About the Forum

Designed for middle managers, the conference will address current issues, trends, best practices and will equip delegates with tools to become well-rounded industry leaders.

This year’s program will include panel discussions, engaging sessions, and a variety of networking activities that will help delegates make valuable connections.

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2019 Keynote Speaker – Justin Kingsley

Sports marketing. Brand-building. Communications. Art. Inspiration. Justin Kingsley has done it all. A modern renaissance man, Justin is a New York Times bestselling author and the Creative Director of NHL superbrand the Montreal Canadiens. His kinetic, infectious talks reveal the motivation behind all the work he does and the source of his success: telling stories. From high-level keynotes on marketing and innovation to motivational speeches that are as powerful as they are intimate, Justin’s talks are always rooted in his message and way of life: find your story, and tell it to the world.

Justin Kingsley is the author of two #1 bestselling books: The Way of the Fight (a New York Times bestseller) and Weology: How Everybody Wins When We Comes Before Me, a book of ideas on leadership. He also writes 24CH, a weekly documentary about the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he works as Creative Director and Special Advisor. He was previously Partner and Chief Socialist at Sid Lee, one of the world’s five best creative agencies. The strategy and campaign idea he developed for Adidas at the 2012 London Olympics was named best global campaign of the Games.

He is also behind the slogan and communications vision for the 2015 Women’s World Cup of Soccer: To a Greater Goal/Vers le grand but. Justin has turned Star Wars and Indiana Jones into global museum exhibitions, put a McDonald’s Restaurant into the side of a mountain at a snowboarding competition, and branded the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with the very first bilingual Games slogan: With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits.

A former Press Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, he was spokesman for the Right Honourable Paul Martin. He hosts a photographic exhibition every couple of years, and was named one of Canada’s most creative people by Marketing Magazine. He is Franco-Ontarian. Et oui…

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Terry Small

Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A., is a master teacher and Canada’s leading learning skills specialist. He is the author of the Brain Bulletin with over 34,000 subscribers worldwide.

Terry has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world. His knowledge, warmth, humour and dynamic presentation style have made him a much sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences. Terry often appears on TV, radio, and in the press. He recently appeared on BCTV, Global, CKNW and Student Success. He has presented his ideas to over 261,000 people in 23 countries.

Mike Harnett

Mike Harnett has over 25 years of experience consulting with various Canadian and US government agencies including NASA and the nuclear safety commission, as well as assisting transportation, mining, petrochemical, maritime, and emergency service industries.

With a background in human factors and sleep neurobiology, Mike is recognized for her ability to take complex subjects and deliver their content in a simplified and innovative manner for all to understand. An award-winning speaker, she is known for her sense of humor and is a sought-after keynote and technical presenter throughout North America.

Dr. Jason Cressey

Dr. Jason Cressey gained his PhD in psychology from Oxford University, UK. He specialises in the field of leadership, inter-personal relationships and social skills, and is an instructor at the Justice Institute of BC and the University of Victoria (where he instructs for the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies). Jason facilitates fun, interactive workshops and personal coaching on a variety of personal empowerment topics around the world, and has recently completed his first book.

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Top reasons to attend the Construction Leadership Forum

Given the busyness of British Columbia’s construction industry and with so many ways to learn, from books to podcasts and online videos, it can be challenging to justify an employee’s request to attend a two-day conference, or to attend personally.

That’s why we’ve developed our Top 3 reasons for employers and employees to consider when reviewing whether to attend the 2019 Construction Leadership Forum (CLF), May 3-4 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

If you are an employer:

If you are an employee:

Take advantage of early bird pricing starting at $499 plus taxes, from December 13 until March 8.

The Construction Leadership Forum registration fee includes access to all panel discussions, engaging sessions, keynote speakers, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks, and Friday night reception & dinner.
(Note: Additional dinner tickets are available for purchase)

The conference registration fee does not include hotel accommodation or Thursday night meet & greet.

For more information

Contact Teresa Beere Johnson, Manager, Events at [email protected]. 

*CANCELLATION POLICY:  Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 10 business days of the event, or non-attendance on the day



Friday, May 3, 2019 7:30 AM –
Saturday, May 4, 2019 1:30 PM


The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4


Early Bird Rates
Effective until March 8, 2019
VRCA Members: $499
VRCA Members – 4 pack: $1,796
Non-Members: $699
Regular Rates
VRCA Members: $699
Non-Members: $899

Sponsorship Opportunities

Returning sponsors are given sponsorship opportunity priority in early January. Any available sponsorship opportunities will be announced in February 2019.

For more information contact:

Teresa Beere Johnson, Event Manager
604.294.3766   |   [email protected]

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Early Bird Pricing till March 8, 2019

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For more information contact:

Teresa Beere Johnson, Event Manager


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