Mark Podlasly & Ethel Blondin – Andrew Top Thought Leaders Join Inclusion Works ’16

Mark Podlasly & Ethel Blondin – Andrew Top Thought Leaders Join Inclusion Works ’16

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Mark Podlasly & Ethel Blondin-Andrew
Top Thought Leaders Join Inclusion Works ’16 . . .

Engage in the Indigenous Inclusion Conversation with these leaders & other like-minded changemakers at the historic Banff Springs Fairmont Hotel.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Luncheon Keynote

Understanding Indigenous Innovation:  Your Role as an Inclusion Changemaker

Mark Podlasly will share insights and perspectives from six roundtables organized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development, which explore a vision of Canada as a global centre of innovation.  What does innovation mean in the Indigenous context and what role can you play as a changemaker?

Mark is the founder of Brookmere Management Group, which helps Indigenous and local communities identify and engage economic, social and educational opportunities.  He is one of ten “Innovation Leaders” appointed by Minister Bains (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) to help Canada focus on innovation to deliver real change.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 Plenary Keynote

Indigenous Leaders and Their Role in Successful Partnerships

Ethel-Blondin Andrew has many years’ experience as an Indigenous leader living in Canada’s Northwest Territories.  Active in politics for most of her life, she gives perspectives about leadership and how this role has changed and evolved.  She has some insightful views on why some partnerships succeed and others don’t.  What role do Indigenous leaders play to ensure successful partnerships?

Ethel-Blondin Andrew has been described as a trailblazer and a leader. In 1993, she was re-elected and then appointed Secretary of State for Training and Youth, making her the first Indigenous woman to become a member of the Privy Council and Cabinet.  Ethel is currently the Chairperson of the Sahtu Secretariat Board of Directors, established in 1994 following the enactment of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Land Claims Settlement Act.  Sahtu is a region in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Register Now

Inclusion Works ’16 Banff … THE place where Canada’s Top Corporations & Indigenous communities come together to create change and make new partnerships flourish … you don’t want to miss out ! !  Become part of the INDIGENOUS INCLUSION MOVEMENT ! !

For our full program or to register Click Here.  [for print copy use our printed web address]:

Full delegate pass includes:

  • Festival in the Mountains
  • Workplace Inclusion Leadership Awards Luncheon
  • Access to your choice of learning sessions and plenary and thought leader sessions
  • Indigenous Works Connexions Forum

A reserved block of rooms is being held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel until October 21, 2016 at a rate of $189/night, single or double occupancy.  Reserve now by calling the hotel at 403.762.6866 and referencing Inclusion Works 2016 event or online at


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