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Let’s Start Talking Again: Helping Leaders Lead Through Communication (Calgary)

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Let’s Start Talking Again: Helping Leaders Lead Through Communication (Calgary)

We communicate more than we ever have in the past. With email, text, social media, and the internet, many people are constantly telling others what they think and how they feel. But are we really communicating well when it counts? Can we have the kind of face-to-face conversations in the workplace that are needed to move organizations forward?

The biggest problem many organizations have today are difficult conversations that either aren’t being held, or if they are, they aren’t being done very well. The most important thing a leader can do is influence the behaviour of others, and the best and easiest way to provide that influence is through effective communication.

When you participate in this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of leading teams and saying what needs to be said, but doing it without attitude or a big ego
  • Why good listeners are good communicators
  • Ways to control conversations by asking questions
  • How to prepare for and have difficult conversations
  • Tips to communicate more effectively on any situation
  • Ways to improve body language
  • Ways to build “cultures of communication” within organizations


About the Presenter

Grant Ainsley is a former award-winning journalist and public relations professional who now works with politicians, business executives, association leaders, and others to help refine their messages to the public. He’s one of Canada’s top media trainers and does workshops for clients across Canada. He speaks about communications, along with social media and digital marketing. He’s the author of the book The Honest Spin Doctor.

While in radio in Edmonton, he served as morning news anchor, did a daily talk show, and had a role in management. He was also in charge of communications for the City of Edmonton’s Public Relations department, and for over a decade, he was CEO of a large Alberta association. Grant lives in Edmonton with his wife Deborah. They have four grown children.


Where APEGA Calgary Office

2200, 700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

Date November 20, 2019
Time 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Speaker Grant Ainsley
Cost Professional Member: $175
Member-in-Training: $175
Non-Member: $200Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.Discounts may apply for M.I.T.s and unemployed members. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline November 13, 2019



November 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM