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The Future Is Coming: Business Forecasting in Uncertain Times - An Evening with CPHR Alberta

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Tuesday , February 12 , 2019 at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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August 23, 2018
Kahanoff Centre – Calgary
Early Bird Member: $48 | Member: $64 | Early Bird Non-Member: $60 | Non-Member: $76
Early Bird End Date - January 30, 2019

*Attending this event counts as 2 CPD hours - please save the confirmation of attendance email for your CPD log. 

*Please review our Cancellation Policy before registering

About the Event

The Future Is Coming is an ideal way to develop forecasting skills and enhance creative problem-solving skills. In this workshop a custom-designed card deck randomly generates potential future states that teach universal truths while allowing your team to tackle real-world challenges specific to your business.

Participants are encouraged to apply the exercises to their division, department or business unit, and are encouraged to look for challenges to your business that they may not have yet considered. As a result the workshop has a practical and immediate application.

The workshop also develops an essential core competency for today’s leaders: innovation and creativity in the face of the unknown. A key learning outcome is an experiential understanding that we are NOT moving along a path towards a single predictable future. This common but mistaken paradigm creates the illusion that we can control what kind of future we are moving towards and when we will get there. This is a dangerous frame of mind for your business and leaves your team unprepared to deal with today’s economy.

Throughout the workshop, as new cards are dealt, participants must quickly adapt to volatile circumstances and find innovative solutions. The Future Is Coming is an ideal way to develop forecasting skills and enhance creative problem-solving skills.

This workshop has successfully been delivered to Business Leaders and Executives across Canada, in the Private, Public & Not for Profit Sectors - from the Banff Centre, to Quebec and all places in between.

About the Speaker

Russell Stratton

As a Certified Trainer, Leadership Coach and Speaker with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Russell Stratton has a passion for developing Emerging Leaders and those transitioning from First Line to Middle Management.

He develops managers to improve individual and team performance in their organizations, by building their capability and confidence using a blend of experiential accelerated learning and workplace coaching.

Russell has a proven track record of success in a wide range of organizational cultures including small to medium size enterprises, law enforcement agencies, national government departments, charities and not for profits, and with all levels from front-line customer-facing staff to executive management boards.

Having worked as both an HR and Operational Manager Russell is able to help managers in both strategic and tactical levels and am highly skilled at diagnosing key organizational workforce learning and development problems, building consensus between stakeholders in complex organizations and ensuring clear objectives are agreed upon and projects managed to delivery.

To enable his aim to provide world-class experiential accelerated learning, in partnerships with Equine Connection and Corporate CultureSHIFT, he also offers the only nationally accredited Equine Assisted Learning for Leadership Development and the only Forum Theatre for Business programs in Alberta.

Clients include University of Alberta, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, Volker Stevin, Bell Media, City of Brooks, Canadian Pacific Rail Police, Bell Media, APEGA, Siksika Nation, Discovery House, TEC Canada, The Banff Centre and many more.

Ken Cameron

Ken Cameron is one of Canada’s most successful playwrights and one of Calgary’s most imaginative corporate trainers and facilitators. Ken uses his creative background to design sessions that draw out all participants, especially the most introverted who rarely have the opportunity to share their thoughts. He uses his administrative experience and endless curiosity to fully understand your business so he can reframe your focus and increase your profitability. The unique combination leads to interactive and engaging sessions that result in key insights and eureka moments. Ken has coached a number of senior business leaders, lead workshops for engaged leaders and facilitated retreats for dynamic organizations.

Russell and Ken are regular presenters at the CPHR Conference each year.


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  • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  - Presentation and Q/A
  • 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm  - Casual Networking


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