Join us at the QNET Excellent Conference where more than 300 professionals will explore the theme "Cultivating Corporate Culture."

2014 QNET Excellence Conference

Wednesday, May 28th - 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Winnipeg

Conference Brochure - PDF version

The conference features an opening keynote presentation, a feature plenary session following lunch, a closing keynote presentation, twelve breakout sessions, and an exhibit area.


Opening Keynote: Ron McMillan

QNET announces Opening Keynote and Feature Luncheon Plenary Session by special guest speaker:

Ron McMillan

Bestselling coauthor of Influencer

and Crucial Conversations

For thirty years, Ron McMillan has conducted research and developed

award-winning training solutions to

help leaders achieve new levels of performance, with a focus on human


His internationally published research

led to the development of four New

York Times bestselling books: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Change

Anything and Crucial Confrontations.

With more than 2 million copies sold, Crucial Conversations has transformed organizations and changed the way

millions of people communicate.




Ron's award-winning training solutions have helped more than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies change human behavior; his work has been translated into 28 languages and is available in 36 countries.

Recognized as an expert in influence, leadership, and workplace communication, he has been featured widely in the media including CNN International and the New York Times, Inc. magazine.

Ron is a dynamic keynote speaker with an engaging style that is sought-after mix of entertainment, practicality, humour and research. He will present the Opening Keynote and Feature Luncheon Plenary at the 2014 QNET Excellence Conference.


Closing Keynote: Big Daddy Tazz

Big Daddy Tazz can take a mundane event and turn it into a sidesplitting clean comedy story using his blazing quick wit, clean comedy improv style and natural ability to make people laugh.

After 30 years of denying he had the mental illnesses that were controlling his life, Tazz realized that being manic-depressive, attention deficit, and having mild dyslexia could either destroy or enhance his life... it was his choice.

Today, audiences are happy to join him on his rapid cycle ride down the never-ending road to recovery.

Often described as "one of the most talented comics in the business," Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than twenty years.

Big Daddy Tazz will make you laugh till you cry then laugh again... it's the bi-polar way.

His presentation will conclude a jam-packed day of inspiring keynote presentations and informative breakout sessions at the 2014 QNET Excellence Conference.


Conference Breakout Sessions & Speakers


Join us for an outstanding lineup of twelve breakout sessions in four streams:

       Leadership & Management 

       Quality & Effectiveness

       Workplace Wellness

       Tools & Techniques

Conference Breakout Sessions  (PDF format)

Speaker Bios (PDF format)


QNET Conference Agenda

Wednesday, May 28 - Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Winnipeg

7:45 a.m.       Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits

8:15 a.m.       Welcome & Opening Keynote Presentation - Ron McMillan

9:30 a.m.       Networking Break / Exhibits

10:00 a.m.     Breakout Sessions 1

11:00 a.m.     Networking Break / Exhibits

11:15 a.m.     Breakout Sessions 2

12:15 p.m.     Networking Luncheon / Exhibits

1:00 p.m.       Feature Plenary - Ron McMillan

2:00 p.m.       Networking Break / Exhibits

2:15 p.m.       Breakout Sessions 3

3:15 p.m.       Networking Break / Exhibits

3:30 p.m.       Closing Keynote - Big Daddy Tazz

4:30 p.m.       Adjourn


Conference Registration Fees

2014 QNET Conference Registration Fees are the same from last year!

QNET Member Rate: $249 + GST

Non-Member Rate:  $289 + GST 

Register here!

Breakfast & Opening Keynote Speaker Rate: $49 + GST

Register here


2014 QNET Excellence Conference Registration Package


Sponsors of the

2014 QNET Excellence Conference






ACHIEVE Training Centre

Facilitated Solutions

GHY International

Industry Workforce Development, Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade

Shared Visions



Manitoba Public Insurance

Resolution Skills Centre

University of Manitoba



Canadian Institute of Management, Winnipeg Branch

Herzing College

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Jobs and The Economy

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Misericordia Health Centre

Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba (RHAM)

University of Manitoba, Continuing Education

Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital



American Society for Quality (ASQ), Manitoba Section

APICS Winnipeg Chapter

Canadian College of Health Leaders, Manitoba Chapter

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Manitoba

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD), Winnipeg Chapter

Eclectic Communications

Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors - Workplaces in motion

MFL Occupational Health Centre

PMI Manitoba

Pulse Engineering Ltd.

University of Winnipeg - PACE

Workplace Education Manitoba









Sponsorship Opportunites

Connect with more than 300 professionals from the business and public sectors who are committed to excellence. Network with participants and reinforce your brand with prominent recognition in conference handouts, marketing pieces website and email, with a distribution of more than 5,000 individuals.

Concentrate your valuable sponsorship dollars on the largest conference of its kind in Manitoba! Sponsorship details here.





Thank you to our Promotional Partners!


Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils

American Society for Quality (ASQ), Manitoba Section

APICS Winnipeg Chapter

Canadian Institute of Management, Winnipeg Branch

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Manitoba

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD), Winnipeg Chapter

Human Resource Association of Manitoba

Industrial Technology Centre (ITC)

Industry Workforce Development, Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade

Manitoba Aerospace Human Resources Council

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Manitoba Food Processors Association

Manitoba Print Industry Association

MFL Occupational Health Centre

PMI Manitoba

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)