Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Canada
April 12-13, 2017
Toronto, ON

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Overview

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join Canada’s most successful women energy leaders as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth. 

The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities.  You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network.  You’ll leave this event with practical strategies, insights and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in energy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify winning strategies that drive career success for women in the energy industry
  • Strategize how women can play to their leadership strengths to improve organizational performance
  • Analyze key trends in the global energy market
  • Define the knowledge, skills and experience you need to reach your goals
  • Identify the characteristics that distinguish millennials in order to attract, retain, and develop future leaders
  • Evaluate what it will take to meet Canada’s changing energy needs
  • Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
  • Analyze current issues and trends in the Canadian renewable energy market
  • Compare male and female executives’ perspectives of women leaders in the industry
  • Design action plans to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth

 

Credits

EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 12.0
There is no prerequisite for this conference.
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Methood: Group-Live
Advanced Preperation: None

EUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, panel sessions and group discussion will be used in this event.

Agenda

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. :: Conference Welcome

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address:  Global View of the Changing Energy Industry

Marie-José Nadeau, C.M., Honorary Chair, World Energy Council

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Three Women’s Journeys to the Top

Although women’s participation in the labor force has dramatically expanded in Canada in the last 30 years, the energy industry lags behind as an employer of women.  Statistics show few women reach the C-Suite and even fewer have seats on the Board of Directors of Canadian energy companies. In this session, four senior level executives will share their inspiring personal stories of how they beat the odds and navigated through a predominately male industry to reach the highest levels of their organizations.

Moderator:

Bernadette Corpuz, Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Panelists:

Nora Duke, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Human Resource Officer, Fortis Inc.

Lesley Gallinger, Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Electrical Safety Authority

Helen Wesley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Enmax

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. :: The Making of a Great Leader

Great leaders don’t just happen randomly or by sheer luck. While some individuals may possess more innate leadership qualities than others, studies have shown that effective leaders share very similar learned practices. As a woman in a predominately male business environment, you also face some unique challenges. In this session, we will discuss how you can leverage winning leadership practices and meet those challenges head on to become a better leader. 

  • Defining the needed knowledge, skills and experience to reach your goals
  • Understanding yourself and creating your brand
  • Utilizing mentors and sponsors to advance your career
  • Embracing organizational politics and developing influence
  • Building and leveraging a strong outside network

Moderator:

Jacqueline Mongrut, Vice President, Business Development, Hydro Quebec-Quebec International

Panelists:

Jane Albert, Director, Special Projects, Hydro One

Dawn Dalley, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Janet Fraser, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Human Resources Officer, BC Hydro

Judy Steele, President and Chief Operating Officer, Emera Energy Inc.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Keynote Address:  Opportunities for Natural Gas in the Lower-Carbon Economy – and Why it Matters

Gone are the days of the gas utility as a boring, behind-the-scenes supplier of fossil fuel. With more than half of Ontario’s GHG emissions coming from transportation and heating, today’s gas utilities are at the forefront of climate discussions.  Learn how the gas utility of the future will focus on conservation, technology optimization and decarbonization to help Canada address some of its most pressing environmental concerns. 

Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President, Utilities and Power Operations, Enbridge Inc.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Group Luncheon

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Photo

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Seizing Opportunities in the Evolving Energy Industry

There are many drivers shaping the energy industry today. In this session, we’ll take a look at some of the most critical current issues that are influencing power providers around the globe. We’ll examine where the energy industry is going and the roles that women can take to move the industry forward. Discussion will focus on:

  • Leading Change Through Business Transformation
    Kathy Lerette, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, Alectra Utilities
  • Emerging Issues and Trends in the Renewable Energy Market
    Jennifer Mazin, General Counsel, Brookfield Renewable
  • The Nuclear Advantage
    Carla Carmichael, Vice President, Ontario Power Generations

Session Moderator: 

Reena Goyal J.D., L.L.M., Senior Advisor to the CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator 

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Keynote Address:  Being Your Authentic Self as a Female Leader

Kelly Tomblin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service Co.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Millennials: The New Leaders

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, have become the largest cohort in the Canadian workforce and it’s expected that they will comprise 75% of the Canadian workforce by the year 2025. This dramatic shift requires organizations to move beyond stereotypes and understand the characteristics that distinguish this generation from those before. Understanding millennials will be fundamental to creating dynamic and positive workplaces that attract talent and promote creativity and leadership. In this session, we will hear four millennial energy professionals discuss their motivations, priorities and career expectations and answer questions such as:

  • What stereotype most affects you as a millennial?
  • As a young woman, do you feel that there is still a gender gap in potential leadership?
  • How important has mentoring been in your professional development?
  • What does job satisfaction mean to you?
  • How can organizations promote intergenerational collaboration?

Moderator:

Carly Silberstein, Executive Director, Women in Nuclear Canada

Panelists:

Larkin Kee, Project Leader, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Roberta Reyns, Director, Supply Chain Services, Ontario Power Generation

Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, Internal Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Shenee Tabannah, Corporate Communications, Jamaica Public Service Co.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Speed Networking Exercise

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Reception


Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: Keynote Address:  Leadership and Adapting in an Evolving Sector

JoAnne Butler, Vice-President of Market and Resource Development, IESO

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Overcoming Gender Roadblocks

As women, we think, act, and lead differently than our male counterparts. These differences can create some unique challenges in a male dominated work culture. In this session, we will identify some of those barriers and discuss how you can remove them and use your unique strengths to enhance organizational performance and reach your full potential. A few of the points to be discussed include:

  • Unconscious bias
  • Communication styles
  • Work/Life Integration

Moderator:

Corrine Kennedy, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Panelists:

Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada

Miranda Keating Erickson,  Vice-President, Regulatory and External Affairs, AESO

Heather Kleb, President, Women in Nuclear Canada, Sr. Program Manager, Bruce Power

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. :: The Men’s Perspective

So far, it’s been a one-sided conversation – women talking with women about women. But how do men perceive women in the industry? What common behaviors have they noticed in their female colleagues, subordinates, and bosses? Are women’s perceptions of themselves in the workplace the same as men’s? This panel of senior male executives will share their observations and viewpoints on gender specific workplace issues and address questions such as:

  • How do women communicate and interact differently than men in a male dominated work culture?
  • How can women constructively address barriers to success such as unconscious bias?
  • What common qualities and skills have you noticed in the successful women leaders you’ve known?
  • How can men and women work together to effect change and advance an inclusive and equal workforce agenda?

Moderator:

Susan Ballance, Vice President, Finance, Pike Corporation

Panelists:

Brad Bowness, Vice President, Transmission & Stations, Hydro One Networks Inc.

Ken Flechler, Chief Administrative Officer, Pike Corp.

John Oakley, Vice-President, Operations, Enbridge Gas Distribution

Terry Young, Vice-President of Conservation and Corporate Relations, IESO

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Conference Wrap-Up

12:00 pm. :: Conference adjourns

Workshop

Learning to Ask: Women and the Power of Negotiation

Thursday, April 13, 2017

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration 

1:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Research reveals that men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. Convinced that negotiation requires bluffing, steamrolling, and playing hardball, many women avoid negotiating whenever they can. Whether they want higher salaries, better career opportunities, or more help at home, women are hesitant to ask for what they want. They pay for this decision in every aspect of their lives—in lost income, delayed career advancement, and under-utilization of their skills at work. They also pay in strained relationships and health problems at home. These are losses women don’t need to suffer.

By mastering a few basic principles, planning carefully, and practicing, anyone can become an effective negotiator. Using a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, videos, and group discussion, we will explore the internal and external barriers that can prevent you from asking for what you need and deserve — and show you how to overcome your socially imposed reluctance to negotiate. In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate the economic value of your work
  • Set the right targets for your negotiations
  • Employ best practice negotiating strategies that have been shown to work especially well for women
  • Explore ways to maximize your bargaining power
  • Rehearse and practice your negotiations beforehand
  • Acquire techniques to manage the anxiety often felt when negotiating
  • Recognize many more opportunities to negotiate

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out and be in attendance for the entirety of the workshop to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint, video, group discussion, and interactive exercises will be used in this workshop.

Workshop Instructor

Sara Laschever

Sara Laschever is an author, editor, and cultural critic who has spent her career investigating the obstacles, detours, and special circumstances that shape women’s lives and careers.  She is the co-author of two groundbreaking books about women and negotiation, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want.  Her work has been published by The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Harvard Business Review, Vogue, Glamour, and many other publications.  Sara is frequently cited in the media as an expert on the persistence of the wage gap, women and conflict resolution, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success. She lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences. She is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women and the Academic Coordinator for the WIN Summit, a global women’s conference focused on women and negotiation.

Speakers

Jane Albert, Director, Special Projects, Hydro One

Susan Ballance, Vice President, Finance, Pike Corporation

Brad Bowness, Vice President, Transmission & Stations, Hydro One Networks Inc.

Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada

JoAnne Butler, Vice-President of Market and Resource Development, IESO

Bernadette Corpuz, Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Dawn Dalley, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro 

Nora Duke, Exeutive Vice-President, Corporate Services & Chief Human Resource Officer, Fortis Inc.

Ken Flechler, Chief Administrative Officer, Pike Corporation

Janet Fraser, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Human Resources Officer, BC Hydro

Lesley Gallinger, Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Electrical Safety Authority

Reena Goyal J.D., L.L.M., Senior Advisor to the CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator 

Cynthia Hansen, President Gas Distribution and Power, Enbridge Inc.

Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice-President, Regulatory and External Affairs, Operations, AESO

Larkin Kee, Project Leader, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Corrine Kennedy, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Heather Kleb, President, Women In Nuclear Canada, Senior Program Manager, Bruce Power

Kathy Lerette, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, Alectra Utilities

Jennifer Mazin, General Counsel, Brookfield Renewable

Jacqueline Mongrut, Vice President, Business Development, Hydro Quebec-Quebec International

Marie-José Nadeau, C.M., Honorary Chair, World Energy Council

Roberta Reyns, Director, Supply Chain Services, Ontario Power Generation

Carly Silberstein, Executive Director, Women in Nuclear Canada

Judy Steele, President and Chief Operating Officer, Emera Energy Inc.

Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, Internal Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Shenee Tabannah, Corporate Communications, Jamaica Public Service Co.

Kelly Tomblin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service Co.

Helen Wesley, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Enmax

Terry Young, Vice-President of Conservation and Corporate Relations, IESO

Location

The Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King St E
Toronto, ON M5C 1E9

To reserve your room, please call 1-416-863-9700 or book online here. (group online booking code: 1704WMENRG)
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $CAD 239.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of April 11 – 12, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to March 10, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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Summary
Event
Leadership Conference for Women in Energy
Location
The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E,Toronto,ON-M5C 1E9
Starting on
April 12, 2017
Ending on
April 13, 2017
Offer Price
CAD 1795.00