Workshops

This program has been accredited by:

  • AAA = Alberta Association of Architects
  • BOMI = BOMI Canada
  • IDCEC = Interior Design Continuing Education Council

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Seminar Streams:

  • Urban & Community Planning
  • Building Code & Envelope Solutions
  • Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials
  • Project Planning, Management & Best Practices
  • Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
  • Property Management
  • Facility Management & Building Maintenance
  • Professional & Personal Skills Development
  • Business & Strategic Planning

Wednesday, November 8 • 8:00am–11:30am • $150 • Arabian

W01 – PM150: The Risks Inherent in Planning for Project Success

(Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Business & Strategic Planning)

[3.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 3.5 CPD • 3.5 General Hours IDCEC Approved]

Integrated project planning is a process and expertise-driven approach to ensuring project success. As project managers and leaders of high quality teams, we need to understand how the pieces of the product and project are connected and the risks involved. Through a collaborative and inclusive process, we can develop effective and well-designed plans that provide enhanced assurance of successful project completion.

In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • The Project Manager’s key responsibilities throughout the project with a focus on project integration
  • How to keep your key stakeholders and team committed throughout the project
  • The six detailed processes critical to effective risk management
  • The key elements of cost and schedule management
  • How to apply practical RISK management techniques in the planning, tracking and monitoring the health of your project
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Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush

Speaker:
Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush, MSc, PhD, MCSE, CSM, FRCPM, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer, Atocrates Project Sciences

Sponsored by

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Biography
Bud is a highly informative and entertaining speaker with over 30 years of management and technical consulting, mentoring, teaching and coaching focused on Leadership & Change, Strategy Execution, Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, and Team Development.

It’s Bud’s goal to inspire and equip individuals, teams and corporations to provide the most worthwhile experience to everyone they serve.

Bud is regularly ranked as one of the best and most engaging speakers in the field of Project Management, receiving high praise from past workshop and conference attendees.

Wednesday, November 8 • 12:00pm–2:00pm • $75 • Palomino E

W10 – Mastering the Power of Personal Communications

(Professional & Personal Skills Development, Business & Strategic Planning)

[2 AAA Structured LHs • 2 BOMI CPD • 2 General Hours IDCEC Approved]

Leaders know that effective communication can mean the difference between success and failure. This two-hour workshop will put you on the path to becoming an effective and efficient communicator. Providing practical tips and tricks that will enhance your arsenal of personal communications, whether it’s one-on-one, presenting to large audiences, through the media or in times of crisis, attendees will take away basics that can be immediately implemented. This presentation will cover:

  • Communication Basics; Increase the power of one-on-one communication with employees, customers and others you need to influence. Take away tips that will help you negotiate, motivate, build relationships or deliver good news and bad.
  • Voice & Body Language 101; Learn how to add power and impact to your message whether communicating with 1 or 1,000.
  • Crisis Communications; when disaster happens, you’re never fully prepared. Learn 10 communications tips for what to do if it happens to you.
  • Communicating Through the Media; People respond to news. When a story works – it really works! News stories produce an immediate response. You will learn 10 key performance tips for mainsteam media and social media like YouTube videos and podcasting.
  • Speak Up, Speak Out; Public speaking is a terrifying experience for many leaders. It doesn’t have to be. Performance and production tips will boost your confidence.
  • Social Media Basics; This section will not be “how to” by “why!” Key communications threats and opportunities leaders need to understand.
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Robyn Braley

Speaker:
Robyn Braley, President, UniMark Creative

Biography
Robyn T. Braley is a writer, speaker, media coach and communications specialist. He is known for his humour, knowledge, insight, and observations based on broad personal experience. He has worked with clients in commercial construction, home building supply and manufacturing for 25 years as the President of Unimark Creative. He has recently been interviewed on 930 CHED, NEWSTALK 770, 660 NEWS and various TV news programs.

Wednesday, November 8 • 12:30pm–4:00pm • $150 • Arabian

W13 – PM250: The Risks Inherent in Delivering Promised Value & Benefits

(Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Professional & Personal Skills Development)

[3.5 AAA Structured LHs • 3.5 BOMI CPDs • 3.5 General Hours IDCEC Approved]

Critical to the success of projects is an ongoing rigorous integrated risk assessment and management process. Though not all processes, procedures, or functions perform as expected, your experience, along with this pre-defined risk assessment and management process, will enable you to factor in all current possibilities and work closely with your extended team to execute the plan and to implement contingencies as necessary. The pre-defined risk assessment and management processes will enable you and your team to deliver the value and benefits assured at the start.

Learn about:

  • The development of a building project for better results
  • The definition of project governance – benefits realization
  • The golden rules of project risk management
  • The most effective strategies and techniques to use to avoid problems and mitigate risk
  • What to look for and what questions to ask to get a true picture of the status of your project(s)
  • The life cycle cost of building ownership
  • A comparison of traditional practice and value management
  • best practices for implementing value engineering in design-build
  • Value engineering and sustainability
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Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush

Speaker:
Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush, MSc, PhD, MCSE, CSM, FRCPM, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer, Atocrates Project Sciences

Biography
Bud is a highly informative and entertaining speaker with over 30 years of management and technical consulting, mentoring, teaching and coaching focused on Leadership & Change, Strategy Execution, Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, and Team Development.

It’s Bud’s goal to inspire and equip individuals, teams and corporations to provide the most worthwhile experience to everyone they serve.

Bud is regularly ranked as one of the best and most engaging speakers in the field of Project Management, receiving high praise from past workshop and conference attendees.

Thursday, November 9 • 8:30am–11:30am • $105 • Arabian

T04 – The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Renovation Company

(Business & Strategic Planning)

[3 AAA Structured LH • 3 BOMI CPDs • 3 General Hours IDCEC Approved]

Most renovators are experts in their field but often lack the guidance and systems required to grow their business to its full potential.

In this workshop, the presenter will provide three solutions to the biggest mistakes renovators make when growing their businesses. You will leave with the tools and insights to develop a highly effective organization, including:

  • How to effectively combine active & passive marketing strategies to drive results in an economic downturn
  • Set processes to track your numbers and predict how much profit you will make in 2018
  • A simple way to break down your annual goals into daily tasks
  • Complementary templates you can use immediately for your renovation business
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Danny Kerr

Speaker:
Danny Kerr, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Academy

Sponsored by

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Biography
Danny learned two important things as a young age: to work hard and be humble in everything he does. Coming from a modest family, he was forced to create his own success in life. As a Dyslexic student in school, he was treated differently throughout his upbringing and his potential was questioned by everyone around him. As he grew up, these experiences fueled his desire to push boundaries and prove what was possible. From a struggling middle school student, Danny graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA, and then started his own painting business employing 12 full time staff and making enough money to buy his first home. At 20 years old, Danny took a leadership position for a franchise company and grew sales from $400,000 to $1,300,000 in one year. Such rapid growth was only possible through selecting top caliber franchisees and being an open, honest, and flexible coach to them. Growing that business launched Danny’s journey in developing companies, where he spent the next six years scaling businesses. Through these experiences, he decided to commit his life to assisting others to move past adversity and reach their full potential. Danny has since left the franchising world and opened horizons to all trades business owners seeking guidance through their growth stages. Through authentic relationships and always putting his heart into what he does, Danny looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of business owners everywhere.

Danny lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife and two beautiful young daughters. When he’s not helping prospective BTA members, you can usually find Danny exploring mountains in his Jeep.

Thursday, November 9 • 10:00am–12:00pm • $65 • Palomino E

T07 – LEAN Mean Manufacturing Machine – How a Lean Implementation Delivered Superior Results

(Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Business & Strategic Planning)

[2 AAA Structured LHs • 2 BOMI CPDs • 2 General Hours IDCEC Approved]

We hear the word “Lean” being tossed around a lot, but what does it mean to truly be lean?  Join us as we explore the value of Lean and how a mid-sized cabinet company in Western Canada used Lean methodologies to build productivity, remove waste and create a unique culture.

This is a workshop style session that will combine interactive presentation elements to help better equip you to apply Lean methodology and processes in your organization.

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Michael Kachur
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John Povhe

Speakers:
Michael Kachur, Continuous Improvement Manager, Superior Cabinets
John Povhe, Chief Financial Officer, Superior Cabinets

Biographies
Michael Kachur and John Povhe, members of the first Lean Greenbelt program offered in Saskatchewan, share the story of how their company made the decision to implement Lean concepts that drove positive change to both the corporate culture and the bottom line.

The story began in 2012 with a decision to enhance a positive culture with a decision to embrace continuous improvement on the shop floor.  Positive changes were made and tracked through an easy and engaging concept called the Quick Kaizen.   The momentum quickly spread to other areas of the organization and with the involvement of the finance team has been applied in the corporate office and is now moving to the sales and operations teams in the Company.

Michael and John share the fundamental Lean concepts of 5S and Tim Woods waste identification and reduction and show real dollar savings through formal scorecards.  Businesses contemplating their own journey as well as seasoned Lean practitioners will find value in the how the concepts were adopted and success measured.

Thursday, November 9 • 12:30pm–3:30pm • $95 • Arabian

T16 – Structuring Your Company for Maximum Productivity

(Business & Strategic Planning)

Creating an aligned and defined organizational structure is a key component of running a profitable and scalable business. Having all your staff operating with a clear role, goals, and deliverables is the foundation for productivity and success.

In this workshop, we will cover the proven framework for creating defined Job Descriptions that will allow everyone in your organization to operate with a clear goal and accountability to their supervisor. You will leave with all the basic tools and templates, including:

  • Examples of proven organizational structures for your industry
  • Examples and templates for job descriptions relevant to your business
  • Processes to hold accountability to goals through the layers of your organization
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Danny Kerr

Speaker:
Danny Kerr, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Academy

Biography
Danny learned two important things as a young age: to work hard and be humble in everything he does. Coming from a modest family, he was forced to create his own success in life. As a Dyslexic student in school, he was treated differently throughout his upbringing and his potential was questioned by everyone around him. As he grew up, these experiences fueled his desire to push boundaries and prove what was possible. From a struggling middle school student, Danny graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA, and then started his own painting business employing 12 full time staff and making enough money to buy his first home. At 20 years old, Danny took a leadership position for a franchise company and grew sales from $400,000 to $1,300,000 in one year. Such rapid growth was only possible through selecting top caliber franchisees and being an open, honest, and flexible coach to them. Growing that business launched Danny’s journey in developing companies, where he spent the next six years scaling businesses. Through these experiences, he decided to commit his life to assisting others to move past adversity and reach their full potential. Danny has since left the franchising world and opened horizons to all trades business owners seeking guidance through their growth stages. Through authentic relationships and always putting his heart into what he does, Danny looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of business owners everywhere.

Danny lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife and two beautiful young daughters. When he’s not helping prospective BTA members, you can usually find Danny exploring mountains in his Jeep.


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