Jill Birch is the CEO of the Canadian Art Foundation and the Publisher of Canadian Art magazine. She is the former vice president of fundraising and alumni at OCAD University; former President of the OCAD University Foundation; and the former principal and national capability lead at Knightsbridge, where she ensured that organizational talent development goals and leadership capabilities were realized. She was also the vice president of business development at Sheridan College, and is the former associate director of In-Company Development, International Training and Partnerships with the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Birch has worked with organizations in the digital, high-tech, health, advertising, financial services, energy, public, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors and has spoken to groups across Canada and around the world. She is currently a PhD candidate with Griffith University in Australia, where she is researching relational leadership processes. She is also a Certified Association Executive.
A Leadership and Organizational Change Expert, Birch will be kicking off the Forum discussing New Thinking on the Old Challenge of Sustainable Leadership:
Is a leader a position, or is a leader a person? Jill Birch answers this question - and many more - on building leadership capacity to drive the competitive advantage.
Join us at the Engaging Associations Forum to listen, learn and engage Jill on her vast expertise in the association and not-for-profit sector.
Speakers' Spotlight is an integral part of the reason we are able to welcome Jill Birch to the Forum this summer. While they represent a wide variety of motivational speakers who present energetic talks that will inspire you and your staff to take action, be it in your personal lives, your workplace, or both, we felt we needed someone who had history in this industry, and worked closely with them to find the right fit for the event.
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