Kick off the day with an energizing opening keynote by Cy Wakeman, then create your own
customized conference experience with breakout sessions in four targeted streams - Leadership, Quality, Wellness and
After lunch, Cy will lead a full afternoon workshop and Q&A.
Recognized for her counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership, Cy offers a new lens through which executives and employees alike can shift their attention inward, sharpen their focus on personal accountability, and ditch the drama.
Join hundreds of other forward thinking leaders - current, emerging and aspiring - for a full day of inspiration, learning and networking at the QNET Conference.
Challenge yourself to grow, gain practical tips and tools, and adopt a new mindset that will take you into the future with clarity and confidence.
Deemed "the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace," Wakeman has helped companies such as Facebook, Google, NASA, Pfizer, NBC Universal, Johns Hopkins, and Bank of America Merryl Lynch learn to navigate our rapidly changing world using good mental processes to harness energy wasted in workplace drama and reinvest that effort into achieving profound business results.
A highly sought-after conference headliner, Cy holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and has been featured on the TODAY Show and The New York Times Business Insider. She's a regular contributor on Forbes.com and The Huffington Post, and in 2018 was voted a Top 100 Leadership Expert to follow on Twitter.
Wakeman has published three books, including Reality-Based Leadership and her latest, No Ego: How to Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results. She hosts her own podcast, a Facebook Watch show, and adds weekly video content on YouTube to address the challenges leaders face in the workplace.
Cy Wakeman is the highest rated keynote speaker in the history of the QNET Conference. Since she was last in Winnipeg in 2015, there have been requests to bring Cy back to present new material and provide more intensive training in her philosophy.
You asked, you got it! Cy will present a brand new, dynamic opening keynote and an intensive full afternoon workshop with a live Q&A where you have the opportunity to get your challenging leadership questions answered.
Grounded in reality, Wakeman's revolutionary approach to leadership is founded on a reality-based mindset and personal accountability. Inspired to help others, she now presents public keynotes and workshops, and visits more than 200 companies each year, helping leaders around the world transform their organizations.
Victoria Inn Conference Centre Winnipeg– Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Full Conference Agenda to be announced soon!
DRAFT Conference Agenda:
7:30 Registration / Contental Breakfast / Visit Exhibits
8:15 Welcome & Opening Keynote - Cy Wakeman
9:30 Networking Break / Visit Exhibits
10:00 Breakout Sessions (Leadership / Quality / Wellness / Tools & Techniques)
11:00 Networking Break / Visit Exhibits
11:15 Breakout Sessions (Leadership / Quality / Wellness / Tools & Techniques)
12:15 Networking Luncheon / Exhibits
1:00 Workshop and Live Q&A with Cy Wakeman
4:30 Conference Adjourn
Join us for an outstanding lineup of morning breakout sessions in four streams: Leadership & Management, Quality & Effectiveness, Workplace Wellness, and Tools & Techniques.
Conference breakout sessions to be announced soon!
Already confirmed to present...
Stephen de Groot, author, international speaker and transformation architect
MaryAnn Kempe, Chief HR Officer, The Birchwood Automotive Group
Lightning talks by some of QNET's leading workshop facilitators - David Falk, Cate Friesen, Janice Goldsborough, Sylvia Marusyk, Chuck Meltzer, Janet Schmidt
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BONUS UNTIL JANUARY 31/19!
Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Bonus* - a complimentary copy of Cy's latest book No Ego: How to Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results (*full day registrations only, not valid with 5+ group registration discount)
GROUP DISCOUNT - $30/person discount is available when 5 or more participants from the same organization register at the same time.
To register your group, click here.
Enhance your professional development and strengthen your network at the QNET Conference for Leaders. If you can't stay for the day, come for the Opening Keynote which includes a continental breakfast buffet and access to the Exhibits.
Showcase your organization to a cross sectoral audience of current, emerging and aspiring leaders.
Demonstrate your committment to leadership, learning and excellence in Manitoba.
In the spirit of providing an active and engaging networking experience for sponsors and participants, the Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities have been updated for 2019.
Connect with more than 300 professionals from the private and public sectors. Network with participants and reinforce your brand with prominent recognition before and at the conference. Concentrate your valuable sponsorship dollars on the largest conference of its kind in Manitoba.
Announcing our first sponsor for 2019...
University of Winnipeg Professional Applied and Continuing Education
Build Your Own Sponsorship here. Contact us today! ›
QNET brings together a network of members and clients focused on individual and organizational performance excellence. Our wide range of presentations, workshops, certificate programs, conference and special guest speaker events are designed to advance your learning, growth and professional development. Check out QNET's Calendar of Upcoming Events for more information.
QNET was established as a non-profit association in 1995 to lead an ongoing process of awareness, networking and education in a changing business environment. Participants in QNET programs and events represent various sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, service, health, government, education, non-profit and consulting.