Why I Attend the Annual Alberta Congress Board Conference

Alberta is the land of opportunity and being a county councilor from October 2007 to October 2010 certainly presented me many new opportunities.

One of those was the privilege of attending the 2008 Alberta Congress Board Conference.  At the Jasper Park Lodge!  One conference, and I was hooked. 


  • The location is a piece of heaven.
  • The program is exciting.
  • The speakers are the best in their field.
  • There is a speaker or panel discussion at every meal.
  • The majority of time is spent in small group interactive discussions.
  • I increase my network of contacts each year.
  • The caliber of the solutions created at the conference enabled me to return to my workplaces with the connections and knowledge to make immediate, relevant, productive, positive change.
  • The Alberta Congress Board took the recommendations from the small group to a global group upon completion of the conference…giving participants the knowledge that their work was influencing decisions at a higher level.
  • The conference has a totally new and timely theme every year.


I also attended in 2009. I was fortunate to attend and facilitate in 2010, as well I actively attended, partnered, facilitated and was a speaker in 2011. In 2012 I am a partner again.

The 2012 conference theme “Innovation and our Future Workforce” is timely and relevant as we move to develop strategic workforce plans for 2020 (or sooner).  These strategic plans will position Alberta employers to compete globally for the skilled talented people required to remain competitive in our marketplace.

The 2012 conference is a must for HR professionals who want to continue to lead their organizations in their industries and markets moving toward 2020.  Employers will face challenges we haven’t yet imagined.  


Recently myself a a few co-workers were fortunate to take a webinar course called “Infinity 101”.  It was a great learning experience and we all walked away smart beings.  In the webinar were people from the all over the states and as natural as water running down hill, us Canadians (and Canadian transplants) took a few jokes about our dear ‘O Canada’.  

I recall a commercial on television this past winter reminding us Canadians that we have “the most square feet of ‘awesomeness’ per person then other country in the world”.  But thats not all.  Canadians have a lot to be proud of, as do us at Intercon Messaging.  Thus I have re-created the “I AM CANADIAN” speech to reflect the beauty of Intercon Messaging.  For those wonderful and fortunate people involved with Intercon Messaging I hope this brings a smile to your face and a warm turquoise glow to your heart! And all others, may this enlighten you on the beauty of our beloved company! 

I do not sell you things, or ask a million useless questions.

I do not sit in a cubical in a room of 200 people.

I benefit your company and provide a very useful service. 

I have a great team of co-workers that ARE a lot of fun.

I speak oilfield terminology fluently and understand any abbreviated word.

I do verify a callback number with you and it is for the benefit of everyone.

I proudly wear a headset.

I believe in personal growth not digression.

Coaching and training not blame and scolding.

And that Tim Hortons coffee can save the day.

I understand check in times are our busy times and it is possible to listen to a 2-way radio and a caller.

It is pronounced Brazeau not Brozeau: BRAZEAU!

Intercon Messaging is a Cam X Diamond Award winning company for 10 consecutive years and the Award of Distinction for exceptional emergency service for 8 years.

My name is Paige and I AM INTERCON MESSAGING!!