Defence & Ocean Tech

Become a valued supplier. Sell into Defence & Ocean Tech supply chains.

Gain knowledge, tools and contacts to boost your sales to Defence and Ocean Tech sector supply chains

The program

The Supply Chain 1-2-3: Defence & Ocean Tech program includes: 

  • Interactive online group workshops led by industry experts: 
    • “Position Your Business to find Supply Chain Success” 
    • “Setting up to Succeed: Certification, Regulation & Best Practices” 
    • “Business Development Essentials” 
    • “Winning Bids: Responding to the RFP”
  • Easy to implement, actionable tools and templates 
  • One-on-one consulting support to help you turn insights into action
  • Opportunities to make valuable contacts at our ‘Meet-the-Buyer’ event
    • Past participants include Davie Shipbuilding, Lockheed Martin, Babcock Canada and Seaspan  

The program was a catalyst to implement systems and processes necessary to sustain a continuous improvement and lean operations culture in a growing company such as ours.

-Jeremy Hancyk, Operations Manager, Rockland Scientific Inc.

The details

  • Registration includes one seat per business. You may register a different employee per workshop if you choose.  
  • Offerings could be delivered in-person, virtually or a mix of both delivery methods. All virtual workshops will be facilitated live on Zoom.
  • Participants will be asked to join with their cameras on and engage in peer-to-peer learning via chat, polls, breakout rooms, etc.
  • Workshops will not be recorded to protect privacy and confidentiality
  • The ‘Meet the Buyer’ event will be held in-person (when government restrictions permit)

Program fees (FREE)

Valued at $2,000 per registrant, this program is currently fully funded by the Government of Canada. Your only investment will be the time commitment to take full advantage of the opportunity.

The commitment

This highly interactive and collaborative program requires that participants:

  • Complete a 30-minute pre-program interview by phone or video call to help facilitators understand your unique needs
  • Participate in each online group workshop and complete post-workshop evaluations
  • Complete a minimum of four hours of one-on-one consulting with program facilitator(s)
  • Complete post-program evaluation (up to one hour)

Participants can expect a time commitment of approximately 20 hours over five weeks.

Registration is open

The following workshops will be offered in French:

  • Module 1: April 28, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) – Quebec City (in-person) | “Placeholder content”
  • Module 1: April 28, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) – Quebec City (in-person) | “Placeholder content”
  • Module 1: April 28, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) – Quebec City (in-person) | “Placeholder content”
  • Module 1: April 28, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) – Quebec City (in-person) | “Placeholder content”

The ‘Supply Chain 1-2-3: Defence & Ocean Tech – Quebec Cohort’ is delivered in partnership with  l’Association des fournisseurs de Chantier Davie Canada (AFCDC).

Seats are limited. Register now to take advantage of this opportunity.  Any questions? Contact Pierre Drapeau, Vice-President, AFCDC.

Who should participate

This program is tailored to business owners, executives, managers, business development and sales team employees of companies that want to initiate, accelerate or expand sales into Defence and Ocean Tech sector supply chains.

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from British Columbia, Quebec and all four Atlantic provinces have participated in this highly reviewed program.

As a young and growing company, we had just finished a development project with a large US client and needed a strong debrief process. Dan facilitated a project debrief with the engineering team and developed a ‘best practices’ summary for us to implement on our next project. He was also very insightful and willing to share some industry best practices on estimating project time, implementing contingency reserves and legitimate buffers for high-risk tasks. It was all very relevant and immediately implementable.

-Crystal Trevors, CEO and Owner, Stepscan

Join the waitlist

Sign-up to be notified when the program is offered in your area: 

Questions? Contact Laura Maynard, Senior Project Manager at LearnSphere.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada.  


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