We are proud to present as our Keynote Speaker, General Rick Hillier, retired, who has 30 years of experience with the Canadian Forces, including the three he served as Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff.   Throughout his career, he has had the privilege and pleasure of commanding troops from the platoon to multi-national formation level with Canada, Europe, Asia and the United States.  The leadership skills for responding to a disaster situation are not so different than those on the front lines of combat.  General Hillier will provide his insight into what it takes for individuals to be responsive and resilient in times of emergency when it is necessary to get the job done.