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Thinking strategically in a complex environment

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After connecting with e-180, an inspiring company who’s mission is to ‘unlock human greatness’ by We Seek by e180curating 30-min braindates between great minds, Fiona was invited to publish an article with We Seek, a magazine about constant learning.

This guest post, Planning in fog: thinking strategically in a complex environment, outlines seven of the top principles we’re finding useful in helping clients take a complexity-informed lens to familiar challenges:

  1. View your system as a Complex Adaptive System and craft energizing questions that recognize issues as such… read more
  1. Build a good-enough vision of success—an understanding of the basic system constraints or conditions required for particular patterns to continue can be reframed into a compelling, principle-based definition of success (as opposed to a picture or scenario), and minimize detailed planning….read more
  2. Context context context. What worked in one context may not work in another, no matter how minor the differences may seem at first. Getting a good understanding of your current context requires harvesting multiple perspectives… read more
  3.  Read the article here.

Lansdowne supporting #Ottawa2017 event security

Lansdowne is pleased to be of service to Ottawa 2017 in support of the security planning of numerous exciting events for #Ottawa2017 to keep everyone safe while celebrating Canada’s 150th. Red Bull Crashed Ice, La Machine, Sky Lounge, Picnic on the Bridge, and many more local events.

Air Cargo Security project receives 2015 GTEC Distinction Honouree

LTI_GTEC_2015The Secure Supply Chain Information Management System Enhancement Project was created by Transport Canada to help eliminate bottlenecks at airports. Lansdowne Technologies played a key role in the development of the enhanced system, which enables all applicant companies to align security plans and operations with Air Cargo Security Program requirements. The project was one of 73 nominations in 2015 for recognized excellence in public service delivery, leveraging information technology and information management by GTEC, Canada’s internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leadership, innovation and impact in Canada’s public sector.

The project was selected as one of 24 Federal GTEC 2015 Honourees, joining more than 556 public sector teams and individual leaders who, since 1992, have received this distinction for excellence in public service ICT management and delivery.

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Fiona Wright Joins Lansdowne

P1070850Lansdowne is pleased to welcome Fiona Wright to our team.

Fiona is strategic facilitator and change management professional with a background in stakeholder engagement, collaboration, research and sustainable development. She is able to offer interested clients dynamic and innovative facilitation of meetings, workshops and events, as well as reporting and other project management services.

2 New Employees Join Lansdowne

Richard MoreauLansdowne is pleased to welcome Richard Moreau and Ian Anderson to our team.

Richard is an emergency management, emergency planning and information management subject matter expert with over thirty one (31) years of experience in the defence, security, and emergency management fields.


Ian is an experienced and proven strategic planner with the ability to develop concepts of operation that require the integration of multiple P1070843national and bi-national stakeholders. He has extensive marine operations experience ranging from operations at sea to planning and executing whole of government domestic operations at the operational and strategic levels.

Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP)

Lansdowne is pleased to announce that is has been awarded a contract by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) with the support of Transport Canada and Canada Border Services Agency to implement an innovative set of tools to support Canada’s Air Cargo Security program.