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8th Annual Tri Association Conference
Your Journey. Who’s on it? Who’s Leading It?
November 14, 2012 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Cobourg Community Centre 750 D’Arcy Street
Cobourg Ontario K9A 0G1
Gzik & Puccio Keynote Speakers at 2012 Tri-Association Fall Conference
Gary Gzik is CEO of BizXcel Inc., an organizational development and management consulting firm. He is an international speaker, corporate trainer, management consultant, champion of Getting To Someday and an all around enthusiastic guy that has been inspiring people and organizations for the past 28 years. Gary is also the author of two books: “The Orange Popsicle” and “The Power of RE”.
When Gary steps on stage, you can’t help but be drawn to his energetic, person-centered presentation style. Through personal stories, humour and pure energy, he weaves together his experiences and his knowledge to create a dynamic presentationthat passes on his passion for his own work and life to his audience.
To date, Gary has worked with hundreds of organizations and over 15,000 individuals throughout North America in the areas of organization, leadership, team and personal development. Gary is a versatile speaker at home whether keynote speaking to 1500 people, training seminars for 15-20 people or one-on-one management consulting. Recent clients include General Dynamics, Procter & Gamble, Farmers’ Mutual Insurance, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, United Way of Canada and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Gerard J. Puccio is Department Chair and Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State; a unique academic dept. that offers the world’s only Master of Science degree in creativity. Gerard has written more than 50 articles, chapters and books. His most recent book titled “The Innovative Team”, co-authored with Chris Grivas, is a fable about a team that was able to apply proven creative-thinking tools to turn around a dysfunctional and unproductive situation. In 2011 he and his colleagues published the second edition of their book “Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change”. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Dr. Puccio received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Research Excellence, as well as the President’s Medal for Scholarship and Creativity.
Dr. Puccio is an accomplished speaker and consultant; he has worked with major corporations, universities, and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include the BBC, Fisher-Price Brands, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Rich Products, BNP Paribas, Rubbermaid, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations across the United States and in more than 20 different countries.
Gerard holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Manchester, England.