September 2019

Performance Under Pressure

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Performance Under Pressure
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville (Burrard Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Rob Gilfoyle
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Sept 5, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 05, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
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The pressures experienced at work today are unprecedented. Long hours, excessive workloads, tight deadlines, ambitious goals, and attempting to do more with less, all in an environment of uncertainty.

You may not be able to change the work difficulties you face, so it’s in your best interest to build the capability to perform effectively under daily pressure, without burning out.

We have identified the disciplines of professionals who rise to the occasion in various high-pressure situations, and have translated them into the practical tools and skills that are featured in the Performance Under Pressure one-day seminar.

Do More Than Cope

Not a stress management program, Performance Under Pressure will show you how to increase stress-resilience to deal with the inevitable pressures at work more effectively. Performance Under Pressure will give you the tools to survive and thrive in tough situations.


  • Personal Risk Assessment: Participants complete a personal risk analysis that identifies factors that reduce their productivity and motivation in high-pressure situations. They learn not only what work conditions create the most challenges for them personally, but also what they do themselves that contributes to their own potential burnout.
  • Performance Under Pressure Model: Participants learn a powerful model that defines the six disciplines of successful performance leaders under pressure. They assess themselves using this model.
  • Solutions and Actions: Participants learn concrete solutions and practical tips. They develop a tangible and measurable action plan to ensure that they use what they have learned back on the job.
  • Performance Under Pressure Tool Box: Tips and strategies based on the PUP model. Also included are tools for negotiating work volume and deadlines.

This highly interactive seminar will include learning games, best practice sharing, a quiz, facilitator demonstrations of some of the key techniques, and opportunities to try some of the techniques yourself; making for an action-packed and varied day of learning.


Rob Gilfoyle has over 20 years experience of providing leadership training—including performing under pressure, change leadership, and how to lead effectively in a matrixed organization—and consulting services to public and private sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and professional services firms in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

He has been involved with many large and complex organizational change initiatives and has learned much about the challenges inherent in making change happen in real-world situations; he has developed particular expertise in helping organizations to make the changes necessary to leverage the value available from digital technology, (i.e., so-called, Digital Transformation).

Rob is an Achieve Global and Performance Connections International accredited trainer, holds a British Psychological Society Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Assessment, and is a qualified Birkman Consultant. Rob leads a training and consulting group, O.T.I. Performance Inc. in Vancouver, BC, and is President of Digital Evolution Canada. Also, he is a faculty member of the Directors College, based at McMaster University.

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