Develop your elevator pitch: Distinguish yourself from your competition
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Develop your elevator pitch: Distinguish yourself from your competition

  • Western Canadian Bank, Western Room (map)
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Do you feel anxious when you attend networking events and have to pitch your services or expertise?

  • Are you uncertain what to highlight in your 60-second Elevator Pitch?

  • Would you like to learn how to leave a lasting impression on others who you’ve only met briefly? 

Then you should attend the “Develop Your Elevator Pitch: How to distinguish yourself from your competition”

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Understanding Conflict in the Workplace
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Conflict in the Workplace

Ever come across conflict at your workplace? PowerU Series is offering a workshop in understanding conflicts. Participants will gain awareness of different conflict styles, learn the conflict styles analysis tool that will help resolve workplace conflict, and how to assertively express our needs while respecting others in challenging circumstances. 

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Essential Skills for a Successful Entrepreneur
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Skills for a Successful Entrepreneur

Are you interested in learning about the qualities and leadership traits that make a successful entrepreneur, and habits that can slow down someone’s growth as a business leader? Come join us at a session presented by Clare Paulson – a successful entrepreneur and small business owner, with over twenty five years in corporate coaching and leadership training. Grab an opportunity to share your opinion, ask your questions and network.

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Business STEM and You
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Business STEM and You

Join MentorUP for a MentorU series event where we will discuss how your business skills intersect the STEM field.

For this MentorU series event, we will discuss the importance of Business acumen in the field of STEM and how it brings value to an organization. Panelists will discuss their own experiences including the challenges and successes they’ve faced as STEM graduates, as well as the importance of developing strong skills in today’s increasingly competitive workplace.

 

Speakers

Peter J. Bognar, BA, ED, CET

Peter started his career in manufacturing as a laboratory technician in a foundry where he advanced to Quality Control Superintendent. After leaving this post he advanced into sales engineer with the largest steel foundry system in the world, Midland-Ross Corporation during these early years he gained degrees at York University in Business Administration and Metallurgy at McMaster University. The bulk of his career from there involved senior management of factories and turn arounds of same. He had an extensive career in voluntary work having established a Bursary and serving on numerous boards as director and president. Currently he has joined the Financial Services Industry with Primerica Financial Services as District Leader.

Debra Greig, BSc, MBA

As an entrepreneur and corporate manager for nearly four decades, Debra Greig brings a wealth of entrepreneurial and business expertise to her endeavors. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MBA, both from the University of Alberta.  

Debra began her professional career as a retail manager, a job that would not have spanned twenty years had it not brought her much joy and given her invaluable business experience. In 2000, armed with the knowledge and confidence she had gained, she launched her first technology company. ShirWin Knowledge & Learning Systems fused educational methods with gaming technologies to create simulated learning environments for post-secondary students in a number of professional domains. It was important work but it is in her latest entrepreneurial endeavor that Debra feels she is finally able to marry the experience and knowledge of her life. TransforMana uses a variety of software and face-to-face techniques to strengthen and improve the business knowledge for the leaders of small technology-based companies. Debra is a champion of life-long learning and has a passion for creating professional education experiences; a passion that provided the basis for both of her businesses and that fuels the purpose for her evolving professional life.

Daniel Salamon, BSc, MBA

Daniel’s work experience started while he was completing his Computer Engineering degree at the University of Alberta. To pay for his tuition as an International Student, he took multiple jobs working as a Research Assistant in micro and nano-fabrication. After graduation, Daniel worked for 7 years for the National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT) as an electron microscopy lab manager. During his time at NINT, Daniel pursued a part time MBA degree specialised in technology commercialization. Since, he has been an active part of the innovation ecosystem in Edmonton, working with companies and research groups to advance their technology to market. He served as a judge at the TEC Edmonton Venture Prize competition several times. Daniel currently works in the Program Investment group at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, where his focus is on funding and oversight of research and clinical projects with a high potential for impact for Albertans facing cancer.

Alisha Lewis, BTech, MLT, MLA

Alisha is a three-time Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) graduate with several years of experience within Laboratory Medicine. She started as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) performing phlebotomy and then earned her Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) diploma working in the Chemistry and Hematology department at a large hospital in Edmonton.

With front line experience, she completed her Bachelor of Technology Management (BTech) and supply chain courses and currently works at Alberta Health Services in the role of a Contract Coordinator for Laboratory Services.

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Meet and Greet Social Night
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Meet and Greet Social Night

Join MentorUP Edmonton for a social night to meet our Executive team and learn about our programs, events and how you can get involved in the program. As a volunteer at MentorUP, you will have the opportunity to plan and implement projects, coordinate events and help members of your community develop professionally. Volunteering with MentorUP is a great way to develop your own networking, project management, event coordination and other professional skills.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Starting Your Own Business
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Starting Your Own Business

What is it to be an entrepreneur? Does it always mean owning a business yourself? Can we grow it out of our current employment? What personal qualities will foster or hinder our success? At the next coffee night we will ask these and many other questions to small business owners and entrepreneurs in a friendly round-table discussion. Join us on December 13 2017 at the Canadian Western Bank Place and bring your own thoughts and questions.

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Negotiation Skills Workshop
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Negotiation Skills Workshop

In a competitive environment, negotiation gets easily complex and chaotic. Getting equipped with the right skills and strategies to unwind the complexity is vital for success. Join us for this active learning session where you will learn:

  • How to implement effective negotiation strategies.
  • How to communicate your value and leverage yourself.
  • How to keep your emotions out of the negotiating process.
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Finding Your Niche:
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Finding Your Niche:

How to build a successful career in government and non-for-profit sectors with a STEM background

Government and non-for-profit sectors offer some of the most stable employment opportunities in Canada, and also some of the most rewarding. Is there a place here for people with backround in technology and science? What are the growth opportunities, and what are the obstacles that you can face on this path? Join MentorUP discussion series on October 10, and learn from other guests and field professionals how a degree in science and technology can be used to build a career in government and non-for-profit sectors.

The evening will be held as a part of WinSTEM week, which celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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What is Your Primary Aim?
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

What is Your Primary Aim?

Each of us has a unique role to play in this world. It is better to find this role early in your career than going down pathways that are not suited to you.  How do you find what is the right role for you? When you find ‘your’ role in life you will enjoy and be successful in your work life and get more out of your non-work life.

You will learn:

  • How to discover your primary aim
  • How to set objectives in all aspects of your life – work & non-work
  • The value of planning your life in writing
  • How to write your own eulogy – what you want to be remembered for.

 

Presenter’s Biography

Norbert Lemermeyer

Over the past 50 years Norbert has been involved in small business.  From beauty salons, health foods, construction companies, design build, property management and architecture.  During this time he has been mentored by the best and graduated in the E-Myth Mastery Program in small business.  He is committed to mentoring/coaching small business, helping themselves attain success, which is not that difficult if you know how.  It takes looking inward, making a commitment, and openness to changing the way things are done now.   Norbert is the co-author of The E-Myth Architect – Why Most Small Architectural Firms Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Since completing the book, he’s teamed up with a business mentoring company offering an on-line program Architecture+Business.  He also provides one-on-one coaching to small business in Edmonton – architects, property managers, contractors, therapists, engineers, graphic designers, videographers.  Each of them upon completing the program has become newly energized and confident that there is no limit to where their businesses can grow.

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Jun
28
6:45 PM18:45

Fostering Career Growth

Are you wondering how to progress through your career? Do you want to know how long you should stay in your position before seeking the next opportunity? Join MentorUP for a Coffee Night to learn all about progressing laterally or vertically in your career. Mentors will be on hand to answer all of your career-progression questions and the MentorUP team will lead a facilitated discussion so you can get the most out of your night!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Resume Workshop
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Resume Workshop

SESSION SUMMARY:

A resume is good for one thing and one thing only: getting you an interview. If it’s not doing that, it’s not doing its job. The trick is, it takes the average resume reviewer about 7 seconds to look at all the hard work you poured into your resume and say “yea” or “nay”.

Understanding what should be in a good resume is just one key to getting in front of the companies you are looking to work with.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. how to build a killer resume
  2. some of the best ways to get in the door
  3. how to be a recruiters best candidate
  4. how to ace the interview

Bonus: how to get the best job for you and target the right company

PRESENTER BIO:

Colin Christensen | Ninja Quarterback, ThinQ Business Ninjas 

Colin has the good fortune to live out his passion every day of helping others see around corners so they can build a better future. He has been working with entrepreneurs and leaders in and around business his whole life and has been mentoring and consulting businesses since the 90’s. 

Alongside those businesses, he has been a part of great victories. One team went from 3 – 40 people and opened 4 branch offices in 24 monthslanding them at #27 on the list of fastest growing companies in Canada. Another team presented the opportunity to lead programmers, sound techs and artists to realize two award winning digital educational games. He has built up and sold a small business and helped a team of 3 grow to 13 and >$10M in revenues.

Having roles as diverse as building log cabins to being a top Canadian recruiter, Colin has many life-altering stories that will surely make you grateful for what you have and will help you avoid many landmines. He proves that the right people and a simple, disciplined system is the difference between success and failure, easy and hard, fun and frustrating.

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May
25
5:30 PM17:30

Meet and Greet Social Coffee Night

Join MentorUP Edmonton for a social night to meet our Executive team and learn about our programs, events and how you can get involved in the program.

As a volunteer at MentorUP, you will have the opportunity to plan and implement projects, coordinate events and help members of your community develop professionally. Volunteering with MentorUP is a great way to develop your own networking, project management, event coordination and other professional skills.

 We look forward to seeing you there!

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Mar
30
11:30 AM11:30

Identifying and Understanding Your Customer

Join Technology Alberta for its March TLC industry lunch networking sessions in Calgary and Edmonton on March 28 and 30.

The session is Identifying and Understanding Your Customer and will be led by Debra Greig, President, Transformana.

The Calgary session will be held March 28 at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre, 1110 17 Ave SW from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. [Register]

The Edmonton session will be held March 30 at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre, 4234 Calgary Trail NW from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. [Register]

Please note that there is a $10 fee to attend. Lunch will be provided.

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Ideas to Reality
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Ideas to Reality

Learn from these entrepreneurs as they share their experience and their challenges. You’ll leave with a clearer vision of what it takes to succeed!

Co-hosted by WISER and MentorUP

Please join us for an evening of networking that will feature an interactive panel discussion with Edmonton-based entrepreneurs from various sectors. The panelists will give insight into creating a successful business. This event is open to all and not limited to those in STEM fields. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Cash bar available.

5:30 – 6:30 Networking and appetizers

6:30 – 8:00 Panel discussion and Q&A period

Panelists:

Kendall BarberCo-founder, Poppy Barley

Dana DiTomasoPresident and Partner, Kick Point Inc.; Technology Columnist (Edmonton, AB) , CBC

Chris LerohlCEO and Co-Founder, Honest Dumplings Ltd.

Alex VilleneuveDirector, Ceres Solutions Ltd., TEC VenturePrize, 2016 Alberta Innovates Student Grand Prize Winner

Moderator:

Sandra SpencerGrowth Programs Manager, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Early bird prices end February 17, 2017. Regular admission is $30. Sales end March 2 at 11:30 pm.

Parking available in V-lot after 4:30pm for $2.00 flat rate or in Windsor Car Park for $5.00 flat rate.

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Networking for the New Year
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Networking for the New Year

Join MentorUP Edmonton for a night of networking, and start the New Year off right by making new connections and sharing your New Year plans with business leaders, industry professionals, and your peers. Hone your communication skills in a friendly atmosphere with the MentorUP community, and find valuable advice, which will help you achieve your goals.

For mentors, this will also be an opportunity to meet each other as well as our executive team, and share ideas about mentoring programs and community activities in the upcoming year.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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