WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
The confident leader
Theresa Oswald (Keynote Speaker)
Advancing the interests of your organization requires building strong relationships and planning a thoughtful negotiation strategy. For women in positions of leadership, this is as much an art as it is a science. In this presentation, Theresa Oswald will talk about:
- • Knowing what you want
- • Charting a path to get there
- • Managing communications along the way
- • Measuring success
Senior Vice President, Governance & Strategy
Credit Union Central of Manitoba
Making space for creative thinking within the organization
Why is creativity important? Creativity is the spark for new ideas and better ways to do things. Innovation is about taking those great ideas, making them happen and creating new value. Both are essential for organizations of all types to survive and thrive. Now that disruption and adaptation are the norm, how will you respond?
- • What stimulates creativity? What shuts it down?
- • How does organizational culture influence creativity?
- • As a leader, what can you do to open the space for creativity in your team?
SVP, Information Systems & Technology
Cambrian Credit Union
Designing and implementing new initiatives
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” – Albert Einstein. In this presentation, Lynne Mackan-Roy will address about the following:
- • Be clear of what you want to achieve, then work out how you will achieve it. But is it that easy?
- • Implementing into a security and regulatory environment
- • Predicting the future of banking
Change is happening all around. How do we manage change in our space? What can we do personally, as leaders, to ensure our teams are ready for and comfortable with change? Karen Mitchell will speak about her experience in bringing new programming to air in short time frames – what worked and what could have gone better.
- • Meaningful Empowerment
- • Diversifying the Team
- • Change is Personal
Chief Administrative Officer
Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg
Persuasion: An essential leadership skill
In an environment of constant change, financial constraints and limited resources, organizations around the globe struggle to deliver world-class results. Organizations that succeed have leaders who successfully navigate their teams using the art of persuasion. Persuasive leaders lead with their hearts, their passion and their knowledge. They don’t seek success for their own glory but for the success of their team and organization. They utilize their core values and fierce decision-making abilities to lead their teams to success.
- • Core values – Identifying and Living our Core Values
- • Decision Making – What do the decisions we make actually say about us as leaders
- • Servant Leadership – What is it and why is it important
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
True North Sports + Entertainment
The giving of a physical gift involves the giver, recipient, and the community that surrounds it. Similarly, the generous sharing of time and effort continues the cycle of building community. John Olfert will share his observations of family, friends, colleagues and mentors’ experiences of living generously and growing community.
- • Consider the life-cycle of living philanthropy
- • Explore the incidental benefits that invariably follow the generous sharing of time and effort
- • Ask and challenge yourself where in the life cycle of living philanthropy you reside, and where you would like to be
Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage
Leading in times of change
It is often said that change is the only constant, but what does that mean to you as a leader? Leadership skills become increasingly critical as the frequency and complexity of change – whether personal or institutional – continues to grow. Embracing and accepting change are critical toward strengthening our leadership skills. This presentation will provide a reflection on leadership qualities such as:
- • Authenticity
- • Adaptability
- • Balance
Change seems to be the norm today as we try to respond to a myriad of circumstances. Adding speed to the challenge of change makes leadership significantly more difficult. A key to effectively move through rapid change is communications.
- • The role of the leader
- • Understanding your audience
- • Techniques that work best
President & CEO
Special Olympics Manitoba
Building on the strengths of others
The success of any team is rooted in the strengths of its members and how they work together. As leaders, it is imperative to recognize, nurture and celebrate those strengths to achieve goals; believing people are assets, not liabilities or threats. In this session, we will discuss:
- • The concept of service in leadership
- • Creating and sustaining successful teams
- • The importance of self-awareness
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra as a model of leadership and teamwork
A good leader understands how to bring a group of different people together to sing with one voice and to work towards the same goal. This presentation will use the artistry and business of the symphony orchestra to demonstrate great leadership and inspire great teamwork. It will examine how the role of the conductor (CEO), the principal players (executive team) and the section players (workforce) provide extraordinary insight in leadership, teamwork, trust and a successful performance that any business leader can learn from. The presentation will also describe the ways in which the teamwork on stage is supported by the teamwork behind the scenes, and the ways in which a successful orchestra depends on a community of leaders to make beautiful music.
- • The meaningful parallels between music and business
- • New and creative ways of thinking about leadership and team building for business leaders
Dr. Laura Saward
SVP Antibody Therapeutics
Emergent BioSolutions Inc
Dr. Laura Saward currently serves as Senior Vice President, Antibody Therapeutics Business Unit Lead for Emergent BioSolutions. Previously, Dr. Saward held various leadership roles Emergent and Cangene Corporation, which provided her the opportunity to direct the licensure of multiple products for commercial markets and government contracts for the Strategic National Stockpile. She has strategic experience at executive level, working with key stakeholders for corporate strategic planning, establishment of succession planning, and cultural initiatives for change; Champion for several initiatives to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and building high performing teams. Prior to joining Emergent, Dr. Saward’s career included positions in start-ups, mid-size and larger pharma companies including Cardiovascular Sciences Inc., Viventia Biotech, Syntex and Johnson & Johnson’s. Dr. Saward received her B.Sc. from the University of Guelph and Ph.D. from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She completed her Post-doctoral Fellowship at Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario. Dr. Saward maintains strong ties to academia through her adjunct professor position at University of Manitoba Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and as a member of many key boards in Manitoba including Research Manitoba.
Vice President, Human Resources
Sharon Harrald is the Vice President of Human Resources at Investors Group. A gifted coach and speaker, Sharon has over 25 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. Sharon’s strong belief and commitment to the power of employee engagement is evident in all her work. In her role as Vice President of Human Resources, Sharon oversees and manages the HR strategy and operations for Investors Group employees and also responsible for oversight of benefits and payroll operations for IGM Financial and for CSOX controls spanning stock options for IGM and bonus and salaries. Her mandate is to create and manage strategies and operations encompassing all areas of HR including; HR Consulting, Compensation and Recognition programs, Payroll and Benefits, yearend administration, Job evaluation, business reporting and employee training & development. Her formal education background includes Business Administration, Sales Management and Human Resource Management. Sharon is an active member in her chosen professional field of Human Resources serving the HRMAM for more than 15 years.
EVENT DATE, TIME & VENUE
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:45 AM – 4:10 PM
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
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Early Bird deadline: March 9, 2018
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Register 3 people and get a free registration for a 4th person.
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What attendees are saying!
“Great tips for women to grow as leaders.”
– CAROLINE ANGUS, Special Investigator, Manitoba Public Insurance
“Opportunity to hear from engaging passionate women. I’ve made some wonderful contacts that I can reach out to.”
– SHARON HARRALD, Vice President, Human Resources, Investors Group
“This event was exceptional in terms of inspiration and takeaways.”
– ROBYN HARTLEY, Senior Principal, Harris Leadership Strategies
“The opportunity to hear from successful and influential women on the do’s and don'ts of leadership was a wonderful chance to reflect and assess on personal performance and take their calls to action away to continue to grow and be an influencer in my own right.”
– COLLLEEN KACHULAK, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Divisional Services, Manitoba Education and Training
“The conference speakers have a breath of experience in their roles and it was inspirational to hear their stories.”
– CORRINE SCOTT, Director, Compliance, Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba