Cashing in on the Riches of Prior Learning
The significance of our conference venue, One King West Hotel, the original 1879 Dominion Bank building, has provided the inspiration to consider the recognition of prior learning (RPL) as an investment in the future. Recognizing prior learning (RPL) pays big dividends for people, communities, organizations and countries. Managing one’s own knowledge assets is vital in an ever-changing labour market. Cashing in on what people know and can do is important to employers and to the future prosperity of Canadians and newcomers.
Program and Presentations
Sunday, November 13
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
Author and thought-leader
Richard Florida is author of the global best-seller The Rise of the Creative Class and Who's Your City? a national and international best seller and amazon.com book of the month. His new book, The Great Reset explains how new ways of living and working will drive post-crash prosperity.
He is author of The Flight of the Creative Class and Cities and the Creative Class. His previous books, especially The Breakthrough Illusion and Beyond Mass Production, paved the way
Florida has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review. He has been featured as an expert on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR and CBS, to name just a few. Richard has also been appointed to the Business Innovation Factory's Research Advisory Council and recently named European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation.
Florida’s ideas on the “creative class,” commercial innovation, and regional development have been featured in major ad campaigns from BMW and Apple, and are being used globally to change the way regions and nations do business and transform their economies.
Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. International diplomats, government leaders, filmmakers, economic development organizations and leading Fortune 100 businesses have benefited from his global approach to problem-solving and strategy development.
He is one of the world's most sought after speakers on global trends, economics, prosperity, competitiveness and growth. Combining in-depth analysis, cutting-edge trends, a fascinating personal story, and just a touch of self-deprecating humor, it’s no wonder Florida was recently named one of Esquire Magazine’s Best and Brightest, alongside luminaries such as Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Sachs.
Florida is the founder of the Creative Class Group (CCG), a global advisory services firm charting new trends and strategies for business, government, and community competitiveness. The CCG team is comprised of next-generation thinkers and strategists who offer companies, associations, and regions access to leading-edge knowledge, trends, consulting, education, and professional development.
Florida is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, and been a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Meet the Authors
There will be opportunities at CAPLA’s Fall Focus Workshop for you to purchase signed copies of the following publications:
The Great Reset Author Richard Florida
|CAPLA Member Registration||$ 429.00||+ tax ($ 55.77) =||$ 484.77|
|Non Member Registration||$ 504.00||+ tax ($ 65.52) =||$ 569.52|
|One Day Registration||$ 295.00||+ tax ($ 38.35) =||$ 333.35|
|Pre-Conference Session||$ 150.00||+ tax ($ 19.50) =||$ 169.50|
|Speaker Registration||$ 349.00||+ tax ($ 45.37) =||$ 394.37|
|Exhibitor Registration||$ 500.00||+ tax ($ 65.00) =||$ 565.00|
| One King West Hotel |
1 King Street West,
Canada M5H 1A1
Room Rate:$139.00 / night + tax
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