CDC 2019 - Program

PROGRAM - DAY ONE - THURSDAY - MAY 23rd, 2019

7.30 am - CDC 2019 - REGISTRATION OPENS

8.30 - CONFERENCE OPENS - BY PAUL WONG -CONFERENCE MC, PRESIDENT'S WELCOME - NATALIA BUSSARD

9am - 10am - OPENING KEYNOTE

NOT BOOK SMART? ME NEITHER! presented by Dr. Roxanne Reeves, Ph.D.

Roxanne’s speaking and research career developed by chance happenings, repeated failure, the willingness to take risks and the acceptance and provision of mentoring. While now recognized for her successes, her greatest learnings have come from failure.

She is the Accidental Doctor. Her passion for mentorship is driven by her direct experience with stigma and learning disabilities.

In this keynote, Roxanne shares how the combinations of farm-girl grit, elevated- risk tolerance, intellectual curiosity and living in a political fishbowl have meant a surprising and rewarding careers.

Attend and learn:

  • A simple way to spot a mentor.
  • The most significant shortfall Roxanne sees in mentoring today and how to avoid it.
  • The secret sauce of effective mentorship.
  • Different approaches to accessing mentorship.
  • How mentorship became her career.
  • Why Roxanne is known as a friendly critic of mentorship.

Question for you: Where could you be with the right mentors?

Dr. Roxanne Reeves is an academic practitioner. She built the Reeves Framework for Work- Integrated Learning and her research has informed is the WMA Positive Workplace Framework (PWF). Both are evidence-based approaches and equip directors, supervisors, human resource professionals, and staff members with the skills and resources for applying, modelling and training others in positive workplace practices.

The PWF promotes, embeds and validates the presence of Mental Fitness and Resiliency Practices in daily workplace routines and interactions. It is the basis for positive work environments and effective team functioning in which mentorship has a role. The validated framework, used with over 20,000 clients across Canada, measures evidence of positive workplace practices.

The Reeves Framework builds capacity for knowledge sharing, authentic experiential learning and practical application for everyone—regardless of title, ethnic background, gender, or age—using your people, using your best in-house talent to cultivate a versatile-talent and leadership pipeline.

Thought Leadership

Dr. Reeves is one of less than 15 scholars whose research on both corporate work-place mentoring for high-potential employees and also, for research on mentorship and newcomer immigrant entrepreneurs has been recognized by the International Mentoring Association. She is a MITACS Doctoral Fellowship recipient (mentorship). Her masters work in the area of

Canadian History: Labour, Women, Economic and Public Policy earned her an LHTNB fellowship.

She has worked in China, Colombia, Italy and Japan and has been contracted with the N.B. government on matters of immigration, entrepreneurship and mentorship. Dr. Reeves has appeared before House of Commons hearings and is the author of “Provincial Solutions to National Issues: How to Further Support Newly Arrived Entrepreneur Stream Immigrants as Economic Multipliers”.

Personally Speaking

She is currently an adjunct professor, a former farm girl, model, internationally employed stained glass craftsperson, political operative and TEDx speaker. She is always a lover of cats, coffee, coffee martinis (even better), and conversation. Roxanne can be reach at 506-471-7734 or through www.MNTR.space

10 am - 10.30 am - Morning Break

10.30am - 12pm - MORNING WORKSHOPS IN SESSION

"Self Care Boot Camp" - CLIFF THORBES

"What's So Different About Autism Anyway" - SARAH TAYLOR

"Training The Next Generation Of Trades People" - JASON LEBER

"The Quest For Purpose - A Self-Discovery Process to Find It and Live It!" - KEN KEIS

"Body Mind Vibrance Approach to Self Awareness and Well Being" - BILL ASTALNOK

12pm-1pm - Lunch and Networking Break

1pm - 2pm - CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS & SPONSOR RECOGNITION CEREMONY

2.15pm - 3.45pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS IN SESSION

"Theory to Practice: Creative Tools for Coaching Clients!" - KAREN BEGEMANN

"Celebrating Health and Recovery Through Works" - CELINA LUK

"Let’s Talk About Ethics! Navigating Ethical Dilemmas"- DEIRDRE PICKERELL

"The Guilt Stops Here! Supporting the Career/Life Choices of Parents/Caregivers " - CASSIE TAYLOR

"Mentorship: The Art and Science of Making a Difference" - Dr. ROXANNE REEVES, Ph.D

3.45pm - 4.00pm - Afternoon break

4pm - 5pm - INDUSTRY PANEL - IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Moderator

Katie Rosenberger, ED, AMSSA

Participants

Michael Radano - Director of Employment & Language Services, MOSAIC

Patrick MacKenzie - CEO, Immigrant Employment Council of BC

Brian Campbell - Occupational Health & Safety, BC Federation of Labour

Aslan Kanshaw - Senior Consultant, Global Mobility, Ernst & Young

Synopsis

This panel will examine the positive trends in the Canadian labour market that indicate significant strides for newcomers but also reflect on current norms that show that immigrants continue to struggle to reach their career goals and what steps, programs and initiatives still need to take place to change that.

In the last five years, there have been encouraging changes taking place in the Canadian workplace. More than ever before, employers are reshaping their hiring and retention policies to be more inclusive and better informed of the benefits of diversity.

Rates of immigrant unemployment are steadily decreasing and the wealth of experience that newcomers have is increasingly more valued. And yet, worrying trends continue.

Data shows that women continue to lag behind not just men but also their Canadian- born counterparts, while few newcomers ever reach the highly coveted executive positions. Inequalities persist preventing newcomers from reaching their potential.