VIATEC and Roy Group Provide Local Business Leaders New Tools, Techniques and Strategies During Uncertain Times

Announcing the new online leadership series: Leading in a Changed World for executives and founders.

VICTORIA, BC (September 14, 2020) - In partnership with Accelerate Okanagan and Western Economic Diversification Canada, VIATEC and Leadership Mentor Ian Chisolm from the Roy Group are introducing a highly interactive, four-part online series: Leading in a Changed World designed specifically for executive leadership teams and founders.

Due to the vast changes in the last six months, business leaders have been steering the ship in uncharted waters, forced to implement rapid changes to stay afloat in “the new normal”. This leadership series beginning September 30th, will help them navigate the next phase of the journey.

“These are unprecedented times for the modern workforce,” says Sarah Gulbrandsen, President & COO of RingPartner. “People are looking to their leaders for reassurance, guidance and honesty. Through this training, I hope to gain additional tools to better serve my team during this tricky time.”

By the end of the four weeks, participants can expect to:

  • Understand the difference between simple, complicated, complex and chaotic systems, and learn the leadership approaches most effective within each
  • Discover what the uniqueness of our times means for you as a leader and how the people you work with respond to change
  • Learn how routine and new practices can lead to increased resilience even during uncertain circumstances
  • Strengthen your understanding of skills and approaches, like GROW model coaching, to build confidence and competence in others
  • Engage in leadership ‘drills’ to practice skills so they’re easily transferred to your work

To help make this program as accessible as possible, VIATEC is subsidizing the cost by 50%.

When we emerge from this crisis, the conversation will turn to those who stepped up: the leaders,” says Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “Our goal is to make the most of this time by not only filling any learning gaps, but using this as an opportunity to catapult our leaders’ development to the next level with practical, relevant skills. Although the tech community has been more robust than most during the COVID crisis, we know that some of the members who need this the most may be struggling.” 

Roy Group Partner, Ian Chrisholm is a trusted advisor to the VIATEC community and has previously worked with VIATEC in the Leader’s Discipline. For graduates of the Leader’s Discipline, this series is a chance to apply learned skills to the unique challenges facing businesses today, and deepen their practice. For those new to Roy Group programs, it’s a practical introduction to skills that can be applied immediately.

Click here to learn more and view the schedule for Leading in a Changed World.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: 

Tessa Bousfield
Branding & Events Director
VIATEC
tbousfield@viatec.ca
250-896-7668
 

ABOUT VIATEC:
VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. VIATEC's mission is to cultivate the most cohesive tech community in the world by providing resources to tackle shared opportunities and challenges while boosting a sense of belonging and shaping our region. (Victoria's biggest industry is tech!). www.viatec.ca 

 

ABOUT ROY GROUP:
Roy Group is a leadership development firm based out of Victoria, BC. Through in-person and virtual programs, Roy Group works with leaders who are compelled by the idea of inviting the practice of leadership from everyone in their organization. There are no experts — only practitioners of varying capability. Their philosophy is unique, and will change the way you and your organization view leadership. www.roygroup.net  

 

ABOUT ACCELERATE OKANAGAN:
Accelerate Okanagan is the tech accelerator that provides the necessary tools, disciplines and structure required for success, in an innovative not-for-profit, zero-equity-stake model that works better, in a place where people live better. www.accelerateokanagan.com 

 

ABOUT WESTERN ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION CANADA:
For more than 30 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. They aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development. www.wd-deo.gc.ca