How to Destroy Your Reputation in 15 Minutes

Action Deep Dive
Crisis Communications Bootcamp
June 15th, 2018; 9 AM (start) to about 5 PM
Communitech (151 Charles Street West, Kitchener ON N2G 1H6)
Room: Charles Xavier Room

It can take years to build a reputation and only minutes to destroy it. And, never has this reality been more pointed than in today’s 24-hour news cycle where getting it first often trumps getting it right — and where a small, unsubstantiated piece of information can catch fire on social media, taking on a life of its own.

This workshop is for CEO’s, Board Chairs and senior executives because they’re the ones who are going to be making the crucial decisions in the event of a communications crisis. Participants will be led through a series of crisis communications best practices, see stories that have worked and those that have failed — and then work in teams through an actual real-time mock communications crisis for maximum learning effect.

Featuring crisis communications experts:

Jeff Chatterton, Previous Chief of Staff for Member of Parliament and Founder of CrisisTether

Conway Fraser, Previous Gemini Award-winning CBC journalist and Co-principal, CrisisTether

For a limited time, Inside enabling ideas® subscribers receive $50 off the general admission list price of $495 CAD.

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May 20, 2018: CanAm Now, Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 12:45 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, NY.

The Region’s Premier Cross-Border Business Summit, featuring cross-border success stories and best practices followed by an amazing networking party with over 150 like-mined business leaders from both sides of the border.

enabling ideas® Chairman Blair Severn will be facilitating a CEO’s discussion featuring;

Mishka Balsom, President & CEO, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
Keanin Loomis, President & CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Breakout Sessions
Featuring Cross-Border Success Stories from US & Canada
Each breakout session will have multiple topics to choose from (Bring colleagues to split up and maximize key takeaways!)
Featured Content (Check here for more information!)
Growing Beyond Borders: Immigration for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Networking Party
Enjoy a top shelf open bar and gourmet food with like-minded business leaders from both sides of the border. Deepen relationships and make new connections with cross-border colleagues

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August 17, 2017: Growth Decoded, Buffalo, New York, United States

Viaduct, experts in helping startup companies grow, held an event, Growth Decoded, at Dig in Buffalo’s Innovation Center, featuring Blair Severn, Chairman of enabling ideas®.

From his renowned ‘Mobilize Results’ program, Blair demonstrated how to unscramble the complexities of a growth strategy to a simple set of mobilizing decisions. The result being a definitive focus that transforms a company from a place of ‘hope to’ achieve growth, to ‘expect to’ achieve growth by design.

The audience was introduced to an understanding of; Where growth comes from, Achieving growth by design and Mobilizing growth results.

Viaduct, a new venture from Superior Group was created to “deliver real value to the startup ecosystem as a one-stop talent solution provider to entrepreneurs” says Scott Stenclik CEO of Superior Group. Viaduct Managing Director, Johan Klarin, a serial entrepreneur himself added, “Viaduct understands entrepreneurs’ needs having imbedded ourselves in the community through strategic relations with 43N, Bright Buffalo, Invest Buffalo Niagara, Launch NY, and enabling ideas®”.

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April 26, 2017: 2017 CanAm Now, Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Presented by enabling ideas members Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Berardi Immigration Law, in cooperation with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the 2017 CanAm Now event is Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s premier cross-border business development and hot topic forum.

Bringing together key leaders and stakeholder from both sides of the border to:

  • Capitalize on the economic potential of the international golden horseshoe
  • Connect people interested in expanding cross-border business
  • Educate and discuss border-wide issues, problems and needs
  • Three Keynotes on Exporting

    A New York perspective
    An Ontario perspective
    Best practices

    Two breakout sessions (Choose from 3 tracks)

    Goods – The art of importing and exporting
    Business – Nuances of a cross-border business – Acquisitions, subsidiaries and partnerships
    People – Moving employees legally and efficiently across the border

    The event is being endorsed and sponsored by the enabling ideas® Community of experts. “With enabling ideas® being an organization that is about transforming ideas, opportunities, strategies and plans into core competencies, actions and results, we are pleased to support Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s efforts in further growing bi-national economic prosperity” says Blair Severn Chairman, enabling ideas®.

    *All attendees receive a complimentary listing in the NEW international online business directory, designed to foster bi-national business development throughout the year.

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    April 24 – April 26, 2017: Great Lakes Economic Forum, Detroit-Windsor, USA-Canada

    The Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to host their third Great Lakes Economic Forum. This conference will bring together hundreds of senior decision makers and influencers from industry executives, government officials, leading academics and members of the NGO Community.

    Be among senior-level attendees from both Canada and the US networking with decision makers, learning from business leaders and experts, and helping to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of this bi-national economic region.

    Keynotes by:

  • Anthony J. Scriffignano, SVP Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Bruce Heyman, Former United States Ambassador to Canada
  • Doug Porter, CFA, Chief Economist and Managing Partner, BMO Financial Group
  • James Blanchard, Former Governor of Michigan and U.S. Ambassador to Canada
  • Dr. Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University
  • William Testa, Vice President and Director of Regional Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • The event is being endorsed and sponsored by the enabling ideas® Community of experts. "With enabling ideas® being an organization that is about transforming ideas,
    opportunities, strategies and plans into core competencies, actions and results, we are pleased to support the Council of Great Lakes Region's efforts in further growing bi-national economic prosperity" says Blair Severn Chairman, enabling ideas®.

    As a guest of enabling ideas® use Promo Code EI2017 for a 10% savings.

    Click here for more information

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