November 2018

Leadership Webinar and Discussion

Organized by the Victoria Branch and Professional Development

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. please contact the Victoria Branch at [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
Location: Learning and Innovation Centre; Centre for Dialogue - Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road Victoria, BC
Presenter: Gary Robinson, P.Eng. (Non-Practising)
Founder, E. M. Sciences Ltd.

Dr. Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC
President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng., PMP
Chair, Victoria Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Event Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25
Contact: Victoria Branch
Email: [email protected]
Note: Price has been reduced.
Thanks to our generous event sponsors we are able to reduce the admission price from $45 to $25.
Please register by Friday, November 23 at the latest. Thank you and we hope to see you there!
The Victoria Branch in collaboration with the Professional Development Department at Engineers and Geoscientists BC are offering members a hybrid educational events that would include a networking component. Join us in listening into a webinar on, "Leadership: Enabling Everyone to be Their Best".

After the webinar, there will be an informal discussion and networking component amongst attendees to discuss the webinar and learnings. Following the discussion, join us in celebrating those who have recently received their professional membership. See below for more details.


  • 5:30 PM–6:15 PM: Mingle and enjoy an assortment of sandwiches and coffee by Truffles Catering
  • 6:15 PM–7:15 PM: Webinar on Leadership: Enabling Everyone to be Their Best
  • 7:15 PM–7:40 PM: Short break and discussion
  • 7:40 PM–8:30 PM: New Member Induction by President Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng.
  • Closing by Victoria Branch Chair Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng.

Webinar Description

Leadership: Enabling Everyone to be Their Best

We all want to do a good job and feel that our work is valued. However, sometimes what we value most seems unimportant to our leaders. That makes it very difficult for us to be at our best. Good technical skills, reporting systems, the right organizational structure and clear roles are important, but they are not enough if our self-worth is diminished by how we are treated at work.

This session will introduce an approach to leadership that is applicable to engineers, geologists, and managers at all levels. Providing what is needed by others without compromising what you need is essential to being a good leader.

Who Should Attend?

Leadership is for everyone: managers, engineers, geologists, technologists, and support staff. If you work with others you will find this webinar useful.

Learning Outcomes

  • Defining leadership,
  • Learning about leadership from past experiences,
  • Building productive relationships is the essence of leadership,
  • Changing behavior to meet the needs of those you want to influence,
  • How dependencies affect leadership,
  • Providing leadership for “difficult people”, and
  • Leadership guidelines for everyone.

About the Speaker

Gary Robinson is the founder of E.M. Sciences Ltd., a management consulting firm formed in 1975 to meet the needs of project-oriented businesses. Specific services have included organization development and culture change, leadership training, and coaching, collaborative project planning, work redesign, team building, and project partnering processes, project management critique, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and continuous productivity and quality improvement.

The purpose of his consulting has always been to increase the productivity of teams and organizations in ways that will also improve the quality of working life for everyone involved. His clients in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, India, and Korea have included federal and provincial government agencies and crown corporations, research organizations, universities, high tech research and development firms, software design companies, engineering and architectural firms, contractors, manufacturers, city governments, oil companies, hospitals, First Nations, community agencies, and a variety of voluntary organizations. Educational programs by E.M. Sciences Ltd. have been provided to approximately 25,000 participants.

Gary has a M.Sc. in engineering and a M.Sc. in organization development. He is a Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) in the International Organization Development Institute, a member of the Project Management Institute, and a professional engineer (Non-Practising) in BC.


Thank you to our event sponsors, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria and The University of British Columbia - Master of Engineering Leadership.


Parking Instructions

Please park at the top or bottom parking lot located closest to the Learning and Innovation Centre. It does take around 5–7 minutes to walk to the building. Please list serious dietary restrictions when registering and we will try to accommodate.

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