Windsor: IN-PERSON Build a Kick Ass Company

Date and Time

Starts:11/15/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:11/15/2023 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:11/08/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Beach Grove Golf and Country Club 14134 Riverside Drive East Tecumseh, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation
Non-Members: $75 + tax

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Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Event Sponsor

We all want to be part of companies that matter. Companies that are more than just a place where work gets done, but instead leave a lasting legacy. We call these Kick Ass Companies. These companies know their true purpose. They have leaders that people follow because they believe in them. Their teams say ‘yes’ even before they know what their leaders need from them.

With the impact the world faced over the past few years and our new challenging work environment, Kick Ass Companies need to achieve four objectives:
• Create a culture that inspires people to feel and be their best everyday;
• Leverage humanity to build strong communication and relationships;
• Build Legendary Leaders who are willing to be vulnerable and caring, all the while supporting a culture of accountability;
• Create Hell Yeah Teams that rise to the challenge and have each other’s back.

In essence, whether you are a leader or an employee, through nurturing and building on core company beliefs, you all play a role in the success of the company. Giving teams the tools and knowledge they need to be awesome creates engaged employees who want to ‘give’ to the company. Gary Gzik will walk you through the key components of building a Kick Ass Company and the steps needed to unlock the power in yours. You will go home with a new perspective on how to build your company from within!

Learning Objectives:

Participants will walk away with key strategies with support resources/tools to help build a culture where people can choose to feel and be their best at work.
Participants will learn the three foundational blocks to building a 'hell yeah' team where people are motivated and support one another to support the mission of your organization.
Participants will discover strategies with supportive resources to reinforce 'human' leaders that reflect how leaders need to evolve in this challenging new work world.


5:30pm    Welcome and Networking

5:45pm    Dinner

6:30pm    Speaker Presentation

8:00pm    Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  November 8, 2023 at 8:00 AM…or sooner if it sells out!

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Gary Gzik

Gary Gzik, CEO of BizXcel. Gary is the Chief Energizing Officer, an international presenter, trainer, coach, management consultant, and all-around enthusiastic guy who has been inspiring people and organizations for over 39 years. Some also fondly call him a workplace zombie hunter. He is a published author of two books: The Orange Popsicle and The Power of RE. His passion has fueled the creation of Build a Kick Ass Company and the call to bring humanity back into the workplace. He has been inspiring companies and people for over 39 years in a plethora of industries including manufacturing, military, education, travel, aerospace, first nations, government, social services, hi tech and finance. His work was highlighted in Canadian Business Magazine in 1995 and YourWorkplace Magazine in 2017 and again in 2021. He is a highly sought out conference speaker and has appeared on National TV discussing his views on leadership and communication.