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Edmonton June Dinner Meeting: "Managing with Limited Resources"
Thu, 06/07/2012
Event Location: 



Edmonton Petroleum Club, 11110 - 108 Street 

Start Time

6/7/2012 5:00 PM 

End Time

6/7/2012 8:00 PM 

Managing with Limited Resources

Ashton Sewlal

With the increased demands for service in all aspects of our lives, the development of all resources is being examined more diligently and rigorously in an effort to produce more. Better, faster, cheaper and safer, is a difficult combination to achieve - particularly when faced with limited resources.

The world economy is unstable. Competitiveness is now beyond local shores. Technological changes are happening virtually overnight. We are witnessing a sharp increase in an aging population. A significant percentage of the world's population is under the age of 25 and reflects an ever increasing diversity within our global community. All these factors influence business decisions in a world filled with environmental and political uncertainties.

The challenge for business becomes: how to maximize the efficiency of business needs while respecting the identity of individuals? How to exploit and yet preserve the environment and ensure a better or equal standard of living for future generations?

Ashton will discuss several possible solutions for business leaders including:

  • establishing an organization with definitive goals/mission and vision
  • lead/manage people by identifying their strengths/diversity/qualification
  • manage resources including project, budget, information, change and organizational management together with performance assessment
  • communicate effectively using listening, feedback, presentation and written communication


Ashton Sewlal was born in Trinidad where he received an Electrical Engineering degree. In 1973, Ashton came to Canada and worked for 27 years with the Utility Industry conducting several customer service related sessions within Albert and across Canada. In 1986, Ashton formed his consulting company Tystarr and has since conducted many motivational sessions in the Caribbean, Eastern Canada and South America. One year ago, he was the key note speaker at the International Women's conference in Tasmania. Ashton currently delivers cross cultural training sessions for the Cities of Yellowknife, Hay River, the Edmonton Public School Board and with the Aboriginal Communities under Treaties 6 and 8 in Alberta. Ashton has two children and lives with his wife Soraiya in St. Albert. 

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