Leadership Development Summit for Senior Management

The objective of the Leadership Summit is to skillfully develop high performing individuals in the recreation facility industry so that they can better manage and lead their teams and organizations.  The training will address core competency development, provide practical guidance using real-life scenarios and provide time for reflection and learning from others. 

A detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of facility management is essential for anyone looking to thrive in this field. Gather with facility managers from the Atlantic Region for a two-day summit with some of the best leaders and educators in facility management.  

2022 Leadership Summit Program

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer for the Province of Nova Scotia.

Fear Not, Your Insurance Broker is here to help

Ed Nix – BF Lorenzetti

Whether we like it or not, insurance is part of the recreation facility manager’s daily life. But knowing the ins and outs of your insurance policies may not be at the forefront of that experience. This session will explore, in detail the top 5 things facility managers should always do when it comes to insurance. But, and perhaps more importantly, it will also cover the top 5 things you should never do when it comes to insurance.

Events…know exactly what you’re getting into

Grant MacDonald

Grant has over 30 years of event experience and will share the behind-the-scenes workings of how major events come to be. Usually, these events don’t fall from the sky, so facility managers need to learn what it takes to bring a major event to their town or city. Not every municipality is created equal and despite what a feasibility study may have said, there are events that you should consider and those that would be nice to do and others that will cost more than they’re worth. This session will explore all those issues and more.

Industry Jargon…know what you’re talking about can come in handy

Art Surtherland – Accent Refrigeration

Being able to understand industry language is not always easy. Terms and phrases get thrown around like nickels and dimes, but do we really know what they mean and how they impact our operations. Art Sutherland has been in the refrigeration and facility business for over 40 years and will give delegates the tools to both understand common industry jargon and be able to convey that information to others.

Managing the message, communicating with staff, councils, boards and the public, sounds easy, or does it?

Ed McHugh – NSCC

From the media to social media to everything in-between is how communication happens these days. Whether we’re communicating with staff, councilors, the media, or the general public, how, what, and when we communicate is critical to how a message is received and perceived. This session will discuss communication breakdowns, mixed messaging and how to avoid jumping from the frying pan into the fire. What you should always do or stop doing when it comes to “media” will be an invaluable tool to have in your communication toolbox.

Show Me The Money, new and innovative funding models for capital projects

Don Gorsalitz, DCG Philanthropic

Reliance on traditional funding models to fund major capital projects could see some projects never happen. In today’s economy, your funding model has to be creative and innovative otherwise your infrastructure may never

DATE: November 15th, 16th & 17th, 2022
LOCATION: The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax, NS
ROOM BLOCK: $199.00 + HST (Cut off date October 13th, 2022 EXTENDED UNTIL OCT. 17) 902-421-1700
COST: Members: $1,299.00 + tax, Non-Members : $1,499.00 + tax
  • Tuesday Evening, November 15th, 2022
    • 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Networking Opportunity
      • Location TBD
      • Food & Live Entertainment
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 – Full day
    • 8:30am – 4:15pm – Sessions
      • Lunch and nutritional breaks provided
    • 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Networking Opportunity
      • An Seanchai Room, Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, 5136 Prince Str., Halifax
      • Food & Live Entertainment
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2022 – Full day
    • 8:30am – 4:15pm Sessions (end time subject to change)
      • Lunch and nutritional breaks provided