The Canada Executive Leadership Unconference 2015 (aka CELU 2015) will deliver first class thought leadership in an open agenda setup where attendees will be the main actors and receive unique insights into best practices and will hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology, and career development.
Have you attended a conference about leadership recently? Then you probably sat in room after room with scores of other attendees listening to outside experts talk about topics that weren’t quite what you were interested in. You were sure there were some interesting people to talk to, people who had the same questions you did (and maybe even some answers) —but how could you find who they were and meet them among the swirling crowds? Did you come away frustrated, feeling that only a small portion of the time you attended was valuable to you?
CELU 2015 is an out of the box conference experience for those accustomed to highly scripted events, calls for papers, pre-determined workshops, keynote speakers, networking receptions, etc. We use the proven “Open Space Technology” design to create a conference that adapts to meet your needs, leverages the combined expertise and experience of all participants, and provides unique opportunities to discover, connect, share, and learn with the peers you want to meet.
Highly interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The goals of CELU 2015 are simple. Create the best possible conference for each individual attendee, maximize participant interaction and connectedness, strengthen our leadership skills, learn and share our experience and knowledge, and explore future initiatives.
CELU 2015 is designed to make it easy for attendees to share what they want to discuss, the problems they need help with, and the answers they have learned from their own experience. The conference provides a supportive environment for a learning and teaching experience that is tailored by and for the individual attendees. Does this sound like the kind of conference you’d like to attend? If so, we’d love to see you at CELU 2015. Register today!
On the first part of CELU 2015, all attendees join a facilitated roundtable discussion. Each participant has the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, their institution, their experience, and their hopes for the conference. Our roundtable provides an opportunity early in the conference to discover other attendees with similar interests and relevant experience, and helps to determine peer session topics. At CELU 2015, participants generate the peer sessions! Using the roundtable discussion, attendees create a list of peer session topics and conference organizers find attendees qualified to lead popular discussions. This process allows CELU 2015 to meet the expressed needs of participants, and helps attendees to get to know each other through informal discussion. Our peer sessions are widely acclaimed and a perennial conference highlight.
You are leading your organization, you need to take time for you, share what you and others are doing in different situations. So. . . Let’s capitalize our experience and knowledge, and come together to get to know one another, share ideas and woes, and get those creative juices flowing. Take two days for some well-deserved time away from the office. We guarantee this will be time well used in the interest of your mission and you’ll feel great afterwards!
The conference is designed to:
Opening new markets, driving real business value and delighting customers in a connected global economy requires the C-Level leader to deliver a combination of continuous improvement and breakthrough innovation. Successful leaders are stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, dominating markets and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers.
This event is designed exclusively for C-Level leaders who want to further their knowledge around transformation, innovation and change; who want to build a significant network of business relationships with other leaders; and who want to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of information technology.
Highly interactive sessions as well as scheduled breaks allow significant time to ask questions and get the best insights. This, together with the entire “unconference” experience, is of great benefit to those looking for key take-aways and action plans to implement immediately.
To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, we limited to 60/80 the number of attendees and all of them must be (the final number will depend on the accomodation option at our venue):
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* Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from vendor organizations are not permitted. It is not an event to sell anything. The intention of this event is to share experiences/solutions, learn from others, and grow as a leader (See key Areas Focus and Key topics at the beginning)
CELU 2015 format has been defined as:
CELU sessions can produce the following deliverables:
For those ones want to learn more about the dynamic and how CELU 2015 works, here you have a video where you could appreciate how those kind of conferences work:
***Note: This is a non-profit event. All money collected goes solely to supporting the event. The, hopefully, few remaining funds after the event will be used to help seed future events for this community. ***