2023 Workforce Connect Conference

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About this Event:

Join us for two mornings of fresh ideas, proven resources and new connections! Learn about leading culture development and network with area industry leaders that will help inspire innovation at your own organization.

Where is the event?

Workforce Connect will be hosted in-person on Day 1 at Tangle Creek and virtually on Day 2.

**The add calendar function will display the event in your calendar over the course of 2 days. Please note the scheduled time is 8am-10am on June 7th in person and 9am-11am on June 8th online**

Who should attend?

This event is designed for business leaders, entrepreneurs and human resource professionals across sectors including manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, tech and more!

What’s in store for you?

– Two, workforce themed days of engaging conversations and best practices sharing. Day 1 focuses on employee experience and day 2 focuses on leading culture within organizations

– Virtual Networking Opportunities

– Virtual roundtable discussions with other local leaders to share best practices

-Resources on workforce programs for area employers such as work integrated learning opportunities

-Keynote presentation by the fantastic Pam August

Pam August

Former Director, Culture Activation at WestJet

Visionary, purpose-driven leaders recognize that there is untapped potential in their organizations. When this potential is left unrealized, it can lead to misalignment between an organization’s brand promise (external experience) and culture (internal experience). Through her high-energy keynotes, Pam August helps leaders and their teams unlock this potential to see transformational results. She equips audiences with practical strategies to help activate potential, at home and work, for greater performance and impact.

August was the Director, Culture Activation at WestJet, where for 14 years she was a fierce champion and developer of people and culture as a key enabler of strategic success. Today, she is a trusted partner for high-performance organizations around the world through her consulting firm, Connecting Potential.

With a background in leading culture development and experience working with diverse organizations, August knows what it takes to uncover, align, and activate the best of what organizations already are and what they want to develop into. She brings deep insight and appreciation for what it takes to influence change and the energy and discipline it takes to see it through.

August is a sought-after guide, facilitator, coach, and co-creator with a strong foundation of lifelong learning. She has a Bachelor of Adult Education, a Master of Arts in Leadership, and certification as an Organization and Relationships Systems (ORSC) and Brain-Based Coach.

We can’t wait to see you at the 2023 Workforce Connect Conference! Register now to secure your spot and take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with other professionals in the workforce industry.


Day One (In Person):

8:00am: Networking  
8:15am: Welcoming Remarks  
8:25am-8:35am: Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board Initiatives (Kelly McKenna)
8:35am-9:15am Employee Panel 
9:15am- 9:25am Work Integrated Learning (Jessica Lovett, Lakehead University & John Daggett, Georgian College)
9:25am-10:00am Roundtable Discussions 
10:00am – 10:30am Networking

Day Two (Virtual):  
8:30am: REMO platform opens for virtual networking 
9:00am: Welcome – Sara Bentham, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
9:15am: Keynote Speaker – Pam August
10:00am: Q&A 
10:15:am Virtual Roundtable Discussions and Networking 
10:55am: Closing Remarks
11:00am: Networking (platform will remain open for networking until 12:00) 

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