ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

Meeting 8 - May 16, 2017
Principles of Leadership and Group Dynamics
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Centurion Conference & Event Center
170 Colonnade Road
Nepean, ON
K2E 7J5
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Event Description



Tuesday 16 May

(Social: 17:30 Dinner: 18:30, Program: 19:30)




Centurion Conference & Event Center (170 Colonnade Rd S, Nepean, ON)








Principles of Leadership and Group Dynamics




Effective leadership is essential in ASHRAE committee work. The distinctions between management and leadership are brought forth, together with major concepts defining effective leadership. Concepts of group dynamics, including non-verbal communication styles are also presented.




Victor W. Goldschmidt, Ph.D.


Speaker Bio:

Victor W. Goldschmidt, Emeritus Mechanical Engineering Professor, served at Purdue University from 1964 through 2000. He is currently serving as a Leelanau County Planning Commissioner as well as a facilitator and engineering consultant. During his 36 years at Purdue University, Mr. Goldschmidt was responsible for educating mechanical engineering students, including the direction of graduate research in the HVAC area. Most of his service with graduate students was with the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories with heavy support from the HVAC industries. During early stages of his career, he served as Director of the Engineering Purdue Fellows in Latin America; during later stages, he served as department head for Freshman Engineering. Prior to his academic involvement, he worked in Applications Engineering and Development Engineering with Honeywell. Mr. Goldschmidt has taught almost every course in thermal sciences offered at Purdue, as well as a special upper level technical course on the “Creative Process in Engineering.” He is trained as a Synectics (special brainstorming) facilitator and is currently engaged in the development of strategic plans and problem solving sessions. A past ASHRAE Director-at-Large, he also has served as a member of Publishing and Technology Councils. He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award recipient and Fellow, as well as Honorary Member of IIR, ACAIRE, ASURVAC and AAF. He resides in North Michigan, above Traverse City.



Centurion Conference & Event Center is happy to accomodate most dietary needs with one week's notice. Please contact Sandy Taylor 






Contact & Support

Sandy Taylor
Chapter Director, ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Meeting Registration
Meeting registration which includes dinner.
ASHRAE Associate, Affiliate or Member $45.00
ASHRAE Student $30.00
ASHRAE Life or Fellow $45.00
ASHRAE Member Guest $45.00
Non-Member Guest $65.00
Past President $0.00
Past President Companion $0.00
Past President Companion
Meeting Registration - Student
Bring a guest
Meeting registration which includes dinner.
Visiting ASHRAE Member
Special Pricing for ASHRAE Members from other locations
Sponsor a Student Meal
Be generous and help the Ottawa Valley Chapter grow, by sponsoring a student attendance.
5:30pm - 6:15pm
Social Hour
6:15pm - 8:00pm
Dinner - approximate timing
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Principles of Leadership and Group Dynamics
Presented By:

Victor W. Goldschmidt, Ph.D.


Additional Information

Free parking behind building.

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Refunds requested by May 11, 2017 will be issued.

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