Leading any element of a business is difficult. Leading in a manner that enables that business to both thrive and endure over time is a daunting challenge: today is hard enough without thought of the years to come. Research reveals that roughly 70% of today’s businesses will not successfully pass the baton to the next generation of leaders. Merging Mindsets will provide the tools to reverse this trend and positively impact your organization and its leadership structure.

The format of SHIFT 2017 pairs a seasoned, continuing leader with 1-3 junior leaders from your organization to begin working together to increase functional understanding; to merge the mindsets inherent to your professional roles. Your engagement begins well ahead of the event. Expect to receive a compelling video to prime you for the conference, plus a short survey so we can tailor some of the content to your unique needs and interests. On the day of, we will gather both as a larger group, and in your smaller team to collaborate and learn.

Not Your Average Construction Conference

Shift is designed to bring together young leaders from the construction and design community in Edmonton. The conference provides unique perspectives to young leaders by provoking thought and challenging conceptions and common practice. Shift brings together various levels of the building community to meet each other, learn from one another, and most importantly, to challenge the paradigms that exist in the current building process.

half-day session

Registration for SHIFT 2017 is now open!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hotel Macdonald, Empire Ballroom


Program schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Why should you attend shift?

Shift is a unique opportunity to be part of a larger dialogue about the future of the Edmonton building community. Whether you're an owner, consultant, constructor, or contractor, there is value to gain from coming together with other industry professionals and beginning to challenge the norms that exist. You'll gain new perspectives on other roles, understand difficulties outside of your scope, and explore how to work better with different professionals across the building community. 

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Participants are challenged to break free of the default mindsets people fall victim to, and replace them with positive, inspiring ways of thinking.
— Richard Haas
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A fantastic event which promotes collaboration between every aspect and level of a construction project.
— Joffrey Orquia
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Shift was epic! Such a thoughtful smart event to enlighten us on ways to truly collaborate with all the trades and team members on a project!
— Jamie Fleese



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Michael Mangum, FMI Corporation

As a Principal with FMI's Center for Strategic Leadership, Michael brings his 35+ years of experience in the construction industry to bear on the challenges confronting today's leaders. He is particularly passionate about helping drive organizational change through strategic thought and personal transformation. 


Tyler Waye

Tyler Waye is a leadership strategist who has spent the last decade investigating the emerging patterns of work that shape our careers and organizations. He is President of IN.FORM, where he works to drive leadership inspired change, across numerous platforms.

As author of the book "I Went to School That Long for This?!" Tyler's work is increasingly focused on helping organizations develop the next generation of leaders and employees. His bold and progressive thought leadership has made him a beacon for the emerging workforce and forward thinking organizations.


Find out more about Michael and Tyler