Oct
4
11:30 AM11:30

LUNCH AND CLOSING CONVERSATION

Closing Conversation: Inspiring Change - Leading with Impact

Strong leadership is essential to meet the demands and competing priorities of providing exceptional training, employment and mentoring for our rapidly changing workplaces. These change-makers will share their leadership examples and challenges and how they plan to see and sustain change. Join this conversation to gather practical goals like creating allies to lead with impact.

  • Margot Ross Graham - Moderator - President & CEO, Sandbar Consulting

  • Dr. Patricia Makokis - Director of Indigenous Programs at University of Alberta

  • Andrew Ross - President of Clark Builders

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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 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
    Join this session to engage in ideas for action that connect the LGBTQ2SQ+ community, newcomers and Indigenous communities with economic opportunities in our industry. (Sponsored by ClearStream Energy Services Inc.)
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  • WBF Presents WORK PROUD: Creating Inclusive, Female Friendly Worksites - LNG Canada’s Journey
    By 2025, we will lose over 25% of Canada’s workforce. The majority of projects and employers are neglecting to attract over 50% of the population by not focusing on attracting and retaining women. Hear about LNG Canada's partnership with WBF to ensure they are at the forefront of creating female friendly worksites to attract and retain women.
    (Sponsored by Fluor Canada Ltd.)
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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
    In this session panelists will share personal stories about their passion for community building and the importance of relationships in community development, economic and social solutions, and the relevance of truth, resilience and culture. (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
3
10:30 AM10:30

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 1

THEME: Tools for Change

  • The Impact of Workplace Culture on Safety and Productivity: Managing Workplace Harassment and Violence Under Bill 30
    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 encouraging more inclusive workplaces. (Sponsored by Chevron Canada Resources)
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  • WBF Presents WORK PROUD: Building Leadership for Your Inclusion Journey - A Case Study Approach
    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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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

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