Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda

2019 Spring Conference Detailed Agenda

This is a preliminary agenda.  Check back to see updates to conference descriptions and presenters.

2019 Spring Conference Highlights at a Glance

High level Draft Agenda.  Subject to Change. 

*Indicates paid courses

Tuesday April 23, 2019

  • Pre-conference meetings (by invitation)
  • Board Meeting
  • Delegate Sign in
  • Welcome Social at Merlins – Wear your favorite team jersey and come listen to some talented musicians from our industry.

Wednesday April 24, 2019

  • Breakfast Keynote: Shane Jensen
  • Lift 151* – Full Day
  • CWSAA Report & CWSAA AGM
  • BC- Yukon Meeting
  • ASM Meeting
  • Sheave Assembly
  • Terrain Park Design
  • Hydraulics in Snowcats
  • Winch cat seminar
  • Electrical 101
  • Operations Supervisor Workshop 1
  • Rental Shop Best Practices
  • New/lapsed skier research and Newcomer participation
  • How to transform your School Program
  • Risk & Safety Meeting
  • AC & DC Drives

5:00pm to 7:30pm – Trade Show Reception

Thursday April 25, 2019

  • Trade Show Breakfast & Lunch in Trade Show
  • Lift 152* – Full Day
  • Drug Impairment Workshop* – Full Day
  • F&B Best Practices
  • Summer Ops Planning / New Trends
  • Non-Profit Governance
  • Sr Management Roundtable (closed session)
  • Tension on Lift Line
  • Financial / Economy Impact (for Ecosign study participants)
  • Tube Park Maintenance Design
  • Fleet Maintenance Roundtable
  • ND Testing
  • Snowsports Session
  • Waste Reduction, cost savings
  • Succession Planning / Mentorship
  • Associate Meeting (closed session)
  • Building Indigenous Relationships
  • TIAC Town Hall
  • Snowmaking panel

CWSAA Annual Awards Dinner

Friday April 26, 2019

  • Lift 153* – Full Day
  • Journey of the Waiver
  • Utilities Best Practice Panel
  • Aging Infrastructures
  • Business Budgeting Development
  • Government 101 Relations
  • Operations Roundtable (closed session)
  • Lunch Keynote Speaker:  Ken Larson
  • Growing the market panel
  • Developing an Inner-Connected to Feeder
  • Small Areas Workshop
  • Operations Supervisor Workshop 2
  • Fall Tower Course
  • WB Bike Park Tour
  • Recruitment, Retention & Engagement
  • Crisis Communication
  • Mental Health

Wrap up evening social

Keynote: Shane Jensen

The Times They Are A Changin’: Communicating and working with today’s multigenerational workforce

The changing workplace. The reality is that leaders, employees and organizations, both large and small, are beginning to feel the impact of trying to work with and communicate effectively across the four different generations that make up today’s labour force. Each generation brings their own set of values, expectations and markedly different attitudes towards work, authority, conflict and even customer service. All of this translates into different behaviours in the workplace (and in interactions with clients), including differing work and communication styles, which can have direct impact on retention, productivity and staff engagement.

The presentation is designed to give participants some great information and insights to help them with their goal of working and communicating effectively with each of the four distinct generations.

All organizations and industries go through leadership transitions, some planned, some not. It is a critical function, and frankly… the responsibility of all incumbent leaders to seriously consider who will replace them, before that time arrives, planned or otherwise. Very few leaders take the time nor energy to plan this, never mind set the stage for its eventual execution.

Effective and efficient leadership succession planning AND execution consists of a set of best practices that all leaders, both current and potential, need to become aware of, research, and customize in order to set themselves and their organizations up for succession success. Mix in some inspiration to take action, and you’ve got the YOUR winning formula.

Keynote: Ken Larson

Succession Success: Setting Ourselves Up for Seamless Transitions

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