Company conferences can be long and drab, but when done right – as was the case at this summer’s Mortgage Architects national conference – they can provide a fun and engaging platform for employees to mingle and learn.
“That was one of the best conferences I have ever attended,” said Kelly Curtis, a Mortgage Architects broker. “When I arrived I was amazed at how few people I knew and when I left I was even more amazed at how many I got to know -- it was a perfect mix of work and play and I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a dynamic group of people.”
This year’s conference theme was THINK.ACT.EVOLVE and focused on empowering brokers to actively think their way through a changing environment and ultimately act in ways that will contribute to their professional growth. The theme was on display throughout the room and incorporated into the speaker’s presentations.
Sessions featured Fiona Cleghorn of Genworth, Jeff Quipp, CEO of Search Engine People and Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing and The Business of Awesome.
The event received overwhelmingly positive feedback from brokers, say organizers, proving that a stuffy tradition can be modernized to include education and entertainment.
“This was one of the best weekends I have had in my life! I have come away with so much inspiration and information,” said Monica Macdonald, a Mortgage Architects broker. “Meeting so many people from all over Canada was so amazing. It was a truly wonderful event.”