Doug Griffiths

Best Selling Author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community

Instructor in Executive Eduction at the University of Alberta School of Business
President & CEO of 13 Ways



On his business card is says he is currently President and CEO of the company he founded, 13 Ways, Inc. His resume will say he has three degrees, including an MBA. It will say he has served in some pretty significant leadership roles in provincial government through his four terms in office. It will say he wrote a national bestselling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. It will also say he is a part time instructor with the Executive Education program at the University of Alberta School of Business when he isn’t out speaking or working directly with communities.


What it doesn’t say is that Doug’s presentation style is both witty and wise. Between audiences’ laughter there are power revelatory and often startling insights. With 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, Doug focuses on the attitudes that hold us back from finding success. With Everything is About to Change, he shows how the world and our way of life is going to change more in the next 15 years than it has in the last 50.  Our community cultures, whether in our town, our business, or our organization must become adaptive and innovative if we want to be succeed in the future.


If you are looking for a humorous, thought provoking presentation that keeps your audience engaged and entertained then you are looking for one of Doug’s truly dynamic keynotes. He is practical, fun, clear, and conversational in his delivery. He inspires every audience he reaches to be bold and take action in their community.

“In unrelated news, at one point Doug worked as a teacher by day and a rancher by night.”



13 Ways to Kill Your Community

In a presentation of his bestselling book, Doug offers valuable lessons on what really makes the difference between a prospering community and a failing one.


Everything is About to Change

Doug offers a knowledgeable look at changing technology, global economics, cultural shifts, and what these developments mean for communities and their leadership.


Municipal Collaboration

Doug will indicate the issues born out of failing communities and the opportunities for success that must be taken in a collaborative context.


Where Have all the Youngin’s Gone?

Many organizations are feeling the pain of the lack of youth getting involved, and this poses a serious threat to the future health of our events and organizations. In this talk Doug will walk thru the issues leading to unengaged youth and detail where, when and how to best engage them. Offering tips on how to do things differently and what is at stake if we do not transition to appeal to youth, this talk offers great take away steps that you can put into action immediately.

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