Extraordinary Leaders – No Ordinary Event

On April 5 at the Halifax Club, the Sobey MBA Society will be putting leaders through their paces with a workout-circuit style event.

(HALIFAX, NS)On April 5 at the Halifax Club, the Sobey MBA Society will be putting leaders through their paces with a workout-circuit style event. Of course, participants will be dressed in business casual, not sweats… and in lieu of burpees and sweat, participants will get inspiration and encouragement.

Still, this is not your typical leadership event.

Extraordinary Success by Not So Ordinary Means is the theme of the 9th annual Sobey Leadership Forum, held April 5 at the Halifax Club, and organized by the Sobey MBA Society. Avoiding the ordinary informed the structure for the day: speakers will offer four concurrent sessions, and participants will divide into groups and rotate through the ‘stations’.

Andrew Russell, MBA student, organizer, event professional and – perhaps not coincidentally – former athlete, explains: “One of the key benefits of this “not-so-ordinary” structure is that the smaller groups leads to more personal interaction with the speakers. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and engage. And since each speaker will go through the presentation four times, each time will be unique, which should foster conversations during the networking social.”

The day has several unconventional features, in keeping with the theme. The speakers are not solely representative of the world of business, for one thing. Mark Oldershaw (pictured above) is an Olympic medalist from a “Canadian canoeing family dynasty”. Gavin Uhma is co-founder and CTO of GoInstant, one of the dominant NS tech start-up success stories of the last year. James D. Hughes is the president of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, and a former deputy minister of New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development. His impressive achievements in homelessness reduction have earned him the reputation of being a true visionary. Finally, there is Captain Angus Topshee, a highly decorated naval officer and CFB Halifax Base Commander, who will address leadership amidst crisis.

With the themes of health and wellness, and personal leadership; technology entrepreneurship and leadership; social responsibility and leadership; and crisis leadership, the day will offer a well-rounded ‘workout’ for those in attendance.

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is the largest business school in Atlantic Canada, and the Sobey MBA degree program is recognized throughout the region and across the country for producing flexible, entrepreneurial leaders, with strong skills and great experience.


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