Doug Griffiths

President & CEO, 13 Ways Inc.

Bestselling Author, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
Instructor, Executive Eduction at the University of Alberta

Doug Griffiths currently is the President of his company 13 Ways Inc. and author of the best selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community.


After teaching and ranching for several years, Doug successfully served as an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Alberta for four consecutive terms. In that time he served in two senior Cabinet portfolios as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta, as well as three junior positions in Agriculture, Finance and Solicitor General.


Once retiring from politics in 2005, he actively pursued his passion of helping communities, organizations, and businesses grow stronger.


Doug has acquired an Honors B.A. Philosophy, followed by a B.Ed., and he recently completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Alberta. Education, whether he is learning or teaching, has always been an important aspect of his life.


Doug’s talents include: seeing through the lies we tell ourselves, overcoming bad attitudes, targeted and focused tactical planning, communicating with those who are afraid of change, and building enduring prosperity for communities. His passion lies in building strong communities, because within strong communities leadership can succeed, businesses can prosper, and families can find great quality of lives.

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 this presentation, Doug Griffiths offers valuable lessons on what makes the difference between a prospering community and a failing one. Based on the bestselling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, this presentation is sometimes startling and often revelatory. Doug’s passion shines through in this keynote. He makes every audience member feel as if he was speaking directly to them about their community.  His anecdotes deliver both wit and wisdom to inspires and challenge audiences. He’ll have the crowd inspired and confident in their role in creating a stronger community, organization or business!


Everything is about to change 

Disruptions have impacted almost every industry over the past 50 years, yet our communities remain relatively unchanged.  In the very near future, communities will be forced to change, and the basics won’t cut it! Technology and social changes will challenge communities, and those who aren’t prepared will not prosper. Your preparation for tomorrow starts today!  In this keynote, Doug Griffiths explores the lack of change in North American communities and provides strategies to move your community forward.

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