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June 16, 2023

Environmental Sustainability talk, Spirit of the Rockies Festival, Cranbrook

June 29, 2023

Arete Coach podcast: The Art & Science of Executive Coaching

August 29, 2023

Communication, Conflict and Commitment workshops, Calgary

September 9, 2023

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, Cranbrook

September 22, 2023

Great Divide Trail hike and talk, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Assembly

May 9, 2023

Youth Protection in Rotary

February 23 and 24, 2023

Communication, Conflict and Commitment workshops, Calgary and Edmonton

March 2 and 3, 2023

Communication, Conflict and Commitment workshops, Calgary

November 3, 2022

LA Live Talk Radio

September 27, 2022

Environmental Sustainability, Nakusp Rotary

September 17, 2022

Canada's Great Divide Trail

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association Conference, Whitefish Montana

June 1, 2022

Fresh Blood Podcast: Killing It After 40

June 7, 2022

Bringing Family Stories Back to Life: A Mini Workshop

June 15, 2022

Third World Entrepreneurs Podcast

June 17, 2022

Cranbrook Rotary Interact Peace Pole Celebration

June 28, 2022

Writers Corner, Live TV

May 9, 2022

Peter Margantis

Change Your Mindset interview

May 11, 2022

Michael Hingson Podcast

Unstoppable Mindset

May 14, 2022

Our Future: Environmental Sustainability

District 5360 Conference: Supporting the Environment, Cochrane, Alberta

May 19, 2022

Castlegar Rotary: Environmental Sustainability

May 31, 2022

Cranbook Sunrise Rotary Celebration

January 10, 2022

Environmental Sustainability

Spokane Sunrise Rotary Club

January 10, 2022

Spokane Rotary

Environmental Sustainability

January 13, 2022

Valiant CEO Magazine Interview

Interview with David Savage

February 1, 2022

Fresh Blood Podcast: Killing it After 40

February 15, 2022

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080

February 18, 2022

Many Books Interview

December 17, 2021

Lincoln University Siren Radio

Better by Design

November 16, 2021, January 11, 2022

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080

March 15, 2022

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080

April 12, 2022

Authority Magazine

Working Well: David B Savage On How Companies Are Creating Cultures That Support & Sustain Mental, Emotional, Social, Physical & Financial Wellness

April 19, 2022

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080


November 10, 2021

The Douglas Coleman Show

November 3, 2021

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Workshop - Business With Purpose

November 2, 2021

Managing Difficult Conversations

Rotary Club of Cranbook Sunrise

May 25, 2021

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080

May 11, 2021

Cranbook Rotary - Environmental Sustainability Presentation

April 28, 2021

Colville, Washington, Rotary - Environmental Sustainability Presentation

April 27, 2021

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080

April 20, 2021

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum, Washington - Collaboration: Better by Design

April 13, 2021

Cranbook Sunrise Rotary - Strategic Planning Presentation

March 23, 2021

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for District 5080, first of monthly meetings

More Info

February 24 - 26, 2021

The Seventeenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic
& Social Sustainability

November 10, 2020

The Collaboration between Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders

November 4, 2020

Mediating the Evolution of Climate Justice, Mediators Beyond Borders International

June 18, 2020

Better by Design, Rotary Club of Salmon Arm

May 5 and 6, 2020

Cumulative Effects Conference, Kamloops

November 4, 2019

DisruptHR, Conflict Costs and Strategies.

October 2019

Mediators Beyond Borders Webinar

Nobody Gets to be Right!

Lunch with Leaders at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary - March 1, 2018

How To Produce Better Outcomes through Well Designed Collaborations

Toronto, Ontario 06/23/2018

At the 2018 Rotary International Convention, Savage is leading a session that will align Rotary leadership, service, and collaboration to create the best outcomes. Savage will publish a book in advance to serve leaders as a handbook going forward.

New Webinar Series

picol_computer_addA Break Through to Yes series of 12 weekly 50-minute webinars for team and leaders to develop their collaborative skills and successes.

Registrations are limited and available at these prices only for this series. Book Now.


Business forced into silos must give way to open and agile systems that better suit today’s needs. The costs of command and control leadership are getting higher. When a company starts making mistakes, tries to force its agenda on others or is in conflict with its stakeholders, the consequences are significant. People revolt and profit margins destroyed; projects get delayed in regulatory and community review for extended lengths of time; employees simply don’t give their best because they do not trust the systems they work in, especially when they have little influence in the processes or programs in which they are involved. The costs to organizations can be both internal and external disengagement, rejection by regulatory bodies and governments, impacted communities, and even damage to the environment. Add to that a wide range of human costs including everything from depression, conflict, suicide, marital breakdown and career paralysis to the loss of the intelligence and vision of the brightest people in your business simply because they mentally check out when they come to work. All this means lost productivity, lost opportunities to grow and prosper, and distracted leaders and workers who no longer feel able to do good work.

Leaders and organizations, however, can gain a key strategic advantage by avoiding all of this energy and revenue-sapping negativity by working together to build a culture of collaboration.

Simply put, you chose to commit to be part of the profound evolution of how leaders develop their teams, network,s and strategic advantages.

The Series

Session Focus

Why and What

What is collaboration and a collaborative culture? Why be a collaborative organization?

Assessment – introduction

Targeting your organizational goals and working together beyond

Delivering Results through CollaborationCollaborative Leadership Assessment

Your Goals and working together


Step 1: Set Intention 

Declare Your Honest Purpose

Claiming Yours

Trust and Transparency

Step 2; Be Aware

Engage Others with an Open Heart

Know the Walls, Barriers, and Opportunities

How will you engage?

Step 3; Embrace Conflict

Seek Out Those that Speak Out

What is Most Important?

Saying No most often

Step 4; Seek Diversity

Bring In Many Perspectives

Enneagram for Collaborators

Where are the Gaps?

Step 5; Design The Collaboration 

Create the Right Container

What will You Do?

What are the elements that create great collaborations for you?

Step 6; Come Together

With Respect and Trust

Effective Facilitation

How will you Be? What will you Do?

Step 7; Listen Deeply

Realize What wants to be Heard but is not Spoken.

How may you listen at every level?

Timing and innovation

Step 8; Collaborate with Vision

Tap into the Collective Wisdom

What is the shared future you will create?

Look far past the obstacles to Your Dream

Step 9; Now Lead 

With Purpose and Accountability

When does leadership and collaboration empower one another?

What are the characteristics of a Great Collaborative Leader?

Step 10; Make It So!

Positively Change the Energy and Our Future

Round Table

Your Vision and team

Action Planning


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