RASC Sponsors

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Transcend Management Advisors Inc., is a Calgary-based management consulting firm that provides objective advice and counsel to organizational leaders across North America. Transcend works with accomplished leaders and their organizations to help them perform better, grow faster, and achieve more. As change catalysts, we challenge leaders to break through the status quo to transcend to higher levels of performance. We do that by challenging perceptions, beliefs, assumptions, and judgements. Our process involves identifying areas each client wishes to develop, establishing goals with associated measures, and holding the client accountable to commitments.

Our support to leaders can be categorized into three different areas:

  • Executive and leader coaching
  • Leadership development training
  • Strategic planning

Executive and leader coaching includes one-on-one individualized coaching, President/CEO job transition planning and support, presence and presentation-skills coaching, and team and group coaching. Leadership development training includes Management Moments©, a program targeted to emerging and mid-level leaders, and custom and pre-designed workshops focused on leadership and management topics. We’ve hosted workshops on critical thinking, building and leveraging relationships, influencing without authority, setting team norms and other management topics. Strategic consulting includes assessing candidates to succeed executives, strategic planning, communication and change management.

Our firm has a diverse client base consists of organizations in a variety of industries, including the energy sector (utilities, oil and gas, and related industries); consumer goods, agriculture, professional services (law, consulting and IT); software development, financial services, manufacturing, health services, construction, quasi-governmental organizations, commercial real estate, and the not-for-profit sector.

Transcend is owned by Wilma Slenders, PhD, a highly skilled executive coach and strategic advisor with a proven record of success in helping leaders transform themselves and their organizations.

Dr. Slenders’ blend of academic background with studies in executive coaching, trust, advising, and leadership, combined with over 25 years’ business and consulting experience, gives her with a unique perspective on the business world and the challenges that leaders face. Her leading edge research, exploring CEOs and their trusted advisor relationships, provides insights that she applies to leaders at all levels of the organization.

Transcend is the official strategic planning partner for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

All-Star Telescope

RASC Sponsor All-Star Telescope opened in 2006 with the mission of helping people discover the wonders of the night sky. Located in the country north of Calgary, All-Star Telescope offers numerous observing events at their dark sky location and organizes an annual star party in New Mexico. As a member of the Calgary RASC, Ken joined with others in building several Dobsonian telescopes and spent a year in Africa with his 12" Dobsonian before opening All-Star Telescope with his wife, Bev. Regular "Observer Nights" are open to the public to share views with others and to meet with other astronomy enthusiasts. In recent years All-Star Telescope has also specialized in astrophotography, offering "Imager's Nights" for hands-on learning, workshops on imaging and processing, and online instructional videos. As regular observers and imagers, Ken and staff regularly use and test the equipment that they sell and can usually offer knowledgeable and experienced advice to those beginning and progressing in the hobby.

All-Star Telescope's website offers a wealth of information on astronomy with informational and instructional videos as well as the opportunity to order online. With a toll-free number (1-866-310-8844), and timely responses to e-mail, we offer advice and support for your purchases. With free Canada-wide shipping on most orders over $200, All-Star Telescope serves amateur astronomers across the country and beyond. We are proud to work with leading suppliers such as TeleVue, Stellarvue, Celestron, Sky-Watcher, Lunt and Orion - all of whom offer quality equipment along with strong support to their dealers and customers.

A showroom with extensive telescopes, accessories, imaging equipment and knowledgeable staff is open 6 days a week. With extensive inventory you can shop in person, online or by phone.

Website: www.All-StarTelescope.com
Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-310-8844
E-mail: info <at> All-StarTelescope <dot> com

Khan Scope CentreRASC Sponsor

Your specialist in high quality optical equipment. Our goal is to provide you with the best selection of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes you'll find anywhere for beginners or advanced.  Huge inventory in stock.

Khan Scope Centre is open seven days a week for your convenience and we invite you to enjoy free parking when you visit our Retail Store. We provide both new and used equipment and welcome trade-ins. You'll find optics to fit every need... and every budget!

Ontario Telescope and AccessoriesRASC Sponsor

Ontario Telescope and Accessories is an online destination for hobbyists and astronomers that are looking for new equipment. Authorised dealers for iOptron, Lumicon, Explore Scientific, Antares, and other high quality manufactures. Offering shipping across Canada, and personal service to ensure customer satisfaction. Don’t be surprised if you receive an email response from us in the middle of the night, or on a weekend. Shop for your equipment 24 hours a day from the comfort of your home. Ontario Telescope and Accessories, where OTA means more.

SkyShed ObservatoriesRASC Sponsor

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