This fun, interactive session, based on the hit television show “Dragon’s Den,” will teach you how to “pitch” your project to corporate partners. Learn what they look for in a partner, and how you raise your profile. Come with your creativity, innovation and best “pitching” skills so you are ready to participate in this session.
Jerry Lemmon joined Talisman Energy in June 2011 as Team Lead, Centre of Excellence for Stakeholder Relations and recently assumed the role of Team Lead, Communications & Core Services at Talisman. Previously he was Director of Executive Leadership programs at the Banff Centre and he led the University College of the Cariboo’s Advanced Technology & Business Incubation Centre. Mr. Lemmon is a Fellow with THECIS (The Centre for Innovation Studies), where he contributes regularly to the advancement of innovation across Canada.
Hope Henderson joined Mount Royal University in August 2012 as Vice-President, University Advancement. As a stakeholder relations expert, with more than 20 years’ experience, Ms. Henderson has successfully practiced or led this function for some of North America’s most challenging and controversial energy projects.Ms. Henderson’s connection to the post-secondary sector includes involvement in establishing industry and educational partnerships with various institutions across Canada including Mount Royal University, Lakehead University, SAIT, NAIT, University of Calgary, University of Alberta and First Nations University (Regina). As a member of Alberta’s Metis community, Ms. Henderson has a particular interest in the advancement of aboriginal education and employment initiatives.
Heather Morley is the Vice President of Development and Community Relations - Western Canada with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and is responsible for positioning the Canadian Women’s Foundation for continued growth and development across Western Canada. Heather has over twenty-three years of progressive experience in the human services field. Prior to joining the Canadian Women’s Foundation in 2012, Heather worked for several community- based and government organizations across Canada and the United States in front line and leadership capacities. Most recently Heather was the Director of Programs at Discovery House in Calgary. The focus of her work has always been women and children. Heather holds a MA degree from the University of San Francisco.
Sponsored by Talisman Energy Inc.