On May 21 and 22 in Montreal, businesspeople and organization leaders are invited to attend the first large-scale event on issues of trust in organizations. Hosted by the Institute for Trust in Organizations and moderated by Jean-François Lépine, the Summit will feature world-renowned speakers.
MONTREAL, May 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Institute for Trust in Organizations (ICO), a non-profit established by a group of seasoned professionals, will host the first International Summit on Trust in Organizations in Montreal on May 21 and 22. A catalyst for reflection and exchanges, the event will serve to educate leaders about the concept of trust at a time when many sectors in Quebec are experiencing a lack of trust (according to data from Léger Marketing).
Becoming a trust-building leader
"We are honored to have Mr. Jean-François Lépine as the moderator for the first edition of the International Summit on Trust in Organizations and to be able to offer leaders and professionals from all industries a high-caliber event," says Donald Riendeau Esq., CEO of ICO and a lawyer and specialist in ethics, governance and trust.
According to an ICO study from 2013, 83% of Quebecois feel that Quebec's climate of trust has deteriorated over the past ten years. But 97% believe that it is important or very important that company leaders work to improve trust among their employees, and 95% feel they should build relationships of trust with their customers, suppliers and other partners. The Summit is the perfect place for business leaders to learn to build those relationships of trust.
"What is a trusted leader? How do you handle a loss of trust? Can trust be rebuilt? These are some of the topics that will be addressed during the event," says Mr. Riendeau. "According to ICO, trust is the most powerful lever an organization can use to obtain expected results. The purpose of the Summit is to give attendees the tools they need to be able to integrate trust into their organization's current business and activities in a practical manner."
Around fifteen high-profile speakers—some from Quebec, others from the international scene—will speak on strategies, best practices and organizations that have distinguished themselves in matters of trust. Speakers include Minister Robert Poëti, Vanessa Hall, Hervé Sérieyx, Andreas Pohlmann, Rob Peters, Dennis and Michelle Reina, René Rouleau, Michel Nadeau, Denis Gallant Esq., Diane Lemieux, Suzanne Blanchet, Christian Latreille, François Casgrain Esq., Diane Gareau Esq., Caroline Néron, Ève Laurier and Luc Durand.
If you would like to attend but have a packed schedule, watch this clip of Jean-François Lépine: https://youtu.be/TF4r4KIj29I
To register or learn more, visit the Summit website at http://institutdelaconfiance-sommet.org/.
About the Institute for Trust in Organizations
The Institute for Trust in Organizations (ICO) is an independently funded non-profit established in 2013 in Montreal. Its mission is to "assist in the development and promotion of a climate of trust in Quebecois organizations and society." ICO is a catalyst for movers and shakers in Quebec and wants to launch and strengthen a movement that will allow the Quebec of 2025 to stand out as a trusted society.
About Donald Riendeau Esq.
Donald Riendeau Esq. is co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Trust in Organizations (ICO). In the eight years before the creation of the Institute, Mr. Riendeau worked as a lawyer and specialist in ethics and governance. He has helped presidents, CEOs and boards of directors develop and implement governance strategies and ethical management frameworks. He was also an ethics consultant for various public and private organizations, including the Commission de la construction du Québec. More than 10,000 participants have attended his workshops (Barreau du Québec, Ordre des CPA, Ordre des pharmaciens, Ordre des ingénieurs, COMAQ, FQM, AQESSS, IGOPP, etc.).
About Jean-François Lépine
One of Canada's best journalists, Jean-François Lépine is now an international analyst, speaker and associate of communications and government affairs at Avistra International Inc. He is also chairman of the Observatoire sur le Moyen-Orient et l'Afrique du Nord at the Université du Québec à Montréal and a member of the Conseil de Montréal International. Foreign correspondent for Radio Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Peking, Paris and Jerusalem from 1982 to 1990, he is known as a great analyst and communicator. Since 1990, he has hosted and created some of Radio Canada's best current affairs programs such as ENJEUX, LE POINT, ZONE LIBRE and more recently, the international news show UNE HEURE SUR TERRE, which was also aired on TV-5 Monde. He has won several awards for his excellent work as both a correspondent and moderator. Married and a father of two children, Jean-François Lépine was appointed Officer of The Order of Canada in June 2012.
SOURCE Institut de la confiance dans les organisations
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For further information: For interview requests: Emmanuelle Giasson, Cell: 514 781-5035; Source: Institute for Trust in Organizations (ICO), http://institutdelaconfiance.org/