Speaking Schedule

Through ACHIEVE, Randy offers several different public workshops which anyone can attend:

Leadership and Culture – How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

Based on the book, The Culture Question, this workshop provides a guide for how every organization can increase employee engagement and become a great place to work. Unfortunately, far too many people don’t like where they work. Some organizations are unhealthy and full of disrespectful behaviour. Other workplaces are simply uninspiring. For various reasons, countless people feel trapped, indifferent, or bored at work. The secret to creating workplaces where people like to work is leadership and culture. By exploring six key elements that make up a healthy workplace culture, participants will learn the answers to two fundamental questions: “How does your organization’s culture impact how much people like where they work?” and “What can leaders do to make it better?”

Leadership Development – Learn, Grow, Achieve

Being an effective leader requires us to be thoughtful and intentional about what we do and how we do it – it takes time and requires work. Taking the time to intentionally think about leadership may not get the attention it warrants, yet it is one of the most important things we can do to raise the performance of both ourselves and our organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for leaders to fine-tune their leadership philosophy and focus in on parts of their own leadership that need further development. Drawing from his book, The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization, Randy will provide practical strategies to support ongoing leadership development. This presentation will challenge you to think critically about your own approach to leadership development and provide unique insights that will strengthen your abilities as a leader.

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that organizations have the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support typically leads to continued productivity and retention of employees. With the right support, people with mental health concerns can thrive in the workplace. This workshop provides a roadmap to help managers participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health. Participants will learn strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment that reduces stigma surrounding mental illness. Although Randy is now a leader within a medium-sized organization, his earlier career as a Mental Health Counsellor has given him the ability to provide insightful and unique perspectives on managing mental health in the workplace.

Trauma-Informed Leadership

A compassionate and trauma-informed approach to leadership is essential for creating healthy workplace cultures. Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including staff and colleagues. Based on Randy’s book, A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces, this workshop explores how to lead with a trauma-informed approach and provides key insights for increasing psychological safety and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming a trauma-informed workplace creates a sustainable foundation that leads to high levels of employee engagement and organizational success. This training will inspire participants to lead with compassion and provide compelling rationale for why all leaders should be trauma-informed. Earlier in Randy’s career, he worked directly with issues of crisis and trauma in the areas of mental health, counselling, and crisis management. His social work background and leadership experience give him a unique perspective when presenting on the topic of trauma-informed leadership.

Leadership – Insights for Thinking Differently

Do you feel stuck in how you approach certain issues impacting your organization? Randy will share his own journey of leadership and inspire you to think differently and grow as a leader. This workshop explores insights from his book, The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization, and provides unique perspectives on various issues that impact leaders. Participants will learn new and different ways of working through challenges and capitalizing on opportunities and be encouraged to think critically about their own approach to leadership.

Employee Engagement – Insights and Strategies

When employees are not actively engaged at work, not only do they suffer – the organization does as well. Workplaces with high levels of engagement have employees that are committed and feel a connection to the organization. Engaged employees are willing to use discretionary time, brainpower, and effort beyond what is expected of them. This workshop explores how employee engagement occurs more readily when employees are respected and cared for, when they do tasks that bring them satisfaction, and when they work in an organization that makes a difference. Participants will learn unique insights for increasing engagement and be challenged to think critically about their approach to employee engagement.

Leadership – Insights for Thinking Differently

Do you feel stuck in how you approach certain issues impacting your organization? Randy will share his own journey of leadership and inspire you to think differently and grow as a leader. This workshop explores insights from his book, The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization, and provides unique perspectives on various issues that impact leaders. Participants will learn new and different ways of working through challenges and capitalizing on opportunities and be encouraged to think critically about their own approach to leadership.