When: [NEW DATE] Saturday, April 2
Cost: $35 students; $50 members; $65 non-members (lunch and refreshments included)
Where: Argyle, 206 – 1802 1 St NW, Calgary (in-person) | Note: This venue participates in the Alberta vaccine passport program; you will need to present your QR code showing full vaccination. We are monitoring public health guidelines and are prepared to change this to a fully online session if needed.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/discover-your-purpose-with-the-dublin-conversations-tickets-211173294007 

Space is limited to 12 registrants. 

We all work to support purpose-driven communications but how do you inspire others to be more purposeful if you don’t know your own purpose? The Dublin Conversations believes ‘purpose’ and being ‘purposeful’ is at the heart of the future communications.

Most of us go through life without asking profound questions about ourselves: what are my values and beliefs, what are the stories that help define me, or what is my purpose? It’s like looking in a mirror, and seeing fuzzy, ill-defined reflection of ourselves rather than seeing and understanding an image which has greater clarity and reflects the authentic, true you.

Why purpose?

Purpose is increasingly presented as the way to steer individuals, communities and organizations through the complex, volatile and ambiguous world they face. Purpose can also be described as ‘fulfillment.’ The purpose of an individual or organization is the fundamental reason why it exists. A sense of purpose explains why you do what you do. It recognizes a connection with others, how you fit in, and how, by collaborating with like-minded people you can realise a greater goal.

Building off the inaugural Dublin Conversations pilot project conducted across Canada in 2020, and other initiatives around the globe, we’ll explore the different dimensions that contribute to defining our
purpose and character.

During this interactive, and in-person workshop, we will use tools co-created by the Dublin Conversations to define your:

  • Personal values
  • Persona and beliefs
  • Narrative – your story of past and future
  • Greatest hits
  • Purposes – business, creative, social

You’ll leave with an understanding of how to continue to build the outcomes of this workshop going forward.

Note: This venue participates in the Alberta vaccine passport program, you will need to present your QR code showing full vaccination. More information here.

Our presenters:

Kim Blanchette, APR, Chart.PR, Fellow CPRS, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Western Canada), National Lead, Indigenous Engagement and Communications at Argyle Communications

A chartered and an accredited communications professional and a member of the CPRS College of Fellows, Kim’s talents run the entire public relations gamut. She has more than 25 years’ experience and is still loving every day at work. Working with the national team at Argyle, Kim helps organizations engage, communicate and lead with confidence. Kim is a proud past National President of the Canadian Public Relations Society and member of the National Board.

Colleen Killingsworth, MCM, APR, Fellow CPRS, President, CKCommunications Strategies Inc.

With more than 30 years’ experience in management consulting, change management and strategic communications, Colleen has a strong track record in leadership, collaboration, and successfully managing complex, transformational projects and quickly earning the confidence and support of internal and external stakeholders. She is a proud past National President of the Canadian Public Relations Society and an instructor at McMaster University and Mount Royal University.

Kim and Colleen led the Canadian pilot of the Dublin Conversations Purpose Program and continue to benefit from the work they undertook to define their purpose manifestos.


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