Speaker Series - toronto
How to Lead with Both Strength and Compassion
Regardless of job title, we are all human beings and we are emotional creatures. Your ability to understand the emotions of your team members allows you not only to become a more effective communicator and problem solver, but also to build the rapport, trust, and relationships that fuel team and business success. Leaders need to increase human connection and bring more compassion to the workplace. Learn from top Canadian companies who are leading with compassion and discover simple tools and tips to integrate empathy and compassion to your people and culture programs.
- Manage and adapt emotional behaviors that impact leadership in a variety of workplace situations
- Integrate empathy to promote strong relationships
- Apply collaborative, inclusive, and creative communication practices
- Gain emotional insights to understand and implement change
- Implement emotionally intelligent motivational skills to achieve team results
8:00 am – Registration & Networking
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast, Networking & Discussion
10:00 am – Breakfast Concludes
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Optional Networking
Executive Chair, Postmedia Network
Mr. Godfrey is the Executive Chair of Postmedia Network. Previously Mr. Godfrey has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Postmedia, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Post, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, and spent 16 years with Sun Media Corporation, eventually taking the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Godfrey has a proud record of public service including a record four terms (11 years) as the Chairman of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. He served as the Chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation from 2010 until 2013. He is Chairman of the board of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. He also serves on the board of Cargojet Inc. and serves as Vice Chairman of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. In 1999, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2010, he received the Order of Ontario.
President, CEO, Plan Canada
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner
Caroline Riseboro is President & CEO of Plan International Canada, one of Canada’s largest charities working in over 70 countries to help children, especially girls, realize their rights. Each year Plan Canada raises $240 million from Canadians helping over 6 million children at home and abroad. Caroline is well respected for being a champion of innovation and is credited with launching ground-breaking and award-winning campaigns that have engaged Canadians on some of the world’s toughest issues. In 2017 and 2018, Caroline was named Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the trailblazer category and is the recipient of 7 Stevie awards, including for Woman of the Year. Before joining Plan, Caroline held many senior roles in leading organizations including at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, and World Vision Canada. In addition to serving as President of the GTA chapter of AFP, Caroline serves on the Boards of the Humanitarian Coalition and the Canadian Partnership for Children and Women’s Health (CANWACH). Caroline holds a Bachelor (honours) degree from McGill University and has been pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University.
President & CEO, WXN and CBDC, members of the PhaseNyne network of companies
Sherri Stevens, President and CEO of WXN and CBDC and founder and President of SRG, is an award-winning entrepreneur, visionary and lifelong advocate, dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusivity in management, executive and professional board roles. Sherri takes great pride in the crusade to support and inspire others to lead and use their collective impact to break barriers and shatter ceilings.
As an expert on business strategy, change management, and workforce development, Sherri has been recognized by numerous professional organizations, most notably as the recipient of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Momentum, as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the category of Entrepreneur and has been named to the Profit W100 list 9 years running. Beyond her business accolades, Sherri’s positive impact over the years has provided meaningful work for thousands of people, helped companies sustain productive workforces and supported communities across North America!
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