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Disney's NEW Leadership Excellence Training Course


Written By: , Nov 17, 2017

Announcing Walt Disney NEW Leadership Excellence training coming to Saskatoon 2018!

Early Bird Savings on Now! 

Leadership is the foundation for business excellence.

You now have the opportunity to learn Disney’s Approach To Leadership Excellence that is responsible for The Walt Disney Company legacy known around the world today. Enhance your own customer experience using Disney principles as a guide.

First time ever in Saskatoon March 20, 2018
TCU Place 8:30am-4:30pm
 

Behind everything Disney does, are leadership insights time-tested by decades of success. Insights you will learn when you join us for “Disney’s Approach To Leadership Excellence” professional development course, presented by Disney Institute facilitators who will educate and inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.





Who is Disney Institute?
The professional development training arm for the Walt Disney Company. For nearly three decades, Disney Institute has helped professionals discover ways to positively impact their organizations and the customer they serve through immersion in leadership, service and employee engagement.
 
EARLY BIRD SEAT SAVINGS *** ON SALE NOW***
SAVE $75.00 - $172.00 pp while quantities last
 
Leaders take action, reserve your seats click here
Event details below
 
The 2017 Disney program SOLD OUT quickly– Take advantage of the Early Bird Savings for this NEW 2018 Disney program while quantities last until November 24th, 2017
 
Reserve your seats today and save with Early Bird ticket savings click here
 
Group registration? Simply scan and email this registration form click here to info@investinyou.today
 


Hear how two of 2017’s Saskatoon attendees benefited:
 
 "The course was transformative to our thinking. The session itself was remarkable in how it brought the concepts to life which provided clarity and deep understanding. I personally came out of the course with a deep belief of what quality service really is and how every single team member at Flaman Group of Companies is so important to making our customers' experiences remarkable.” ~STEVE WHITTINGTON Vice President Marketing and Customer Experience FLAMAN - Group of Companies
 
"Treating Donors, Clients and Volunteers the Disney Way is an inspiration every day. Bringing the Disney experience to your business or organization is so much fun!!" ~ CINDY FUCHS Vice President - 
The Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan





Course: Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence
Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm 
Location: TCU Place 35 22 St E, Saskatoon, SK
Event Overview click here
Cost:
General Admission $697 
Chamber Member VIP Rate $597 
*Non-profit Rate $597
Early Bird Seat Savings $525 while quantities last ends Nov. 24, 2017
Cost includes: Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence participant guide, parking, Wi-Fi, lunch, coffee, tea and treats plus a personalized Leadership Excellence ***Disney Institute Graduation Certificate*** to add to your credentials
Who should attend?
Disney insights and illustrations are beneficial to any leader or employee interested in learning how to improve the customer experience and raise the standards of leadership in their organization.
Reserve your seats: click here
Questions: please ask the ACC Sponsored Disney Institute Program Event Coordinators: Sherry & Shelagh Kennett 
P:   1.780.518.1495 / 1.604.619.9393
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Flaman Group of Companies, helping to bring Disney Institute to Saskatoon.
 
"Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do." ~ Walt Disney
 

 
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Saskatchewan Harvest 2017: A 48-year career farmer talks draught, agriculture technology, and facing the inevitable tough times


Written By: Amy Rederburg, Nov 09, 2017
Harvest 2017 was a tough year for many Saskatchewan farmers.
 
Doug Jones of Whitby Farms was one of Saskatchewan's first to wrap up harvest 2017. He says it's thanks to a prototype loaner combine -- one of two sent for field testing in Western Canada -- on top of the two he runs every other year. And a family team that works together year round.
 
The Flaman Agriculture team caught up with Doug while he had a few fleeting moments of free time on his hands. We talked about what effect this years' terrible drought conditions had on his farm, agriculture technology that matters for harvest 2017, and his advice for young farmers facing a tough climate for growth. All before he left for the field to help one of his neighbours finish their harvest.
 
What does Whitby Farms do?
 
Whitby Farms manages around 11 acres of land and grows a variety of grain, cereal, and bean crops; raises cattle and trains quarter horses; offers grain hauling services; and much more in the country surrounding the Great Sandhills at Lucky Lake, about 150 kilometres south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
 
The family-owned Whitby Farms stays busy all year round. While Doug’s brother does seeding, his nephew sprays, his son-in-law manages cattle, and his daughter trains quarter horses. They have one hired man who's been with them for 10 years. After a decade of service you could say their hired man has become as close as family. In case you’re wondering, Doug refers to himself as “the gopher” of the operation.
 
We asked, "Who runs the combine at harvest?"
 
Doug jokingly replied, "That's the easiest job in the world! [With the automations these days,] mowing your lawn is way more complicated."
 
He likes that today's combines automatically update as conditions change, so you don't have to manually reset when something goes wrong. He thinks of driving a combine as the perfect job for a multitasker.
 
Harvest 2017 wisdom from a 48-year farming career.
 
Doug's been farming since 1969. And he says, "I never changed my mind once."
 
He recalls taking the leap just before the start of one of the worst periods in farming history, the farm crisis of the 1970s and 1980s, when anyone who started farming "went broke". This was due to a combination of bad economy, dried up foreign markets, and high debt resulting in thousands losing their farms.
 
But Doug was stubborn about his dream to become a farmer and raise cattle. He says it's the only thing he's ever wanted to do.
   
How did drought conditions in Saskatchewan affect Whitby Farms for Harvest 2017?
 
The lack of rain and the heat did a number on his crops, along with many other farmers around the prairies. Doug says his crops are located in the lowest rainfall RM in the province of Saskatchewan. And they didn't get a lot of rain last year, which means soil moisture was low this year. He admits they've had better looking crops in previous years.
 
Their lentils performed the worst and canola would have been a disaster without support from an agrologist.
 
He says, "When I started out farming, [this years' canola harvest] would have been less than 10 bushels in the acre." They got 20 this year, but they're used to an average of 50.
 
Despite a lackluster harvest due to the low moisture and extreme heat drought conditions, Doug remains positive. He thinks the new varieties of canola are "amazing" and credits their performance to scientific advancements in the seed.
 
But there was an upside. Whitby Farms came out with perfect quality lentils and durum over a string of three consecutive years with salvage value. Doug improved the crops’ success by implementing an irrigation system that uses water from nearby Lake Diefenbaker and a preventative spraying process.
 
He’s not the only one that’s happy with his yield given the dry conditions. CBC News reported that other Saskatchewan farmers were surprised at the quality of Harvest 2017.
 
The drought conditions affected the Whitby Farms livestock, too. Doug and his son-in-law had to dig one of the farm's springs out twice to get the water moving again. Their quick thinking likely saved the cattle and horses from heat stroke, unlike another unfortunate case that killed 200 cattle.
 
How do you stick with it during tough times like Saskatchewan Harvest 2017?
 
Doug declares, "Young farmers aren't used to the tough years!"
 
Since the farm crisis, Doug has noticed that the cycle has a way of repeating itself. He cautions many farmers face a similar fate without proper planning. 
 
"Work as hard as you can! It's going to stay dry. You'll hardly see a field that hasn't been affected by drought."
 
He adds, "[We farmers] are at the whim of markets and weather. [Have a plan in place] if your wage is cut in half."
 
Doug reminds young farmers to hope for the best and prepare for the worst, so you'll always stay ahead. The young farmers who have a lot of faith and prepare for hard times in advance can give themselves stability in tough years.
 
Doug’s final words of wisdom for Saskatchewan Harvest 2017:


"If you focus on it and stick with it through tough times, you'll make it out alright. You have to bear down. Take risks and buy some land."
 
Doug Jones is a long-time customer of Flaman Agriculture in Saskatchewan, most recently purchasing a set of new grain bins and monitoring and a longer auger to reach taller grain bins.
 
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