Leadership is Half the Story

Date and Time

Starts:08/16/2018 5:00 PM

Ends:08/16/2018 7:00 PM

Event Type



Yorkville Conference Centre

150 Bloor Street West, Suite 201

Toronto, ON


$15+HST for CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designated members


Additional Information

Registration & Networking: 5:00–5:30 pm
Info session & Presentation: 5:30–7:00 pm

Event Sponsor

There is a notion that everyone should be a leader all the time and, if leadership is so game changing, we must need more of it from everyone, all the time. In fact, research shows that it takes both roles – leadership AND followership – to get the best results. They are equally valuable. Leadership is one half of a partnership. 


Delivered in partnership with HRPA and ISCEBS, Dr. Marc Hurwitz and Samantha Hurwitz offer a fun, interactive session with a host of new ideas and practical advice from their highly regarded book, Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration, (University of Toronto Press, Rotman-UTP Publishing), which presents a radical new approach that will change how you think about leadership. 


The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) is the premier interactive community providing educational resources, innovative thinking and collective wisdom to help benefit professionals excel and prosper in their careers.

About HRPA:

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Speaker Bios:

Dr. Marc Hurwitz is Co-founder and Chief Insight Officer of FliPskills Consulting and FliP University (our new online course startup!). He holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, an MBA, Masters degrees in Physics and Math, and most notably obtained his CEBS certification in 2004! He teaches leadership, followership and entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo. He has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching, training, academic achievement, speaking, and acting. Marc is known for being engaging, insightful and not a woolly-headed academic!

Samantha Hurwitz is Co-Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of FliPskills Consulting and FliP University (our new online course startup!). She is a leadership and followership coach, consultant, trainer and writer now and draws on her extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience, including nine as Controller of Group Benefits with a $7/yr billion organization. Sam enjoys helping people have those "aha" and "ahhh" moments. 

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