On-Location Workshops

Randy offers four different workshops/retreats:

Leadership and Culture

How to Create a Workplace Where
People Like to Work

Based on Randy’s 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?”


Some of the Topics Included

  • The Case for Caring About Culture
  • Culture’s Impact on Employee Engagement
  • How to Define Purpose and Values
  • Communicating Your Purpose and Values
  • Providing Meaningful Work
  • Practical Ways to Make Work More Meaningful
  • Focusing Your Leadership Team on People
  • Directive Versus Empowering Leadership
  • Why Meaningful Relationships Matter
  • How to Foster Meaningful Relationships
  • Creating Peak Performing Teams
  • Foster Identification and Facilitate Interdependence
  • Practicing Constructive Conflict Management
  • Key’s to Transforming Conflict
  • How to Change Culture
  • Cultural Health Assessment Questionnaire


One-day version
The one-day workshop is great for groups of leaders from multiple organizations. It is a fast day that covers a lot of material.

Two-day version
The two-day version of this workshop is ideal for leaders from the same organization. The material is the same as in the one-day version, but the pace is slower to allow for more in-depth discussion about how to implement the workshop strategies.

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.


Some of the Topics Included

  • What Defines a Leader
  • Your Philosophy of Leadership
  • Directive Versus Relational Leadership
  • The Impact of Different Styles
  • How to Develop as a Leader
  • Learning from Others
  • How to Address Weaknesses
  • Ongoing Leadership Development


Half-day version
The three-hour workshop is valuable for both new and seasoned leaders.


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.

Alternative Title: This workshop can also offered as Leadership – Focus on Guiding Principles


Some of the Topics Included

  • Passion Drives Success
  • A Better Way to Hire
  • The Secret to Employee Retention
  • Use Vision to Guide You
  • Healthy Organizations Win
  • Leading for Productivity
  • Always Be Developing Others


One-day version
The one-day workshop is great for groups of leaders from multiple organizations. It is a fast day that covers a lot of material.

Two-day version
The two-day version of this workshop is ideal for leaders from the same organization. The material is the same as in the one day version, but the pace is much slower. This allows for more detailed discussion about how to implement the ideas presented.

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.


Some of the Topics Included

  • Why Mental Health Matters
  • Common Mental Illnesses
  • Assumptions About Mental Illness
  • Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Concerns
  • How to Approach Someone About a Mental Health Concern
  • Return-to-Work Strategies
  • Employer Responsibilities and Rights
  • Best Practices for Workplace Mental Health


Half-day version
The three-hour workshop is designed for managers, leaders, and human resource professionals.

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. 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.


Some of the Topics Included

  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma in the Workplace
  • Characteristics of a Trauma-Informed Leader
  • Trauma-Informed Workplace Assessment
  • 5 Principles of Trauma-Informed Workplaces
    • Promote Knowledge of Trauma
    • Recognize Traumatic Impact
    • Foster Safety and Trust
    • Provide Opportunities for Choice and Voice
    • Highlight Strengths and Resilience
  • Leadership’s Role in Championing These Principles


Half-day version
This three-hour workshop is an intermediate-advanced level for leaders, managers, supervisors, and anyone providing leadership within organization.

Training Fees

Speaking fee will depend on a variety of factors including:

  • Size of group
  • Location of event
  • Nature of organization (Small not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous communities sometimes receive a reduced rate.)

Receive a Quote

Contact Chantel Runtz, On-Location Training Coordinator to discuss your speaking needs or to receive a detailed quote by email at: [email protected] or by phone 204-789-2457.