Executive 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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  • Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
  • New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials
  • Professional & Personal Skills Development
  • Project Planning, Management & Best Practices
  • Health & Wellness
  • Facility Management & Building Maintenance
  • Property Management


speaker_Tim-OConnorTim O’Connor, CEO, Results Canada Incorporated

Tim O’Connor is a founder and CEO of Results Canada Inc. Results inspires people to create great companies. Results was created to address a chronic issue in mid-sized organizations – namely, a lack of execution. Business leaders have no shortage of good intentions, goals, and ideas, but often lack the discipline within their organizations to realize those outcomes. This puts Canadian competitiveness at risk, and jeopardizes our communities and society overall. Results offers a unique blend of business advice, education, consulting, coaching and accountability which has proven to deliver remarkable results over the past 15 years. Results clients are regularly recognized with awards and accolades such as: fastest growth, best culture, best employer, and industry business leaders. When not working, Tim serves a variety of boards and community associations including the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and God Squad Canada. His personal passion is helping people live a “no regrets” life, and works hard to inspire, coach and ignite those around him. Tim has lead interactive workshops throughout his 30+ year business career. He brings a practical, no-nonsense style and always provides specific and valuable takeaways for the leaders he meets.

Thursday, November 10 • 8:30am–10:00am • Palomino H • Early Bird $65 / Regular $75

T06 – Execution – the Missing 98%

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

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

It’s a known fact that in any competitive business environment there are winners and losers. Some companies thrive and grow, while others struggle just to keep up. What’s the secret formula?

This interactive workshop will explore what business leaders must know and DO to be successful in good times and bad. Specifically, this presentation will consider:

  • The broad difference in results between players in the same industries with access to similar resources and know-how
  • The role execution plays in driving higher levels of performance
  • A proven Execution Framework that business leaders can use to increase company health and performance. Rather than focusing on specific functions within an organization, a leader’s role is to establish and operationalize key elements of the overall business execution ecosystem, and use that to mobilize employees and resources in pursuit of a desired future. This spans many elements of the company including vision, goals, culture, strategy, brand, operations and talent management.

This interactive presentation is a whirlwind tour of best-practices in the areas of culture, strategy, talent and leadership with real examples of how Canadian firms are putting these practices in place.

Thursday, November 10 • 10:30am–12:00pm • Palomino H • Early Bird $65 / Regular $75

T11 – What Leaders Really Do

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

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

“Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.” This is the promise of The Advantage; Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.

Healthy organizations can execute, they love accountability, and are passionate about future success. However, an organization cannot be healthy if the people who lead it are incapable of modeling the very healthy behaviors expected of their employees. If leaders expect employees to behave in an effective, highly functional manner, then it starts with the leadership team. They must be able to inspire a vision, challenge processes, enable others to act, and create a culture of encouragement and celebration. Mastering the relationship side of leadership is critical, but not enough. Consistent performance required the ability to replicate success, and this requires process, standards, discipline, and the ability to execute. Leaders must be able to delegate effectively, and create a culture of accountability. Building a cohesive leadership team, developing organizational capability, and planning for succession are all critical steps for any organization focused on achieving an inspiring future state.

This interactive presentation will provide insight, tips and process for ensuring you have the leadership behaviors, skills and the team you need in order to build a healthy organization that can execute and achieve your vision.

Thursday, November 10 • 1:00pm–2:30pm • Palomino H • Early Bird $65 / Regular $75

T21 – Finding New Sources of Growth

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

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

We all know that Alberta markets are cyclical. Business opportunities can rain in one year, and evaporate the next. That is the nature of the resource based economy we live in. This is challenging at both ends of the scale: rapid growth is difficult to resource for, challenging for cash management, and often leaves customer service less than desirable. Scarce economies cause us to scramble to put a business development process in place, when we may not have had to think about sales or marketing.

What can organizations do to manage this cycle? How can companies be strategic, smart, forward thinking and controlling about growth? How can they generate new sources of growth and revenue to protect themselves against future downturns? How can businesses turn market disruptions into opportunities for growth?

This presentation will be an interactive look at generating ideas for new revenue sources, the importance of diversification as a strategic intiative, the difference between market cycle and major disruptions, and the connection between deliberate strategic planning, execution of initiatives, and a robust sales engine.

Participants in this presentation will be able to:

  • Recognize major industry disruptions (vs market cycles) and be able to turn them into opportunities
  • Use business model analysis to evaluate opportunities
  • Take a strategic approach to managing growth and innovation
  • Use strategy maps to guide and control growth decisions

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