About Gordon Sheppard

My Story

Gordon Sheppard is on a mission to create awesome meetings for you and your organization. With Gordon, you can say goodbye to bad meetings and say hello to energized meetings with real conversations that build profitability!

During his 25 years of work experience, Gordon has facilitated, run and participated in more than 2000 meetings. He is a Professional Meeting Facilitator, Consultant, Speaker and Author who combines a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama, and Prosci Change Management Certification, to deliver a unique, people centered approach that will help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable.

Gordon is a proud husband, father, brother and dog-walker. He also loves hockey, playing guitar, mentoring and volunteering for worthy causes like the 100 MenYEF.

Gordon Sheppard is an inspiring Speaker, Professional Meeting Facilitator, Consultant, Teacher and Author who combines his experience in more than 2000 meetings with a Master’s Degree in Business and Prosci Change Management Certification to deliver actionable tips that will help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable!

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If you want a dynamic, entertaining speaker who offers the practical insights your audience needs to take action, then hire Gord.

Gordon Sheppard is a an experienced professional speaker who brings more than 25 years of leadership development, strategic management, facilitation and marketing experience to every engagement.

So if you want a high-impact speaker who will help you audience to laugh and learn, then Gord is a great choice.

 

 *NEW* Presentation Topics:

– How To Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

– Performance Reviews – How To Manage Difficult Conversations and Rating Scales

– How To Manage Difficult Conversations

– Time Management

– Communication

– Change Management

– Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop

 

The Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop

This workshop will help you and your team gain the skills and confidence you need to run more productive (and profitable) meetings. 

Based on the proven 10-Step System in Gordon Sheppard’s book titled the ‘Meeting Leadership Solution,’ in this workshop you’ll learn:

Workshop Details:

  • Your instructor is Gordon Sheppard, who has 25+ years of experience, an MBA and Prosci Change Management Certification
  • Incudes a 38-page workbook
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • This workshop is suitable for senior leaders, managers and front line workers

 

 

Conflict Management Professional Development Workshop

In this engaging, interactive session, participants will gain the confidence and skills they need to productively manage conflict in the workplace.

The session begins with a discussion about the external and internal factors that can cause conflicts during projects (e.g. inflation, family issues etc.).

Then participants will learn about how they react under stress and how become more self-aware.

Then the practical, hands-on work begins as participants gain new listening skills, learn how to ask effective questions, and set ground rules.

Finally, everyone will participate in a role-play exercise during which each participant will get a chance to apply what they’ve learned to actually facilitate a conflict situation.

Workshop Details:

  • Your instructor is Gordon Sheppard, who has 25+ years of experience, an MBA and Prosci Change Management Certification
  • Incudes workbook
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • Suitable for managers and senior leaders including CEOs, Owners, VPs, Project Managers, Senior Managers and more

 

 

How To Build A Strategic Plan

In this engaging, interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to build and execute a strategic plan.

The workshop begins with learning how to understand external factors that we must consider when we’re building a plan.

Then you’ll learn how to do a SWOT analysis to help you understand your current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Then you’ll learn how to craft a meaningful vision, mission and set of values.

From there you’ll learn how to identify 3 to 5 key goals. You’ll also learn how to determine the key objectives that will support each goal.

Finally, you’ll be able to craft an action plan that identifies who does what, and when they have to do it, so you can bring your strategic plan to life.

Workshop Details:

  • Your instructor is Gordon Sheppard, who has 25+ years of experience, an MBA and Prosci Change Management Certification
  • Incudes workbook
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • Suitable for managers and senior leaders including CEOs, Owners, VPs, Project Managers, Senior Managers and more

 

 

Online Course Creation: A Strategic Guide For Organizations

If you want to learn how to produce highly engaging online courses for your team, then this workshop is for you.

During this practical workshop you’ll gain the practical knowledge you need to successfully produce and promote online courses.

Based on the Online Course Creation 5-Step System, in this workshop you’ll learn how to:


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I have also done a variety of meeting facilitation engagements to help leadership teams go through 1 day or 2 day sessions in the areas of innovation, strategic planning and negotiation.

For example, I recently facilitated a two-day innovation session for a group of 19 Executives for Blue Diamond Resorts in Cancun, Mexico!

TESTIMONIALS

“Having worked with Gordon over a number of years on numerous television projects with the Motion Picture Arts Program at RDC, I can attest to the positive and well organized attributes of Gordon Sheppard. I am a big fan of this man and his talents. It’s typical of my experience with Gord reading about how to organize productive meetings and celebrating positive outcomes. Gord is a man of action and encouragement and supported me when I’d go out on a limb. But he wasn’t just another “rah-rah/group hug” guy. I trusted Gord to be insightful and to critique my efforts in a constructive manner and I must say he never let me down.”

Larry Reese

Instructor Red Deer College

“Having gathered a group of smart and powerful people to consult on a potential new project, I was nervous; these were not people with time to waste. I put my trust in Gord to create a meeting that would make good use of the time they were spending in the room that day, and he did not disappoint. Somehow, he simultaneously fostered a relaxed and casual atmosphere while keeping us on topic and on schedule. He ushered us through an extremely productive and rewarding conversation but never gave us any feeling of being controlled or overly formal. Not only did we accomplish our objectives, several of my attendees commented to me afterwards on the quality of the meeting and the facilitation. I’m grateful to have had Gord in my corner that day.

Nadine Riopel

Professional Speaker & Facilitator Nadine Riopel Professional Services

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