By - Jon Brown

Women’s Leadership in Energy Conference – Canada
April 6-7, 2020 | Toronto, ON

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Overview

Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth! You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network. 

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.  The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities. 

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  

  • Discuss leadership styles, how to develop leadership potential, and key qualities in a leader 
  • Review two executives’ journeys to the highest levels of their organization 
  • Describe why perfectionism is counter-productive and how to focus on what’s important 
  • Explain diversity and inclusion initiatives various organizations have developed 
  • Discuss lessons learned during one CEO’s multi-industry career 
  • Address leadership techniques at different levels of management 
  • Identify key energy trends and their impact 
  • Participate in an introduction to mindfulness and breathing awareness 
  • Explain how to overcome career roadblocks 

Credits

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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 0.9 CEUs for this conference and 0.3 CEUs for the workshop.

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

CPE Credits: 11.0 for the conference and 3 credits for the workshop
There is no prerequisite.
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Methood: Group-Live
Advanced Preperation: None

CpeEUCI 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

Case studies & PowerPoint presentations 

Agenda

Monday, April 6, 2020 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Conference Introduction  


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Sponsors vs. Mentors:  What’s the Difference and Why it Matters 

Women in predominately male business sectors, such as the energy industry, face some distinct challenges in advancing as leaders within their organizations. One of the best ways to help advance your career is through mentoring and sponsoring. Mentoring and sponsoring relationships help connect you with others who have skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise in your areas of interest, as well as establish support networks. In this session, we will discuss ways to both find and become successful mentors and sponsors, including: 

  • What is a sponsor? 
  • What is a mentor? 
  • Why are they different? 
  • How do you find a sponsor and a mentor? 

Barbara Anderson, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President- Corporate Services, IESO 


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Succeeding as a Leader  

Oftentimes, succeeding as a leader takes a different skill set than those of our original roles. This panel session will discuss: 

  • Leadership styles 
  • Developing leadership potential 
  • Leading vs. managing 
  • Key leadership qualities 

Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada 

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

Josie Erzetic, Chief Regulatory Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Electrical Safety Authority 

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break  


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Candid Conversations: Two Executives’ Journeys to the Top  

Great leaders don’t just happen randomly or by sheer luck.  In this session, you will hear two senior level executives share their inspiring personal stories of how they beat the odds to reach the highest levels of their organizations. A few of the points to be discussed include: 

  • Leveraging opportunity and relationships 
  • How self-perception and our view of the world around us impacts our opportunities for success 
  • How women can develop their leadership capabilities at each stage of their career 

Lesley Gallinger, President & CEO, Elexicon Energy 

Aida Cipolla, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Toronto Hydro 


4:30 – 5:15 p.m. :: Perfectionism is Paralysis: Learn How to Stop Doing it All and Just Get it Done 

In this session, you will learn how destructive the pursuit of perfectionism is, and the consequences to both our confidence and careers.  We will examine the Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) and cognitive distortions (messed-up thinking styles) that can fuel our perfectionist tendencies. We will also discuss the myth of multitasking and how trying to do it all kills our productivity and our confidence. You’ll learn time management strategies backed by science to help you focus on what’s important. Lastly, we will discuss how to break up with our people-pleasing habits that keep us locked into saying yes to everyone else’s demands of our time. Learning how to say NO to others in order to say YES to ourselves is a crucial step in breaking the habits of perfectionism, multitasking and people-pleasing.   

Professor Maja, Sociologist, Confidence-Builder, Author, Tedx Speaker 

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. :: Networking Reception 


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast 


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. :: Panel: Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives 

A company culture of diversity and inclusion has myriad benefits. Studies show companies that embrace diversity and inclusion have lower turnover, higher levels of innovation, and attract stronger talent. In this session, we will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion initiatives and the programs various organizations have developed.  

Lyne Parent-Garvey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hydro Ottawa 

Tameeza Dhanani, Senior Advisor to the COO, Hydro One Networks Inc. 

Mehri Molanaie, Manager of Projects, Ontario Power Generation 

Merertu Mogga Frissa, Program Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Electricity Human Resources Canada 

Lisa Leochko, Diversity Supervisor, Manitoba Hydro 


10:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Lessons Learned Throughout a Multi-Industry Career 

Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN Utilities 

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. :: Networking Break 


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: PANEL: Leadership at all Levels  

Successful companies need leadership at all levels. Each level of leadership brings its own benefits and challenges. During this session, panelists will discuss: 

  • Leadership techniques at different levels of management 
  • Engaging your team 
  • Impacting company culture  
  • Developing strong communication across all levels 

Sue Gagné, Director of Talent Management, IESO

Sara Dolatshahi, Authorization Training Manager, Ontario Power Generation

Jessica DeLong, Manager- Stakeholder Relations, Saint John Energy

Reena Goyal, Counsel- Litigation Group, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

12:00-1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon 


1:15-2:00 p.m. :: Key Energy Trends & Their Impact 

The energy landscape is rapidly changing. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast growing emerging markets. The energy mix is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. More than ever, the energy industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs and demands.  In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short-term and long-term future of energy will look like. 


2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Transforming Influencing & Changing Company Culture

  • The Alectra Story- integration of 5 companies cultures 
  • Importance of leaders at all levels 
  • Making culture transformation stick 
  • How you can influence culture change 

Barb Gray, Senior Vice President- People & Safety, Alectra Utilities 

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break 


3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: An Intro to Mindfulness and Breathing Awareness


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Overcoming Career Roadblocks 

In this session, the panel members will share their personal experiences in dealing with challenges and obstacles- and successful strategies and tactics they have employed to overcome them.  Topics will include: 

  • The unwritten rules of the workplace 
  • Unconscious bias 
  • The importance of role models to break down barriers to advancement 
  • Finding & becoming effective mentors & sponsors 
  • Work-life balance 

Lori Clark, Senior Vice President- Operations, NB Power 

Heather Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Power Generation

Élise Proulx, Vice President – Communications, Government Affairs and Indigenous Relations, Hydro-Québec 

4:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns 

Workshop

Forget the Apologies and Learn to Lead with Confidence

Monday, April 6, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: Registration &  Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

Apologies are confidence killers. So, why are women apologizing all the time? Apologies matter, and with every unnecessary apology we give, we chip away at our confidence. Our mission in this workshop is to turn our apologetic communication styles into confidence building lingo. Apologies have become our habitual way of communicating and it’s intimately linked to our feelings of being an imposter. The imposter syndrome ensures we never feel “good enough”; we constantly undervalue ourselves and feel like we don’t belong. Feeling like an imposter is demoralizing and exhausting, but most of all, it kills our confidence and ability to step out of our comfort zones, take a risk and play big.

The first half of this workshop will focus on communication blunders and you’ll learn:

  • Why apologies hurt our confidence and how to stop needlessly apologizing
  • How to strengthen your communication skills by avoiding minimizing and disqualifying lingo
  • How to switch out common communication pitfalls for more confident lingo
  • To slay your fears around constructive feedback by learning how to give & receive criticism
  • Practice public speaking drills in 1-minute intervals

The 2nd half of this workshop will focus on the imposter syndrome and you will learn:

  • What the imposter syndrome is and the main fears behind it
  • How to contextualize imposter syndrome feelings, instead of personalizing them
  • What the main characteristics are and how it shows up in your life
  • The poor coping strategies most people employ that lead us to play safe and keep small
  • How to deal with failures so you don’t internalize them

 

Workshop Instructor

Maja Jovanović Ph.D. (Professor Maja)

Professor Maja is a sociologist, professional speaker, author, and TEDx speaker. She’s also an apology-hater, confidence-builder and recovering make-up addict. You can catch Professor Maja on CTV’s The Social and Breakfast Television Toronto where she is a guest expert. Professor Maja runs a leadership organization that trains women to improve their confidence, communication, and mindset. Maja speaks to women of all ages on topics such as: confidence, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, people-pleasing, negative mindsets, multi-tasking and time-management, and lastly, body positivity. Professor Maja has authored two books:  Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing…and other career mistakes women make and Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing, THE WORKBOOK. Her third book dealing with perfectionism is due in 2020. Her audiobook, a best-of compilation of her two books is available on Audible. Connect with Professor Maja:  Website: www.professormaja.com Email: [email protected]

Twitter/IG/LinkedIn: @professormaja          

“Inspiring and moving”– Program Manager, PMC

“I am so happy that I chose to take the leap and register for the pre-conference workshop. Wow! Professor Maja far surpassed my expectations on the caliber of speaker and material covered. With humor and wisdom, she really caught our attention on Forget the Apologies & Learn to Lead with Confidence.”– Concept Engineer, Shell

“The speaker was amazing. She added humor and kept everyone engaged in the content. Everything discussed was something that I deal with and she helped provide tools to get better.” – Manager, Williams

“This session has helped me to understand the importance of self-compassion and to give permission to myself to recognize where I am and that it’s okay to fail. Also, it has been a great opportunity to be aware of where we sit out when we are constantly apologizing for anything. What a great way to self-reflect when we say sorry that we really mean it.” – Supervisor, Enbridge

 

Speakers

  • Barbara Anderson, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President- Corporate Services, IESO 
  • Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada
  • Aida Cipolla, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Toronto Hydro
  • Lori Clark, Senior Vice President of Operations, NB Power
  • Dawn Dalley, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Services, Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro
  • Jessica DeLong, Manager- Stakeholder Relations, Saint John Energy
  • Tameeza Dhanani, Senior Advisor to the COO, Hydro One Networks Inc
  • Sara Dolatshahi, Authorization Training Manager, Ontario Power Generation
  • Josie Erzetic, Chief Regulatory Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Electrical Safety Authority
  • Heather Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Power Generation
  • Lesley Gallinger, President & CEO, Elexicon Energy
  • Sue Gagné, Director of Talent Management, Independent Electricity System Operator
  • Reena Goyal, Counsel- Litigation Group, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Barb Gray, Senior Vice President- People & Safety, Alectra Utilities 
  • Lisa Leochko, Diversity Supervisor, Manitoba Hydro
  • Professor Maja, Sociologist, Confidence-Builder, Author, Tedx Speaker
  • Merertu Mogga Frissa, Program Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Electricity Human Resources Canada
  • Mehri Molanaie, Manager of Projects, Ontario Power Generation
  • Lyne Parent-Garvey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hydro Ottawa
  • Élise Proulx, Vice President – Communications, Government Affairs and Indigenous Relations, Hydro-Québec
  • Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN Utilities

Location

Hyatt Regency Toronto

370 King Street

Toronto, ON M5V 1J9

Reserve your room:

please call 1-416-343-1234

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of April 5 – 6, 2020

Room rate through EUCI:

$CAD 289.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to March 8, 2020.

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Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, March 20, 2020
Standard RateAttendees
Women's Leadership in Energy Conference - Canada$ CAD 1695.00
(+ 13 % HST tax )
$ CAD 1895.00
(+ 13 % HST tax )

This event has the following workshops:

Forget the Apologies and Learn to Lead with Confidence$ CAD 495.00
(+ 13 % HST tax )
$ CAD 595.00
(+ 13 % HST tax )

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Conference and workshop and pay $ CAD 2,095.00 per attendee (save $ CAD 95.00 each)

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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 06, 2020 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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