Leadership Lessons from Vimy Ridge: 2005 (Past Event)

Date + Time

Fri, 11 November 2005
7:00 PM

Quick Summary

Attendees joined Cardus in welcoming John Pellow as he presented leadership lessons through a dramatic retelling of the events at Vimy Ridge.


April 9, 1917 -- Canadian troops lead a critical Allied attack on a formidable German stronghold, capturing the hill and shattering the enemy line in spectacular fashion. Thoughtful and thorough strategy, courageous and well-trained soldiers, and the skillful leadership of heroes like General Sir Arthur Currie are directly credited for the success.

Using leadership principles that still apply today, two visionary generals led Canadians to unprecedented success in World War I. This is the story of Julian Byng, Arthur Currie at Vimy Ridge.

Using this background John Pellowe gave a striking presentation  Leadership Lessons from Vimy Ridge. John Pellowe briefs the audience on strategies to build their teams, enhance organizational effectiveness and inspire all management levels (executives, managers and supervisors) to achieve extraordinary results.

Master of Ceremonies: David Sweet

Rev. John Pellowe is Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. He was ordained in 2007 by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

John has the following degrees:

B.B.A.   Bachelor of Business Administration. 1980. Wilfrid Laurier University.
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration. 1985. Wilfrid Laurier University.
M.Div. Master of Divinity (Biblical Studies). 2004. Tyndale Seminary.
D.Min. Doctor of Ministry (Christian Leadership). 2008. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

John began his career helping to create and build the Canadian Industrial Innovation Centre at the University of Waterloo. The Centre helped commercialize new technology.

He was a commercial banker for 10 years, first with Bank of Montreal and then Barclays Bank, holding a variety of positions in local branches and head office.

Wanting to have more impact on individual lives, John left the bank and for 9 years was a self-employed facilitator of leadership development.

In 2003, John joined the Canadian Council of Christian Charities as Chief Executive Officer. He also served as pastor of a small church, Erin Full Gospel Fellowship, from 2003 to 2005.

Date + Time

Fri, 11 November 2005
7:00 PM


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