Calgary December 1, 2022

Speakers

Below you'll find the biographies for each of our speakers, along with what you'll learn at their talk. You can find out when each speaker takes the stage on our agenda page.

THE RT. HON. STEPHEN HARPER

Economist, 2008 Global Financial Crisis World Leader & 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Leading Through Challenging Times
What You Will Learn
  • Lessons learned from the 2008 global financial crisis and how business leaders can foster an environment that creates growth.
  • How to re-establish leadership, tackle challenges, negotiate relationships, adapt and thrive in an age of unprecedented disruption.
  • How to navigate the most pressing economic issues of our time without forsaking long-term sustainability.

YASSMIN ABDEL-MAGIED

Diversity Expert, Broadcaster, Bestselling Author, Engineer, and Award-Winning Social Advocate

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
What You Will Learn
  • How to unravel unconscious bias and structural marginalization in the workplace.
  • The ways in which being outside the norm affects your career and what individuals and organizations can do about it.
  • How to control our responses to circumstance, take back control, and realize the power of the stories we tell ourselves.

GENERAL RICK HILLIER

Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress Strategic Advisory Council, and Former Chief of the Defence Staff

Performance, Productivity & Accountability
What You Will Learn
  • How leadership is not a "top-down" concept, but rather cultivated in humility and discipline.
  • How to accept failure, remain perpetually optimistic, take advantage of crisis and act out of moral courage.
  • The implications of current events on your organization and the strategies and tactics to help you lead through extraordinary times.

SHAWN KANUNGO

Global Innovation & Disruption Strategist, and one of Inc. Magazine's "100 Most Innovative Leaders"

Strategy, Disruption & Innovation
What You Will Learn
  • How to leverage talent both inside and outside your organization to create a brighter future.
  • Unexpected approaches to becoming more dynamic and valuable while remaining competitive and relevant.
  • A blueprint on where to start, what to do, and how to break through with your ideas.

ERIC TERMUENDE

Workplace & Team Building Expert, Bestselling Author, and one of AMEX's "Top 100 Emerging Innovators"

Culture, Engagement & Retention
What You Will Learn
  • How one-degree shifts enable teams to build trust, remove friction and increase effectiveness.
  • The future of work and the differences between remote and in-person team members.
  • How to attract top talent and how to retain your best people.

You can find a complete list of our past speakers on our main site.