TIAC WEBINARS

Given we have had to cancel this year’s Conference, your TIAC Innovators have taken it upon themselves to make sure that you still have access to some training. The first three-presentation webinar series has been completed (recordings below) and was a success. We will be announcing the next series shortly.

Future Webinars
If you are interested in making a presentation, or have a topic that you would like to learn about, email us at info@tiac.ca.


Upcoming Webinars

The TIAC Innovators are working to confirm the next webinar. Stay tuned to TIAC’s eZINE for the notice and registration details.



Past Webinars

Industrial Noise Control: Strategies for Acoustical Insulation
In this one-hour webinar, we will cover:

  • Basic principles of sound control;
  • Influencing sound control;
  • How materials are tested for acoustical performance;
  • Understanding and using ISO 15665;
  • ISO 15665 test results; and,
  • Designing effective thermal-acoustic systems.

Scott Sinclair, National Specification Manager – Industrial Insulation, NIA Certified Insulation Inspector, Johns Manville, A Berkshire Hathaway Company
Scott Sinclair started with Johns Manville Industrial in June of 2019 as the Regional Technical Manager for the Eastern and Midwest US and Eastern Canada. In April of 2020 he assumed the role of National Specification Manager for all of North America. Prior to joining Johns Manville, he was the National Sales Manager for Scott Manufacturing, an insulation fabricator for the OEM HVAC and appliance markets. From 2012 to 2015 he was the North America Sales and Technical Manager for ULVA Insulation Systems, a supplier of non-metallic insulation cladding solutions to combat corrosion under insulation in the oil & gas and chemical/petrochemical markets. Before joining ULVA he was the Sales/Technical Manager for the Industrial, Marine & Chemical/Petrochemical markets for Armacell North America (an insulation company). He managed these markets for Armacell since joining the company as Sales/Product Manager for the Marine and Offshore markets in 2005. Prior to that he had over twenty years of experience in various technical, operations and sales/product management positions within the semiconductor and telecommunications industries. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Building with the Business Model Canvas
You’ve got a great idea, now you need to turn it into something that actually adds value to your business or organization. This session will introduce you to the Business Model Canvas, a powerful tool that will help you brainstorm an idea and explore critical aspects necessary for it to be successful. While it does not replace the traditional business plan, it has been used by many to quickly turn ideas into a usable blueprint to move forward!

Jim Ewing, Co-Founder, Pro-Vision Solutions Inc.
Jim Ewing brings more than 40 years’ experience in small business development and the financial industry to his clients and enjoys helping entrepreneurs find success. In his professional career, Jim managed the Client Service Team at one of Canada’s most successful and innovative Business Service Centres for entrepreneurs.

As Co-Founder of Pro-Vision Solutions Inc. Jim works with entrepreneurs, business communities and organizations in the facilitation of successful small business start-up and growth, business plan development, presentation coaching, and effective mentorship programs. At the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Jim volunteers to assist business and management students in the classroom, and is Chair of NAIT’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Advisory Committee at the JR Shaw School of Business.


Proposal Management and Writing Tips to Help you Win the Next Bid!
There is no doubt the market is more competitive than it has ever been. Organizations invest a lot of time and resources to win work, and often just to get on that bid list! Now that you’ve made it on the bid list or have the opportunity to submit your proposition, how do you intend to win the work? Good chances are that a lot of time and resources is also being put into your proposal, bid, tender, and presentation. So how do you make the most out of your time invested? Are you confident your bid is going to get the work? Join us on this webinar where Mark Ryan, a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), shares some tips and best practices on how to help elevate your next bid!

Mark Ryan, Proposal and Content Manager, Acuren Group Inc.
Mark Ryan is currently the Proposal and Content Manager at Acuren Group Inc. His 20-year career in the oil & gas and mining industries has taken him from the owner side of the table where he worked in contract formation and administration to the contractor side of the table where his focus has been on contract management, proposal writing and proposal management. Mark has successfully developed proposal processes for three companies and has managed proposals ranging in value from $25,000 to $1 billion across multiple industries.


Entrepreneurial Thinking
The future belongs to those individuals and organizations that can transform an innovative idea into a highly prized, value-added solution! Many organizations are now looking for fresh, entrepreneurial approaches to meet the new and emerging competitive challenges they face. Tap into your ‘inner entrepreneur’, and harness the modalities needed to champion innovative ideas through to a successful outcome!

Jim Ewing, Co-Founder, Pro-Vision Solutions Inc.
Jim Ewing brings more than 40 years’ experience in small business development and the financial industry to his clients and enjoys helping entrepreneurs find success. In his professional career, Jim managed the Client Service Team at one of Canada’s most successful and innovative Business Service Centres for entrepreneurs.

As Co-Founder of Pro-Vision Solutions Inc. Jim works with entrepreneurs, business communities and organizations in the facilitation of successful small business start-up and growth, business plan development, presentation coaching, and effective mentorship programs. At the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Jim volunteers to assist business and management students in the classroom, and is Chair of NAIT’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Advisory Committee at the JR Shaw School of Business.