Dan Pontefract


Dan Pontefract
Chief Envisioner

Dan Pontefract is chief envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the transformation office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as head of learning and collaboration at TELUS, Pontefract introduced a new leadership framework — called the TELUS Leadership Philosophy — that dramatically helped increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90 percent.

He is the author of “The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization,” as well as “Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization.” A renowned speaker, Pontefract has presented at multiple TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. Pontefract and his wife, Denise, have three young children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada.

My Sessions

Taking on Learning’s Sacred Cows

Calusa Ballroom D-H

From 70-20-10 to the four levels of evaluation, corporate learning is full of practice that’s become commonplace, applied broadly across much of the industry. But have some of the learning industry’s conventional practices passed their expiration date? During this session, panelists make the case for what learning leaders should stop doing now to make a…

Panel Discussion