2007 EXCELLENCE in Management and Leadership Series

Vanguard Facilitators

PO Box 28058
Regina SK S4N 7L1
Tel: (306) 566-9304 ( cst )

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Vanguard Facilitators would like to invite you to participate in the “2007 Excellence in Management Leadership Series” where you will learn practical strategies and valuable insights from today’s top leaders and leading edge thinkers.

Space is limited so please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat. You can register by calling (306) 566-9304 or via email to leadership@vanguard-facilitators.ca. You may also fill out the registration form below and submit by fax or email.
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Regina Session Dates, Times, Presenters & Location:
6-Dec 8:00AM~12:00    
         Michael Useem - Reaching the Go-Point    
  Clayton Christensen - Create New Growth Businesses in a Risk-Minimizing Environment    
13-Dec 8:00AM~12:00
  Kimball & Mareen Fisher - Leading High-Performance Virtual Teams    
  John Kotter - Leading Change    
Both sessions will be held at the Assiniboia Club. Please  pre-register to ensure we have materials ready.

The main speakers for this WINTER's sessions are:

Michael Useem

Reaching the Go-Point

Thursday, Dec 6, 2007
8:00 am-9:30 am
7:30 breakfast provided

Moments of decision are those times when an individual, team or organization faces the choice of going one way or another. These decisions eventually come down to a Go Point which is that moment when the information has been gathered, the pros and cons have been weighed and the time has come to get off of the fence. Such decisions are the heart of leadership and a main driver of organizational performance.

Participants in this program will learn:

  • how to master the art and science of being decisive when the consequences are big
  • the capabilities required for making good and
    timely decisions
  • the importance of building a network of trusted counsellors and considering the future when making important decisions
  • through a diverse group of stories what was in the heads of a diverse group of leaders at their moment of truth and revealing how they made decisions when the stakes were high
  • the lessons leaders can apply to their own
    situations when analyzing the outcomes of
    their own decisions

Michael Useem is the Director of the Center of Leadership and Change and a professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of
several books on leadership and decision making including his latest best seller, The Go-Point: When It's Time to Decide. His other books include The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All, How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win, and Upward Bound: Nine Original Accounts of How Business Leaders Reached Their Summits. Professor Useem has consulted with a wide range of companies and government agencies on four continents include Bell Atlantic, Hewlett-Packard, Merrill Lynch, and the United Nations. Each year he organizes a leadership trek to
Mount Everest for graduates of Wharton's MBA program designed to bring participants into a setting where they can learn from the experiences of others whose leadership was on the line.

Clayton Christensen

How to Create New Growth Businesses in a Risk-Minimizing Environment

Thursday, Dec 6, 2007
9:40 am-11:10 am

Can innovation be managed?  While many long perceived innovation to be random, research by Professor Christensen
suggests that successful innovations adhere to a basic pattern. Managers that learn the principles behind the pattern can spot seemingly invisible opportunities which can lead to growth and
innovation. This will allow managers to create new growth businesses while continuing to flawlessly execute their current core ones.

Participants in this program will learn:

  • about the power and methodology of disruptive innovation
  • how to create new growth businesses
  • how to balance the allocations of resources across projects that sustain the heath of current businesses and those that create new ones
  • how to create the products that customers demand
  • struggle to build great teams and what you can do to replicate your best teams.

Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School His research and teaching interests center on the management of
technological innovation, developing organizational capabilities, and finding new markets for new technologies. A seasoned entrepreneur, Christensen has founded three successful companies. CPS Corporation, is an advanced materials manufacturing company that he founded with several MIT professors. Innosight is a consulting and training company focused on problems of strategy, innovation, and growth that
Christensen founded with several of his former students. Innosight Capital is a venture capital firm focusing on disruptive innovations in the health care market. In 1982 Professor Christensen was named a White House Fellow, and served as assistant to U.S. Transportation Secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole. He is author or co-author of five books including the best sellers, The Innovator's Dilemma; The Innovator's Solution, and Seeing What's Next.

Kimball and
Mareen Fisher

Leading High-
Virtual Teams

Thursday, Dec 13, 2007
8:00 am-9:30 am
7:30 Breakfast provided

Today's global companies conduct business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 6 different continents. Today's teams do not share an office, floor or even a zip code but cross space, time and cultural boundaries. What are the challenges faced by leaders of these virtual teams? More importantly what are the solutions available to maximize a leader's effectiveness in allowing these teams to function seamlessly around the clock and around the world. In this program Kimball and Mareen Fisher will share the expertise collected from consulting with some of the world's finest global companies.

Participants in this program will learn:

  • what are the six types of virtual teams
  • how do you determine which type of team you have
  • how to best select team members and management methods for each team
  • how to build trust and manage performance

Kimball and Mareen Fisher are the co-founders of The Fisher Group. Kimball is an internationally acknowledged authority on leadership and teams and has consulted with some of the finest corporations across the globe. Kimball's career began as a manager for Procter and Gamble. He was the first recipient of BYU's prestigious William G. Dyer Outstanding Alumni Award for significant contributions to the field of Organizational Behavior. Mareen has been selected as an honoured member of the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs. She is also a member of the Socio-Technical Systems Roundtable. They are the author or co-author of
numerous critically acclaimed books including The Distance Manager, The Distributed Mind and Leading Self Directed Work Teams.


John Kotter

Leading Change

Thursday, Dec 13, 2007
9:40 am-11:10 am

As the pace of change continues to accelerate, successful companies will need leaders from all
levels to react to and steer the organization through the bevy of challenges it will face. Companies will be affected by such factors as technological changes, globalization, mergers &
acquisitions, and the need to transform a corporate culture. Professor Kotter will share his insights from 20 years or research and real world experience on leading change. In his latest release, Our Iceberg is Melting, John Kotter combines this research with the power of a fable to produce a work that can be a valuable tool for those at all levels

Participants in this program will learn:

  • the eight step change process to successfully effect organizational transformations
  • the most common barriers faced by those driving change in an organization
  • what individuals and companies should be doing to succeed in a constantly changing world
  • why 7 of 10 change events fail and the reasons behind the ones that do succeed

Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter is the author of 15 books and is widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on leadership and change. His has been the premier voice on how the best organizations actually "do" change. John Kotter's bestseller Leading Change has outlined an actionable, 8-step process for implementing successful transformations and has become the change bible for managers around the world. Business Week magazine rated Kotter the #1 "leadership guru" in America based on a survey they conducted of over 500 different companies. His newest work released September 2006, Our Iceberg Is Melting, puts the 8-step process within an allegory, making it accessible to the broad range of people needed to effect major organizational transformations.

Jim Roscoe,
Facilitation Leader

Following the 90-minute presentations, Jim will facilitate a live, 60-minute session to deepen your under-standing and help apply the material to your work environment.

Jim has over 10 years experience in corporate training and development and is an IAF Certified ® Professional Facilitator.

Pricing and Registration :

Single Date:

  • Single tickets = $189 + GST
  • Block of 10 Tickets = $1,729 + GST

Full Series (2 Session) Discount:

  • Single tickets = $349 + GST
  • Block of 10 Tickets = $3,429 + GST

For more details, see www.vanguard-facilitators.ca/leadership.php .

Register via email or mail or call (306) 566-9304 or fax to (866) 605-2276.

The highest quality, most flexible, and cost-effective management and leadership training solution your organization can buy!

The world-class speakers are just the beginning. The Excellence in Management & Leadership Series is designed and supported with a Participant Guide and Facilitator Guide that provide numerous tools, resources, and learning activities to ensure real take-away value for your participants.
World-Class Faculty
Bring valuable content, insight, and perspective from world-renowned presenters at a fraction of the cost to hire them directly.
An unbelievably low total cost per person allows you to get maximum bang for your buck with exceptional program quality.
Timely & Convenient 90-minute, highly relevant learning experience that can occur in your conference room, at your desktop and/or at home LIVE or on your own time.
Integration with Existing Programs
Many of our clients use the broadcasts as an integral part of their own management and leadership programs, combining them with additional live programs or developmental activities.

Registration Details:
EXCELLENCE in Management and Leadership Series

Thank you for choosing Vanguard Facilitators. You may register for any of our upcoming Leadership Events by phone, mail or e-mail. Please click on the following link to download a registration form:

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Ticket Prices:

Individual Event: $189 per person / $1,089 for Corporate Block of 10
Series (4 Events): $349 per person / $1,989 for Corporate Block of 10
GST will be added to above prices.

Ticket Prices Include The Following:

  • Program Manual in PDF format
  • Food & Beverages
  • Certificate of Achievement for attending the Full Series, available upon request


Registration Policy:
Payment must be received upon registration by Cash or Cheque (payable to Vanguard Facilitators). Call for credit card payment details. Substitutions are welcome at any time up to two (2) days PRIOR to the event date(s).

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Full refunds, less a $50 administration fee, will be available up to 10 business
days prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received within 10 business days prior to the event will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event.

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