INDUSTRY PANEL
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

INDUSTRY PANEL

Economic Impacts of Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces:
Why it Matters and Why it Matters Now!

The first panel discussion of the WORK PROUD SUMMIT 2018 will set the tone for the entire summit. This dynamic group will take the conversations on inclusion to a new level sharing their “WHY” through real experiences, best practices and practical ways to enact and sustain measured change.

  • Janet Riopel - Moderator - President & CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

  • Chris Nash - President of the Alberta Motor Transport Association

  • Paul Verhesen - CEO of the Clark Builders Group of Companies

  • Shelley Powell - Senior Vice President, Oil Sands Operations, Suncor

  • Brent Davis - Vice President, Mining Solutions, Finning Canada

Click here to learn more about our Industry panelists and moderator. 

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Oct
3
10:30 AM10:30

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 1

THEME: Tools for Change

  • The Impact of Workplace Culture on Safety and Productivity: What does Bill 30 mean for Industry?
    In this session we will explore current health and safety policy and learn about best practices to strengthen safety, training and productivity. (Sponsored by Canada's Building Trades Unions)
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  • Diversity, Inclusion and Retention: How To Really Change The Face of Industry
    This session will showcase real examples of leadership and practices that are breaking down barriers and creating inclusion. (Sponsored by Chevron Canada Resources)
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  • WBF Presents WORK PROUD: Building Leadership for Your Inclusion Journey
    This session highlights the journeys of WBF and Finning to create safe, productive workplaces that are diverse and inclusive. (Sponsored by CAREERS: The Next Generation)
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CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 2
Oct
3
1:15 PM13:15

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 2

THEME: Pay it Forward - Mentoring Matters

  • Pathways in the Trades: Mentorship, Workforce Development & Intergenerational Experiences
    Understanding the challenges and opportunities that women encounter, this session focuses on building a community that engages, inspires, and empowers women entering the trades. (Sponsored by TransCanada)
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  • Relationship Building With Communities, Industry Partners and an Indigenous Workforce
    Join us to share ideas and practices to help improve your Indigenous inclusion workplace performance and engagement with Indigenous communities, people and businesses. (Sponsored by ATCO)
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  • WBF Presents WORK PROUD: Tools to Support Multi-level Change: Foundations, Practice & Sustainability
    We will highlight a pre and post training and evaluation tool, best practices, and a policy continuum for learning as a foundation to support goals and action. (Sponsored by Trans Mountain)
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Oct
4
9:45 AM09:45

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 3

THEME: Building Futures

  • Building Canada’s Labour Market: Current Trends, Pathways, & Future Directions
    In this rich discussion we’ll explore the impacts of new developments for training, business development and sustainability. (Sponsored by Rosenau Transport Ltd. and Trimac Transportation.)
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  • Diversity of Economic Futures: Attracting and Retaining a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
    This session will highlight how exemplary models bring diversity and inclusion into action; and how graduates of trades and training programs contribute and change the culture, productivity and diversity of the workforce. (Sponsored by ClearStream Energy Services Inc.)
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  • WBF Presents WORK PROUD: Creating Inclusive, Female Friendly Worksites - LNG Canada’s Journey
    (Sponsored by Fluor Canada Ltd.)
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