Fireside Chats with Local Leaders
Release Date : March 08, 2012
The Edwards MBARC has organized a series of Fireside Chats with local business and political leaders. The monthly chats, part of the Jerry Grandey Leadership Initiative, will run until May and have already become popular with both MBA students and the wider community.
“There has been a great response to the Fireside Chats so far,” says MBARC president Megan McCreary. Premier of Saskatchewan Roy Romanow was the first speaker brought in, followed by President and CEO of Tourism of Saskatchewan Lynda Haverstock.
McCreary explains that the Fireside Chats are not standard lectures. “The speakers and attendees have the opportunity to get to know each other over appetizers and punch,” she says. “Then the speaker opens with a few remarks and the remaining hour is completely driven by questions from the audience.”
This interactive format allows for frank discussions on personal experiences, leadership and topics relevant to the audience. “”We hope that attendees leave the events feeling inspired by speaking so closely with a true leader from Saskatchewan,” says McCreary. “The speakers have been so approachable and the audience has been fully engaged over the course of the evening.”
Upcoming guests include CEO of Enterprise Saskatchewan Chris Dekker (March 20) , CEO of Federated Co-operatives Scott Banda (April 24) and Executive Vice President and CFO of PotashCorp Wayne Brownlee (May 15). For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the MBA office or click the links below: