For Association Meetings & Conferences

Association Meetings and ConferencesIf the meeting you are planning includes managers who would value a presentation on raising their effectiveness as leaders and building a stronger team, we can deliver for you.

We understand the demands meeting planners face and take special care to be easy and seamless to work with. We provide you with clear and timely information, arrive early to check out the room arrangements, and deliver a high quality presentation that justifies your decision to bring Ian in.

One of Ian’s hallmarks is his ability to leverage what comes up from the audience. Often a participant right in the middle of the presentation will raise a real-life issue he (she) is facing with an employee at work. Ian may invite the participant to engage in an on-the-spot role play where he (she) plays the employee and Ian plays him, the manager. As he demonstrates an effective way to respond, the others in the room always look on with keen interest. People often tell us that this real time skill modeling approach provided their richest learning from the session.

 Would They Call You Their Best Boss Ever?


Ian Cook, MILR, CSP,


Leadership Development Expert,


International Speaker

Shows managers

how to get the best results

from their employees.

Ian Cook’s Presentations

Ian offers five presentations that address the challenges today’s leaders face. The first three below work well as both a one-hour plenary keynote or as an expanded session for a breakout.

Dare to Be Their Best Boss Ever!
(Inspired by Ian’s book, Would They Call You Their Best Boss Ever?)

Over to You, Employee
Getting Your Staff to Take Accountability for Their Performance, Satisfaction, and Development

Build “Best Bosses”
Developing Extraordinary Leaders in Your Organization

The two that follow are designed to offer more in-depth skill building. They are suitable for breakout sessions of 90 to 180 minutes in length. Either one makes an excellent complement to any of Ian’s plenary presentations, in particular to Over to You, Employee.

Closing the “Performance Deal”
How to Convert Employee Motivation into Performance

Here’s What I Want. Here’s What I’m Seeing
How to Communicate Your Performance Expectations and Deliver Feedback

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Ian is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation conferred by the National Speakers Association, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and the Global Speakers Federation.

Certified Speaking ProfessionalWhat is CSP?

The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Global Speakers Federations (GSF) only on those accomplished speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name indicate a speaking professional with proven experience who understands what is required and knows how to deliver client satisfaction.

Contact us to explore ideas to enrich your conference or meeting with a high energy, high content session for your attendees.

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