• Compete on Culture: Unleash the Power of Your People for Strategic Success

    PEO Leadership's Premier Event in Nova Scotia
    April 23rd at 9:00AM - 2:00PM- 168 Hobson Lake Dr, Halifax, NS

Why attend?

Join us on April 23rd for a transformative event where we decode the secrets of a thriving workplace culture and demonstrate the power of peer advisory councils! 

Dive deep into the core elements that define success in the new world - from psychological safety and employee engagement to team development and leadership strategies. Our in-person event, will begin with our Compete On Culture workshop, followed by intimate peer group discussions on real-life pressing business issues, sharing best practices, and identifying risks and opportunities. The day will conclude with a networking lunch, providing an opportunity to connect with the business community.

In this must-attend session crafted for senior executives, discover how to propel your organization to new heights through the power of culture. Here's what you can expect:

  • Empower Your Team: Boost Psychological Safety: Learn the art of fostering an environment where your employees feel encouraged to share ideas, take risks, and contribute their absolute best. Unleash the untapped potential within your organization by boosting psychological safety.

  • Drive Engagement for Unparalleled Success: Discover the key to heightened productivity, increased job satisfaction, and a stronger sense of purpose. Drive employee engagement that propels your organization towards unparalleled success.

  • Foster Collaboration and Innovation: Create an environment where collaboration and innovation flourish. Unlock the secrets to driving your team toward peak performance by fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

  • Build Resilience, Agility, and Effective Decision-Making: In a rapidly changing world, learn how to foster resilience, agility, and effective decision-making. Equip your team with the tools they need to navigate challenges and achieve unparalleled success.

  • Discover the Power of a Peer Advisory Team: Leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the group to uncover robust and innovative solutions to your business challenges. Navigating our rapidly evolving world demands collaborative insights and strategic decision-making, sparing no room for time-consuming trial and error solutions.

Who Should Attend? Senior executives who are steering towards a transformative organizational culture. This event is tailor-made for those committed to elevating their leadership and organizational success.

This will be our premier event in Nova Scotia! Don't miss this chance to learn how to empower your teams and harness the power of an advisory board! RSVP now to secure your spot!

Registration closes at 5:00PM EST on April 21st. Space is limited and only those who register will be able to attend. For more information, contact our head of marketing and events, Joanna Thommee at jthommee@peo-leadership.com


Join us for a morning of strategy, collaboration, connection and empowerment specifically designed for senior executives.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop by Dawn Frail on Competing on Culture
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Networking Break
 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Peer Advisory Group Session on key leadership challenges
 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Debrief of Leadership Experience
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Boxed Lunch & Networking

Our Speakers

Dawn Frail
Michelle Ummels
Dawn Frail

Dawn Frail

An award-winning speaker, author, facilitator and trainer, Dawn Frail brings over 30 years’ evolving leadership experience to her position as an Executive Advisor at PEO Leadership. As an adept professional in the corporate and not-for-profit worlds, she has also accrued two decades of knowledge and skills in the financial and IT sectors.

In her role as an entrepreneur, Dawn founded Athena Executive Education Inc. and the Athena Business School. She also established the International Women’s Leadership Project™ in 2008, providing women in business with intensive training that equips them to make a quantum leap forward in their careers.

Until 2006, as the national, internal consultant for ADP Canada, Dawn was a driving force in continuous improvement in training and development, work processes and the work environment.

Aside from Dawn’s extensive field experience, she also earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph, diplomas in Adult Training and Development and Computer Programming, as well as certification in Managing Organizational Transition. Amongst her published works are The Ruby Report; How Organizations Can Profit by Promoting Women Leaders, The Ten Commandments of Ethical Leadership™ and 10 Principles Every CEO Must Know to Play and Win.

A working wife, mother and grandmother, Dawn has successfully developed four boys into productive, grown men and relishes her time with her two granddaughters. Additionally, she serves as a Director on the District 60 Executive Committee for Toastmasters International and is a fully certified Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner and a 20-year member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

In what spare time she has, Dawn is a devoted dog-owner and avid reader.

Michelle Ummels

Michelle Ummels

Michelle is a passionate, energetic and result oriented  leader with over 30 years of experience in the North American medical industry with influence in the development of markets in Asia, Australia and Latin America.

She has extensive experience in all aspects of sales and marketing including strategic and long term planning, brand management and sales execution and training. Michelle loves developing people and wants to really help growing leaders now  and in the future.  She understands the influence leaders can have and wants to help ensure their impact is positive and encouraging.

She has been a member of PEO Leadership for over 20 years and has benefited greatly from the support, coaching, peer collective wisdom and the PEO Leadership network itself.


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