Agenda

This years information-packed agenda offers a choice of sessions that provide business professionals with the tools, techniques and knowledge to grow both personally and professionally. Be inspired.

November 6, 2018

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7:30AM – 8:30AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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8:30am – 8:35am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies: Erin Davis, Radio Host, Author, Sleep Enthusiast

Shirlee Sharkey, Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada and President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth

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8:35AM – 9:35AM

Opening Keynote Address

Lance Secretan, Founder and CEO, The Secretan Center Inc.

All attendees receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Lance Secretan’s book, "The Bellwether Effect"

Lance Secretan’s highly anticipated new book, The Bellwether Effect, explores how and why leaders are attracted to, and seduced by, trendy ideas, and the process by which these ideas then become mainstream (he calls these originators of these trends “bellwethers”). He shares eight examples of counterproductive business practices and proposes novel and inspiring alternatives that could lead to transformation and an inspiring culture.
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9:35AM – 10:00AM

Thriving in a Brave New World: Safeguarding Healthy Minds at Work

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, Civic Action Group

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10:00AM – 10:05AM

Stretch Break

Sponsored by TriFit

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10:05AM – 10:25AM

Networking and Refreshment Break

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10:25AM – 11:15AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Safeguarding Healthy Minds at Work

Moderator: Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, Civic Action Group

Panelists:

Sarah Downey, President & CEO, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network

Kim Bellissimo, VP People, Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH)

Adrian Lawford, VP, Strategy Branch, TD Bank

Session 2: Time to make Corporate Governance Canada's Global Competitive Advantage

Rahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors

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11:15AM – 12:00PM

Afternoon Registrations and Networking Break

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12:00PM – 12:10PM

Welcome from Master of Ceremonies

Erin Davis, Radio Host, Author, Sleep Enthusiast

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12:10PM – 12:15PM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Shirlee Sharkey, Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada and President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth

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12:15PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

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12:45PM – 1:30PM

Jump the Fence: The Power of Counterintuitive Thinking

Terry O’Reilly, Host of Award Winning CBC Radio Show “Under the Influence”

All attendees receive a complimentary copy of Terry O'Reilly's book, “This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence”

Big companies spend a fortune marketing their wares and services. Can yours? Invariably people ask advertising veteran and CBC Radio host Terry O’Reilly one question more than any other: How does a little business compete with the big guys? After decades at the helm of an award-winning advertising production company, and over a decade exploring the art and science of marketing for CBC Radio, O’Reilly delivers all the answers they–and anyone with something to sell–ever wanted to know.

Following his bestselling Age of Persuasion, O’Reilly collects a lifetime of marketing wisdom into an indispensable guide to competing for your customers’ attention. From understanding what business you’re really in and foregoing the extra mile in favour of the extra inch, to the benefits of counterintuitive thinking and knowing an opportunity when you see one, This I Know will help anyone understand the fundamentals of good marketing strategy and building the relationships that turn good marketing into great results, no matter how big or small your budget.

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1:30PM – 1:55PM

Presentation of the Board of Governors’ Recognition of Achievement Award

George Cope, O.C., President & CEO, Bell Canada and BCE Inc.
Peter Mansbridge, O.C., Chief Correspondent, CBC News
Rick Mercer, O.C., Canadian Comedian, Political Satirist and Author

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1:55PM – 2:00PM

Stretch Break

Sponsored by TriFit

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2:00PM – 3:30PM

Presentation of the Canada Awards for Excellence

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3:30PM – 3:35PM

Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Allan Ebedes, President & CEO, Excellence Canada

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