Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Canada

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy - Canada

April 21-22, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“This conference provides an excellent forum for women to discuss common issues and workable strategies to achieve success.” Policy Advisor, Ontario Energy Board

“This conference was absolutely inspiring. It was refreshing to be surrounded with other women that have experience similar situations as me and how they navigated through them. I will be taking back to work several tools and things to reflect on. Thank you for this amazing experience!” Manager – Meter to Cash Support, Hydro Ottawa

As companies reflect on their mission during the pandemic, working together with colleagues, community and customers has been crucial. Leaders have stepped up to inspire and unify.  Successful women leaders must work together so hard-won progress is not lost.

Reconnect now with Canada’s most inspirational women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to continue positive organizational change and personal growth even during trying times. 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 boost your energy career. 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
  • Detail a CEO’s journey to the top of their organization
  • Discover strategies for cultivating and leveraging professional relationships
  • Explain the difference between mentorship and networking
  • Discuss lessons learned throughout an executive’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

Agenda

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 1:10 p.m.
Welcome, Overview and Introductions

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

1:10 – 2:00 p.m. :: Keynote Address: Professional Success in Extraordinary Times 

Women in the energy industry face distinct challenges finding success in leadership roles, the complications of which have only been made more acute over the last 12 months. How do professional women navigate a remote work environment, when the boardrooms they now occupy largely sit empty? This discussion will cover topics that include:

  • measuring professional success as a woman during unprecedented times;
  • maintaining a sense of core self while adapting to the needs of the day;
  • using advocacy as a critical tool to establish new rules that work for everyone;
  • getting comfortable living in the stretch and panic zones;
  • mentoring and coaching from a position of leadership in a virtual world.

Amanda Klein, Executive Vice-President, Public and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Toronto Hydro

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Messages from the MUSH Sector

During this session, the President & CEO of ENWIN Utilities Ltd., and an active board member of several organizations, will speak about her career progression and involvement in all sectors of the MUSH (Municipalities, Universities, School Boards, & Hospitals). She will share best practices and lessons learned along the way that allowed her to advance her career.

Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN

3:00-3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. :: Candid Conversation: Advancing to the C-Suite

In this session, a female CEO will share her personal story of beating the odds to rise to the top of her organization, and share lessons learned along the way. Topics include:

  • How to leverage opportunity
  • The importance of relationships
  • How women can develop their leadership capabilities at each stage of their career

Nicole McNeill, President & Chief Administrative Officer, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Managing Difficult Conversations

Few experiences are more stressful than tackling a difficult situation. However, if handled well, these conversations can help promote a stronger and healthier workplace. This session will address:

  • Basic principles of effective communication
  • How to face challenges and stop avoiding confrontations
  • Listening as a strategy
  • How to include difficult conversations in your culture

Sandi Morrisseau, Indigenous Relations Advisor, STRAD

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Virtual Networking Reception

All are invited to participate in this interactive Q&A session designed to allow attendees to engage with presenters in an open forum. 

5:00 p.m. :: Day One Adjourns

Thursday, April 22, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference Timing

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Panel: Bringing Your Authentic Self to the Workplace

Research demonstrates that authentic leaders help foster trust and open communication within an organization which in turn enhances engagement amongst team members.  Authentic leadership can be challenging for women.  There are those that may feel that staying true to one’s self could be negatively stereotyped. This session explores the key attributes of being an authentic leader and methods to incorporate into your daily work activities to help you lead with authenticity.

Tanya Messer, Manager, Distribution Control Centre, SaskPower

Lisa Hutchens, Vice President, Financial Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

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

Emily Thorn-Corthay, Chair, Energy Task Force, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

10:00  – 10:45 a.m. :: Update on the MARC Program: Men as Change Agents

This session will include an overview and an update on progress within Catalyst’s Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) program. This program was designed to help men become influential role models to their male peers and act as agents of change to create an inclusive workplace.   The goal of this program is to enable emerging and senior male leaders to develop critical inclusive leadership strategies, sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, and hone skills to make lasting impact. Vandana Juneja will be talking with a panel of men who will share their perspectives on the MARC program.

Moderator: Vandana Juneja, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst

*Discussion panel featuring male panelists from the Men Advocating Real Change program

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: 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

Kathy McCrum, Vice President, Human Resources & Safety, SaskPower

Margaret Kenequanash, CEO, Watay Power

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Key Energy Trends

The energy landscape is rapidly evolving. 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.

Shelley Moister-Davis, Senior Director, Landis + Gyr

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Transforming Company Culture

Fostering a workplace culture that supports diversity and equity doesn’t only involve the integration of women into a workplace.  Even organizations that have successfully achieved a significant amount of gender diversity within their workforce can face difficulties in achieving an inclusive culture that fosters women’s advancement.  To be successful, companies must create workplace cultures that include, empower and inspire women at all levels and in all areas of the organization. This session will highlight the following objectives:

  • Making culture transformation stick
  • How you can influence culture change

Robin Riddell, Vice-President Human Resources, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. :: An Intro to Mindfulness and Breathing Awareness

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. :: Advice for Emerging Leaders

Oftentimes, succeeding as a leader takes a different skill set than those of our original roles. As a new or potential leader, adopting a role with management responsibilities can take time. This session will provide emerging leaders with advice and strategies to facilitate a smoother leadership transition. Panel topics will include:

  • Leadership styles
  • Key leadership qualities
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone
  • Managing former colleagues
  • Motivating and inspiring your team
  • Navigating internal politics
  • Staying relatable to your team while still maintaining effective boundaries
  • Leading through times of organizational change

Moderator

Jodi Engel, Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Labour Relations, Toronto Hydro

Diane Roy, VP, Regulatory Affairs, Fortis BC

Kristyn Zorzi, Director, , Human Resources, Bruce Power

Diana Stephenson, Vice President, Public Affairs, ENMAX

4:45 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Speakers

  • Jodi Engel, Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Labour Relations, Toronto Hydro
  • Lisa Hutchens, Vice President, Financial Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
  • Josie Erzetic, Chief Regulatory Officer & General Counsel, Electrical Safety Authority
  • Vandana Juneja, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst
  • Margaret Kenequanash, CEO, Watay Power
  • Amanda Klein, Executive Vice-President, Public and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Toronto Hydro
  • Tanya Messer, Manager, Distribution Control Centre, SaskPower
  • Kathy McCrum, Vice President of Human Resources & Safety, SaskPower
  • Shelley Moister-Davis, Senior Director, Landis + Gyr
  • Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN
  • Robin Riddell, Vice-President Human Resources, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
  • Diane Roy, VP, Regulatory Affairs, Fortis BC
  • Diana Stephenson, Vice President, Public Affairs, ENMAX
  • Emily Thorn-Corthay, Chair, Energy Task Force, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Kristyn Zorzi, Director, Human Resources, Bruce Power

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

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

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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Single Connection - Leadership Conference for Women in Energy - Canada$ CAD 1695.00
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Cancellation Policy

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 19, 2021 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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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.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies & PowerPoint presentations

Who Should Attend

Women and men within the energy industry in search of a solution-oriented discussion on how to implement change in the industry, and female professionals within the energy industry trying to develop the necessary skills and confidence to find success in a male-dominated field.

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