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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Optional Pre-Program, The Building Blocks of a Powerful Coaching Culture: How to Align Skills, Attitudes and Business Objectives to Transform Engagement and Results, presented by HRLF Platinum Sponsor, Integrity Solutions
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Leadership Accountability Program
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
11:00 AM Program Concludes
More and more, HR leaders are being called upon to drive organizational transformation. But recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can we ever get our organizations to succeed if so few employees believe in their senior leaders? These are just some of the questions we’ll explore on May 18th with the help of a New York Times Best Selling author Vince Molinaro, who will share with us how to use "The Leadership Contract" to promote personal -- and organizational -- accountability and build a strong leadership culture to drive sustainable growth and innovation. Vince will explain why leadership, and specifically leadership culture, is the only real differentiator between the organizations that thrive and those that fall behind. He will also talk about the shortcomings of current leadership methods and how to adopt new policies and mentalities to make you a better leader and help you drive organizational transformation. And last but not least, this session will feature Barbara Meens Thistle, a VP of Central Services at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), and the case study of how ICBC transformed itself by focusing on creating strong leadership accountability among its leaders.
Vince Molinaro, Ph.D., Global Managing Director, Strategic Solutions, Lee Hecht Harrison
Vince Molinaro is a New York Times Best Selling Author and Global Managing Director of Strategic Solutions at Lee Hecht Harrison. As a senior executive and leader at this global company, Vince sets the leadership bar high for himself and his team. He doesn’t just preach leadership accountability – he works hard to live it.
His passion and focus have been to help senior leaders and executives create compelling organizations that drive sustainable growth, by building strong leadership cultures where every leader demonstrates personal clarity and commitment to the execution of the business strategy.
Over his career, Vince has worked in several key sectors including energy, pharmaceutical, professional services, technology, financial services, and the public sector.
Vince is regularly called upon by the media for his innovative opinions on the future of leadership. An engaging speaker, he conducts keynote presentations for corporations and conferences. He is the author of the New York Times Best Selling book, The Leadership Contract (Wiley, 2013), now in its second edition. He is also the co-author of two other successful books: Leadership Solutions (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and The Leadership Gap (Wiley, 2005). He is an active blogger on www.theleadershipcontract.com. Follow Vince on Twitter @VinceMolinaro.
Vince received his Doctorate from the University of Toronto, where he conducted pioneering research in holistic leadership.
Barbara Meens Thistle, VP, Central Services, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Barbara Meens is the VP of Central Services at the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC). For more than twenty years, Barbara has held senior leadership positions across Canada at organizations including ICBC, Emera Inc. (an energy company), BC Hydro, lntrawest, Westcoast Energy (now Spectre Energy) and VanCity Credit Union. Barbara was also a senior management consultant for several years, with a practice that focused on major human resources and change management initiatives in the public sector, energy industry, and health care.
In addition to being an avid gardener, Barbara actively participates in a variety of personal and professional volunteer activities such as a mentor in the Vancouver Board of Trade Leadership of Tomorrow Mentoring program, YWCA and BC HRMA; a board member of the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and a board member for the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Sciences Center Board. Barbara recently received the 2016 BC HRMA Professional of the Year for her contributions to the HR profession.
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Vince's book, The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming an Accountable Leader