Friday, January 27th: Pre-Conference Reception
TRACY REDIES - Speaker
President and CEO Coast Capital Savings
Tracy joined Coast Capital Savings Credit Union as President & CEO in June 2009. She brings 20-plus-years' experience in the international financial services industry to her leadership role at one of Canada's largest credit unions. Tracy joined Coast Capital Savings to lead the entrepreneurial-styled credit union in its quest to bring innovation to banking in Canada. She holds a BA with a Double Major in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of Victoria and an MSc in Business Administration in International Trade and Finance from the University of British Columbia.
A four-time recipient of WXN's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ award and recent inductee into the Top 100 Hall of Fame™, Tracy is a past honoree of Business in Vancouver's Influential Women in Business award and received a Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Victoria's Faculty of Social Sciences. She was also recently named 2011 Business Person of the Year by the Surrey Board of Trade. She is a director of Central 1 Credit Union, The Vancouver Board of Trade, the C.D. Howe Institute, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, and CH.I.L.D., a Canadian foundation dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn's, colitis and other liver disorders in children. Tracy is also a member of the Sauder Melville School of Business Faculty Advisory Board.
SAM THIARA - Opening Keynote
“Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary”
2011 Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Mentor of the Year!
Through his tireless work, Sam continues to be committed to the betterment of communities. In 2006, he received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award for leadership and community involvement. His passion is to inspire and motivate others in their personal and professional development through his many adventures and reflections on life's journeys. He considers himself and average guy with extraordinary experiences.
Currently, Sam works for the Faculty of Business at Simon Fraser University as the Manager, Student Engagement and Recruitment. His role is to enhance the business students experience so they complement their degree and make themselves more marketable. He also recently completed his contract with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Corporation. Sam was the Community Consultation Manager and was responsible for providing public information about the bid and building relationships with the various communities.
Sam completed a nine month leadership program through Leadership Vancouver and in 2002 received the Outstanding Graduate Award. He was a serving member of the Board and the Chair of the Graduate Network Committee. Sam completed his Masters in Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter in England and has a double major in Business Administration and Political Science from SFU. He also has his Human Resources certificate from BCIT and has completed his adult education designation with the Vancouver Community College. He also was a tenor drummer for the BC Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums for almost 10 years. Sam's favorite saying: “Everyone's life is an autobiography, but you have to make yours worth reading!”
ADAM KREEK - Closing Keynote
“Be a Catalyst for Change”
Adam Kreek is a four-time World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur and expert in High Performance.
A self-described “positive realist, ” Adam has spoken to over 100,000 people across North America on topics of achievement, leadership and teambuilding. He powered his way to a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, after a disappointing loss at the Athens Olympic Games of 2004. During his 13 year rowing career, Adam won over 60 medals, 27 in international competition, with 43 of these being gold medal or first place performances. Adam was named Athlete Leader of the year at the 2010 Canadian Sports Awards, a lifetime achievement award presented to an individual who has provided outstanding contributions to sport as a leader advocate, change agent and builder.
Adam is an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play, a Big Brother, a board member of the organization Clean Air Champions, and a Play It Cool Athlete Representative with the David Suzuki Foundation and The Climate Project Canada. Adam serves on the Canadian Olympic Committee, where he supports the goal of spreading the benefits of sport across a broader Canadian society, and works closely with Gold Medal Plates, a key organization raising funds for Olympic athletes in Canada. He holds a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology from Stanford University.
2012 Leadership Conference Session Speakers
NETWORKING AND YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
Social Media & Web Strategist
eXtra Contact (Your One-Stop-Shop for Marketing Solutions)
Are you ready to begin making new connections? Is it time to share with people that you are someone they need to know? There really is no better way than networking, but it can take a lot of your time, energy and effort. What if you could maximize your time by creating a positive and potentially profitable networking experience for yourself? In this session you will learn powerful and proven techniques that work, plus the secret ingredient that will build your greatest asset regardless of what you decide to do in your career and stay with you for the rest of your life. During this interactive time, you will:
- Learn how to optimize YOUR TIME to get the best results from networking both online & offline
- Learn new techniques on how to build the connections you are looking for
- Learn how to turn your new connections into a contact then a transaction.
Tracey is an entrepreneur who built her business and reputation through setting purposeful intentions while networking. She specializes and is successful in creating strategies, utilizing networking, social media, and overall online presence, and implementing these strategies. She knows the right ways to make an impact online. Tracey and the team at eXtra Contact are your “One-Stop-Shop for Online and Offline Marketing Solutions”. Tracey has spoken at the IAAP – FV Chapter, WOW Evening Event, and in classrooms in Vancouver, and the Lower Mainland about the importance of your online presence and “how you show up.” She has helped many business owners expand their reach and their network, by showing them the strategic steps they need to take. Tracey has also been a writer for the Entrepreneurial Woman online magazine.
Principal, Alpina International
Personal Branding Edge
In our highly competitive, transparent and flat world, cultivating positive perceptions is a key factor in professional success! Reputation, visibility and relationships are highly regarded by savvy employers! Realizing your true worth means marketing and showcasing brand YOU in an attractive and organic way that creates powerful first impressions! What feeling do you want people to walk away with when they interact with your brand? You will learn:
- Understanding the Personal Branding concept
- Why Personal Branding is importance for career success in the 21st century
- The art of building and leveraging your Personal Brand.
Teg Brar, MSc. is an innovative educator and a Mentor in the Leaders of Tomorrow Program at the Vancouver Board of Trade. He has taught extensively in the areas of Marketing, Leadership, Personal Development and Hospitality and worked with leading organizations such as the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland and Vancouver Premier College. He is principal at Alpina International, an innovative educational agency and authors Personal Branding Edge, a blog about unleashing the power of Brand You. Teg Brar’s qualifications include a Master of Science Degree from Johnson & Wales University, USA and a Diploma from Ecole Hotelier Cesar Ritz, Switzerland.
LEADERSHIP & CREATIVITY
Educator, Writer, Poet and Therapist; KPU Faculty
This workshop explores—collaboratively, playfully, mindfully—the role of creative work in self-development, learning, and leadership. Through the work of hands—in creative expression, movement, words, music, and other arts—participants in this workshop will reach for the essence of creative endeavour. Using various creative approaches, including those explored in Ross Laird’s best-selling book Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft, the workshop will follow the simple alchemy that begins in the hand as it opens the palm and reaches, with supple fingers, outward. This reaching, in which the hand and heart together grasp the world, is the core of both leadership and creativity.
Ross is a consultant, teacher, writer, and creative artist. He works with educators, counsellors, social service providers, and other purpose-minded folks on a wide variety of projects and initiatives. He is interested in the spaces between things, in the unspoken, in the unexamined and unexpressed. He is also an advocate for personal health, educational renewal, and community development. He enjoys running, woodworking, and many other crafts. Ross has appeared on programs such as CBC's Tapestry, North by Northwest, The Early Edition, Daybreak North, and on the CBC Evening News among others. His first book appeared on Macleans national best-seller list. He was a recipient of the Union Institute's Sussman Award for Academic Excellence for "ultimate academic achievement at the doctoral level." His doctoral dissertation, subsequently adapted into book form as Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft, was shortlisted for the 2001 Governor General's Award (the highest literary award in Canada) and the BC Book Prize. Grain of Truth was voted one of the 100 most important books of 2001 by the Globe and Mail and by Spirituality and Health magazine. Ross was also the recipient of the 1997 Cecilia B. Lamont poetry prize.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT?
BC MLA, Surrey-Panorama
Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government
Stephanie will talk about making an impact while overcoming challenges. When life throws you an obstacle, you have a choice in how you react.
Stephanie Cadieux was appointed Minister of Social Development on September 26, 2011. Until that appointment, she was the Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government and previously served as the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
She is currently the vice chair of the Cabinet Committee on Families First and a member of the Cabinet Committee on Open Government and Engagement, as well as the Planning and Priorities Committee of the Executive Council. Previously, she served as the chair of the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner and was a member of the following committees: Select Standing Committee on Health; Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth; and Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Living with a spinal cord injury since a car accident at the age of 18, she became a strong community advocate for programs to assist people with physical disabilities to achieve their goals and regain independence. In 2007, Stephanie worked with 2010 Legacies Now to develop an Accessible Tourism Plan for BC.
Stephanie was elected MLA for Surrey-Panorama in the 2009 provincial general election. Prior to the election, she worked with the BC Paraplegic Association for eight years, most recently as their director of marketing and development.
SOCIETY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Transportation Engineer - Activist in Society Development
Graduate Student, UBC
The workshop will focus on the three major components of society leadership. It will cover the concepts behind society development, characteristics of society leaders, and the role of strategic planning. The workshop is designed to share the leadership skills and inspiration in a very interactive way including exercises, actual case studies and practical discussions.
Haytham Sadeq is a transportation engineering graduate student at the University of British Columbia. He has worked in several development projects in the Middle East and in Vancouver. His major development projects were concentrated in sociology and how positive and negative thoughts can affect the rise of nations. He had trained hundreds of people in leadership courses and workshops. He shared his experiences in several workshops such as: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Critical Thinking and Decision Making Strategies. He had distinctive experiences in understanding difficult issues in society such as: diversity, citizenship, freedom, and historical & cultural conflicts.
MARKETING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Got skills? Prove it! It’s one thing to develop leadership skills, but it’s quite another to prove to people that you’re worthy of the opportunity to use them. This workshop will teach you how to take the skills you’ve learned and make them marketable in the classroom, in your volunteer commitments, in your current and future workplace.
Mover, maker and real-world shaker—Natasha Jung is always on the go. Throughout her work and volunteer experience, she has developed a strong ability and passion to connect people to organizations, causes and communities through events and marketing initiatives. Natasha has produced events in the higher education, non-profit and entertainment industries, attracting upwards of 15,000 people at a time and have raised tens of thousands of dollars for different causes. Natasha has presented at conferences at SFU, UBC and the Richmond School District on the topic of leadership and is a blogger for Volunteer Richmond’s “Vol’'n Tell” blog. Natasha is also a mentor for Young Women in Business (YWIB) SFU's SOUL Mentorship program. Natasha holds a Bachelor’s in Communications from SFU and currently works as a Marketing Specialist at Deloitte. As an advocate for student leadership development and former Event Coordinator at KPU, Natasha is very much looking forward to the opportunity to connect with KPU students.
LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION—MORE THAN FOOTPRINTS
Manager, Student Engagement and Recruitment, SFU
2011 Mentor of the Year, Leaders of Tomorrow
Through story-telling, Sam will take you on a personal and professional developmental journey to help you build a lasting impression and not just a footprint. There are four key elements that he shares that focus on vision, choices, limitations and persistence. Sam’s signature tag line, “Everyone's life is an autobiography…but make yours worth reading.” is a great place to start from because we are all building our autobiography and it is a reminder that we should challenge ourselves.
Through his tireless work, Sam continues to be committed to the betterment of communities. In 2006, he received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award for leadership and community involvement. His passion is to inspire and motivate others in their personal and professional development through his many adventures and reflections on life's journeys. Currently, Sam works for the Faculty of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) as the Manager, Student Engagement and Recruitment. What does that mean? Well, his role is to enhance the business students experience so they complement their degree and make themselves more marketable. It is about finding the students signature that differentiates them from others. As part of his role, he has mentored and coached hundreds of students ranging from a formal to casual process. His outreach is to speak to students through his many workshops on personal and professional development.
Prior to SFU, he completed his contract with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Corporation (of which he often says, was the most intense and exciting position he will ever have) to get the games to Vancouver. Sam was the Community Consultation Manager and was responsible for providing public information about the bid and building relationships with the various communities. Sam recently completed his Masters in Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter in England. He is also teaching an Organizational Behaviour Theory course on behalf of Simon Fraser University. He has a double major in Business Administration and Political Science from SFU. He also has his Human Resources certificate from BCIT and has completed his adult education designation with the Vancouver Community College. He also completed a nine month leadership program through Leadership Vancouver and in 2002 received the Outstanding Graduate Award. He was a serving member of the Board and the Chair of the Graduate Network Committee.
MAKE YOUR MARK, GLOBALLY!!
Wanna Trade It
You are a leader and you are capable of making a difference in your locality. However, you would like to make a difference on a global scale. You aren’t sure where to start from and how to start. You question yourself sometimes if you can really change the world. You wonder what concepts and tools should you start researching and learning about. In addition, you ponder how today’s world is different from the world of previous generations. However, you then ask yourself one very important question: Why should I care in the first place about making a difference?
In this workshop, we will attempt to answer the above questions. We will explore a few concepts in regards to social media’s influence and how can that help you leverage effort and time. We will explore some team management concepts that you need to keep in mind before you embark on your adventure of change. Also, we will look at political and economical methodologies that can turn a situation upside down for a better world. In addition, we will look at some contemporary personalities that have changed the world and explore some current issues you can potentially work on. Come to the session fully excited and ready to participate. Bring your critical thinking and reasoning skills. This workshop might change your vision and make you a different person.
Mustafa Abousaleh had spent many hours in the past 10 years working with various local, national and international organizations with various interests and objectives. He held various leadership positions ranging from a volunteer to a president, and that gave him tremendous skills and experience in team dynamics, conflict resolution and revival of inactive entities. Due to his interest in world political and humanitarian issues, Mustafa had the opportunity to meet and learn from individuals who are making a real difference in the world.
With the current global phenomenons, Mustafa had been working on international projects and campaigns. He has built an international network of influential leaders and activists. This experience has given Mustafa the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of large teams management, social media utilization, public relations, and political and social change. Mustafa graduated from the University of British Columbia in Electrical Engineering with a biomedical specialization. This year, he started a unique program at the University of Victoria that combines Masters of engineering with practical technology entrepreneurship experience. While finishing his undergraduate degree, Mustafa interacted with many successful leaders in the business world.
BECOMING A LEADER IN SOCIAL MEDIA
In this session, I will talk about how I got started in social media and share with you things I've learned along the way. Social media is such a hot topic in today's world. Whether you're on it for personal use or for business, there's no denying that it plays a big role in our society. I will share my thoughts on how you can become a leader on social media, and how you might be able to land a social media job.
Dennis Pang is the CEO of Popcorn and Motive8 Media. Popcorn is a boutique social media and PR firm that works specifically with restaurants. Motive8 Media is a web development and Internet Marketing agency that services SMB’s across all industries. Dennis has an education background in Web development as well as a BBA, and has over a decade of Internet Marketing experience under his belt.
NEXT STEPS! TOWARD A FULFILLED LIFE
KPU Faculty (Accounting) and Certified Coaching Professional
This is an interactive session where attendees will have the opportunity to identify for themselves what it is that they want to accomplish in their lives. This includes defining personal values. What is my dream? What have I always wanted to do? Who do I want to be? What is necessary for me to be fully engaged in my life? Other areas covered include an awareness of what is stopping us from living a fulfilled life and Making It Happen—a commitment to next steps toward the life we want to lead.
Helen Vallée is a passionate and enthusiastic faculty member at KPU. She teaches both financial and managerial accounting to students in the BBA – Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Human Resource programs. Additionally, as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, she works with students and faculty to identify academic and career paths that lead toward living a fulfilled life.
SCENARIO PLANNING: THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN—THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE!
Wade Deisman & Ariana Arguello
Scenario Planning: ‘The future is uncertain’—‘the only constant is change’—‘you never know what will happen’. Although we all quite routinely engage in ‘scenario-driven’ thinking about the future—‘what will I do if such and such happens, or alternatively, if such and such happens instead’—we typically only do so with only the shortest of time frames in mind, and we seldom do so in a disciplined, focused, and systematic way. Were we to envision a longer time frame, however, and to follow a methodology that allowed us to think and talk together about what the future holds in a more reflective way, we would quickly begin to see some of the powerful effects of what has become known as scenario-based planning. This session will show how scenario planning enables us to navigate a middling course between two polar extremes with respect to the future: fatalism (a belief/disposition toward the future that says ‘it’s out of my hands’) and voluntarism (an approach that says I am the sole and exclusive agent in determining what the future will be like). You will have an opportunity to develop a nuts and bolts understanding of this approach and to apply it (in a very hands-on way) to your own organization—or, alternatively—to your own life.
KPU Criminology Faculty
National Security Working Group Newsblog
Wade Deisman is the Chair of the Department of Criminology at KPU where he teaches courses in criminological theory, policing, security and intelligence. Prior to moving to the lower mainland, he was a Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa and the Director of the Ottawa-based National Security Working Group.
Dr. Deisman’ s understanding of leadership is based on a long and wide ranging resume of professional experiences working on one of the most pressing challenges confronting Canada today: criminal justice reform. In this context, he worked with the Mayor’s Task Force on Safer Cities in Edmonton, with the Atlantic Institute of Criminology in Halifax, and with the Law Commission of Canada in Ottawa. The author of a number of scholarly articles and reports, and the co-editor of a volume which explores shifts in the Canadian security gradient after 9/11, Dr. Deisman has also provided research and consulting services for government agencies ranging from the RCMP to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Dr. Deisman is an outspoken advocate of criminal justice reform, and an ardent believer in the power of public engagement and community-oriented leadership. He is a frequent commentator in the news and television media, and has appeared in a range of programs including: CBC’s Canada Now, Question Period, The National, Canada AM, CTV Newsnet, The Current, Dispatches, BC Today, Ontario Today, Ottawa Morning, Global National, A-Channel and CPAC.
Manager, Strategic Planning, KPU Institutional Analysis & Planning
Ariana Arguello works at KPU in the department of Office of Planning & Accountability as Manager of Strategic Planning. Her major foci are: organizational development, strategic planning, evaluation and assessment, and applied research to support decision making. More recently, she has started teaching statistics in the KPU Melville School of Business. Ariana has an Economics degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Prior to coming to KPU, she worked in the United States Department of Commerce helping American companies enter the B.C. market and in Chile evaluating the socio-economic impact of a mega infrastructure project on indigenous communities. She is on the KPU Board of Governors and the KPU Foundation Board of Directors.
INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
Colleen McGoff Dean
KPU Faculty (Accounting) and Certified Coaching Professional
To be an effective leader, you must be an effective communicator in a variety of situations, including public speaking. Yet for many, public speaking presents a challenge unlike any other. In this interactive workshop, come learn what it takes to be an effective speaker, learn how to manage nervousness, and find out how to build on skills you already have to develop communication competence and confidence.
Colleen McGoff Dean has taught and facilitated workshops on oral communication and presentation skills in Canada and the U.S. for nearly 30 years. She has worked with college and university students, faculty, professionals, community groups, and even taught public speaking at a maximum security prison. Colleen has a Master’s degree from the University of Washington in Speech Communication and Education. She also has nearly 20 years' experience as a facilitator and facilitator trainer. One other note: Participant feedback from Colleen's sessions at past conferences has been universally one thing: “Excellent!”
YOU MUST BE CHOKING! A NEW TAKE ON PUBLIC-SPEAKING ANXIETY
Counsellor, KPU Faculty
You’ve worked hard on a presentation and know your material inside and out, but you're still sweating bullets. Imagining your audience in their underwear doesn't seem to work, and neither does telling yourself to "calm down". So what does? In this interactive session, you'll learn about the root causes of public-speaking anxiety and evidence-based strategies to allow you to perform your best in front of an audience.
Wendy has been a Counsellor at KPU since 1997 and has developed a special interest in anxiety in all its forms. In individual and group sessions, she has worked with hundreds of students whose educational and social experiences have been negatively affected by anxiety—from excessive worry, panic attacks and shyness to test and of course public-speaking anxiety. Wendy wants you to know that anxiety is treatable and that even a few sessions of counselling can make a big difference.
IMPROMPTU PUBLIC SPEAKING COMING THROUGH WHEN YOU’RE ON THE SPOT
Colleen McGoff Dean
KPU Faculty, Professional Communications Exper
Effective leaders are effective communicators—even when they're on the spot! In this interactive workshop, you will learn several approaches to speaking with confidence and clarity even when you have little or no time to prepare.
Colleen McGoff Dean has taught and facilitated workshops on oral communication and presentation skills in Canada and the U.S. for nearly 30 years. She has worked with college and university students, faculty, professionals, community groups, and even taught public speaking at a maximum security prison. Colleen has a Master’s degree from the University of Washington in Speech Communication and Education. She also has nearly 20 years’ experience as a facilitator and facilitator trainer. She has designed and facilitated workshops for academic and community groups in presentation skills, conflict resolution, and teamwork and group dynamics. Colleen is also a trained facilitator for Appreciative Inquiry and Instructional Skills Workshops.
TAKING RISKS AND MAKING STRATEGIC DECISIONS
Commissioner, Vancouver Park Board; KPU Alumni
Trevor will share stories and experiences about how unexpected opportunities yield amazing results. Trevor will analyze risk-taking and its effects, why taking risks is important and what to watch out for. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to achieve their goals through making smart, strategic decisions.
Trevor Loke was elected as Vancouver Park Board Commissioner on November 19, 2011; upon election he became the youngest elected official in the history of Vancouver. In his role Trevor sits on the Vancouver City Planning Commission and LGBTQ Advisory Committee; he is also the official liaison to the Britannia Community Centre, Jericho Sailing Centre, Mount Pleasant Community Centre, and Roundhouse Arts and Community Centre.
Trevor is a not-for-profit professional, with a background in marketing, communications and fundraising. He has worked for a number of organizations including the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia; he is also the co-founder of United Against Gang Violence. In his spare time, Trevor is a goaltender with The Cutting Edges Hockey Club.
BUSINESS MENTORING—A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE AND A MENTOR’S POINT OF VIEW
Dorothy Bootle & David Feldhaus
Green Tech Exchange
Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé).
- A student’s perspective on effectively leveraging mentorship as part of professional or personal development efforts
- A mentor’s perspective on what level of commitment, time and resources is expected
- What kind of high value benefits will be provided to the protégé
- Useful templates and tools to be used during the mentorship process and beyond
- Methods for finding the right mentor
- Best practices for managing the mentor relationship
- How to build a wider network of contacts
- How to gain access to events and organizations that will help career development
- Skills for how to successfully communicate at the executive level
Green Tech Exchange
Dorothy has a Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia. Dorothy is originally from Kamloops and now lives and works Vancouver. Dorothy’s passion and curiosity about energy, building sustainable communities and green/clean technology keeps her busy as a Program Coordinator with the GreenTech Exchange, a member of BC Women in Energy and as part of the Youth Challenge International team dedicated to building communities in Costa Rica. Her current project supports the rapid global movement towards Greentech - technologies and enterprises that create positive environmental impact. Dorothy connects Greentech professionals to a growing contingent of entrepreneurs, investors, government partners, and industry leaders at the GreenTech Exchange (GTEx).
Green Tech Exchange
As part of building sustainable communities, David is focused on improving transportation. As advocate for electric mobility in Canada he is working with governments, companies, and fleet managers to support the use of electric vehicles. By combining his work experience with software companies and clean tech firms David is also working on the next big leap forward inside every vehicle on the road today - telematics. Changing how we get from A- B.
David is a mentor, investing in people and angel investor clean tech companies.
STORIES, INFLUENCE AND OUTCOMES
Senior Communications Strategist, Renu Bakshi Communications
Renu Bakshi Communications
Renu will share some of her own journey and observations related to life in journalism and the media. Find out what helped and hindered along the way, and how she came to make her own mark in the field and her community. Bring your own questions of course since Renu will give you that opportunity!
Renu spent 21 years as a TV and print journalist, the last 13 as an anchor, reporter and producer at CTV British Columbia. She understands the issues people care about, the factors that sway opinions, and how stories can shape outcomes. Renu’s professional work now involves sharing clients’ visions, core values and messages with stakeholders and the community. Renu is a true story-teller.
2012 Spotlight on Student Leadership
How to put the YOU in University
Kassandra Linklater, 3rd year BA Political Science
No Excuses, No Explanations
Alexandra Devitt, 3rd year Criminology
Faculty Advisor: Joan Nesbitt
Getting our Fight Back
Nick Harvey, 4th year Criminology
Faculty Advisor: Joan Nesbitt
Achieving Success in the ENTR Practicum
Geoff Woolley, Mike Baxter & Bryan Fisher; 4th year BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership
Faculty Advisor: Carlos Calao
Leadership Through Philanthropy
Michael Chang, 2nd year BBA Accounting
Faculty Advisor: Joel Whittemore
The “Others”—Living the System through the Guys Inside
Poster & Oral Presentation
Isabel Scheuneman Scott, 4th year Criminology
Faculty Advisor: Jane Miller-Ashton
The Dangers of Modern Media in Making Decisions
Denny Hollick, 3rd year Business
How to Form a Student Club at KPU
Poster & Oral Presentation
Scott Jacobsen, 2nd year Psychology/Philosophy
Advisor: Jean McKendry
Rock Whatcha Got: Building self-esteem in youth and young adults
Poster & Oral Presentation
Abbey Ratcliff, 4th year Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Ross Laird
Community Mental Health: An Outreach Project
Justin McGregor, 4th year Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Jocelyn Lymburner
Cognitive Dissonance in British Columbia Schools
Gurpreet Singh, 4th year Psychology
Faculty Advisor: David Burns
AIESEC Student Leadership Opportunities
Hardeep Sikhu, Steven Vu & Arvind Kang