Agenda at a Glance

Draft Schedule – Subject to Changes

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Pre Conference

  • 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Workshops
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception

  • 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Morning Remarks & Keynote

    How to Communicate When you are Always in Crisis

    Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, CMP, CMM, Professor, Vancouver Island University

    Session details

  • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.  Networking Lunch & Role of Master Communicator in your Career Journey presented by McMaster University

  • 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Closing Keynote

    Radical Truth Telling & Leading Yourself Well

    Peter Reek, Founder and CEO, Leaderboard Exchange

    In this talk, we will examine the benefits of radical honesty (mostly with ourselves) as a means of leading ourselves well. We’ll explore the concept of self-congruence and the importance of aligning our lives with our values, ultimately improving life satisfaction and well-being. We’ll delve into the concepts of being ‘ridiculously in charge’ and ‘response-able’. And, we’ll discuss prioritizing what truly holds significance for us over instant gratification.

    Now What’s Next? Develop Your Personal Action Plan

    Dana Higgins, Director, Public Programs and Engagement, Science World & Kristin Linklater, SCMP, Associate Vice-President, Communications and Marketing, Simon Fraser University

    After attending a conference we come away with new tools and knowledge, but often we’re overwhelmed by the volume and then we don’t act on the learning. When we set too many goals, we usually achieve none. We try to do it all but end up doing nothing.

    During this closing session, you’ll have time to reflect on the important learning from the past few days, connect with your peers, and help use your insights to create a personal action plan. When we are specific and commit aloud it greatly increases our chances of taking action.