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Agenda

This year’s information-packed agenda offers a choice of sessions that provide business professionals with the tools, techniques and knowledge to grow both personally and professionally. Be inspired.

November 5, 2019

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7:30AM – 8:30AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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8:30am – 8:35am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies: Erin Davis, Radio Host, Author, Sleep Enthusiast

Shirlee Sharkey, Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada and President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth

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8:35AM – 9:05AM

Opening Keynote Address

Mental Health: My ongoing Journey towards Resilience, Purpose and Gratitude

Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
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9:05AM – 9:35AM

Mourning Has Broken

Erin Davis, Radio Host, Author, Sleep Enthusiast

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9:35AM – 9:50AM

Mindfulness Break

Jonathan La Greca, GentleMind Founder and Mindfulness Coach

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9:50AM – 10:20AM

Innovation

Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

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10:20AM – 10:40PM

Networking and Refreshment Break

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10:40AM – 11:25AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Can you Teach an Old Dog, New Tricks? How to Lead Culture Change Towards Excellence

Adam Stoehr, VP Education and Research, Excellence Canada

This session will discuss the necessity of a supporting culture to achieve Strategic Excellence and will show you how many organizations have had success transforming the culture of their organization to embrace organizational excellence.

The presentation will cover:

  • What is Culture
  • What is a Culture of Excellence
  • How can you assess your current culture
  • How can you transform your culture over time

Session 2: Innovation and Design Thinking

Shelli Baltman, President and Founding Partner, The Idea Suite

Introduction to the principles and practical techniques behind human-centered design.

The presentation will cover:

  • what is innovation
  • behaviors to foster creativity and innovation
  • the 6 i’s of the innovation process
  • basic tools and techniques for each of the 6 i’s
  • case studies and examples to inspire fresh thinking
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11:25AM – 12:00PM

Afternoon Registrations and Networking Break

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12:00PM – 12:10PM

Welcome from Master of Ceremonies

Erin Davis, Radio Host, Author, Sleep Enthusiast

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12:10PM – 12:15PM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Shirlee Sharkey, Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada and President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth

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12:15PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

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12:45PM – 1:30PM

Afternoon Keynote Address

Dan Cockerell, Keynote Speaker, Virtual COO, Executive Coach and Owner, Dan Cockerell LLC and
former Vice President of Disney Corporation

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1:30PM – 1:55PM

Presentation of the Board of Governors’ Recognition of Achievement Award

Linda Hasenfratz, President and CEO, Linamar Corporation
Huda Idrees, Founder & CEO, Dot Health
Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
Manjit Minhas, Canadian Entrepreneur, Television Personality and Venture Capitalist
Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association

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1:55PM – 2:10PM

Mindfulness Break

Jonathan La Greca, GentleMind Founder and Mindfulness Coach

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2:10PM – 3:30PM

Presentation of the Canada Awards for Excellence

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3:30PM – 3:35PM

Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Allan N. Ebedes, President & CEO, Excellence Canada

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