Turbulent Times:
Leadership in Government

On-Demand Virtual Fireside Chat


Leadership is all about decision making. However, in today’s new environment, leaders need more insight than ever to make the right decisions at the right time. Leadership is also all about people. It can be cultivated with humility and discipline and it merges the passion of the heart with the ability of the mind. Whether on the front lines in the military, or the front office of a business or government agency, good leadership and sound decision making is more important ever.

COVID has drastically effected how governments make decisions and in this new environment leaders need additional sources of evidence and new approaches then they did in the past. While nothing replaces leader intuition and experience, today’s leaders know that quality data and sound evidence, allows them to make better decisions during unprecedented times, and can help free peoples’ valuable time to allow them to focus on strategy and creative.

Join us during this exclusive virtual fireside chat, where the first part of our discussion, General Rick Hillier, Former Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Forces, and Steve Bennett, Director – Global Government Practice of SAS will share their insights and experiences on leadership in government and making decisions during hard times . Next they will briefly explore new tools that support good leadership decision making, and end with an opportunity to ask questions.



Featured Speakers

Rick Hillier
Former Chief of the Defense Staff, Canadian Forces

Steve Bennett
Director, Global Government Practice, SAS


12:00 p.m.Welcoming remarks
12:10 p.m.

Fireside Session - Turbulent Times: Leadership in Government

  • General Rick Hillier, Former Chief of the Defense Staff, Canadian Forces
  • Steve Bennett, Director – Global Government Practice, SAS
12:55 p.m.

Explore tools that can help support good leadership decision making in difficult circumstances.

1:05 p.m.Q&A Session
1:30 p.m.Closing 

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