2017 Conference Agenda
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2017 Conference Agenda

Subject to change


Pre Conference - Wednesday May 24

Conference Day 1 - Thursday May 25

Conference Day 2 - Friday May 26

with descriptions



Join us one day early to take advantage of our deep dive masterclasses.

Invite your colleagues who cannot attend the conference but want to take advantage of our excellent roster of speakers.

YES - you can just come for the masterclasses!

For more information on pre conference masterclasses, click here.

$195 per Masterclass

09:00 - 12:00 Masterclass 1 Masterclass 2 Masterclass 3

Dan Montgomery

Agile Strategies

Achieving Business Agility with OKRs

James D. Stockmal

12 Strategy Formulation & Execution Frameworks

Dr. Sheri Barker & Valerie McLeod

Haines Centre for Strategic Management

Facilitating Strategy Sessions: The Systems Thinking Approach

13:30 - 16:30 Masterclass 4 Masterclass 5 Masterclass 6

David Wilsey

Balanced Scorecard Institute / Strategy Management Group, Inc.

Measure What Matters - Improve Strategic Execution with KPIs

Frank Spencer &
Yvette Montero Salvatico

Kedge, LLC

Strategy Plus: From Insights to Impact

Peter Sorenson

Strategic Organization Design

Strategy Driven Deliberate Organization Design

17:00 - 19:00 Opening Reception & Exhibitor Showcase



07:30 - 18:00

Registration and Exhibitor Showcase
08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome Remarks
08:45 - 09:30

Keynote Presentation - Paul Sturgess, Royal Bank of Canada - Strategic Leadership and Business Architecture

09:45 - 11:00 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

Nadia Khaled Al-Zeabot

Kuwait Oil Company

Managing Change Through "Center of Excellence" Implementation for the Upstream Oil Sector in Kuwait

Jitu Marwaha

SanDisk/Western Digital

Creating New Markets Through Disruptive Innovation

Elliot Rawls

U.S. Cellular

Don't Let Your Strategic Plan Get in the Way of Your Strategy

Philip Rowley

Berkeley Research Group

Creating an Agile Culture

11:00 - 11:30 Break and Exhibitor Showcase
11:30 - 12:45 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

Blair Dimock & Ben McNamee

Ontario Trillium Foundation

From Strategy to Impact: One Funder's Journey to Granting for Outcomes

Matt Sitter

CrossLead, Inc.

Strategy in the Digital Age: Leveraging Organizational Networks to Connect Strategy with Execution

David Kalinowski

Proactive Worldwide, Inc.

Leveraging Strategic War Games for Competitive Advantage

Brian Cassell, Linda Fineman, Dan Montgomery

Ethos Veterinary Health

Agile Alignment into Action: A Strategic Planning Case Study using a Transformative Platform

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch and ASP Annual General Meeting
13:45 - 14:30

Keynote Presentation - Devyn Smith, Sigilon - Building and holding a Strategy during Turbulence

14:45 - 16:00 Session 9 Session 10 Session 11 Session 12

Gwen Manderson, Daniel Olding

Town of Richmond Hill

People Plan Richmond Hill - Putting all the Elements of Strategic Planning and Strategic Implementation Together

Brian Emmett

Imagine Canada

Charities and Non Profits in an Era of Economic and Demographic Change

Dr. Tanai Charinsarn

Innovance Partners Co. Ltd

Using Emerging Business Opportunities (EBO) model in Corporate Portfolio Strategic Planning

Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Rutgers University

Quantifying the Qualitative - Better Data & Strategic Decision Making

16:00 - 16:30 Break and Exhibitor Showcase
16:30 - 17:45 Session 13 Session 14 Session 15 Session 16

Jaime Schonfeldt, Denise McNerney

iBossWell, Inc.

Assessing the Effectiveness & Sustainability of Your Program Portfolio

Rossana Creo

United Nations Federal Credit Union

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Using Strategic Communications to Manage Change and Create Organizational Alignment

Brett Knowles

Performance Measurement & Management (Pm2)

The Personal Strategic Scorecard

Tom Witty

Americo Financial Life Insurance Co.

Bridging the Gap between Business Strategy and Project Execution

19:00 - 22:00 Networking Dinners (optional)



08:00 - 14:00

Registration and Exhibitor Showcase
08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00 Association for Strategic Planning / Strategic Planning Society Alliance Update
09:05 - 10:00

Panel Discussion: Agile Smackdown!

Chris Hafner - Aspirant (Panel Moderator)

Howard Rohm - Balanced Scorecard Institute

Alan Leeds - Agile Strategy Manager

10:00 - 10:45 Break and Exhibitor Showcase
10:45 - 12:00 Session 17 Session 18 Session 19 Session 20

John LaBrie

Northeastern University - Toronto

Navigating Change using Strategic Direction: One University's Journey through Disruptive Change

Jennifer Baker


What Good is Strategy if You Can't Implement It?

Diane Meister/ Neelima Firth

Meridian Associates

Outfox Organizational Risk with Scenario-Based Strategic Planning

Mike Abrey - Bugg, Robert Wyatt

Strategic Planning Society

Strategic Implications for Corporate Reputation Management

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch and Awards
13:15 - 14:00 Disruption in Healthcare Leading Strategy in these Challenging Times. A Healthcare Panel Discussion

Chinue Uecker - ICMC (Panel Moderator)

Dr. Chet S. Rihal - Mayo Clinic

Michael Kessel - Cleveland Clinic Canada

Chris Hafner - Aspirant

14:15 - 15:30 Session 21 Session 22 Session 23

Jesse Russell

Big Picture Research & Consulting

Don Quixote or Sancho Panza: Who Is Doing Your Planning?

James D. Stockmal

ASP President

Trends, Drivers &Innovation: What Every Organization Should be Thinking About.

Christina Burns Bruce

City of Vaughan

The Stewardship of Service Excellence at the City of Vaughan: Measuring our Success.

15:30 Conference Close


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