2019 Talent Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda - detailed descriptions of each session will be available soon!




Competing for Talent

Diversity & Innovation

Engagement & Culture


7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Lighthouse Labs Sponsored Latte Cart - enjoy a specialty coffee and enter to win a free course valued at $1500!

8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast Keynote:

The Imposter Syndrome - CYBELE NEGRIS, President CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca


SESSION ONE                   

9:15-10:15 AM



Hiring Successfully in a Candidate-Driven Market: A Design Thinking Workshop

Brianna Blaney, Envol Strategies                                  


Accelerate Transformation: 

What it Takes to Succeed

Michelle Moore, Lee Hecht Harrison,  Knightsbridge                  


How To Integrate Culture After an Acquisition

Kathy Enros, Galvanize


Courageous Leadership

Tara Cree, Cree Leadership Consulting


10:15-10:45 Coffee break



10:45-11:45 AM



How Quickly Can I Access International Talent?

Panel facilitated by Craig Natsuhara (EY) with Shirley Andriesh (1QBit), Sarah MacKay (Unbounce)

Energy, Empathy and Diversity: How We All Contribute to an Inclusive

Marco Pasqua, Entrepreneur, Accessibility Consultant and Inspirational 

Kindness is the New Morale

Olivia McIvor, The Organizational Culture Group

No One Sees Your Skills: Leveraging a Strong Professional Presence for Success

Katherine Lazaruk, Lazaruk Consulting

12:00-2:00 PM Lunch  
12:30-1:45 PM Lunch Keynote:

The Great Rewrite - LEONARD BRODY, Business and Technology Visionary



2:00-3:00 PM



Move the Talent or Move to the Talent

Panel facilitated by: 

John Hankins(MIBI)

with Brenda Bailey (DigiBC), Jean-Guy Niquet (LDRLYGames), and Monica Tsai (Kabam Games)

Bring Yourself to Work Day! Understanding and Fostering Psychological
Safety in the Workplace

Victoria Brydon and Megan Richardson, D-Wave Systems

Growing Up in Growth Mode - HR, Benefits & Legal Advice for the Next Phase

Panel discussion with Matthew Larsen (Fasken), Kandy Cantwell (Montridge), Christine Willow (Chemistry Consulting)

Influencing Without Authority

Tyler Wier, Kwela Leadership and Talent Management

3:00-3:30 Coffee break



3:30-4:30 PM


Getting Real with Recruitment Story-telling Can Help You Capture the Talent You are Looking For

Sarah Blackmore, Eventbase

Innovation and Developing an Open Mindset

Scott Orth, Mindful Wisdom

Culture Assassins - How to Kill a Workplace Culture

Tim Reitsma, Culture Assassins & Spark Creations                              

FLOURISH TO LEAD: 5 Self-Leadership Strategies to Win at Work and in Life

Lisa Martin, Leadership Coach & Author

4:30 PM Cocktail Reception (Wine sponsored by Willis Towers Watson)

Click here to register for the conference.  After purchasing your ticket, follow the links to login to the conference app and choose your breakout sessions for the day!