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2014 Alberta’s Best Workplaces Conference & Awards

Join us for a day of learning and celebration with some of Alberta's Best Workplaces!

Mar 1, 2013

by Alberta Venture Staff


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Alberta’s Best Workplaces conference features world class speakers, informative sessions and workshops on key human resources issues facing managers today.


 The Conference: “Building High Performance Employees”

This year’s conference is themed around fostering and creating high performance employees. We’ll explore what it takes to develop greatness in your staff and how creating the right environment is key to having a healthy, happy, and productive team.

Beckie Scotty Small PhotoKeynote Speaker: Beckie Scott, Former Olympian

Beckie Scott is the first Canadian, and the first North American woman, to ever win an Olympic Medal in cross-country skiing. She retired in 2006 and has become an accomplished, dynamic, and inspirational speaker, focusing on teamwork, leadership and overcoming adversity. Her motivating presentations have incredible lessons to help us with personal growth and in our professional careers.

 

Conference Sessions

Radical HR: new and innovative HR strategies from around the world

On this around-the-world tour, we’ll highlight some of the new and controversial methods companies are using to inspire and organize their teams. This session will also include an interactive discussion with an Edmonton CEO on the importance of positioning company culture to ensure the success of some of these unique and perhaps controversial engagement strategies.

The Transparent Workplace: using transparency to keep your team motivated and accountable

This is more than just an open door policy. Learn what true transparency can do to your organization and why letting your employees know more can empower them to new heights.

Motivating the Generations: how to keep employees of all ages happy, engaged, and productive

How can you unite your multi-generational workplace to a common goal? What generational issues can you ignore, and which ones need close attention? We’ll explore this sticky issue in detail.

Session Speakers

Claudia Verburgh, CEO, Engaging Workplaces - Motivating the Generations SpeakerClaudia

Claudia Verburgh is a Certified Management Consultant and Certified Human Resources Professional with over 25 years experience working with a wide variety of organizations and industries. She specializes organization development and human resources, helping leaders to improve the people side of their businesses. Claudia also has experience in key leadership roles in business and with volunteer organizations. Click here for a full bio.


Todd_Kane.leadership.defaultTodd Kane, VP of Operations, Fully Managed - The Transparent Workplace Speaker

Todd’s passion for technology started at a very early age. As a boy, Todd spent hours working with PCs at home and eventually helping the neighbors. This naturally grew to a successful consulting practice for small businesses before he’d even graduated high school. After 15 years of technical consulting for some of the largest companies in Canada, Todd found his second passion, business and leadership. Todd became an industry thought leader in infrastructure optimization and began his quest to help businesses of any size transform their IT department from a cost centre to a business unit. Todd’s ability to combine business goals with technology solutions helps to create peace of mind for business leaders. Click here for more info.


IMG_8671-EditBea Bohm-Meyer, Founder, BMG - Radical HR Speaker

With over 20 years experience facilitating individual and corporate growth, Bea Bohm-Meyer is an expert in her field. As a corporate culture designer, Bea works with executives and business owners nation wide, helping them build highly productive and motivated teams. Her ability to help companies design a strong management infrastructure and performance culture, by getting people moving in the same direction, provides a tremendous competitive advantage. Bea strongly believes when a company focuses on its culture, performance becomes second nature. Click here for a full bio.

 


Jay Ball, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT – Radical HR Speaker

imageAfter living alone and working 3 jobs to put himself through high school, Jay began his business career selling vacuums door to door at the age of 20. At 24, he had an own office on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton creating marketing plans and special events for charities. Now, two decades later as the CEO of the local Junior Achievement office, Jay’s journey has taken him from selling vacuums to working with incredible passionate people in an organization that now impacts close to 30,000 local kids each year. Click here for a full bio.


 

 

 

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