ReWerx: The ‘Human Factor” – The Essence & Importance of the ‘soft skills’ of business in Leadership, and the Management of Employees and Teams

Presentation Summary:

This seminar is targeted at those in leadership roles who manage staff, or those that see this role in their near-term career trajectory.  In this engaging and experiential session learn to assess, develop and enhance your leadership and management competencies.

Presenter: Patricia Gibb Biography, ReWerx

Bruce Gillespie is the Principal of ReWerx. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience managing organization transition and assisting clients in strategy formation and implementation, organization performance improvement and redesign. His consulting expertise includes: stakeholder engagement; strategy formation, planning and implementation; strategic workforce planning; organization design; and large-scale facilitation.

Bruce’s consulting work focuses on assisting clients in the areas of competitive positioning, sustainable organization improvement, strategy formation and plan implementation, and managing complex change. Bruce’s clients represent organizations of all sizes in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Prior to his 25+ years providing consulting expertise to clients, Bruce held the senior HR leadership positions in two large international corporations. He holds a degree in Commerce and Business Administration (specialty: Organization Behaviour and Industrial Relations) and has complemented these studies with graduate studies in Social Conflict and Small Group Behaviour. He has facilitated, mentored and trained others in high impact facilitation skills for many years.

Presenter: Bruce Gillespie Biography, ReWerx

Patricia Gibb, Senior Associate at ReWerx, has more than 25 years of experience using collaborative, participatory processes to help clients plan, build and sustain organization performance. An experienced, service-oriented leader, Patricia has held corporate HR positions to the level of vice president and has developed a positive track record of leading and managing organization and cultural change in a broad range of organizations. She is highly respected by both organizational and union leaders for her collaborative work.

Patricia’s consulting work focuses on developing and implementing initiatives that ensure a high level of stakeholder engagement and contribute to effective long-term planning that supports an organization’s overall strategic plan and organization sustainability. She is an experienced project manager and demonstrates exemplary communication and writing skills. Clients across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors value her expertise, leadership, pragmatic approach, and consultative style.

In addition to an MA (University of Edinburgh), Patricia holds a Management Diploma from Simon Fraser University, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC.