Now What; Changes and Uncertainties

Value of resiliency, Economic nuggets, New look of construction

What you will learn

The CCO Workshop is a one day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry.

Continued Professional Development Credits:

  • 1 Gold Seal Credit


What you will Learn

The CCO Workshop is a one day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry. Understanding the obstacles and challenges of the contractors, consultants or owners helps facilitate smoother and more efficient construction projects.

This year’s theme of Changes and Uncertainties aims to highlight how businesses need to evolve and adapt to post-pandemic impacts.

The Details of the 22th Annual CCO Workshop

This year’s CCO Workshop will be held at TBD

April 21, 2022
7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Coast Capri Hotel

1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8




Keynote Presentations

Mark DeVolder

    Navigating Change and Uncertainty

    Mark DeVolder is recognized as a thought leader in change and transition management. As a researcher and practitioner for over 2 decades, the most compelling lesson Mark has learned is that change has changed. Now, in a world where disruption, uncertainty and crisis have become the norm, Mark teaches people how to change.

    Mark’s unique insights into the dynamics of change and energetic style have empowered organizations like NASA, Orascom Construction, Qatar Petroleum, Associated General Contractors of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Coca-Cola, Siemens, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC and Verizon. Mark has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Barcelona and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. He delivers dynamic, high energy, humor-filled presentations in both the private and the public sector to Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies.

    As a researcher, consultant and author, Mark has written the multi-disciplinary book on managing change, entitled Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change. Mark is an award-winning speaker and recipient of the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, Top 25 Speaker in Change Management and is listed on the Top 10 Speakers on Change in Canada and USA.

    Edward Olson

    Regional Leader with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services

      Analyzing Risks Trends in 2022 and beyond

      Edward Olson is a Regional Leader with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS)
      practice and Leader of the Firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
      practice in Kelowna, B.C. With more than two decades of Canadian and
      international experience in both public practice and industry, Edward delivers
      practical and meaningful business advice to clients in the private and public sectors

      Edward helps his clients with environmental, social, and governance sustainability
      awareness and adoption, including identification, measurement, management and
      reporting of financially material issues. He also provides enterprise risk
      management, internal audit, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, process
      efficiency, performance improvement, and value for money audits. This includes
      identifying barriers to success, opportunities for value generation, and
      understanding the underlying business processes and controls necessary to ensure
      that organizations achieve their strategic priorities.

      The Building Resilience Panel

      Join our panel participants as we discuss future trends in resilience planning in design and construction. Sustainability and resilience are two sides of the same coin. While sustainable design and construction seek to protect the environment from damage from building construction and operation, resilience seeks to protect the building and its operation from the environment. The panel will include representatives from The City of Kelowna, Insurance industry, Consultant and Contractor. Understand the demands and challenges of each sector?

      Brendan Nobes

      CCA Chair

      Brendan is a construction professional with a background encompassing all facets of the construction industry. A graduate of Mount Allison University and the Nova Scotia Community College, Brendan is a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager and Estimator.

        Vanessa S. Werden

        Vanessa is a Partner at British Columbia’s leading construction law boutique firm, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP. With a decade of experience serving the industry, Vanessa advises general contractors, construction managers, developers, suppliers, subcontractors, trades, and material manufacturers during all phases of construction.

          Join us for laughter and lighthearted entertainment as your colleagues reflect on the construction industry through songs, creative performances and, of course, rants!

          Chris Atchison

          President @ BC Construction Association

          Chris is the President of the BC Construction Association (BCCA). He has an extensive background working in the association space with a passion to innovate and drive member value. In addition, Chris has developed an expertise for working collaboratively to ensure optimal results for employers, members, communities, and funders.

          Breakout Session (A)

          Contingencies are downside risk estimates that make allowance for the unknown risks associated with a project. How do we manage them?

          What is happening to assist safety on construction sites?

          Social procurement is a growing best practice that aligns procurement spend to provide added value and community benefits. What may best practice in helping build a more resilient and more inclusive Province?

          Breakout Session (B)

          The CCDC 2 (2020) includes numerous changes to payment terms and the release of holdback, most of which help align these contracts with prompt payment schemes. BCDC has updates and added new Standard Documents and Guidelines for a Stipulated Price Bid for use on Publicly Funded Building Projects in the Province of British Columbia

          This edition contains all content from our previous MMCD Platinum Vol. II, plus new updates, amendments and a host of new detailed images to help clients understand, address and solve problems.

          Navigating the “Great Resignation” & Fostering Employee Engagement. Take a progressive and innovative approach to people and culture; your organization’s greatest resource


          Tanja Halsall

          Tanja Halsall provides consulting services to various local businesses through her consulting company Potential Human Resources ( ) and is also an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Management at UBC Okanagan.

            Terry Brown

            Terry was an integral part of Greyback Construction Ltd., as Senior Project Manager for 25 years, leading commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-residential projects. In 2009, he retired from Greyback, to launch STBR Consulting, his own construction consulting and project management company.

              Rory Kulmala

              CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association

              Rory is CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association and represents its members on many matters that are relevant to the Vancouver Island construction industry in the commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-residential sectors with a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the BC construction industry.

                Katy Fairley

                Fairley Strategies

                Katy Fairley is an independent consultant focusing on improving project delivery for public and private owners by defining strategies, best practices and risk mitigation for delivery models, contracts and procurement.


                How your time will be spent at the 2022 CCO Workshop

                7:00 AM
                Main Room

                Registration & Breakfast

                7:45 AM
                Main Room

                Opening Comments

                • Ceo
                • Indigenous Welcoming
                8:20 AM
                Main Room

                Keynote Speaker - Navigating Changes & Uncertainties

                Main Room

                MNP - Analyzing Risk Trends in 2022 and Beyond

                Cyber, Escalating Costs



                10:30 AM
                Main Room

                Panel Discussion

                12:00 PM
                Main Room

                Networking Lunch

                1:00 PM
                Main Room

                Construction Rants

                One of the most popular sessions of the CCO Workshop. Lawyers from Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP are back to give us an update on how we can learn from current construction cases.

                1:30 PM
                Main Room

                BCCA Update

                1:50 PM
                Main Room

                CCA Update

                2:10 PM
                Main Room

                Legal Update

                3:15 PM

                Refreshment Break

                3:30 PM

                Break Out Sessions (A)

                1. Risk & Contingency Management
                2. MMCD 2019 update
                3. Social procurement
                4:30 PM

                Breakout Session (B)

                1. CCDC 2 2020 update
                2. Safety
                3. MMCD 2019 update
                4. Navigating the “Great Resignation” & Fostering Employee Engagement
                Main Room

                Closing Remarks

                5:30 PM

                Networking Receptions

                Register for CCO Workshop now!

                The Southern Interior Construction Association is a membership organization for construction industry leaders. SICA’s mission is to provide leadership and promote excellence for the benefit of our industry.

                Event tickets

                1st Attendee | Regular
                • Swag Bag
                • Buffet Breakfast
                • Buffet Lunch
                • 1 Drink Ticket a Networking Reception
                Additional Attendees | Regular
                • Swag Bag
                • Buffet Breakfast
                • Buffet Lunch
                • 1 Drink Ticket at Networking Reception


                what past attendees are saying

                “Understanding challenges in construction from all sides will bring out more understanding across the board.”
                “The 2019 SICA CCO workshop was a high class, well put together day that provided very appropriate discussions and a diverse selection of breakout sessions that were very informative. I would recommend attending next year’s workshop. Well done SICA!”
                “The CCO Workshop is a great opportunity to meet industry professionals, share knowledge and get a perspective of all sides of the construction industry.”


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                Frequently Asked Questions

                Answers to questions you might have

                What is the CCO Workshop?

                The CCO Workshop is a one day conference hosted by the Southern Interior Construction Association. The goal of the conference is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry.

                CCO stands for Contractor, Consultant, and Owner. Representing the important relationship that each of the parties brings to the table of a construction project.

                Why should I attend?

                You should attend if you are in the construction industry and interested in learning and networking with others engaged in the local construction industry.

                How do I register?

                You can register and pay online through this website ( or by calling Janice in our office at (250) 491-7330.

                Who is coming?

                Attendees will be a diverse group from construction companies, tendering authorities, consultants, architects, engineers and others engaged in the construction industry.

                What sponsorships are available?

                There are several opportunities to sponsor the 19th Annual CCO Workshop. You can view all sponsorship opportunities here. Or call Candace (250) 491-7330 to discuss the opportunities.

                Act soon, sponsorship opportunities are selling out quickly.

                Where can I stay?

                The closest option for accommodation is at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna, BC.

                There is a block of rooms held at the Coast Capri under SICA for a preferred rate until Jan 31st, Group #  CCH- GFC26174.


                Have questions not answered here?

                Contact: Janice Haynes, Office Administrator

                #104-151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna BC


                (250) 491-7330

                8:00 – 16:30