Deon Blyan

VP, Global Talent Development

Deon Blyan | Vice President, Global Talent Development
Sunwing Travel Group

Driven to help people thrive in dynamic organizational cultures, Deon spent 17 years in corporate retail operations in roles focused within learning, development and people initiatives. After completing his Masters of Arts in Leadership in 2015, Deon aligned his career focus by officially joining the People & Culture side of business through a relocation from Calgary Alberta to Toronto Ontario over 6 years ago.

Now within North America’s largest vertically integrated travel group, Deon oversees a unique portfolio that brings talent acquisition, learning and development, and culture engagement teams under one umbrella within the People & Culture department. With one lens and a global view to a complex and diverse multi-divisional, multi-national company, Deon is responsible for bringing aligned methods of support and a collaborative approach while maintaining divisional uniqueness where necessary while leading global company strategies for diversity, equity & inclusion and violence and harassment prevention and response.





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Day 1: Feb 15, 2023

2:25 pm

2:25 pm


The Culture Equation & the Scope of Leadership

Culture as a concept within an organization can be elusive and in-tangible. But culture is often referenced as such an important element that makes a company competitive, unique, healthy, and engaging to its employee base. This presentation will examine

  • How can a company be deliberate about making culture tangible?
  • What is the role of the leaders in the organization for making culture tangible and positive?
  • Is culture the point or the result?

Day 2: Feb 16, 2023