Leadership and Management Development - Goffs

Aug 22, 2019 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

Location: Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, 20 Sky Blvd, Goffs, NS

Date: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Time: Lunch and Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free (lunch – please advise of any special dietary requirements)

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.

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This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


Presenter: Larry Rosborough, P.Eng., Consulting Partner, SSI Consulting Solutions




How are you preparing your leaders for the next step in the career ladder?  Or helping them succeed and grow in their current role?  How are you improving your own leadership skills?


There is an age old debate; are leaders born or made? The reality is that both inherent skills and the benefit of training and experience all play critical roles in the development of a leader. Some folks are born with a good approach to leadership that works well for them, but still need to develop those skills, sometimes through training , but also through experience.  For the majority though leadership skills must be developed; even those we deem to be good leaders need to develop new skills to become exceptional leaders.


How does your organization prepare leaders?  Do any of these sound familiar? Promote the best worker and hope for the best;  have the new leader shadow another leader in the organization;  sink or swim; send them off for a week long class.  How well do any of these really work?  Are you thinking of some situations right now that did not go well?  Some that really crashed…


The reality is good leaders are always improving their leadership skills.  This is true for the new front line supervisor, for the middle manager, and for the CEO. Leadership skills are complex and cover such a wide range, that to expect everyone to be a natural in all areas is not realistic.  When you look at the critical role all leaders play in any organization, making sure they are prepared is just good business sense.


The saying ”People don’t leave bad companies; they leave bad bosses” is true in many situations.   We will explore in this session some of the ways leadership development is conducted today and ways in which it can be improved.   


How are you going to prepare leaders in your organization?


About the Speaker: 


Larry enthusiastically joins the SSI team with 30 years of management experience in the industrial manufacturing sector, bringing with him a deep understanding of industrial manufacturing practices and a strong ability to develop and implement solutions to solve difficult management challenges.

A graduate of Saint Mary’s University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), Larry is a Professional Chemical Engineer with significant experience in Production, Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety Management Systems.

Larry has worked in three of the largest industrial sites in the Maritimes, including two Michelin plants, and has developed strong skills in Leadership, Coaching, Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis. He is a Systems Specialist, with significant experience in ISO Certification, Continuous Process Improvement, Environmental Strategy, and Occupational Health and Safety Leadership.

Larry is well respected as an excellent communicator who resolves problems and conflict with his calm demeanour and ability to explain complex issues in a clear and concise manner. He is an asset to his clients by assisting them in the planning, development, and evaluation of technical, operational and administrative policies, programs and performance metrics for the production and quality aspects of their business.

Larry looks forward to sharing his belief in the importance of investing in people, and in fostering an environment of collaboration and teamwork. This has been a proven approach, resulting in high value for Larry’s clients.


11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Access this session from your computer, tablet or phone using the following steps:

​1. Make sure your device is updated to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later

​2. Download the Adobe Connect app in advance (this can take 5 minutes or so)

​3. Connect to the session through the URL:  https://engineersnovascotia.adobeconnect.com/lunch/