Executive Sessions

All sessions held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre 716A, unless otherwise indicated.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Executive Welcome and Working with Your Board of Directors
Monday, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

A strong and healthy partnership between a board of directors and executive leadership is vitally important to the success of an organization. However, this relationship can be both rewarding and challenging. Discover the strategies, tools, and interpersonal skills essential to developing and maintaining a meaningful and results driven partnership.



BootCamp Session 1&2: Negotiation Training
Monday, 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM



Executive Keynote: The Power of Healthy Tension – Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values
Tuesday, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Often leaders have a clear vision but fail to live it out. They get stuck because of conflicting values, division within the team, and resistance to change. The Power of Healthy Tension helps leaders get unstuck by providing a simple 4-step framework that allows them to unite their team, spark change, and achieve their goals.



The Power of Healthy Tension Workshop
Tuesday, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

This session builds off the Executive Keynote, and provides attendees with practical takeaways of how to best implement servant leadership practices to benefit the teams at their venues.



Incentives: Is ROIncentives really possible?
Wednesday, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Have you ever asked yourself, “Will any of the incentive programs ever work?” A great question that needs a great answer in order to help increase the probability that you will achieve the ROI you want from employee incentive programs. In this session, we’ll discuss how to get the ROI you need from incentive methods. We’ll discuss various aspects of incentive programs, such as:

  • When should incentives begin?
  • How do I choose how?
  • Tangible vs. Intangible incentives
  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative metrics to gauge results

We will cover the pitfalls to avoid, as well as, simple steps to follow as soon as you get back to work. Bring your questions and incentive program success stories to share.



Creating the Right Corporate Culture
Wednesday, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

How would you rate the culture of your organization today and the level of engagement of your employees?



Get Off My Lawn! Managing Across the Generations
Wednesday, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

It's main event time! Do NOT attend this session if you're afraid of hilarity, truth, and introspection! We've reached out to the superstars of IAVM with some very simple (and not so simple) questions regarding motivation, recognition, and expectations across the generations. The answers may surprise you, and you will be asked to help present them! Perhaps we're all making too much of generational stereotypes? Or perhaps those stereotypes are ALL TOO REAL. Come and be amazed!



Diversity and Inclusion: More Than Just Agenda Items
Wednesday, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Today's employees have a much higher level of expectation on their employer that their personal needs are being addressed. These include working environment, ongoing educational development, compensation, and work/life balance. They want to be constantly reminded of what a great company they work for and that their time future career development is in good hands, In this session, we will delve into building or enhancing your company's culture and what best practices you might introduce to ensure their success.


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