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Hon. Sarah Guillemard (Keynote Speaker)
Minister of Conservation and Climate
Government of Manitoba
Engaging top male leaders
Research indicates that gender-diverse organizations perform better financially. As todayâ€™s business world is male-dominated, it is important to engage top male leaders to be change agents for gender equality and diversity. Male leaders can play a critical role in advancing women at work. In this presentation, Minister Sarah Guillemard will talk about:
- â€˘ An inclusive culture with a focus on diversity
- â€˘ Providing opportunities for advancing women
- â€˘ Supporting women leaders
SVP, Chief Internal Auditor
IGM Financial Inc.
Change: Itâ€™s not all that bad!
Itâ€™s become a clichĂ©, but â€śchange is the new normalâ€ť is so true in many aspects of our lives. From climate change to technological change to personal change as we, our children and our parents continue to age and move through different stages of life.
- â€˘ Learn 6 reasons why embracing change, whether positive or negative, is a good thing
- â€˘ Understand how resilience is key to adapting to change
- â€˘ Take away some tips on how to build the resilience you need to face the changes life may throw at you
Vice President Finance
Are you an authentic leader?
Have you contemplated why ‘going with your gut instinct’ generally seems to be the right approach? Authenticity in leadership is not about learning a new style or mimicking others. It is about being genuine, self-aware and honest with yourself and with others while achieving personal, corporate and team objectives. In this session, we will discuss:
- â€˘ How to develop a style as an authentic leader
- â€˘ Why being an authentic leader is difficult to achieve
- â€˘ How practicing authenticity can serve as a pathway to personal fulfillment, satisfaction and extraordinary accomplishment
Dr. F. Gigi Osler
Canadian Medical Association
Practicing and mastering political skills at work
Ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr. Gigi Osler, one of the few women ever to serve as Canadian Medical Association president, will address the challenges of leadership faced by professional women today. At a time when women worldwide still lag behind men in leadership positions and earnings, Dr. Osler will share her perspectives on advancement, responsibility and power. She will draw on her first-hand experience in one of societyâ€™s most respected professions to examine the gender-and diversity-related barriers embedded in our culture and institutions. In her presentation, Dr. Osler will discuss:
- â€˘ Why itâ€™s important that women get comfortable with power in order to utilize political skills at work
- â€˘ How the CMA is addressing equity and diversity in medicine
- â€˘ How individual women can support equity and diversity in their own organizations
President & CEO
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation
â€śIn the face of uncertainties, planning defines the particular place you want to be and how you intend to get there.â€ť â€” Peter Drucker. The importance of strategic planning is undeniable, yet many organizations fail to deliver on this vital business function. Many strategic plans are not put into action. In this presentation, Manny Atwal will talk about:
- â€˘ Establishing strategic goals
- â€˘ Creating a path towards accomplishing strategic objectives
- â€˘ Implementing the strategy and overcoming barriers to success
President & CEO
Defining your role as a leader
As women, we strive for perfection in order to achieve success. But what if the secret to success is actually failure rather than perfection? During this session, participants will:
- â€˘ Gain insights into the success factors of failure
- â€˘ Learn to see leadership opportunity in failure
- â€˘ Understand how to create a safe environment for risk-taking
Former Health Minister
Founder, Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates Inc.
Being a goal setter that gets results
Goal setting is a cornerstone of so much we do in organizational environments. How often are our goals motivated and validated by external markers, and how often do we set and achieve goals based on emotional intelligence and intuition? Sharon Blady will share examples of very different goals and how emotional intelligence and â€śgoing with my gutâ€ť:
- â€˘ Shape goal setting
- â€˘ Gives the advantage in the face of unfavourable odds
- â€˘ Gives results that are considered unattainable
Building and developing high performance teams
In todayâ€™s environment, the ability to build and develop high performance teams is critical in maintaining a competitive edge. Building that team means bringing together the right mix of skilled individuals who bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences together to strengthen the overall team. In this presentation, Kevin Edwards will talk about:
- â€˘ Transitioning from a startup culture into a mature organization
- â€˘ Shaping emerging process while maintaining the freedom to innovate and create
- â€˘ The key factors to success
President & CEO
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Body language: Impact on success
Vickie Kaminski has experienced her share of challenging conversations as a Chief Executive in places like Alberta, Newfoundland & Labrador and South Australia. She invites you to learn more about how to lead those conversations and how you can prepare for that important meeting, presentation or appearance â€“ and itâ€™s not what you might think. Did you know that only seven percent of face-to-face communication is conveyed words we choose?
- â€˘ More than half of our message is delivered through our actions, expressions and our posture
- â€˘ The remaining impact comes from our delivery, the tone we use as we speak
- â€˘ Our actions really do speak than our words
Director, People & Culture
Winnipeg Airports Authority
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
Have you ever thought that your success is a matter of luck, being at the right place at the right time or that you havenâ€™t â€śearnedâ€ť it? During this session you will hear a real story of Imposter Syndrome, a journey of discovery and recovery. Kim Bilcowskiâ€™s hope is that her story will inspire others to:
- â€˘ Embrace their journey
- â€˘ Write their own story of self-discovery and recovery
- â€˘ Be kind, be real, be encouraged and be restored
EVP & Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Access Credit Union
Myrna Wiebe is the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Access Credit Union Limited, and has worked in the Manitoba Credit Union System for 23 years. Beginning her credit union career as a Member Service Representative, and progressing through many aspects of supervisory and management positions are what she attributes that success to.
Committed to continuing education she completed the Certificate in Management program at the University of Manitoba and then went on to obtain her MBA through Athabasca University.
As a member of the executive team at Access, she is heavily involved in the development of corporate strategies and policies; and is responsible for planning operational and business strategy, leading the development of growth of the organization, and developing a common organizational structure throughout the branch network.
In her free time, she is involved in various community committees and events and is an avid golfer.
VP Information Technology, CIO
Western Canada Lottery Corporation
Tedda Sandercock is the VP of Information Technology, CIO at Western Canada Lottery Corporation. WCLC is a non-profit organization that operates lotteries for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Tedda is responsible for establishing and executing the companyâ€™s IT strategy which underpins WCLCâ€™s business objectives and goals to remain competitive in a fast and furious changing landscape while ensuring compliance to ever changing regulations.
Tedda is a strategic leader with a passion for coaching and mentoring to help people reach their full potential. She has a reputation as a change agent with the ability to shift culture and transform teams. Her career has been almost exclusively in insurance, until she recently took a chance on an industry move to the lottery business!
Tedda supports the community as a board member on ICTAM and Healthy Start for Mom and Me.
EVENT DATE, TIME & VENUE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday, April 9, 2020
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
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Early Bird deadline: March 6, 2020
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What attendees are saying!
â€śI always enjoy the selection of speakers, the diversity of perspectives and the opportunity to network with leaders and build and reinforce relationships.â€ť
â€“ SHARON BLADY, Founder, Speak-Up: Mental Health Advocates Inc.
â€śOpportunity to hear from engaging passionate women. Iâ€™ve made some wonderful contacts that I can reach out to.â€ť
â€“ SHARON HARRALD, Vice President, Human Resources, Investors Group
â€śThis event was exceptional in terms of inspiration and takeaways.â€ť
â€“ ROBYN HARTLEY, Senior Principal, Harris Leadership Strategies
â€śThe opportunity to hear from successful and influential women on the doâ€™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.â€ť
â€“ COLLLEEN KACHULAK, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Divisional Services, Manitoba Education and Training
â€śThe conference speakers have a breath of experience in their roles and it was inspirational to hear their stories.â€ť
â€“ CORRINE SCOTT, Director, Compliance, Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba