More Speakers for the Leadership Series – Public Sector

WHAT’S NEW: NEW SPEAKER ALERT – Leadership Series: Public Sector

ANNOUNCING KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM FRANK P. ROCHON – CEO, SUPPLY ONTARIO AND INTRODUCING NEW SPEAKERS

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Procurement’s Influence on Organizational Effectiveness
  • How have Government Agencies Dealt and Learnt from COVID: Improving Citizen Experience
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Sustainable Goods Movement
  • Impact of Trade Agreements/Trade Agreements in a COVID world

Please see the full description of the Event Here

Date and Time: June 17, 2021 8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST
CPD: 5 CPD Points
Price: Member: $149 + HST | Non – member: $199 + HST | muniSERV Members get 12% off non-member price with code MUNI12 – Group (4 or more): $99 pp + HST. SAVE UP TO 50% (note – the muniSERV discount cannot be bundled with the group offer)

REGISTER HERE

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Interested in sponsoring this event with your branding – or if you want more information, please contact Tanaya Jain at [email protected] or +1 416.977.7566 Ext. 2142.

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Ask For Directions – Business Training

Ask For Directions Business Training

Who is it for? Entrepreneurs who are starting and growing their businesses

This program has been inspired by the Grow Vantage training program. For the past 17 years, we have trained entrepreneurs to start up and grow their businesses, in an in-person environment. The program is consistently updated and taught by experts who are also entrepreneurs with their own businesses. We train the practical side of business and during the past year of the pandemic, we’ve updated and expanded the information we teach – adding 60% more content and sequencing classes from the idea stage to exit strategy.

What is the program made up of?

7 Modules of classes (from 5-6) released once per month:

Set Up Your Business: 3 modules – covering business concept, set up and registration, initial marketing approach and brand, insurance and financial guidelines

Grow Your Business: 4 modules – covering communications, personality profile, and personal skills, sales, marketing strategy and vehicles(advertising, media, PR), rules and regulations (including HR, privacy rules and contract guidelines), financial planning, accounting and cash flow.

Weekly group coaching calls throughout the program for mentorship, advice, analysis, strategy and peer mentorship.

A private Facebook group to enhance community collaboration

When does the program begin?

Doors will open on May 21st and the program will begin with a group call on May 19th

Registration: Will open soon

For More Information Contact: 

Patricia Dent, Business Mentor, Grow Vantage

[email protected]

Bus: 705-727-0789
Cell: 705-229-4969

 

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Building Blocks to Business Bootcamp

Building Blocks to Business Bootcamp: ** (Friday May 14 – Saturday May 15)

When: Friday May 14th12:00 noon, and Saturday May 15th

Do you want to start a business? Or have you started one but aren’t sure that you are on track?

Think about it: are you tired of the extra pressure of working for someone else? Of doing the work that someone dumps on your desk? Work that may have very little meaning? (At least to you?)

You may already be working from home. Wouldn’t you love to stay there – only be doing something for your family, doing something that has an impact on the world, or working on your own business – for your family and for you? Putting your family’s schedules and needs first?

Is this the right time to start a business…. In the middle of a pandemic?

Well… yes. It can be. Why?

Businesses have learned a lot from this pandemic – how to get around restrictions and what is needed to grow – even in this environment

Vaccinations have begun to be distributed widely which means although we’ll be restricted for a little while – it giving new businesses time to prepare.

Finally, typically an economic downturn is followed more often than not by accelerated business growth. The economy actually began to recover last summer as businesses opened up…

And BDC (the Business Development Bank of Canada) has projected a growth rate of 4.5% GDP this year (assuming vaccinations continue).

Now is the time to learn what needs to be learned to start a successful business!

But: What if you don’t know where to start?

What if you aren’t sure about what’s involved?

What if you could benefit by learning how to reduce the risk of starting a new business as we come out of a pandemic?

Building Blocks to Business Bootcamp is a 1 1/2-day event from May 14 – 15th in which we will prepare potential business owners to start their businesses with confidence. Note: our original time frame was postponed a week to allow people to better manage their schedules in a lockdown.

Building Blocks to Business Bootcamp:  what you need to know:

What will you accomplish?

  • Turning your dream into reality
  • Stages of becoming an entrepreneur
  • Identify your resources and skills
  • Reduce risk
  • Maximizing money (investments, pricing, revenue)
  • Determine what you’ll need to plan and prepare
  • Develop your entrepreneurial mindset
  • Tools and techniques
  • Where do you start?
  • And more … including case studies

You are invited to a webinar.
When: May 14, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Building Blocks To Business Bootcam
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Fee: $197.00 + HST ($221.61)

Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Ontario State of Emergency Returns – What You Need to Know

Municipal Employer Update – State of Emergency Returns

Further to Premier Ford’s announcement January 12th, the Province is returning to a State of Emergency, effective Thursday, January 14th. Though public health measures and restrictions have been in place throughout the pandemic, Ontario has not been in a State of Emergency since July 24, 2020.

 

We note below only the changes that will come into place Thursday (all current Grey Zone lockdown measures remain in effect as now).  These measures will continue until at least February 11, 2021: 

  1. Employers must ensure that employees who can complete their work from home do so.  Employees are not to attend work unless the nature of their work requires them to be on-site at the workplace (for example manufacturers, retailers offering curbside pick-up etc.)
  2. For employees that must attend work, face masks are mandatory in all workplaces even in instances where physical distancing can be maintained.  Masks must be worn outdoors if the workplace does not allow for 2m (6’) of distancing.
  3. Outdoor gatherings are reduced from a maximum of 10 people to 5 people.
  4. Schools will remain closed until February 10 in Windsor, Toronto, Peel, York and Hamilton regions.
  5. Previously announced school re-openings remain as scheduled until further notice.
  6. Daycares remain open to non-school age children.
  7. Retailer and restaurants may provide services as they do now but may only remain open from 7am to 8pm (liquor, beer stores, 9am to 8pm).  Reduced capacity restrictions are being applied to big box stores.
  8. The 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. restriction does not apply to grocery stores, pharmacies and health care facilities.
  9. Car dealers may remain open by appointment only (as now) but only between 7am and 8pm.
  10. Non-essential construction is restricted, including below-grade construction, except for surveying.

Importantly, Ontario has not imposed a general curfew on citizens (as Quebec elected to do by forbidding citizens from being outside their home after 8pm without an essential reason).



As always, if you have questions or need assistance, please contact our offices anytime (while we are working virtually, emails and phones are being monitored at all times).  New developments are expected and we will continue to keep you updated.



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925-550 Skyway Drive (Airport Road)

Peterborough,  Ontario  K9J 0E7

705-400-714 | [email protected]

www.savinohrp.ca | www.hrlive.ca

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The Art of Strategic Planning for Rural Municipalities

Acquire the skills needed to develop a comprehensive Strategic Plan that will provide guidance and direction.

 

Overview

Strategic planning is the process of establishing and documenting a direction for your organization by assessing both where you are and where you want to go. It involves analyzing the organization, setting realistic goals and objectives, creating a plan of action, and establishing metrics to determine whether you have achieved your goals and objectives.

In this workshop you will learn a powerful but easy-to-apply methodology that will help you form a solid foundation for your strategic planning success.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this 2-day workshop you will be able to:

  • Conduct a Situational Analysis
  • Identify Key Priorities
  • Formulate Goals and Objectives
  • Create a Plan of Action
  • Set Key Performance Indicators
  • Execute and Monitor Strategic Plan

Date/Time

Monday, November 9, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

AND

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Provided by: TRAICON

Learn more and Register Here

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Unused Technology Costs

How much does your organization spend each year on technology? Not just new technology but maintenance and subscription renewals as well?

 

If you’re a medium or enterprise-level corporation, it’s probably not an insignificant amount

 

For that matter, relatively speaking, a lot of small businesses can also point to technology as a good chunk of their operating expense

 

But now the more uncomfortable question…are you using all of that technology you’re paying for?

 

I was going through my invoices last week and realized that I’m still getting charged by our old hosting provider even though we moved our website to another platform several months ago

 

It’s a small monthly charge but, if I hadn’t caught it, who knows how long I would’ve kept paying those fees

 

Now imagine if that were to happen in a larger organization. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen in large organizations, there’s not much left for the imagination

 

A few years ago, we were doing some consulting work for a client who’d heavily invested in a premier financial platform that was running on their on-premise servers

 

They’d paid seven figures for the initial license fee plus a year’s worth of consulting for customization, implementation and testing

 

And every year since they’d been paying close to six figures for annual maintenance

 

During our review we noticed two invoices our client had received from the same software supplier

 

One was for the annual maintenance, but the second one was for annual subscription fees

 

What had happened was, during the year they were going through their implementation, the supplier released a cloud version of the same product

 

And got the finance department to sign up for a one-year subscription so that they could start using the software right away

 

With the idea being that everyone would get moved to the on-premise version when it went live

 

But that road from on-premise to cloud is usually a one-way street. Rarely do you see an organization go the other way

 

So they went live, but everyone kept using the cloud version

 

And because there was a disconnect between the business and IT, the subscription would auto-renew each year and finance would pay the renewal

 

At the same time, IT would get an annual maintenance invoice for the server-based version and that would get paid as well

 

Now I know that a lot of you are hearing this and thinking about a time when this might have happened in your organization

 

Or you’re wondering if it’s happening right now

 

Folks, it’s September, which means a lot of your IT contracts are going to be coming up for renewals

 

And if there’s ever been a year when it was absolutely critical that you only pay for what you’re using…it’s this year

 

If you’re going to survive 2020 and still be standing in 2021, you have to get a handle on your IT spend

 

But you’ll never be able to do that until you have a handle on your IT contracts

 

And that’s where I believe we stand head and shoulders above everyone in this space

 

Because I designed a platform that gives your procurement team everything they need to properly manage contracts…and they’ll do it for pennies on the dollar

 

So take 5 minutes to see how OneView works

 

And if you need some help with your year-end renewals, reach out to us. We can help with that too

 

Mohammed Faridy

[email protected]

 

 

 

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Strategic Leadership for Men

Strategic Leadership for Men

Thursdays, 5-6pm ET

Starts July 23, 2020

Price: $430 for 8 interactive sessions

Registration Link: https://sagewisdom.levellingup.ca/strategic-leadership-for-men/

 

Strategic Leadership for Men

Led by Jenn Lofgren (Master Certified Coach, Forbes Coaches Council, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Dare to LeadTM Certified Facilitator, CPHR & SHRM-SCP)

The role as a leader can be a challenging and isolating journey for everyone and especially for men. Today, there are few venues or communities for men to explore their leadership challenges and development with other men. For many men, this leads to feelings of loneliness, overwhelm, doubt, anxiety and much more.

As leaders, the first step to creating results through others is to develop yourself first. I believe the journey of leadership development requires courage, connection and perspective with a safe group of peers.

This accelerator group will create a support space with other men in leadership to connect with your peers and to learn key strategies to expand your strategic leadership. You will create weekly action plans to put your learning into practice and strengthen your authentic leadership.

NOTE: This Accelerator Group is for men only, and recommended for mid-level leaders holding titles like: Manager, Director and VP

You will LEARN:

  • Understand how your reactive tendencies create limited leadership success
  • Explore the role risk, fear and toxic expectations play in triggering your reactive
  • Learn the three reactive tendencies and which one you default to the most
  • How to develop by leveraging tendencies and which one you default to most
  • How to develop by leveraging your strengths, not your weaknesses
  • The role of vulnerability and mindset in developing strategic leadership
  • Strategies to respond vs react in challenge and crisis

You will ACHIEVE:

  • Clarity on your path to leadership effectiveness remaining true to who you are
  • A two-page leadership development plan to advance your leadership over 6-12 months
  • Understanding of the gifts of your leadership style and how to adapt in leading others
  • Relationships and community with other men in leadership
  • Skills to expand your leadership community with other me

Register Here

What is LevellingUp?

Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey.  By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

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Free LevellingUp Mastermind Cohort – Q&A Session

Monday, July 6; 2-3pm ET             Price: FREE!

LevellingUp Mastermind Cohort – Q&A Session

Do you need to get really good, really quickly, at what you do? Are you ready to make it happen?

Join a Mastermind Cohort, and you’ll discover a proven shortcut to growing advanced skills in self, team, and business leadership.

In this open Q&A session, find out if a LevellingUp Mastermind Cohort is right for you.

By combining interactive coaching with collaborative community, LevellingUp Mastermind Cohorts offer you a unique, powerful, and affordable way to secure success and experience joy.

You’ll experience warm community, expert support, and the leg-up you need to succeed!

Register Here

What is LevellingUp?

Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey.  By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

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Free Webinar – Leadership Ask Me Anything

Leadership Ask Me Anything

Friday, June 19; 2-3pm ET
Price: FREE!

Registration Here

Leadership Ask Me Anything

Free advice from an expert for your business or personal leadership challenges!

What leadership problems are you facing RIGHT NOW?
Bring them to this interactive discussion and get solutions.

LevellingUp Sage in Residence: Anthony English (Business Coach, IT Professional) will offer his advice and insights.

What is LevellingUp?
Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey. By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

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Strategic Leadership for Men

Strategic Leadership for Men

Thursdays, 5-6pm ET
Starts June 11
Price: $430 for 8 interactive sessions

Register Here

Strategic Leadership for Men
Led by Jenn Lofgren (Master Certified Coach, Forbes Coaches Council, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Dare to LeadTM Certified Facilitator, CPHR & SHRM-SCP)

The role as a leader can be a challenging and isolating journey for everyone and especially for men. Today, there are few venues or communities for men to explore their leadership challenges and development with other men. For many men, this leads to feelings of loneliness, overwhelm, doubt, anxiety and much more.

As leaders, the first step to creating results through others is to develop yourself first. I believe the journey of leadership development requires courage, connection and perspective with a safe group of peers.

This accelerator group will create a support space with other men in leadership to connect with your peers and to learn key strategies to expand your strategic leadership. You will create weekly action plans to put your learning into practice and strengthen your authentic leadership.

NOTE: This Accelerator Group is for men only, and recommended for mid-level leaders holding titles like: Manager, Director and VP

You will LEARN:
• Understand how your reactive tendencies create limited leadership success
• Explore the role risk, fear and toxic expectations play in triggering your reactive
• Learn the three reactive tendencies and which one you default to the most
• How to develop by leveraging tendencies and which one you default to most
• How to develop by leveraging your strengths, not your weaknesses
• The role of vulnerability and mindset in developing strategic leadership
• Strategies to respond vs react in challenge and crisis

You will ACHIEVE:
• Clarity on your path to leadership effectiveness remaining true to who you are
• A two-page leadership development plan to advance your leadership over 6-12 months
• Understanding of the gifts of your leadership style and how to adapt in leading others
• Relationships and community with other men in leadership
• Skills to expand your leadership community with other me

What is LevellingUp?
Many of us feel abandoned or alone in our leadership roles, and we’re looking people who can join us on our journey. By combining interactive coaching & collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful, and affordable way for growing professionals to secure success and experience joy.

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