2012 QNET Excellence Conference

Focused on Optimizing Your Organization


Thank you to the participants and presenters who helped explore ways to optimize both individual and organizational performance at the 2012 QNET Excellence Conference on May 3 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Access conference presentations and speaker bios.


Opening Keynote - FAKE "WORK"

Featuring Brent. D. Peterson


Half of the work we do consumes valuable time without strengthening the short- or long-term survival of the organization.


In a word, it's fake.


Not only does fake work drain a company's resources without improving its bottom line, it steals conviction, care, and positive morale from employees, and adds the burden of high turnover, communication breakdowns, and cultural patterns of poor productivity.


QNET was pleased to feature sought-after and compelling speaker Brent D. Peterson to this year's conference for insight on how to turn fake work into real work. Brent taught us to identify needlessly time-consuming and sometimes difficult tasks and instead shift our focus toward rewarding work that will achieve results.


Brent D. Peterson, Ph.D. is the co-founder and chair of The Work Itself Group, Inc., which helps organizations align strategy with work. He has spent many years as a professor of human resource development in the Marriott School of Management, and was director of the Nyal McMullen Center for Entrepreneurship. He has written twenty books, including Fake "Work", founded three consulting companies, and facilitated more than 3,000 workshops over thirty years ranging from leadership to management to human resource issues, primarily with Fortune 1000 companies, around the world.



Breakout Sessions


Thank you to our more than 20 speakers and panellists from various industries who shared their experiences, advice and challenges with optimization. Learn more about them here...



Closing Keynote - Uncrapify Your Life!

Featuring Jeff Havens


During his hilarious closing keynote by Jeff Havens was study in exactly what not to do.  He gave us permission rather than advice, by ‘encouraging’ teams to criticize others and outsource blame - remember MYFABMOFA? We loved the laughs and appreciated that he brought it all home with a serious discussion about proper communication, customer service, and accountability practices.


By highlighting and then poking fun of practices we’re all guilty of, Uncrapify Your Life! offered a unique and delightful twist that will left us refreshed, surprised, and begging for more.


Connect Your Organization


Thank you to our numerous conference sponsors & exhibitors for meeting and greeting the more than 300 professionals from the business and public sectors that attended this year's event. QNET Excellence Conference attendees are as committed as you are to organizational excellence with many attending annually to expand their learning opportunities and networking groups and we all thank you for supporting this unique Manitoba event!


QNET Excellence Conference

Thursday, May 3, 2012

7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Winnipeg Convention Centre


QNET Member Rate $249 + GST

Non-Member Rate $289 + GST



Thank You to the Sponsors

of the 

2012 QNET Excellence Conference





Industry Workforce Development, Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade



Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Public Insurance

University of Manitoba



Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

Herzing College

Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Business Transformation and Technology

Manitoba Lotteries

Misericordia Health Centre

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba



Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils

American Society for Quality (ASQ), Manitoba Section

Canadian College of Health Leaders, Manitoba Chapter

Canadian Institute of Management

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Manitoba

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)

Change Innovators Inc.

Eclectic Communications

Enabling Access

Facilitated Solutions

Independence Incorporated - Rehab & Return to Work Consulting Services

Jim McLaren - Professional Certified Coach and Trainer

Manitoba Aerospace Human Resources Council

Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs

Materials Distribution Agency

MFL Occupational Health Centre

Pulse Engineering Ltd.

Resolution Skills Centre

ROGERS Leadership Consulting

The University of Winnipeg, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education

University of Manitoba, Continuing Education

Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)







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