Common to all of us in today's turbulent and demanding environment are the issues of finding and motivating good people and managing projects or operations in today's media driven world.
The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) is pleased to bring two separate workshops designed by Gordon McGuinty, an individual known to our industry for his experience managing people and large projects, most notably the environmental approval of the Adams Mine Landfill near Kirkland Lake. A businessman for over 30 years Gordon was responsible for the environmental approval of the Adams Mine, a 14 year journey dealing with government, local communities, consultants and the media. He is the author of TRASHED, a compelling behind the scenes look at EA approvals, hearings, politics and people.
Our associate members, including consultants, manufacturers and suppliers, will find value in both of the workshops. Gordon worked closely with some of Canada's largest consulting firms and provides specific comments on the role of these professionals and how they can improve their services.
The workshops will be held in Toronto on April 17 and 18 and deal with:
LEADERSHIP: "The WORKING WITH WORKSHOP" -- an interactive journey on how to lead and motivate people.
WINNING THE WAR workshop -- how to manage projects that require dealing day to day with POLITICS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS and THE MEDIA.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Leadership Workshop will be of value to all supervisors and managers at any level. Gordon is assisted in the workshops by Elizabeth Fournier who also brings over thirty years management experience. Gordon and Elizabeth will examine different leadership styles, the EEU Factor (Energy, Enthusiasm, and Sense of Urgency) and will talk extensively about the importance of happy people and "happy companies".
The Winning the War workshop will benefit any management level staff dealing directly with the general public. Project managers, operations and engineering personnel, environmental managers, public affairs personnel or senior company officials who are involved in the planning or managing of new or existing projects will greatly benefit from this workshop. Gordon examines the evolution of a project, the environmental messaging required, political realities and the importance of local community interaction before problems arise.
For further information, contact Michele Goulding at email@example.com or 905-791-9500 or visit www.owma.org
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Gordon McGuinty also writes an online blog article at www.solidwastemag.com -- look for his insights there!