TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - That's one of the critical questions being asked and answered as private and public sector business leaders and experts come together to discuss leadership capacity in Canadian organizations at Leadership 2009: Developing Strategic Management Capacity, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions.
"As Canada starts moving beyond the recession, now is the time to get leadership right," says Vince Molinaro, Managing Director of KnightsbridgeMICA. "To be successful, Canadian business must maintain their leadership capacity over the long-term and at all levels with the right leaders in place, with the right skills, experience and tools they need to get the job done," he continued.
"Many leadership positions in Canada are currently held by baby boomers, who will be retiring in the near future. Is the next generation ready and equipped to lead Canadian business into the future?" asks Liane Davey, Principal, KnightsbridgeMICA. "If the answer is no, then we need to discuss what we have to do to fix it. That's why Knightsbridge partnered with the Conference Board to explore the current state of business leadership in Canada."
All delegates and guest speakers are being asked to complete a survey prepared by Knightsbridge before they attend the conference to get their current views on the state of Canadian business leadership and what their organizations are, or should be, doing to respond. The answers will be presented and discussed during the two-day conference.
When: December 7- 8, 2009
Who: Vince Molinaro, Managing Director, KnightsbridgeMICA, and Liane
M. Davey, Principal, KnightsbridgeMICA, will open the
conference by exploring what leadership is, what it means to
you and its role in your organization, Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Catharine A. Larkin, Director, KnightsbridgeMICA, will discuss
how to improve results with inspirational leadership, Monday at
Courtney Pratt, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region
Research Alliance, and Author, Into the Blast Furnace: The
Forging of a CEO's Conscience, will deliver the keynote
presentation, Making Tough Decisions in a Tough Environment,
Monday at 12:15 p.m.
Ron J. McKerlie, Deputy Minister, Associate Secretary to
Cabinet, and Member, Executive Development Committee,
Government of Ontario, will discuss the challenges of
developing leadership in the Ontario Public Service, Monday at
Insights and perspectives from Canadian leaders, including:
Alberta G. Cefis, Executive Vice-President and
Head, Global Transaction Banking, Scotiabank
Paul Douglas, Chief Executive Officer,
PCL Constructors Inc.
Justin R. Fogarty, Partner, Davis LLP
Hari K. Panday, President and Chief Executive
Officer, North American Region, ICICI Wealth
Where: Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay St., Toronto
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/09-0187/default.aspx
This event is presented in partnership with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, and sponsored by the Institute of Corporate Directors, bullfrogpower, and zerofootprint.
As Canada's fastest growing human capital consulting firm, Knightsbridge helps organizations strengthen the capability of their leaders and employees to deliver results. Integrated teams of specialists in the areas of Leadership Capacity, Executive Search, People Productivity and Career Transition work seamlessly to diagnose and deliver on your organization's unique human capital needs, ensuring you have the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
Media must register in advance.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
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