-house skills to ensure they are set up for success. This is a waste of talent and it directly impacts your company’s bottom line. Learn the 5 skills every leader should have to improve their success rate and help grow your business.

Training has always been Merri Lemmex’s passion and has either been the main focus, or a significant part of every position she has held. Taking those skills into the management field, she now focuses on management and leadership soft skills. Her forte is working in technical fields such as oil, engineering, construction and manufacturing to bring pertinent training and practice to industries that typically do not provide much management training. In addition, as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) she also provided training services at all levels to project managers for their clients. Merri is a managing partner at Lemmex Williams Training Inc.

Fundraiser – Charity

All proceeds from this speaker series event, less direct costs, will be donated to a charitable organization. For this event, the proceeds will be split between the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and the Canadian Mental Health Association (Calgary).

Event Details

Format: Speaker Series

Location: Online or in person at the
Manifast Business Training Centre
#710, 816 – 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Time: Arrive 6pm for open networking  – 6:30 pm sharp start

Duration: 2 hours (6:30 to 8:30 pm)

Parking: Street parking is free after 6 pm

Cost: Advance $20 per person ($25 at the door). Pizza, veggies, snacks and water will be provided (estimated value $99)

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