November 2020

Build Your Online Leadership Presence

Status: 22 seats available
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: Registration and Login: 8:45 AM–9:00 AM
Webinar: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Michael Samson
President, INSPIRE
Credit: 3 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $199.00 + GST = $208.95 until Oct 21, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Non-Member Price: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Student Member Price: $149.50 + GST = $156.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 21, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
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Empower engineering and geoscience leaders and supervisors to have the online leadership presence needed to effectively lead their team(s) in a virtual environment. The webinar incorporates leading processes and practices for being an effective leader online. Participants' will gain powerful skills in communicating their leadership in a virtual setting; addressing business issues, needs for collaboration, setting expectations, and leading teamwork all in a virtual setting.

Seminar Outline

The webinar delivers five powerful leadership skills and processes for participants to learn and practise, using real situations that exist back in their workplace.

The first 2 hours focuses on learning and practicing three “Communicating Leadership” processes for a virtual setting, along with the model for communicating authentic leadership.

The third hour focuses on skills for enhancing the participants’ leadership presence in an online world. Skills, tactics, and activities are introduced to assist the participant build their leader presence over Zoom, WebEx, Hangouts, and other online communication platforms.

The webinar concludes with a practice round where the participants’ use all the skills presented to building their leader presence in a virtual setting. This practice activity can have a profound impact on the participants’ leadership back at their workplace.

Unique Features of the Session

More than 50% of the session is experiential learning (i.e., the participants’ are practising the skills they are learning). This is important for supporting the participants’ engagement during the session, plus provide both a sense of self-sufficiency and optimism in using the skills back at their virtual workplace.

Three core skills introduced offer the opportunity for participants’ to immediately present a more powerful leader presence online.

The ‘Communicating Leadership’ processes introduced provide leaders with a framework for more effectively leading a team in a virtual setting. This is of significant value, given more team work is likely to be conducted from a virtual setting. Clients of INSPIRE are already experiencing tremendous benefits incorporating these processes into their virtual team meetings.


There are no prerequisites for this session, other than participants’ need to be a supervisor or manager of people in their respective organizations’.

Target Audience

Engineers and geoscientists’ who have direct reports (i.e., supervisors, managers, and directors/vice-presidents) and are wanting to boost their leadership presence in a virtual environment. The participants’ tenure as a supervisor or manager does not matter.


Michael Samson

President, INSPIRE

Michael is President of INSPIRE CANADA, a boutique organization development firm.

Since 2007 Michael has assisted engineering and technology companies with their organization and people development needs, ranging from supporting significant organizational change initiatives to providing unique leadership team development experiences involving community engagement.

He and his team work across Canada supporting clients rise to meet their aspirations and create great organizations, as they define this.

Michael completed his master’s degree in Organization & Leadership Development with LIOS, Leadership Institute of Seattle at Saybrook University. Through the program Michael was fortunate to learn from both one of the first students of Kurt Lewin – ‘the father of Organization Development’ and senior leaders of Leadership Development at both Microsoft HQ and Amazon HQ. He was given special access to Amazon’s Leading at Scale™ program with permission to incorporate for his clients.

He has a degree in commerce, specializing in human resource management and also marketing at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was a member of the Honours Program in both disciplines.

He is a certified facilitator for the Clear Leadership™ and Appreciative Leadership™ programs and has facilitated the Clear Leadership program for various organizations prior to developing his own acclaimed leadership and people development programs.

In wanting to support clients achieve desired outcomes from their investment in people and leadership development; Michael created the unique Follow Up For Follow Through© service model.

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