PIBC South Coast Chapter

The First Annual “Everything you wished you knew about Planning, and thank goodness someone told me about THAT” Fail Fair
February 25, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Pender Room, Oceanic Plaza
1066 W Hastings St
Vancouver
BC
CPD Learning Units: 
2

CALLING ALL PLANNERS! PIBC South Coast Chapter is seeking bold planners to come forward for our next event… it’s a big one…

The First Annual “Everything you wished you knew about Planning, and thank goodness someone told me about THAT” Fail Fair

Fail Fair??!!  …A Fail Fair is a celebration of failure (or great learning) as a mark of innovation and risk-taking. In such a results-oriented work environment, it is easy for a fear of failure to take hold. We avoid highlighting or sharing failures and experiences of things not going according to plan for fear of being judged. But we can learn as much from challenges, mistakes and mishaps as we can from success.

Valuable lessons are lost when failures are not valued and shared. Yet we LEARN immensely from failure. Failure is NOT a source of shame and instead is an opportunity. Failure shows leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in forging new approaches and what become new best practices. There is great value in examining our mistakes as we go beyond the easy and the simple. So while we encourage irreverence and humor, we will also be improving our profession.

We are looking for speakers with fun, fast, Ignite-style presentations of their professional failures (great learnings). Audience participation is not only encouraged, it is mandatory! We are all peers and none of us is perfect. Expect much laughter as we navel-gaze at where we have all needed to sidestep some heaping piles of “unfortunate circumstances”.

For complete details, see attached document.

We will have light refreshments to lubricate the conversation, PRIZES, and there will be an after-party to continue the celebration. However, an RSVP is mandatory for attendance and space is limited. Please sign up by February 6, 2015!