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Innovation Opportunities for Your Consulting Practice 2/17/17

  • February 17, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • ACE members: Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!

    It will be assumed you are attending unless you notify us otherwise until your payments run out.
  • ACE Members: get 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!

    It will be assumed you are attending unless you notify us otherwise until your payments run out.
  • ACE Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Maine Career Development Associates members can register at ACE membership pre-registration pricing. As a 'walk-in' the price for entry is $28.00
  • Non-member pricing

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Innovation Opportunities for
Your Consulting Practice

Are you hearing a lot of talk about innovation and desire a better understanding of the innovation process?

Would you like to explore ways your consulting practice could support current or desired client innovation efforts?

Featured during this meeting will be Brian Walker of Trailguide Consulting, Inc., an innovation process management consulting firm. Brian will talk about the overall innovation process and possible ways your consulting practice can become supporters (and beneficiaries!) of your clients’ and potential clients’ innovation efforts.  

Attending this meeting you will gain a ‘big-picture’ understanding of the innovation process components, plus be able to identify opportunities to play a role in your own clients’ innovation efforts.

A graphic of the innovation process, plus Keys to Facilitation will be provided to support the implementation of individual action plans.


Brian Walker is the President of Trailguide Consulting, Inc., which helps organizations achieve better business results by facilitating group ideation, alignment and agreed upon actionability, primarily focused on innovation efforts.  Clients include PepsiCo, PBS, Hewlett-Packard, Bacardi, Hyatt Hotels, and Campbell’s.

He brings over thirty years of consumer marketing, corporate communications, public relations, licensing, project management, and consulting experience to his clients.


Roundtable Details

Takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional.

PowerPoint: Is It Time to Back Off?

It's been called a "cultural disease" and a "technological crutch." ACE member Dave Griffiths has some ideas to share about cutting way back on PowerPoint and projecting good old-fashioned personality and expertise. He's also interested in your ideas. 

About the Facilitator:

Dave, Dave Griffiths Communications, is a former journalist, teaches business writing, presentation/briefing skills, and media relations around the U.S. and overseas. 

The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by February 14th, 2017. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.


You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover NOT AMERICAN EXPRESS!) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members & Affiliates: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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