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2016 YWE Acumen Series: Strategic Thinking & Thought Leadership
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 7:00 - 8:30 am
Calgary Petroleum Club | 310 5 Ave SW
$25/ticket. Breakfast provided.
So you want to be “strategic”?
How many times have you heard people in the office use the word ‘strategic thinking’ or liberally apply the word ‘strategic’ along with every noun or verb? “I want to do a strategic assessment,” or “we need to think strategically about this.”
Despite our affection for all things strategy, how many of us can actually describe what this means? As we advance in our roles and seek professional development opportunities, how can we demonstrate our ability to apply this valuable skill?
On Wednesday, October 19, Young Women in Energy are excited to bring Accenture Strategy in to share what they think it means to apply strategic thinking and how you can incorporate a strategic thought process into your work.
David Taylor, Managing Director, and Lyndsay Thorlacius, Business Strategy Manager, will share this practical methodology and some real-life examples of how this has been applied in energy industry, along with some helpful tools and resources that can be applied in any work environment.
Join us for this very strategic conversation!
Registration starts at 7:00 am | Speaker Presentation at 7:30 am, Q & A to follow | Wrap-up at 8:30 am
About the Speaker(s)
David Taylor, Strategy Managing Director, Accenture
David is an Accenture Strategy Managing Director who has worked in the Oil and Gas sector for over 25 years in many parts of the world including Canada, UK, Germany, Russia, and the UAE. He started his career as a Professional Engineer for Consumers Gas in Ontario having completed his BSc in Applied Science from Queens University.
David complete his MBA at the London Business School in the UK and joined Accenture as a Manager in our London based Resources Strategy Practice. He transferred to Canada in 2014 and leads the Energy Strategy Practice in Calgary. During his career at Accenture, David has focused primarily on business strategy development and implementation as well as operating model transformation. The transformation projects he has led include post-merger integration, cost reduction, value chain optimization, organizational and business process simplification and global and regional business model restructuring.
Lyndsay Thorlacius, Business Strategy Manager, Accenture
Lyndsay is a Business Strategy Manager with Accenture Calgary’s Strategy practice. In this role, she supports diverse clients in the Energy industry in the areas of corporate and operational strategy. Recent experience has involved global operating model design for an international NGO, turnaround maintenance and operational digital strategy, organizational design, business case development, and business readiness.
Lyndsay holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Global Energy Management and Sustainability from the University of Calgary. Outside of work, Lyndsay is an active volunteer and board member of Making Changes. Lyndsay is passionate about social enterprise, community development, travelling through Canada’s backcountry and exploring the world’s cultures.
About the YWE Acumen Series
Acumen is defined as, "the ability to make good judgements and quick decisions...in a particular domain". The YWE Acumen Series will encourage YWE members to improve their business and industry acumen through presentations and moderated Q&A sessions with Alberta's leading experts. The 2016 series will be comprised of several breakfast presentations on topics relevant to the industry as well as appropriate business acumen skills needed to become a leader in this industry.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Calgary Petroleum Club is located on the South side of 5th Avenue SW. The closest Calgary LRT stations include WB 4th Street SW, or EB 3rd Street SW. There are various parking lots close-by, further information can be found here: http://www.calpeteclub.com/doc/CPC_Parking.pdf. Street parking is limited so please plan accordingly.
What is the dress code?
The Calgary Petroleum Club's dress code is business casual at breakfast and lunchtimes. No jeans are allowed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What is for breakfast?
We've switched it up and will be offering the Calgary Petroleum Club's 'Build your own Corporate Sundae Bar' which includes granola, fresh fruit cocktail, yogurt and assorted muffins and banana bread. Please indicate if you have any food allergies when registering.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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When & Where
Young Women in Energy (YWE)
For young women, by young women, Young Women in Energy (YWE) was founded to champion the interests of young women working in the energy industry. YWE aims to address the recognized need to increase female presence, development and leadership in the energy industry. We are building an authentic community where members join because they are genuinely interested in connecting with and learning from peers.