By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas – Canada
September 9-10, 2019 | Calgary, AB

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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  oil and gas trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join Canada’s most successful women  oil and gas 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 career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in oil & gas.

Learning Outcomes   

  • Identify how women can leverage their strengths to improve organizational performance and move up
  • Learn time management strategies to increase productivity and reduce stress
  • Analyze key trends in the global energy market
  • Determine how to develop political savvy and influence
  • Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
  • Assess how to get men on board as partners and advocates to effect real change
  • Define actionable plans to break through barriers and land a seat at the table
  • Discuss what it will take to meet Canada’s changing energy needs
  • Design action plans to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth

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

 

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

Instructional Methods

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

Agenda

Monday, September 9, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

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


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Now That We Can Do Anything, What Shall We Do?

Over the course of your career, you have many choices to make – whether to stay in a role that provides good technical training but doesn’t make your spirits soar, whether to play hard ball with a peer who is making life difficult, or choose to stand up for a controversial choice that really resonates with your values.  In this session, we will discuss how you can determine what sits at the core of your leadership style, how to know your values, and how to be clear about what you want to stand for.  These things take time to develop but are critical to helping you navigate difficult choices throughout your career. 

Helen Wesley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ENMAX Corporation


2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Developing Political Savvy and Influence

In this session, we will discuss key behaviors that are critical to developing political savvy and influence in your organization.  You’ll learn the importance of being authentic, assessing a situation before wading in, and building and maintaining relationships in order to become a trusted advisor and cultivate your own sphere of influence.

Lisa Jamieson, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Senior Regulatory Counsel, LNG Canada 

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:15 – 4:15 p.m. :: Panel:  Overcoming Gender Barriers to Get a Seat at the Table

Women in predominately male business sectors, such as the energy industry, face some distinct challenges in advancing as leaders within their organizations.  However, women inherently have  unique strengths that, when identified and developed, can enable you to break through gender barriers, improve organizational performance, and excel in your career.  In this session, we’ll talk about how you can:

  • Identify your strengths and how to leverage them
  • Develop relationships and collaboration to achieve results
  • Overcome the “double bind”: Dealing with conflict as a woman in a mostly male environment
  • Advocate for yourself to get what you want

Moderator:

Courtney Burton, Partner, Dentons

Panelists:

Nancy F. Foster, Senior Vice President, Human & Corporate Resources, Husky Energy

Arlene J. Strom, Vice President, Sustainability & Communications, Suncor

Betty Yee, Vice-President, Land, Canadian Natural Resources


4:15 – 5:00 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 (ANT’s) 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

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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


9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Engaging Men in Gender Equity  

In order to really move the needle on gender equality in the workplace, it’s imperative to get men on board as partners and advocates.  Research shows that when men are actively involved in gender diversity, 96% of companies report progress. When they’re not, only 30% show progress.  In this session, you’ll learn about Catalyst’s research and approach to engaging men as influential role models to their male peers and agents of change to create inclusive workplaces

Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst


9:30– 10:00 a.m. :: The MARC Program in Action

In this panel session, you’ll hear from three executives that are active participants of the Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) program in their organization.  They’ll give their perspectives on the insights, strategies and skills they’ve gained from the program.  They’ll detail how the program has impacted their own leadership effectiveness and ways they have effected change in their respective positions.  You’ll learn about the success and measurable impact of the program to date throughout the organization as a whole.

Moderator:

Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst

Panelists:

Ed Hernandez, Implementation Governance Manager, LNG Canada

Gord Miller, Exploration Manager, Chevron Canada Resources

Candace Newman, Human Resources Director, LNG Canada

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


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Crucial Conversations

In our professional and personal lives, there are “crucial conversations” where the stakes are high, emotions intense, and outcomes significant. These conversations don’t occur every day, but when they do, they can make a big difference in our lives.  Women who master how to approach these key conversations are more likely to achieve their goals and enrich their lives.  In this session, we will explore how women can be most effective in crucial conversations in the workplace, at home, and with friends.

Laura Sayavedra, Senior Vice President, Projects, Safety & Reliability, and ERP, Enbridge


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: From Overwhelmed to Adding Value

It’s not easy to feel strong and confident in a business world where constant change is the norm and demands can feel relentless. Successful leaders have always delivered results.  Today, even this has evolved.  Leaders are expected not only to solve existing issues but, more importantly, they are expected to test limits and continuously improve performance. Today’s results are never good enough for tomorrow.  The key is how fast and effectively leaders can find and solve issues to improve the business – beyond what anyone thought possible. Expectations can be overwhelming. 

The choice to be a leader takes courage and stamina, requiring us to be experts in our areas (even if it is new), to influence and drive interfaces in a company, to make courageous decisions, and find innovative approaches to undefined challenges.  This session looks at how we can respond to complicated, difficult, and even chaotic situations, while building our credibility and capacity to lead.  The speaker draws on her own experiences with potentially overwhelming roles to share ideas on how to simplify the complex, maintain perspective, build these interfaces and find a manageable path forward.  Ultimately, these skills shape our professional identities as people who can deliver valuable results – personally and professionally.

Vineeta Maguire, Vice President, Supply Management, Encana Services Company Ltd.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Panel:  Global Energy Trends

The global 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.

Stephanie Prior, Partner, Canadian Energy Corporate Finance Strategy Leader, EY 

Susanne DiCocco, Partner- Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte 


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Win-Win or Lose-Lose – Which Would You Choose?

This presentation will focus on the belief that there are only win-win or lose-lose situations and that win-lose is a myth.  We will explore what this means for negotiations, relationships, and leadership in order to achieve success today and in the future. Trust, understanding, and the ability to explore alternatives play a critical part in creating the right solution for everyone involved, as well as solving life’s challenges… or is that opportunities? Either way, the choice is yours!

Terri Steeves, Vice-President, Canadian Projects, TC Energy

2:30 – 3:00 pm. :: Networking Break


3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Laying the Foundation: How Policy Supports or Limits Women’s Work-Life Balance

Working parents face a juggling act with the competing demands from their work and family lives. Government family policies, around the world, are intended to support parents, minimize the work-life struggle, and maintain parents’ connection to employment. Though legislated policies have their strengths and weaknesses, employers’ policies and internal culture also play a key role in supporting employees attempts to balance their lives. Working mothers have developed many strategies to improve their work-life balance, but now more action is needed from employers and partners. With the baby boomers retiring, employers will be facing a significant shortage of key talent, which creates increased urgency for the development of family-friendly policies to recruit, retain, and engage key talent, despite their care (child and elder) demands.  

Rachael Pettigrew, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University


3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Work-Life Balance:  Myth or Attainable Goal?

Striking a balance between our careers and our personal lives is a challenge for many women in the workforce.  Devotion to your work, obligations to family and friends, and the need to take care of yourself, can often make work and life get in the way of each other.  Research has shown that logging in long working hours and an extreme work environment negatively impact the overall physical and psychological health of employees and deteriorate family-life.  A good work-life balance can enable employees to feel more in control of their lives and lead to increased productivity, lower absenteeism, and a happier, less stressed workforce.  In this session, we’ll explore ways that you can work toward a healthier balance to achieve greater personal satisfaction and improved well-being.

Panelists:

Sarah Walters, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services, Cenovus Energy

Denita McKnight, Vice President – External Relations, Shell Canada Limited


4:15 – 4:30 p.m. :: Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. :: Conference adjourns

Workshop

Forget the Apologies and Learn to Lead with Confidence

Monday, September 9, 2019

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

9:00 – 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

 

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, group discussion, interactive Q& A, and group exercises will be used.

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          

Speakers

Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst

Susanne DiCocco, Partner – Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte 

Nancy F. Foster, Senior Vice President, Human & Corporate Resources, Husky Energy

Ed Hernandez, Implementation Governance Manager, LNG Canada

Lisa Jamieson, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Senior Regulatory Counsel, LNG Canada 

Vineeta Maguire, Vice President, Supply Management, Encana Services Company Ltd.

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

Denita McKnight, Vice President – External Relations, Shell Canada Limited

Gord Miller, Exploration Manager, Chevron Canada Resources

Candace Newman, Human Resources Director, LNG Canada

Rachael Pettigrew, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

Laura Sayavedra, Senior Vice President, Projects, Safety & Reliability, and ERP, Enbridge

Stephanie Prior, Partner, Canadian Energy Corporate Finance Strategy Leader, EY 

Terri Steeves, Vice-President, Canadian Projects, TC Energy

Arlene J. Strom, Vice President, Sustainability & Communications, Suncor

Sarah Walters, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services, Cenovus Energy

Helen Wesley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ENMAX Corporation

Betty Yee, Vice-President, Land, Canadian Natural Resources

Location

Calgary Marriott

110 9th Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 5A6

Reserve your room:

please call 1-403-266-7331

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of September 8 – 9, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$CAD 249.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to August 15, 2019.

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