LEAD. CARE. WIN. Nine Valuable Lessons to Become a Leader Who Matters – December 9, 2020


Pontefract GroupIn collaboration with the Pontefract Group, the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) is proud to offer this session under its Leadership Series.

APEX Leadership Series


Cost: FREE (costs covered by APEX)

What: LEAD. CARE. WIN. Nine Valuable Lessons to Become a Leader Who Matters


  • on December 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST (60 min)
  • on December 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST (60 min) (repeat)

(Note: this session is offered on two dates to accommodate executives’ schedules.)

Audience: Executives of the Public Service (EX-01 to EX-05 or equivalent) across Canada and internationally.

Where: Virtually – available via webinar or teleconference across Canada and globally to Federal Executives abroad. A meeting link will be sent once you are registered.


This session will be delivered primarily in English however participants are invited to submit their questions in the official language of their choice.


Opening Remarks:

    • Jacqueline Rigg, Chief Executive Officer, APEX


    • Dan Pontefract, Leadership strategist and the founder of the Pontefract Group



About this Event:

Everyone agrees that strategy is important. Having a vision and the setting of goals to achieve your mission is critical. Getting things done is vital. So too are levels of innovation and how efficient we can operate. Long lasting success, however, often comes down to how caring and engaging a leader is with the team. When you fully understand the acute importance of crafting meaningful, respectful relationships among all your stakeholders, any strategy, vision and goal can be achieved with relative ease.

Therefore, every human interaction is crucial. Every exchange can be mutually beneficial.

There are 9 simple yet super practical leadership lessons to consider that center on your willingness to improve how you treat people. In this talk, Dan Pontefract introduces each lesson with practical tips, techniques and stories to help you become a leader who matters.

You will learn and understand the importance of caring as a leader while recognizing the difference between being a manager and a more empathic individual. Furthermore, you will learn specific techniques that will help you bridge some of the gaps often found in a team’s level of engagement.
The bottom line is that when you care enough to champion others, the workplace becomes happily infectious and your team benefits in more ways than one. Full potential is possible.

Speakers’ Bio:

Pontefract Group

Dan Pontefract
Leadership strategist and the founder of the Pontefract Group

Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract is a leadership strategist and the founder of the Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

He is the best-selling author of four books: LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career.

Previously as Chief Learning Officer and Chief Envisioner at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with $14 billion in revenues and 50,000 global employees—he launched the Transformation Office, TELUS MBA, and TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%.

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