WBN members, guests get SLAM-ed in personal development and leadership

Why do some of the most successful women in the world invest in personal development and leadership training? The answer is to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn key life skills, network and have fun.

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network (WBN) bring this and more to its Thursday meeting when Gary Spencer-Smith of the West Coast School of Leadership and Management (SLAM) will deliver a high energy, hands-on presentation for members and guests on personal development and leadership.

“West Coast SLAM is a unique method of leadership training, and we are excited to be able to offer this event to our members and guests,” says Tara Ladaroute, president of the WBN. “SLAM is based around the Royal Navy School of Leadership and Management, and is the ultimate experience in leadership training.

"Gary uses proven methods for developing the individual, building the team and achieving the task. Everyone will be in for an experience they won’t forget, and will leave knowing how to be mission-focused, not task-focused.”

Spencer-Smith’s presentation will include a group activity, debrief and friendly competition putting the evening’s lessons into practice.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western on Cliff Avenue in Courtenay with networking. Dinner is $25 for members and $40 for guests. To register, join the CVWBN Facebook event at or email Ladaroute at

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