November 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Ian McCormack, Strategic Steps
Ian McCormack has a passion for good governance and lives in the professional space between elected officials and organizations’ senior management. His areas of interest include local government, libraries, housing, post-secondary education, health, non-profit organizations and community safety.
Ian believes that the expertise is often ‘in the room’, and only has to be teased out. He knows that culture is critical, so working on change must be done mindfully and it can take considerable time.
Ian is acutely aware of the relationship that municipalities must build with other orders of government so that citizens are best served. He is nationally accredited as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and is also certified as a change management practitioner.
As the President of Strategic Steps Inc. Ian and his associates focus on complex, independent projects, primarily within the Canadian local government realm. The company works on many projects that include strategy development and implementation, orientations, policy and bylaw updates, and reviews that help local governments get back on track.
November 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Chris Mathers - Cyber Security: The Invisible War
In his extraordinary talks, Chris Mathers takes audiences into the underworld that only he can describe, letting people in on the stunning stories and secrets harboured by terrorists and those involved in organized crime. In 1995, Mathers joined the Forensic division of the international accounting firm, KPMG. In 1999, he was appointed to the position of President of KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc. where he was responsible for international due diligence, asset recovery operations, and the investigation and prevention of organized crime and money laundering.
Chris is a unique, humorous, and fascinating speaker. A popular media commentator and speaker, Mathers has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries relating to organized crime, espionage and money laundering.
November 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Jody Urquhart: Climbing Outside of Uncertainty... How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor
Jody is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of fun and meaningful work. A humorous motivational keynote speaker for over 23 years, Jody speaks at over 100 organizations and associations every year and is a top-ranked keynote speaker.
As a former stand-up comedian, Jody uses clean, clever comedy, well researched, relevant content and audience interaction to bring audiences together around a shared purpose. Jody wrote the book, All Work & No SAY which has sold over 40,000 copies.
The last year has been a wake-up call for the importance of collective resilience and a strong culture. Join Jody for this hilarious and provocative presentation that shows you how to outthink, outwork, and out care for each other. Learn to face uncertainty, get a grip on change, and buoyantly keep moving forward in uncertain times. Through comedy, engagement, and analogy, discover how to reinvigorate, build renewed purpose in our work, and stay resilient in uncertain times.