Conference

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Manitoba’s Conference for Leaders

Join forward thinking leaders – current, emerging and aspiring – for a full day of learning and networking. Gain the tools and inspiration to refresh your thinking and put new ideas into practice. REGISTER NOW and save $100.

Keynotes

Hear from top notch keynote speakers who will challenge your thinking with new ideas.

Breakout Sessions

Customize your conference experience by choosing from our selection of concurrent breakout sessions.

Networking

Connect with other forward thinking leaders. Participate in engaging networking activities.

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EXTRA EARLY BIRD!
QNET Members: $280 + gst
Non-Members: $330 + gst

REGISTER NOW!

Register by February 15, 2023 to save $100 off regular fees of $380 for members / $430 for non-members.

Terms: no cancellations; substitutions accepted.

2023 QNET Conference Closing Keynote announced:

ANTHONY MCLEAN

Actor, Inspiring International Speaker
Leadership, Mental Health, Inclusivity

Anthony McLean is an actor and speaker who has shared hundreds of inspiring and powerful talks across the world, rocking the stage at conferences, colleges, and corporate events. 

He delivers lively, engaging and passionate presentations on mental health, diversity and inclusion, with research-backed tools and actionable strategies.

“Anthony is a master storyteller! He’s got the gift of entertaining while educating on important matters. If you want to have a meaningful conversation about Diversity & Inclusion, I’d highly recommend you bring him in.”
-Chief People Officer, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling

Anthony works actively in the Film and TV industry. He hosted the CBC Television show The X and was featured in the documentary films Colour Me, SOAR, and Rising Above. In his theatre career, McLean acted in the renowned Stratford Festival, where he developed his passion for Shakespeare. He also loves to freestyle rap — give him any topic in the world and he’ll make up a rap on the spot about it.

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“Anthony is an energetic, charismatic, and engaging speaker. As industry leaders and professionals, his message is one we need to hear, digest, and propagate to the highest levels possible. ”
— President, Ontario Risk & Insurance Management Society


As a respected voice in his field, McLean has been featured in The Globe and Mail and on CBC News and Breakfast Television. He is currently writing his first book, Fire Up Your Mental Health! He also has a passion for inspiring educators. McLean says it was teachers who made the biggest difference in his life and inspired him to be his best.

“Anthony’s presentations have been so helpful to us as we work to create a culture that fosters caring, wellness, diversity and inclusion. He is incredibly gifted at connecting with people in a way that reaches them t their level and lifts them higher. He navigates difficult subjects with respect, grace and humour.
-Director of Employee Experience, Real Matters / Solidifi

Thank you to our closing keynote sponsor:

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Anthony McLean

2023 QNET Conference Opening Keynote announced:

DR. LIANE DAVEY

New York Times Bestselling Author
Expert on Effective Teams, Leadership and Communication

Liane Davey is changing the world one team at a time, from the frontlines to the boardroom, across a variety of industries and around the globe. 

With a mission to transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute, she offers a unique perspective on the challenges teams face and how to solve them.

The Good Fight book cover.

The Good Fight is an essential field guide any leader
can use to prevent drama before it starts. 
– Cy Wakeman, Drama Researcher, 
New York Times bestselling author of No Ego

Liane is the New York Times Bestselling author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done and The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track.

She is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and is sought out by CNN, USA Today, The Globe & Mail and Forbes, for her expertise on productivity, engagement, leadership, and as one client put it, “dealing with the damn drama!”

The best solutions emerge when people feel comfortable sharing their ideas, even when what they have to say challenges the status quo. In The Good Fight, Davey shows leaders how to facilitate the productive, health conflict that’s needed for teams to fully engage and give their 5best. – Howard Bear, former Presidents Starbucks International.

Liane has spoken to audiences as big as 2000 and as intimate as 20. In between the laughter and stories, she provides a proven model and framework, along with the latest research, so that attendees walk away with the tools to start making their teams better from the moment they leave the room.


2023 QNET Conference Sponsorship

Showcase your organization and expertise, increase your brand awareness, and demonstrate your commitment to leadership, learning and excellence.

All sponsorships include conference passes. Connect in person and virtually with 300+ leaders and professionals from the private and public sector.

Sponsor invitation available here.

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Dr. Liane Davey