1.204.339.0075       Shirley.Tillett@STAinc.ca       1707 - 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB   R3C 4G2

Excellence is not a matter of guesswork.

Excellence is the result of professional training.

Our Event Coordinator and Manager Training Workshops are designed for your volunteers, meeting and event planners.

They will aquire the insight and skills required to deliver professionally-managed special events for your organization.

Shirley Tillett's client-tailored presentations are dynamic, interactive, practical and are designed to educate and inspire all who attend.

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Conferences and Events
A great conference doesn’t just happen. Our professional team is here to ensure all details are managed and timelines are met leaving a lasting, positive impression with your guests and attendees.

Our professionally-certified Event Management Specialists are always available to answer any questions, address any concerns or take care of any last minute crises.

And we'll be on site during your event to ensure that you can focus on delivering your program, while we take care of the details.

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Meeting Management
At STA Inc., our goal is to ensure that all your meetings are conducted in the most effective and productive manner possible.

We start out with understanding your goals. Then, our professional staff works with your CEO or Chairperson to set the right tone and logistics to help you get the results you are looking for. And to ensure you stay on track, we guarantee delivery of detailed minutes and action lists, within 48 hours, based on the decisions you've made.

No more wasted time looking for volunteers to take minutes, or remembering who was to do what - we deliver everything you need in one comprehensive package.

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Does your association require professional, effective management?

Is it difficult to find volunteers who have the skills and / or have the time required to manage?

From day-to-day operations to coordinating Annual General Meetings, our management team is here to ensure that your Association receives the time and dedication it deserves.

The STA team will provide all the professional association management services required to run a professional association.

Call 204.339.0075 or email today for more information.

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Shirley Tillett Associates Inc. is a Manitoba-based company whose services include:

  • Association Management
  • Conference, Event & Meeting Management, including
    • Trade Shows
    • Awards of Excellence Galas
    • Golf Tournaments and more
  • Training Workshops, Professional Speaking and Facilitation

Meet the team...

Executive Directorship

Executive Director

"Event Coordinator" Workshop Series

January 30, 31 and February 1, 2012

Boardroom – 160 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

9:00 – 4:00 pm

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Shirley Tillett TCM-EVM is a certified trainer who travels throughout Manitoba.


  • Ten Steps to Managing a Successful Event. pdf file
  • Fundamentals of Event Planning – A Guide for the Community Fundraiser Workshop pdf file
  • Trade Shows: Do's and Don'ts for the Exhibitor. pdf file
  • Exploring your Home-Based Business. pdf file
  • Event Coordinator Workshop Series. pdf file
    • Training based on the emerit "Ten Steps to a Successful Event"
      • Business Cents & Risk Management
        – Understand the business plan and implement strategies to ensure that all goals and objectives are met on time and on budget.
      • Event Logistics & Professionalism
        – Seeing the "big picture" is a necessary skill. Your organizational skills and attention to details are crucial elements in the success of an event.
      • Marketing & Human Resource Management Plans
        – learn how to fulfill and implement the event marketing plan, advertising strategies, and the do’s and don’ts for trade show exhibitors.
    • Custom-designed to the audience
    • Features guest speakers with real-life topical experience
    • Follows the emerit curriculum for accredited professionals in the tourism industry
    • Emphasizes ethics and national occupational standards

STA Inc. can help you deliver world-class:

  • Conferences, Summits and Symposiums, including:
    • Spousal, Guest and Children's Programming
  • Trade Shows, including:
    • delegate surveys
    • exhibitor follow-up surveys
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Events
  • Community Events
  • Celebrations and more...

The STA team works to support your Board of Directors to:

  • establish, implement and maintain all:
    • policies
    • by-laws
    • operating procedures
  • ensure your Association meets its professional obligations to:
    • members
    • national associations

The STA team works to support your members by:

  • ensuring all contact databases are kept up-to-date
  • professional information is accessible
  • members are kept up-to-date with the Association's activities

Our STA Event Management Specialists are available to help plan your next:

  • Golf Tournament
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Client Recognition Event
  • Annual General Meeting

Shirley E. Tillett, TCM-EVM
Cerified Event Manager, TCM-EVM

Shirley E. Tillett, TCM-EVM
Shirley's skills in teaching, training, facilitating, project management and working with volunteers and boards make her Manitoba's leader in event management and qualify her as the only regional instructor of aspiring event managers.

STA Inc. is a founding member and sponsor of Event Professionals of Manitoba (EPM).

Kerri Hiebert TCM-EVC
Cerified Event Coordinator, TCM-EVC

Kerri Hiebert TCP-EVC
Kerri is a strong logistics Event Coordinator, who specializes in managing VIP and Speaker event management relationships. She has assisted in planning international conferences in Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario.

Kalynn Spain, TCP-EVC
Cerified Event Coordinator, TCM-EVC

Kalynn Spain, TCP-EVC
Kalynn is a Nationally Certified Event Planner and University of Winnipeg graduate in Conflict Resolution Studies. She brings to the event-planning industry a natural ability in building relationships with a diverse clientele, as well as supervising volunteers and working within a team. She specializes in mediation and facilitation, social media management and board development.

Highlights of Meeting Services:

  • Work with Chairperson to determine meeting goals
  • Manage all meeting logistics, including audio-visual, refreshments
  • Record meeting minutes and action items
  • Provide meeting minutes and resultant action plans