Town of Canmore


Welcome to NEXTstep 2018 Business Growth Workshop Series.    

These workshops are for: Leaders and Business Owners looking to develop a plan for strategic business growth; Building connections and relationships with a diverse network of professionals;  Developing real skills and knowledge to take your business to the next level.

Often, participants come to a workshop,  leave with great ideas and then forget about them in the hustle and bustle back at the office.  You will leave these workshops with tangible strategies to implement in your own business.    The NEXTstep 2018 Business Growth Workshop Series will give you access to expertise, allow for time to generate ideas, brainstorm with peers during the working session and leave with applicable strategies to help you develop your strategic growth plan.

Workshop One: Marketing Strategy and the Power of Positioning (WORKSHOP ONE CANCELLED) 

Jennifer McMurtry has over 15 years of marketing and corporate strategy experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, health care, not-for-profit, manufacturing and retail sectors. Areas of expertise include corporate branding, global diversification, product positioning, lead acquisition, strategic planning and website optimization. Her passion for strategy and marketing has resulted in a 50 Best Managed designation, multiple industry awards, strategic acquisitions, continuous improvement savings, new sales channels as well as a feature story in a bestselling book for the companies she has worked with.

Marketing Strategy and the Power of Positioning

Through this workshop Jennifer will help you determine your product and company positioning in order to increase your revenue stream and ensure your business tells the most relevent and compelling story in the marketplace.

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 

Where: Canmore Golf and Curling Club, 2000 8th Ave, Canmore, Alberta

Time: Lunch 11:30am-Noon, Keynote and Workshop Noon-3:00pm

Early Bird Ticket: $65.00 plus GST, sales end January 9, 2018

Regular Ticket: $80.00 plus GST, sales end January 16, 2018

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Workshop Two: Leadership to Support Change and Growth

Agatha Startkczyk is a strategic business advisor and executive coach with combined Human Resources and consulting experience in talent Management, HR processes and strategy optimization, and leadership effectiveness.  She speciializes in helping organizations and leaders gain role clarity to improve decision-making and promote maximum employee potential in an every changing environment.

Leadership to Support Change and Growth

Discover leadership strategies to support positive performance while your business evolves and grows.  Define your role and get clear on accountability. Who's leading the leaders? Is your managment staff ready, willing and able to change?

When: Thursday, March 8th, 2017

Where: Canmore Golf and Curling Club, 2000 8th Ave, Canmore, Alberta.

Time: Lunch 11:00am-Noon Keynote and workshop session Noon-3:00pm.

Early Bird Ticket: $65.00 plus GST, sales end February 15, 2018

Regular Ticket: $80.00 plus GST, sales end March 6, 2018

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*Business Growth Workshops are also being held in the City of Airdrie and the Town of Cochrane*

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