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Proposed Program Overview

Please note: program is evolving and is subject to change


Day 1

2pm - 5pm


2:30pm-3:45pm Booster Workshop #1 - Your Leadership Presence (TBD)


Booster Workshop #2:  Take the Lead - Improv Workshop

Jennine Profeta - Improv Performer, Facilitator & Instructor, Second City


Opening Reception & Fundraising Event - stay tuned for details Alexander Keith's Brewery


Enjoy the refined and gracious hospitality of the Prince George Hotel - our official conference hotel

Day 2

6:00am - 7:30am

Early Morning Rejuvenation - Yoga, Run, Hike or Stretch (Optional)

7:30am - 8:30am

Healthy Start Breakfast


Opening Celebration and Get Connected

OPENING KEYNOTE: Barb Stegemann: 7 Virtues - The Next Evolution


Networking Break


Concurrent Session Streams

Choose one:


Senior Leadership

Strategic Growth

Communicating for Growth Born2Lead

Master Selling - Creative Revenue Streams


Create Authentic Followership

Tracy Cocivera,

LHH Knightsbridge

Building Coalitions and Alliances Within and Outside of Your Organization


Your Social Brand - Building & Marketing Brand YOU

Cher Jones,

Socially Active

Strengths Finder & Strengths Based Leadership



Networking Lunch

KEYNOTE: Tonia Jahshan, Founder and President, Steeped Tea

Interactive Perspectives Session (WILB & B2L) - moderated by Tammy Sweeney

1:50pm - 2:35pm

Concurrent Session Streams

Choose one:



Senior Leadership

Strategic Growth

Communicating for Growth Born2Lead

Productivity Tools to Get Results


Understanding Your Leadership Style & Its Impact on Your Team & Organization


Open Session (Local business leader on strategic growth)

Embrace Positive Conflict

Jalyn Anderson, LHH Knightsbridge

Career Planning and Your Career Path


2:35pm - 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Leader Panel - Featuring Local Leader Stories - Legal, Accounting, Marketing....experts to share success stories and hlep you get to your next level

Youth Leader Panel - lessons learned from local leader success - Keeping It Real

3:50pm - 4:35pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Tamara Beatty - Vocal Coach Consultant, NBC's "The Voice"

Get Your "IT" Together - Turning Personal Presence Into Impact 

4:35pm - 5:00pm

Closing Experiential Session

Connecting:  What Will You Do Differently?


Interactive Dining Experience - Dine with Speakers and Celebrate Great Place to Work Certification



Passion, Perserverance & Purpose

Tonia’s personal journey of building a business from her basement to a multi million-dollar Profit 500 company has been no easy task. Through humour, lessons learned and humility, you will leave with what she believes are the key ingredients to personal and professional success; passion, perseverance and purpose.

Influence those around you through passion and excite them to join your cause. Persevere through the rollercoaster of business by staying focused on your goals. Lead with purpose and answer the why for your cause.

Tonia’s key note inspires the audience because of how she connects the audience to her topic. Her sessions consistently provoke a call to action from the participants versus a  “well that was a nice talk!”

Get Your "IT" Together - Turning Personal Presence Into Impact

On the power of the intangible to take your game to the next level. When everyone you’re up against is skilled and competent, what is it that compels others to take action on you- whether that action involves wanting to work with you, invest in you, promote you, or choose you over someone else to get the job done? Voice and performance coach Tamara Beatty is known in the music industry as someone who can turn amateur performances into professional ones in mere minutes. In this dynamic and one of a kind talk, Tamara shares stories of how she uses elite voice and performance techniques, mines out “IT” Factors, and shapes ‘content’ to help singers and professionals alike to communicate, compel, and captivate at the highest level.

Key Takeways:

  • The role of ‘magic’ (and how you can access it) to stand out among the rest
  • 5 IT Factors that can take your game to the next level
  • 2 High Performance tactics to access your best performance on the spot or under pressure
  • Tips and tricks to position yourself as an authority in any medium (live, on camera, via teleconferencing)

Take the Lead - Improv Workshop

Sometimes at a conference we spend the first day getting comfortable with meeting new people, and we think you deserve better than that! Kick off your WILB conference with a high energy, action packed, informative 90-minute improv workshop that will help you to get connected right away. Laugh and learn as you meet conference participants, work on leadership and confidence-building skills, and get comfortable with the uncomfortable (all while kicking it’s butt!) Join performer and Second City improv facilitator Jennine Profeta for this inaugural event that will get your conference off to a fantastic start!