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Managing Organizational Transition Workshop

70% of change initiatives in companies fail. Research has shown that this is because transition plans often do not address a key element: people. When people are not adequately engaged with change, they resist it. The people in an organization have the greatest influence on whether or not new initiatives can be successfully established, so it is essential to effectively lead and involve them throughout the process.   

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Canada's Fastest Growing Companies

The winners of the 30th annual Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies are the most ambitious, innovative and successful businesses in Canada. Their stories are inspiration to any entrepreneur. These companies are diverse: they represent a vast array of industries, regions and size. But in one variable they are firmly united: each has demonstrated aggressive—often, exponential—revenue growth. Get to know this year’s cohort of entrepreneurial superstars.

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3 Secrets to Harness the Power of “The Mastermind Group”

Who you spend time with influences the person you eventually become. This is the wisdom underpinning the Mastermind Group, a concept practiced across a range of professional industries. The Mastermind is the ongoing connection and collaboration of a group of like-minded professionals who support each other, provide mentorship, and collectively move each member of the group towards greater success.

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Live Webinar – From Boss to Leader: 3 Keys to Authentic Leadership

In the last 10 years, the business world has been ushering a new era of fewer bosses and more leaders—and for good reason.

Leadership—the ability to effectively influence and inspire a group of people to work towards a shared vision—has become a quintessential skill whether you are a CEO at the top or a mailroom worker at the bottom.

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How Can UBC Help You Launch Your Start-Up

An overview of what entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) offers, where alumni can get support, and how to find like-minded people that are part of the UBC entrepreneurial community that you can leverage for guidance and support. 

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Leader Humility: Sign of Weakness or Winning Strategy?

We will discuss the emerging research on leader humility from a business perspective. Drawing from empirical research, our presenter will make the case that humility facilitates more effective learning, communication, and collaboration, ultimately improving relationships and performance in the workplace. 

Key takeaways will be: 

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Mentor & Mentee Orientation: Creating Successful Partnerships

This orientation is part of the 2017 Alumni Mentorship Program. It will prepare mentors and mentees for their roles and help them create effective partnerships. Learn more about: 

- Program overview 
- What is mentoring? 
- How to choose your mentor and mentee 
- Building an effective relationship 
- Tips for success 

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Funding Your Venture

Join special presenter David Taylor to learn about financing from both the company and investor point of view. Learn about the funding drivers that increase the probability of securing financing. And get tips on the investor presentation and how to pitch the company. 


Presenter: David Taylor is a former founder, CEO and director of an international oil company with extensive global management and commercial experience.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Achieve a Work-Optional Life

Join best-selling author and VP of CIBC Wood Gundy, Maili Wong, to learn how to work smarter, not harder, to achieve financial security and safety. Your investments should be working for you so that a work-optional life is no longer a dream but an achievable reality. 

Attend this webinar to learn: 
- The #1 reason why people don’t reach their full financial potential. 
- Three myths that are keeping you financially poor. 
- How to leverage smart risks can boost your bottom line. 

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