Past Events

Steps to Build a Marketing Strategy

April 17, 2018

In this session, we’ll talk about the basic components of the 9Ps of Marketing to build your strategy. This includes determining your marketing budget, how to best reach your customers, how to stand out among competitors, how to plan a tactical approach for implementing marketing initiatives and why you need to measure the results. This is a great session for companies looking to understand of how to integrate their marketing efforts into a cohesive strategy.

Networking is the New Black with Catherine Brownlee and Stan Peake

April 10, 2018

Join Catherine Brownlee and Stan Peake to learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success. Networking will help you create new connections with industry professionals that will help you grow your business and ideas.

Networking event: ATB Entrepreneurial Stories

March 20, 2018

Come hear the stories from entrepreneurs at ReSourceYYC. This will be a candid discussion on the challenges, learnings and successes of professionals who have started their own company(s). Thank you to ATB for being our sponsor for this event.

Important: ATB staff will be working from ReSourceYYC for the entire afternoon and available to meet with all entrepreneurs. We encourage everyone to stop by even if you are not a member.

MODERATOR

Kim Smith, Senior Manager, Community Partnerships at ATB Financial

PANELISTS

Ron Bettin, President and CEO of Fitneff Inc. | Office Wellness Solutions &

Co-Founder, of ReSourceYYC Ltd. | Coworking for Professionals

Bill Scott, President of Final Frontiers Systems | IT Support and Solutions &

Co-Founder, of ReSourceYYC Ltd. | Coworking for Professionals

Roger Milley, Founder & CEO of Fuzeium Innovations Inc. | Data Analytics 

Antonio Arias, Founder and CEO of ALA Midas Capital Inc. | Investment and Management Consulting 

Introduction to geoSCOUT

March 20, 2018

Gain an understanding of the powerful geoSCOUT tools and datasets. This presentation will provide a high level look at what the platform can do and how to navigate the data, analysis and mapping tools that oil and gas professionals rely on for accurate decision-making.

Understanding Change and Building Resilience with Dr. Wilma Slenders

March 13, 2018

Constant change has become a constant in our lives. It doesn’t ever seem that things are slowing down; just speeding up. And, just when we think we might have a handle on something, something else happens to create greater chaos and uncertainty.

Some people flourish in these environments; others wilt. Which are you?

If you’d like to build your change capacity and resilience, attend this session to learn more about:   

·         your personal transition style

·         the stages that people go through when experiencing change

·         tools, techniques and attitudes that will help you stay positive, sustain a consistent level of performance, and build your change capacity.

Branding Strategies with Toni Guffei

March 6, 2018

Branding is about how your customer perceives you when they hear or think of your company name, service or product. Developing a strong brand presence for your business can build long-term loyal customers that will be inspired to promote you by word of mouth to others. This L&L is great for businesses that want to know how to gain more brand recognition in the marketplace. We’ll take a look at the brand elements every business should consider as a part of their overall marketing strategy.

Networking Event-Blockchain Applied: Hype, Facts & Fiction

February 27, 2018

Do you want to know how you can your company should prepare for the Application of Blockchain Technology? Join us at our monthly networking event, there will be networking opportunities, a chance to check out our space and an interactive panel discussion with Blockchain Experts and special guests, Dan Giurescu, Mike Brown, and Terry Ross.

The panel will focus on the following:

  • History of blockchain technology.
  • How blockchain is being applied now.
  • What the future of blockchain is.
  • How Alberta companies should prepare for blockchain technology.
  • What are the opportunities for individuals and start-ups to take advantage of the blockchain revolution?
  • What Blockchain hype should companies be cautious of or run away from?

Dan Giurescu
Founder of Terrahub, industrial blockchain education, incubator and consulting. Dan is a dynamic, insightful and collaborative business leader with demonstrated success identifying new market opportunities. Dan thrives on the challenge of commercializing new concepts, guiding teams and inspiring action by creating an environment where taking risks in pursuit of success is encouraged.  Dan leveraged his industry and regulatory knowledge, financial acumen and technology expertise to co-found Caledonia Solutions, a supply chain software for the dangerous goods industry, moving the industry away from paper and into digital innovation. Dan is a Member of The A100 and Mentor with IBM District Ventures. 

Mike Brown

As Director of Innovation within ATB Financial, Mike and the Innovation team are reimagining the future of ATB and how it can make banking work for Albertans. 

Mike currently leads ATB’s efforts around blockchain, where he actively is identifies and manages opportunities to pilot and evaluate blockchain use cases with a vision to transform areas of our industry that are prime for disruption. In 2017, Mike joined the Advisory board for Blockchain Canada and leads ATB’s involvement in the R3 Lab and Research Centre - a global industry consortium of over 80 banks collaborating on distributed ledger solutions. 

Mike’s 20+ years of experience managing various technology-focused initiatives in both the energy and digital marketing sectors, and degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, plus an MBA from Queen’s University allow Mike to bring a unique perspective to ATB’s innovation journey.

Terry Ross

Terry Ross has over 15 years experience in business development, policy development and social science research fields.   Terry is currently working with the Schulich School of Engineering on establishing research partnerships and supporting entrepreneurial initiatives.  He recently completed his PhD which focused upon analyzing the emergence of Alberta’s system of innovation and the role of an entrepreneurial government.  Terry is focused upon understanding the disruptive potential of distributed ledger technologies (e.g. blockchain), their potential to upgrade the Alberta economy and working with stakeholders from Government, Academia and Industry to trial new projects.  

Leveraging R&D Credits

February 20, 2018

Is your business involved in developing technology or pushing the boundaries of industry knowledge? Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or starting a new venture, educate yourself on the programs which offset the cost of technological development. This session will focus on the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program, which allows businesses to recoup a portion of their investment in innovation. Attendees will learn about the program eligibility criteria, how it works, and best practices to get the most value for their business. 

Grow Who You Know with Catherine Brownlee and Stan Peake

February 13, 2018

Reaching your target involves a simple formula – whether it be increased sales in your business or connecting with the right people for your career. Start with the people who know and love you (we call them your “Love Army™”). It's important to realize that every person you meet along this route will be critical to your journey. Catherine Brownlee will share the method she has used to grow her Love Army™ and how it has helped her grow her businesses and sales results over the years.

Using Social Media To Promote Your Business

February 6, 2018

In this session you’ll learn the 4 most popular social media platforms that you can use to promote yourself and your business. We’ll talk about how to gain a deeper understanding of how to be more efficient at posting relevant content to capture your market’s attention. This includes knowing who your audience is and which platforms they use the most. This session is for the novice who already has dabbled in social media and wants to know how to use it more effectively as a part of their overall marketing plan.

Hidden Opportunities to Grow Your Business with Stan Peake

January 30, 2018

We all need more sales, and want to control our expenses while we do it. You’ve probably scratched your head wondering where else to look for customers, but have you spent enough time asking how you can double the value of a customer, or cut the cost to acquire them in half?

During this candid and unique mini course, you will learn how not all customers are created equal, how some of your best performing aspects of your business can produce even more revenue, and some unorthodox business building strategies that are just crazy enough to work!

New Year's Resolution for Job Search

January 11, 2018

January is a great time to re-evaluate your job search strategies or your career development, even if you don’t like making new year’s resolutions.  This workshop is helpful for both job seekers and those who are currently working. 

This session will provide ideas for new year’s resolutions that will ensure you’re set up for success in your career in 2018.  I’ll share information on resume updates, applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn, and networking, along with lots more.  We’ll also talk about setting career goals and action steps for the new year that will take you where you want to go.  You’ll leave feeling inspired to refresh what you’re already doing, and maybe even add some new activities to your plan.

Perfect Your Pitch with Catherine Brownlee and Stan Peake

January 9, 2018

Your personal pitch is an impromptu opportunity for you to express a quick summary of who you are to entice your listener to ask questions and learn more about you. Catherine Brownlee and Stan Peake will help you zero in on what is important for you to communicate in your pitch and that will leave your listeners intrigued and wanting to learn more about you.

Investing in Energy Efficiency

December 12, 2017

With new rebate programs recently announced, there’s never been a better time in Alberta to invest in home and business improvements related to energy efficiency. Join Mike Daciw and Jon Schiedel of EVOLVsolar for an interactive discussion on the latest innovations in solar and building technology that can reduce your environmental footprint, while saving money on your monthly bills.

Setting SMART Goals

December 5, 2017

Goals are a road map to success. Research has found that people who have well-articulated, written goals are more likely to achieve them than people who don’t have goals or only have them ‘in their head’. The most powerful goals that help set you up for success are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-based (SMART).

In this 2 hour interactive session with Wilma Slenders, you will:

  • learn about the power of setting goals
  • understand the structure of SMART goals
  • set 1 - 3 goals for yourself and/or your business
  • hold yourself accountable to your goals by developing action plans to achieve them

Think about your most audacious goals and bring them to this workshop to learn how to make them a reality.

Funding Your Technology Development

October 3, 2017

Preparing for Growth - SR&ED Credits for Technology Companies

This presentation will provide an introduction to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program, and why it is a critical consideration for any company engaged in technology development.  We will discuss:

- “Does this apply to my business?”

- “What are the potential cost savings?

- “What is the process for obtaining the tax credit?”

- “How can startups strategically leverage the program?”

Insurance For Small Business Owners

September 12, 2017

What’s at risk & what you should know” : The team will go over the differences between errors & omissions insurance, ( a.k.a. Professional Liability ) and a CGL policy (commercial general liability), what is D&O (directors & officers insurance) ? What type of coverage do I need based on my profession? What potentially is at risk if small business owners, contractors & consultants don’t have certain coverage; we’d like to make this an open discussion with room for Q&A, and will provide an overview of what small business owners, contractors & consultants should have & should know in terms of business insurance.

ReSourceYYC Relaunch Event with Special Guest Mary Moran

August 30, 2017

Come check out our new space at our relaunch event! There will be networking opportunities, an interactive Q&A session with special guest Mary Moran and updates from our Co-founders on what is coming up in the fall! 

Incorporating Your Business

June 6, 2017

Incorporating your business can be a big step. It often represents a level of success and a degree of sophistication, a means of branding yourself as a professional. What are the pros and cons of incorporation and how can you utilize incorporating to its full potential? Are you negotiating a fair price for your business? How can your business provide you with all of the benefits of being an employee; health care, sick leave and even a pension plan? Come to this informative luncheon to see what true opportunities lie in your business!

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

June 13, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

geoLOGIC LMR Seminar

June 1, 2017

n addition to learning some of the basics of geoSCOUT, this seminar will look at how to calculate complex working interest values and develop scenarios to forecast your LMR, allowing you to develop the best strategy for your next deal.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

May 30, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Investing for Wealth during Economic Uncertainty

May 25, 2017

During the presentation you will learn:

  • The outlook for the stock markets, and how to take advantage of downturns, and the importance of dollar-cost averaging.

  • Where to look for opportunities during market corrections and the psychological mistakes that investors make.”

  • The forecast for energy prices and how the long-term trend continues to remain bullish.

  • The importance of insurance products in ensuring financial stability as well as protection, and little know but extremely effective tax strategies.

  • The “four pillars” of investment and the importance of maintaining a focused strategy.

  • Positioning yourself to take advantage in the financial recovery of the economy

  • Strategies for life changes, such as marriage, house purchase children or divorce

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

May 16, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Reinventing Your Career

May 11, 2017

ackie Rafter addresses the generational disruptive change in Calgary and the impact it is having on the careers of Calgary professionals and how many have transitioned in to new industries or completely new careers. She explains the paradigm shift that has swept in to the province, changing career management and job search forever and strategies you can apply to align yourself with the future of work in 2017. She also explains a change management model that professionals can use to not just transition, but transform their careers.

Laid Off Calgary Session

May 9, 2017

Being out of work can at times feel frustrating, isolating and uncertain. Job searching in this current climate takes persistence, strategy and patience and let’s face it, it’s not easy to stay optimistic and feel your best when competition is high and prospects are low. While a support group doesn’t guarantee you a job, you can use it to your advantage to connect with others going through a similar experience, learn new strategies for resilience and feel empowered with your choices.

In this 90 minute Laid Off Calgary meeting hosted at ResourceYYC you will:

  •          Have the opportunity to talk about your current challenges and gain new perspectives

  •          Listen to others and have mutual support during this transition

  •          Discuss stress management and self-care strategies

  •          Identify a schedule for using your day and week in a strategic way to support your goals

  •          Keep motivation for job search and networking

  •          Learn about other resources in the community related to job searching or support.

NETWORKING EVENT-Special Guest Alice Reimer

April 27, 2017

Join us on the evening of April 27th at our monthly Networking Event where we will have an interactive Q&A session with Special Guest Alice Reimer from Startup Calgary.

The 5 Must-Have Features of a Modern Day Website

April 27, 2017

Top 5 must have’s for today’s modern website. Everything you need to consider when building your website! We have done the research, spent countless hours building websites and are ready to get you up to speed so you can build your own website. We will cover: 

  • Mobile responsiveness and what that means

    • When 70% of your website views will be from a mobile device, you must build a website with this in mind! 

  • Do’s and Don’t for social integrations

    • How to drive traffic to your website using your social media channels, and how not to. 

  • Best practices for lead capture and nurturing 

    • Take your marketing plan to the next level, we will discuss how you can connect with people who have visited your website, follow up with existing customers and meet new ones. 

  • CMS platform face-off 

    • Squarespace vs. WordPress, a comparison of what website building platform you should be using.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

April 25, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Entero MOSAIC Technical Session

April 20, 2017

nterested in learning how to use MOSAIC? The industry’s most complete software application for Reserves Management, Budget & Planning, Capital Management, and Petroleum Economic Evaluations. This session will provide an overview of MOSAIC, and demonstrate the steps needed to complete the industry workflows that the application supports. MOSAIC provides companies a single integrated approach to increase efficiency, improve data consistency, and effectively manage the following corporate processes using a single database:

  • Reserves Management - Forecasting, reconciliation, and reporting

  • Budget and Planning -  Base production, type well management, and project scheduling

  • Capital Management - AFE’s, forecasting capital expenditures, and capital actuals

  • Petroleum Economics - Integrated economics and running sensitivities on multiple variables

Participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the date structure, terminology, and navigation within MOSAIC, and gain a clear understanding of the steps to complete each of the four core workflows.

Enerfox Book Launch and Virtual Tour

April 13, 2017

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) are used to create high-resolution video, orthomosaic images and three-dimensional models for the McMurray Formation type section (near the city of Ft. McMurray), highlighting this most recent electronic publication by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).  This virtual tour of a 60 m high and 1.8 km long outcrop is not meant to replace actual visits but does provide distinct complementary teaching tools including accessing portions that are too steep to climb, and providing high resolution images of large and smaller-scale geological features that could not be obtained before nor could accurate measurements be made before this new technology became available.

Individual stops are described in the paper publication are captured “virtually” in a short movie, providing a long-lasting reference. This excursion describes different oil migration scenarios, fulsome understanding of variation of water/oil/gas contacts observed and recorded in a 3-dimensional perspective at all scales of investigation.

Your are invited to view a “fly-through” of the McMurray Type Section using UAV derived data by connecting to the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/7cm2INL7HC0

Join us for the book launch and virtual tour of an “outcrop that changes the way we practice petroleum geology”

Demystifying Office 365

April 6, 2017

Are you starting a new business and don’t know where to start when it comes to technology?  Are you already running a business, you’ve heard of Office 365, but you’re not quite sure what it is or how or why you should use it?  Are you already using Office 365 but think you could be getting more out of it? 

If you answered yes to any of those questions, this session will be right up your alley.  Over the course of 60 minutes Shawn Simlik and Sandy McGrath of Final Frontiers will cover:

  1. What is Office 365 and what it includes

  2. How Office 365 can help your business now, and in the future

  3. Tips and tricks to get the most out of the platform

  4. How to get started

CO2 Solutions Technology

March 23, 2017

ichard Surprenant, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer of CO2 Solutions, will present the company’s enzyme-based CO2 capture technology and discuss the company’s efforts towards finding new CO2 upgrading technologies.

Engineering Your Best Life with Stan Peake

March 23, 2017

How many times have you heard, “make it a great day” or “you only get one shot at life”?

When you hear statements like these, do they seem grandiose? Seems like a nice concept but how do I apply that in my life?

When you attend ‘Engineering Your Best Life’, we will break down profound strategies for increased happiness and success into simple, easy-to-implement habits. Tomorrow you will either be taking steps towards greater happiness and success, or just as lost, confused, and frustrated as you might be right now. Take an important first step and register for this event hosted by InSite Performance Coaching and ReSourceYYC!

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

March 21, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Market Research

March 14, 2017

ou've learned what goes into a business plan, but now the question is: how do you find that information? Market research can help you gain insight into your industry, competition, target market and more. It will help you create effective strategies to start your business right.

Laid Off Calgary Session

March 9, 2017

Being out of work can at times feel frustrating, isolating and uncertain. Job searching in this current climate takes persistence, strategy and patience and let’s face it, it’s not easy to stay optimistic and feel your best when competition is high and prospects are low. While a support group doesn’t guarantee you a job, you can use it to your advantage to connect with others going through a similar experience, learn new strategies for resilience and feel empowered with your choices.

In this 90 minute Laid Off Calgary meeting hosted at ResourceYYC you will:

  •          Have the opportunity to talk about your current challenges and gain new perspectives

  •          Listen to others and have mutual support during this transition

  •          Discuss stress management and self-care strategies

  •          Identify a schedule for using your day and week in a strategic way to support your goals

  •          Keep motivation for job search and networking

  •          Learn about other resources in the community related to job searching or support.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

March 7, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Independent Contracting

March 2, 2017

This presentation provides an overview of Business Link and the services and resources we provide. We also cover all the steps required to start your own independent contractor business including:

What is an independent contractor: Employee vs Contractor, pros and cons of independent contracting. 

Getting your business started: what steps are involved: business plan requirements, financing, choosing your business structure, naming & registering your business, getting your licenses & permits, business number & taxes, insurance and safety requirements. 
Finding Work: procurement, finding contract opportunities, and pre-qualification. 
RFP Process: provides an overview of the proposal writing process

Exploring Entrepreneurship

February 28, 2017

Have an idea and considering starting your own business? We’ll help you discover if entrepreneurship is right for you and show you how to take your idea and make it a reality. We'll help you assess whether your idea is viable, as well as provide you with the tools, resources and guidance to help you along the way. 

Our team is driven by your success. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than seeing your business idea come to life. We’re proud to be part of your entrepreneurial journey, and providing the best resources available to help make your startup successful. Meet our small, but mighty team.

NETWORKING EVENT-Special Guest Bruce Edgelow

February 23, 2017

oin us at our monthly Networking Event for a Q&A session with special guest Bruce Edgelow! With having spoke at numerous oil and gas industry seminars on finance, Bruce will have lots of knowledge to share with our members and guests.

Millennials In The Workplace. Stop Engaging Them. Start Empowering Them.

February 23, 2017

They’ve been called lazy, entitled and flaky. Many employers complain about how difficult it is to engage and motivate them. Regardless of how you feel about millennials, they will makeup 50% of the workforce by 2020 and 75% by 2030. Do you know how to harness the power of this generation?

It’s time to re-think the way you connect with millennials. Understand what motivates them and discover practical ways to increase their contribution to your business.

If you’re a leader or manager who wants to ‘future proof’ your business, don’t flake out on this workshop. 

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

February 21, 2017

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Selling Without Feeling Like You're Selling

February 16, 2017

ver had a ‘buyer’s remorse’ experience after dealing with a pushy salesperson? Do you or your team need help in improving your sales performance and clients acquisition, but you’re afraid of coming off as a pushy, uncaring, or cheesy ‘empty suit’ of a salesperson?

Learn proven strategies and tools to bring out the best of your team and how they can help your customers even more, and build better relationships to close more sales rather than close more sales and feel like they are selling out.

Wix Website 101!

February 14, 2017

M Geology will be offering two courses for scientists as they work towards building their companies. The two courses offered will be Inkscape 101 followed by Wix Website 101. For members interested in building their own website, it is recommended that they take the Inkscape 101 course prior.

Starting your own company? Don’t want the high price tag that comes with hiring someone to build you a basic website? Then this course is for you. Learn to use Wix’s intuitive interface to build an attractive website that is easy to navigate and effective for marketing your talents. This course will teach you how to strategize your marketing, manage webpage layout content, social media marketing and how to use Wix to reach your website goals for FREE. This course is best for those building a website that is focused on marketing their company, services and providing information.

Inkscape 101 Course!

February 9, 2017

Geology will be offering two courses for scientists as they work towards building their companies. The two courses offered will be Inkscape 101 followed by Wix Website 101. For members interested in building their own website, it is recommended that they take the Inkscape 101 course prior.

Best for individuals desiring to create attractive scientific diagrams, models or even logos; Inkscape is a great way to get past the high price tag of illustrative programs. Learn how to use this free open source program to digitize a basic geological model step by step and carry that knowledge to create your own logo. Once completed you can utilize your skills to create your own digital drawings to update documents or even upload to your website.

Important vs. Urgent with Dr. Wilma Slenders

February 7, 2017

aving trouble focusing? Not getting things done? Does the urgent usually overpower the important? Does this sound like you? If so, you’re like many of us.

So, how do senior executives who are faced with conflicting demands, insanely busy schedules, and an overabundance of decisions every day manage to stay effective? There are certain techniques that they use that help them concentrate, distinguish between important and urgent matters, and help them stay focused on what matters most.

Join Dr. Wilma Slenders in this interactive session as she shares some of these tools and techniques and apply them to your life.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

February 7, 2017

f you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Do I Have a Business?

January 31, 2017

earn how to effectively gauge whether or not your idea (or actual business) could be a viable business model. Learn simple, yet effective cornerstones to piloting, growing, and scaling a business, and knowing what customers that business appeals to!

NETWORKING EVENT-Special Guest Jim Gray

January 26, 2017

Join us at our Networking Event where we will have a Q&A session with Mr. Gray.

Mr. Gray is an exploration geologist who, for over 50 years, was engaged in the oil and natural gas exploration business in Western Canada.  In 1973, Mr. Gray co-founded Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., one of Canada's larger natural gas producers. Over the 28 years of his involvement with Canadian Hunter, he served in the positions of Executive Vice President, President and CEO, and Chairman until the company was purchased by Burlington Resources in December 2001 for $3.4 billion ($Cdn).

Mr. Gray is Chairman of the Energy Group of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.  He is currently a director of Atlanta Gold Inc. and RS Technologies Inc.  His previous directorships included Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Cequence Energy Inc., Phoenix Technology Services, Emera Inc., Hudson’s Bay Company, and Canadian National Railway of which he is Director Emeritus.  Mr. Gray served as a member of the Alberta Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy from 2009 to 2011.

Lay of the Land 201

January 26, 2017

Acquiring surface land is no longer a transactional approach. Successful projects require organizations to be prepared and allow time for effective and authentic engagement. Part 2 of Lay of the Land will take a deep dive into the world of Stakeholder Engagement. We’ll discuss intricacies of relationship building with stakeholders, complex conversations and effective engagement techniques for negotiating access to land.

3-D Understaning of Oil Sands Reservoirs

January 19, 2017

three-dimensional understanding of the McMurray Formation oil sands reservoirs provides an opportunity to optimize production for SAGD thermal operations.  Meeting new economic and environmental hurdles begins with characterizing the reservoir and understanding how geology controls production. 4k video and comprehensive 3-d models created with the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) are particularly effective since most outcrop exposures are steep, inaccessible and remote. 

Strategic Goal Setting to Accurate Business Growth with Coach to Excel

January 12, 2017

his course will help you establish your Business Growth BHAGS for the next 3 years by establishing an action plan that outlines how this will be accomplished. The 3-5 goals that are discovered will require your immediate attention. These will help you grow your business and have the greatest immediate impact to build up momentum to achieve your BHAGS. You’ll create action plans and establish milestones to help you measure the progress you are making towards accomplishing each of these goals. There will be an ecological assessment to ensure that your goals and action steps are aligned with the values of your business and your personal values. This will help ensure that you are able to have high levels of motivation and drive to achieve the goals you set for yourselves.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

January 10, 2017

f you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Optimizing In-Situ Oil Sands Recovery

January 5, 2017

team Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations utilize a three-way strategy that targets production from the steam chamber, conductive heating, and infill wells which has led to a strong impact on SAGD performance and recovery factors.  A study of approximately 1700 SAGD well pairs, illustrates how operators have achieved success by reducing steam/oil ratios, maintaining or increasing bitumen production rates, achieved recovery factors exceeding 60%, and why economic production continues several years longer than originally predicted.  Each recovery mechanism is unique contributing to overall production from different portions of the reservoir, accessing bitumen from a larger heated volume created by multiple amalgamated steam chambers of contiguous well pairs on SAGD pads.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

November 29, 2016

f you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Mini Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

November 24, 2016

oin us for a mini session of Catherine Brownlee's Power Networking course.

Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success. Networking will help you create new connections with industry professionals that will help you grow your business and ideas.

NETWORKING EVENT- Guest Speaker Gerald Palanca

November 24, 2016

oin us for a networking event! Information, tours, draw prizes, refreshments and appetizers! We have Gerald Palanca as our guest speaker!

Gerald Palanca is the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Climate Policy Assurance Technical Team Lead. He has over 13 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry.  Before joining the regulator in 2011, Gerald attained engineering, regulatory and asset divestment experience working for Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy. Gerald has a diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Petroleum Engineering.  He is a professional member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Gerald currently manages a technical team of subject matter experts responsible for the design and implementation of new cost-effective regulatory frameworks to support the Government of Alberta’s climate change policy objectives.  He is currently the chair of the Canadian Standards Association Emissions Technical Committee, and chair of the Western Regulators Forum emissions committee. 

Energy New Venture Competition with Kim Neutens

November 17, 2016

Kim Neutens will be coming to ReSourceYYC for an information session on the Energy New Venture Competition. 

Started in 2014 the Energy New Venture Competition, hosted by the Haskayne School of Business’ Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is Canada’s leading early-stage pitch competition dedicated to the advancement of emerging innovations for the energy sector.

OpendTect Learning Session

November 15, 2016

zer Mustaqeem will present the session. In the presentation,  he will cover about the introduction about the OpendTect Software, its utilities & specialities and also use of different plugins (both free version as well as commercial).

OpendTect is the leading edge geological and geophysical software focusing mainly on advanced interpretation of seismic (2D/3D) and geological data for exploration needs. OpendTect is owned and developed by dGB Earth Sciences (headquarter in Enschede, the Netherlands). Petro-Explorers Inc. is Canadian representative for dGB Earth Sciences.

Lay of the Land! Presented by BRITT Land & Engagement

November 10, 2016

So you need access to land? We’ll discuss how to navigate the regulatory avenues, engagement with stakeholders and gaining necessary approvals.

This session will focus on oil & gas activity, specifically freehold land in Alberta. Participants will walk away with a high level overview of the start-to-finish land acquisition process, and the complexities to consider when planning a project.

Power Networking with Catherine Brownlee

November 8, 2016

If you are a Business Development professional wishing to grow your business or a candidate looking to land the job of your dreams, our Power Networking workshop is for you.

POWER NETWORKING:  Learn tried and true methods of networking that will open doors to business growth and future career success.

30-SECOND PITCH:  Create an introduction for yourself that quickly tells people with whom you are networking who you are, what you are passionate about and what you are looking for.

Bring the Heat-Geothermal 101 for the Oil Patch

November 8, 2016

eothermal means “Earth Heat”. Briny fluids kilometres below the Earth’s surface are stored in aquifers and reservoirs. When we bring these hot fluids to the surface, we produce geothermal heat. In Alberta and BC's Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB), we produce geothermal energy every day from our oil and gas wells. Hot water, which is produced alongside hydrocarbons, is considered a waste product that is re-injected into the subsurface or trucked away. What if we could make waste water profitable?

NETWORKING EVENT- Guest Speaker Mary Anne Moser

October 27, 2016

oin us for a networking event! Information, tours, draw prizes, refreshments and appetizers! We have Mary Anne Moser as a guest speaker, around 5pm we will have an open interview about Beakerhead.

Start-up and Early Stage Companies

October 20, 2016

D&P's Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies Team understands the unique challenges facing entrepreneurs in starting new businesses and we are keen to assist you in meeting those challenges and evolving your ideas into a successful business opportunity.

We understand you wish to develop and grow ideas, seize opportunities, avoid risk and limit costs. We use our experience and understanding of how companies are formed, financed and grown to guide you through all the stages of development, combining our practical legal advice and our sound business judgement. We are experienced in delivering maximum effectiveness and efficiencies for entrepreneurial clients launching a new business venture.

Attracting Potential Clients Using Appreciative Sale Techniques

October 18, 2016

ost marketing is still stuck in a mindset of “scarcity” using negative language to try to scare people into action.  Many sales conversations seem to focus on dealing with “pain points and objections” vs. relationship building and positive psychology to develop clients.  In this interactive session, gain a broader perspective on how to grow your business by attracting new clients, especially during an uncertain or turbulent economy - through the art of developing an easy sales conversation.  Key learnings from this event include:

1.    The easiest way to bring in new clients, fast!

2.    How to attract new clients with positive psychology & appreciative inquiry

3.    Higher confidence in enrolling new clients yourself – with ease…

Marketing! Plan the Best Strategies!

October 13, 2016

Learn the basic components of the 9Ps of Marketing to build your marketing plan. This includes determining your marketing budget, how to best reach your customers, how to stand out among competitors, how to plan a tactical approach for implementing marketing initiatives and why you need to measure the results.

ABOUT  RATIO MARKETING

Ratio Reports is a DIY strategic marketing company that offers tools, templates and training for small business owners so they can learn how to manage their marketing to get the best return on their investment.

Divestco Glass Training Session

October 11, 2016

Learn more about Divestco at our mini course introduction session. 

This Is TECTERRA

October 4, 2016

oin us for a presentation and open discussion on geomatics innovation for the energy resource sector, and ways to leverage geomatics technology and TECTERRA support.  What is geomatics?  What is innovation? Am I eligible for funding from TECTERRA?

NETWORKING EVENT-Guest Speaker Ric Mclver

September 29, 2016

oin us for a networking event! Information, tours, draw prizes, refreshments and appetizers! We will have a Q&A Session with Ric Mclver

Geophysics 101 ReSource Mini Course

September 22, 2016

The presentation will demonstrate how seismic is recorded and analyzed. A few examples of how these ‘listenings’ have added value will be presented. A brief discussion of the current challenges and my vision of the future will conclude. 

How to Start Your Own Business!

September 20, 2016

Our 30 minute overview will provide the steps you need to go through during the exploration phase and how Business Link can assist in clarifying your idea. Once you are ready to launch, we will take you through the step-by-step process in setting up your business correctly.  We will cover off all the steps you need to consider and provide the connections/resources you need to get started.

How to Stand Out in a Crowd: Why you need a unique selling proposition

September 15, 2016

“Why Should I Hire You?” is a question you will be asked no matter whether you are seeking a job or clients and customers for your business. And most people’s response doesn’t make them unique or memorable. You need a strong Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to stand out from the crowd and get you the attention you crave.  

Laid Off Calgary Support Group

September 15, 2016

oin Bianca Sinclair, an Oil & Gas professional with a background and training in counselling and facilitation in this support group for facilitated sharing and discussion. Developing resilience is a personal journey but you don't have to do it alone. Many participants come to group meetings to stay connected to others, feel supported and gain new perspectives and tools to feel more empowered.

Bring the Heat! Geothermal 101

September 14, 2016

eothermal means “Earth Heat”. Briny fluids kilometres below the Earth’s surface are stored in aquifers and reservoirs. When we bring these hot fluids to the surface, we produce geothermal heat. In Alberta and BC's Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB), we produce geothermal energy every day from our oil and gas wells. Hot water, which is produced alongside hydrocarbons, is considered a waste product that is re-injected into the subsurface or trucked away. What if we could make waste water profitable?

How to Build a Free Website

September 7, 2016

This ReSource Mini Course will cover how to start your website on Wix.com, It will help you login, start building and answer any questions. At the end of the course you will have a strong website foundation to take with you. Course presented by Kerri Olson

Networking Event

August 25, 2016

s the summer months come to an end, we are hosting a networking event for ReSourceYYC Members, Partners on and any interested parties on August 25, 2016. We invite you to come to our office to experience ReSourceNET, tour the facility, network, enjoy refreshments & appetizers.

Pushing oil out of the rockies - How thrust belts displace oil

August 17, 2016

lberta has tremendous oil reservoirs, but have you ever wondered how the Rocky Mountains have impacted the formation and location of this oil?  When the mountain ranges formed, they put pressure on organic material, turned it into oil and thrust it out onto the prairies.  Complex fracture systems are the pathways for the oil to move long distances from the source rock.

Laid Off Calgary Support Group

August 11, 2016

Join Bianca Sinclair, an Oil & Gas professional with a background and training in counselling and facilitation in this support group for facilitated sharing and discussion. Developing resilience is a personal journey but you don't have to do it alone. Many participants come to group meetings to stay connected to others, feel supported and gain new perspectives and tools to feel more empowered.  

Overcoming roadblocks: Regroup or Reinvent?

August 16, 2016

ver coming roadblocks: Regroup or reinvent?Presented by Stan Peake

How to build a FREE website for beginners

August 10, 2016

The ReSource Mini Course will cover how to start your website on Wix.com. Kerri will help you login, start building and answer any questions. At the end of the course you will have a strong website foundation to take with you.

Wellbore Leakage Detection

July 27, 2016

ellbore Leakage Detection is apart of the well's integrity. Well Integrity can be defined as - An application of technical, operational and organizational solutions to reduce risk of uncontrolled release of formation fluids throughout the life cycle of a well. This presentation will cover detection, possible causes, remedial issues and more!

Stan Peake - Transferable Skills

July 26, 2016

Transferable Skills will cover a variety of points including: skill sharpening and skill erosion, skill transference, how to take what you know you can do and reinvent into new skills and even new jobs and industries, paying it forward and MORE!

LinkedIn Profile Picture Event

July 20, 2016

Have you ever had the experience of first seeing someone’s Facebook or LinkedIn picture online and then meeting them in person only to find that they look completely different (for better…or for worse)? If yes, you know it can be startling and even make you question their credibility.

Social Media 101

July 12, 2016

Social Media 101 offers the step-by-step instructions you need to start building your social media presence across all of the top social networks.  Whether you are running a small, local operation, or heading a global, enterprise-level effort, the statistics above make it clear: Your customers are online. They are interacting in social channels with their friends, colleagues, and other brands in search of information, recommendations, and entertainment. If your company is not around to answer, a competitor will be. In doing so, your competitor will quite likely take away the customer at hand, along with anyone else listening.

Sue Lubell Root Cause Analysis

July 6, 2016

any staff are so busy fixing problems that they never get the chance to prevent them. In a reactive work environment, there is simply no time to spare. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) provides a structured approach to evaluate and prevent equipment failures and production loss. It enables safer workplaces by reducing the number of unexpected failures and improves business performance by increasing facility throughput and equipment reliability while reducing the $ spent on repairs – straight to the bottom line. This session will introduce the who, what, where, when, why and how of root cause analysis and tips for implementing a successful program.

Laid Off Calgary Support Group

June 23, 2016

Join Bianca Sinclair, an Oil & Gas professional with a background and training in counselling and facilitation in this support group for facilitated sharing and discussion. Developing resilience is a personal journey but you don't have to do it alone. Many participants come to group meetings to stay connected to others, feel supported and gain new perspectives and tools to feel more empowered.  

Christa Geddes Insurance 101 for Small Business and Consultants

June 21, 2016

hrista Geddes is a Client Executive with Jones Brown, a Canadian insurance brokerage and strategic  consultancy. Christa and her team of insurance professionals believe that building relationships with business owner’s is the first step in building trust.   Christa’s insurance experience ranges from claims, marketing, sales and business development.   Educating business owners on the importance of insurance is the first step to assist transferring risk exposure through recommendations. Christa works with a diverse team of experts who are committed to service excellence and building lasting partnerships with their clients as a trusted insurance broker. The Jones Brown team takes pride in their like, trust and believe culture.

ReSourceYYC Member Launch Event

June 9, 2016

Welcome to ReSourceYYC!