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The presentation will provide insight into how top firms are building strong leadership teams that are transforming their organization and creating a competitive advantage.

 Professional services firms typically excel at the technical aspects of designing, developing and implementing solutions but often fail at creating a culture and environment where employees are developed and equipped to lead. Firms must do more than develop good managers. They must create strong leaders. These are leaders that have the necessary soft skills that create a willing group of followers.  The best leaders are able to retain the best and brightest talent. They attain high levels of employee engagement and development.

Ralph will share insights and provide best practices to help attendees increase their leadership effectiveness and achieve greater personal and professional success.


  1. The importance of values and ethics to create a culture
  2. The leader as an internal change and growth agent
  3. The role of soft skills and E.Q. for building trust
  4. The role of collaboration, recognition, diversity and empowerment
  5. The core competencies of highly effective leaders

 “If you think you’re leading but no one is following, then you are only talking a walk.” John Maxwell

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Sarah Clark, President and CEO

Sarah Clark, P.Eng., has been President and CEO of Partnerships BC since 2010.

Previously, Ms. Clark served as Vice President, Partnership Development and Delivery, of Partnerships BC, responsible for management of current projects; development and resourcing of new partnership structures and opportunities; and the management of client relations and service quality for all projects with Partnerships BC’s involvement.

Ms. Clark has extensive project management experience in both the public and private sectors, including the structuring of public private partnership contracts and teams. She has participated on procurement teams for some of B.C.’s largest infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Partnerships BC, Ms. Clark worked for Bombardier Transportation where responsibilities included proposals and project management for rapid transit projects, both locally and internationally.

Ms. Clark is a Professional Engineer and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University.

Please Join us for a fireside chat with Sarah Clark from Partnerships BC March 13th at the Sutton Place Hotel.

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