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ACEC-BC YPG Breakfast Seminar (Vancouver)

November 20, 2015
The Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe Street, Vancouver

Why is My Smartphone Making me Look Dumb?

Clear communication is the foundation of every successful relationship.  However, setting this foundation has also been a challenge for generations.  This effort has taken on significantly greater complexity with the advent of social media and smart phones.  Accordingly, appropriate communications etiquette and protocol are more important than ever before.

Darren’s interactive session will focus on the good, the bad and the ugly of interpersonal communications in 2015.  At the end of this session, participants will understand the essence of appropriate communications etiquette and why it matters.


ACEC-BC Members: $65 + GST
Non-Members: $85 + GST

About the Speaker

Darren Frew, B.Sc. has experience in communications, mentorship and business development in BC’s technology sector for more than 20 years. He presently serves as Director of Planning and Communication with BC Bioenergy Network.  He is also a committed mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students. He served five years as a Mentor with the MBA program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business; he is also a mentor with the Student Biotechnology Network.

Darren holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Calgary (1982); he attained “P. Geol.” status with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in 1986.

Darren has enhanced his public speaking and leadership skills with Toastmasters International in BC for the past eight years.  Darren was named Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year in British Columbia for 2010/2011.

Darren is regularly invited to speak about communications and leadership to a variety of organizations, including APEGBC, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, the Council of Forest Industries, the Financial Management Institute of Canada, the Human Resources Management Association and UBC.

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