Past Featured Speakers

Doug Land, Senior VP, Atocrates Project Management Group

Ensure Project Success and Risk Essentials with Doug Land

Doug is an award winning Trainer, Coach and Consultant in the areas of Project Management; Communications; Contract Management and Organizational Effectiveness. His background includes training and consulting work with many private corporations in the U.S.A. and Canada; municipal, regional and provincial governments as well as many Aboriginal groups and organizations. He has extensive experience in Construction projects; Community Development projects; Business Development projects; Power Generation Plant Turnaround projects; Oil and Gas Industry; Real Estate Development.


Court Stevens, President, Stevens Consulting Group

Contract Management Planning and Implementation; and RFPs and Proposals with Court Stevens

Court Stevens is the President of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria BC. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Development, Contract Management Planning, Preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Preparing Well-Written Proposals, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, both as a project manager for various Canadian military equipment procurement projects and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years.

Court was one of the primary designers and instructors of the BC government’s award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program.


Murray Frank, Senior Building Science Specialist, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Three Comprehensive Updates on the National Building Code Changes to Part 9

Murray is recognized as a premier building science specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems, energy performance and sustainability relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings as well as building envelope concerns relating to commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Murray is an acclaimed educator in his field and has been instrumental in the development and presentation of leading curriculum to the construction industry.


Karen Turner, Turner Efficiency Coaching

Increase Email Efficiency and recover one hour per day of unproductive time with Karen Turner

Efficiency expert Karen Turner has helped 7000+ managers, entrepreneurs and their employees to apply practical principles and habits to better manage competing priorities and turn wasted effort into productive time and regain control of their inboxes, their calendars, and their lives.


Randy Hnatko, President & CEO, Trainwest | Sandler Training

Improve Telephone and Face to Face Communication; and hone Negotiation Skills with Randy Hnatko

Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year’s senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies. He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

Randy has trained many individuals ranging from small to medium sized companies and up to Fortune 500 companies helping many individuals and companies improve and exceed their overall sales and profit performance targets.

Randy Hnatko believes national culture influences how managers and employees make decisions and interpret their roles. Differences between cultures create important opportunities for growth and development, but can also cause serious problems if they are not understood. Today individuals need to have cross cultural skills combined with the proper on-going training, coaching and support network in order to succeed, and Randy Hnatko does just that.


Michael Mangum, Senior Consultant, FMI Consulting

Learn the Best Practices in Talent Recruitment and Selection and Develop Leaders; and Learn to build a Peak Performing Team with Michael Mangum

As a senior consultant with FMI’s Center for Strategic Leadership, Michael brings his 35+ years of experience in the construction industry to bear on the challenges confronting today’s leaders. He is particularly passionate about helping drive organizational change through strategic thought and personal transformation.

News-Record named him one of its 21st century leaders of the transportation industry. Still other business interests exposed him to related industries like commercial and residential development, midstream oil and gas, mobile heavy equipment telematics, and golf course design / construction / management.

He has been heavily involved in corporate governance, having spoken at National Association of Corporate Director events and been instrumental in the organization and launch of two independent, outside board of directors. Michael is also a past chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (2000) and led a segment of its worker health and safety initiative dealing with asphalt fumes for more than a decade. During those years, he developed close working relationships with members of organized labor, regulatory agencies and academia – in both the U.S. and Europe.