Dr. Karyn Gordon

Gordon is currently the founder and CEO of DK Leadership, which specializes in coaching emotional intelligence skills for organizations and families. She is also a regular expert for the USA’s #1 morning show Good Morning America and Canada’s #1 daytime show Cityline. In addition, she is a producer of Success Stories on Rogers television, and has previously written regular columns for New York Parenting and Chatelaine magazines.

As a speaker, Gordon’s clients have included The New York Times, Credit Union, Pepsi, Young Presidents Organization, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canadian Tax Foundation, Ontario Family Judges, the University of Alberta and Government of Alberta. Her specialty is in understanding the complexities required for building an effective multi-generational workforce.

Topic: The Power of Understanding & Motivating Gen Y
Many Gen X, Boomer and Traditionalist managers admit they are puzzled trying to figure out how to effectively lead Gen Y's. Some employees quit without warning, make unrealistic demands, appear entitled, seem inflexible, need constant feedback and don't want to change work schedules or travel for work. The great news is that Gen Y's are not only open to learn (after all, they are the most educated generation in history) but they are hungry to advance professionally. Join us for insight into Gen Y's and Gen Z and take away strategies to effectively understand our current and future workforce.

Scott Mancini, RBC Vice President, Commercial Services

Mancini has been with RBC for over 18 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience through various roles at RBC, including Team Leader Royal Direct, Branch Manager, Senior Commercial Account Manager and previous to his current role, Scott was Regional Vice President Integrated Markets Kawartha/Durham.  During Mancini's role as a Senior Commercial Account Manager, he was the recipient of the RBC Performance Convention award and the very prestige Leo Award.


Mancini's team is made up of Commercial Account Managers who all specialize in a specific industry.  The team provides advice to Commercial clients to help them grow their business.  He is truly an authentic leader who is focused on employee engagement and ensuring his team delivers first-rate service and advice to drive accelerated growth. 


Mancini has played an active role in the Peterborough Community, building on the key relationships he established through years in the market in both personal and commercial markets.  He is involved with RBC Future Launch, Junior Achievement, Peterborough United Way and 100 Men of Peterborough just to name a few.

Topic: The Coming Skills Revolution
Join us in exploring the idea of a skills economy. Answer questions like: What if employers agreed to hire for core skills over credentials? What if employees, employers and governments contributed to lifelong learning funds to finance re-skilling, the way we finance retirement? what is, together, we recognize the coming skills revolution as critical to the future of Canada?

Click HERE to read the report and study RBC completed that brings us to this new idea of a skilled economy.