Your Workplace (YW) has announced it has cancelled its annual conference for 2020. Scheduled to be held in Toronto in June, the event had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus and as the venue confirmed it would not be able to host the event.
This was a difficult decision to make, but it was based on directives from the province of Ontario, and out of a need to keep participants and the community safe.
“We are disappointed that we are unable to hold this event, however, safety first. We made the right decision and look to brighter days ahead as we all work together to navigate our new world of work,” says President Vera Asanin.
Moving forward YW announced it will be reshaping the Imagine Your Workplace event and hosting the 2021 event virtually. All Imagine 2020 conference registrations have been automatically transferred to Imagine 2021.
Imagine your organization was on the leading-edge of people practices — what would it look like? What cutting-edge techniques would you apply to get your employees as healthy, inspired and productive as possible? Through the blending of science and the art of implementing best practices, learn how to inject unprecedented productivity into the soul of your organization.
Imagine Your Workplace is not your every day, run of the mill event. Our robust program tackles issues from engagement, leadership, managing teams and work culture to challenge you to
Make. Work. Better.
Mark leads Windfall Partners with the purpose of helping teams exceptionalize results. Mark’s mentor, Stephen Covey, publicly stated, “Mark is a proven business builder and a rare leader.” As former CEO of Cumulus Systems, Mark led a turnaround and sale of the firm to the delight of investors. As co-founder and VP of Marketing for C7, Mark co-led growth and investor exits of over $123 million. At FranklinCovey, Mark led e-commerce, consumer marketing, Priorities Magazine, and 13 international catalogs, driving channel sales to $235 million. A father of five boys, he is a three-time ironman triathlete, and US rugby champion.
Dr. Tyler Amell is an internationally recognized thought-leader on the topic of workplace health and productivity. His energetic and thought-provoking speaking style always contributes to a great learning experience. He specializes in many areas including technology, data analytics, STD, LTD and mental health.
Dr. Aaron Barth gives progressive leaders and HR directors the confidence they need to tackle their hardest people problems using scientific methods. He and his team of gifted scientists and designers have implemented interactive learning experiences for 50+ Canadian companies revealing workplace barriers and mobilizing impactful strategies.
As a consultant, researcher, speaker, coach, and expert in work psychology, Paul helps organizations to identify, develop, and motivate talent, partly by addressing what really matters to people.
Marianne’s work is focussed on helping people take charge of their peace of mind by drawing on the disciplines of psychology, spirituality, leadership, change management, and performance outcomes. Marianne had a 28-year career with the Government of Manitoba holding director-level positions in policy development, and lead a change management initiative across government departments.
Imagine Your Workplace is designed to spark conversation and connection. This program is delivered in the spirit of “imagine your workplace” — what you could achieve if deliberate intention rather than unconscious reaction drove your work. The 2019 attendees:
Technology impacts our workplaces in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. We feel “highly connected.” Instead of strong bonds, we have weak ties. Instead of productive meetings, we have distractions. Despite the illusion of 24/7 connection most workers feel isolated from their colleagues, their organization and its leaders. What they crave most—and what research increasingly shows to be the hallmark of the highest-performing workplace cultures—is a sense of authentic connection with others. They want to get Back to Human. Dan Schawbel shows you how—while still optimizing all the benefits of technology.
Every team has a next big priority. What’s yours? Rapid innovation gets quick wins. Leaders who coach teammates to accomplish quick wins change team results and the trajectory of employees’ careers. Teams that innovate to achieve exceptional results with other teams transform cultures. Mark Cook has guided top brands to achieve over 4,000 team improvements with double-digit ROI. He will share five secrets to create rapid results, coaching frameworks, and cultures of engagement. Teams bond and priorities become clear. Hearts and minds engage. Results become exceptional. This engaging keynote will change minds and deliver actionable results.
Have you ever wondered if there is a business case and return on investment for workplace health and productivity solutions? Ill- health has a tremendous impact on organizations today, and it’s only getting worse. There are a large number of factors contributing to this. To stay on top and make the best decisions for their employees, employers require up to date and state-of-the-art, practical solutions. This session will be just what the doctor ordered.
When leaders make decisions based on ‘gut feel’– as they often do– they are actually relying on brain processes that lead to unconscious bias. This shortcut leads to seriously flawed decisions of which they are wholly unaware. Dr. Aaron Barth will reveal how leaders can use their ‘gut feel’ as a reminder to ask short, evidence-based questions to improve their decision-making.
Human Resources professionals are communicators, whether they know it or not. From routine employee emails to intranets, executive messages and ongoing engagement programs, HR drives the internal conversation in most organizations.
Sadly, much of this conversation is not achieving the measurable, impactful results it should.
Join Andrew Brown for a humorous and actionable look at where things go wrong and how to fix them. You’ll learn why organizations end up on the pointlessness treadmill, how to spot the signs of pointless communication, how to get your organization and audience aligned around shared purpose, measure success, and spend a whole lot less time stressing about employee communication.
Dr. Paul Fairlie, Founder/CEO of Heliosophy will introduce four positive mindsets that are possessed by the happiest and highest-performing people. These are fundamental and adaptive ways of seeing one’s self and the world, that have emerged from decades of behavioural science and can be developed by anyone. Dr. Fairlie’s talk will centre on why the mindsets are critical inputs for workforce planning, learning and development, and overall, for organizational effectiveness.
The Key to Unlocking Your Peace
Do you want to learn the secret to confidence, resilience and well-being at work? Are you looking to spend less time being caught up in the emotional energy consumed by workplace frustrations? You have the power to transform the quality of your workday by learning how to manage your triggers and understanding the root cause behind conflict and disruption. This session will shed light on managing your peace of mind at work and leave you with practical tools to help you reinvigorate your well-being at work.
Thriving at work, and in life, requires a unique mindset. Despite how much we are influenced by our external environment, the world’s most elite performers recognize success is an inside game. Learn how to build resiliency, adopt a growth mindset and ground what you do in a solid purpose. You have immense potential. Use the power of a thrive mindset to drive your success.
As economies fluctuate and industries rise and fall one fundamental resource remains:-human capital. Although technologies and practices change, motivating these teams becomes crucial for an organization’s continued success. Enter Talent Optimization. Through Talent Optimization any leader can turn their current workforce into a dream team. Talent Optimization takes an employee’s first focus and works to find the best fit for each team member.
HR professionals instinctively understand the key role organizational culture plays in helping businesses grow, evolve and innovate. But we struggle to get investments in culture taken seriously because there is no clear bottom line connection. Until now. This session will show you how both culture and leadership can be objectively assessed and used as a predictor for successful innovation and growth.
When we trust someone, we assume that person has the same values, beliefs and level of integrity we have. We also believe that they’re honouring the same agreement, sharing the same priorities, and working by the same rules. We hope those we’ve given our trust to would never do anything to violate that sacred contract, until they do. This is the powerful and painful process of betrayal. Dr. Debi shares concrete, predictable, and proven steps to heal physically, mentally and emotionally from the pain of betrayal from a co-worker or boss, family member or friend.
As the persistent gender gap in Canadian leadership teams becomes a priority for HR, many organizations struggle to identify high-potential women they can include in their succession planning. One overlooked indicator of leadership ability is sports. Studies show that over 90% of women in the C-suite have played sports, and the coaching and leadership skills they developed as athletes are directly transferrable to the boardroom. Learn the seven leadership skills all athletes possess, plus tips for finding, inspiring, retaining and developing these natural leaders.
We want you to get the most from your professional development time and money, which is why attendance is limited to 200. This means you will actually connect and engage with industry leaders and peers who believe in creating a thriving workplace. This is an exclusive event for people-focused business leaders. Don’t delay – only 200 registrants get to participate!
Comfort at Work: Relish in the comforts of thoughtfulness of design at Pan Pacific, Toronto. Each room and suite is made with you in mind.
Are you trying to twist your boss’s arm to send you to the Imagine 2020? With this amount of ROI provided, you shouldn’t need to but just in case, here’s a persuasive letter.
Eric is an MBA graduate from Queen’s University. He holds certificates in SAS Querying and Reporting, Online Learning Design, Distance Learning Administration and Management Solutions for Distance Education. Prior to joining Predictive Success, Eric was with Walmart Canada Bank, where as a founding member of the bank team, he established all store-level financial services sales operations processes.
Brett offers deep expertise in executive development, team dynamics, innovation and strategic thinking. Alongside the clients he serves with Connective Intelligence, Brett is also a sought-after industry practitioner instructor at the Schulich Executive Education Centre, affiliated with York University’s Business School.
Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT Institute, is a holistic psychologist and a
health, mindset, and personal development expert. She's an award-winning speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis
Caroline Wiley has been dedicated to uncovering and addressing the unique needs of women and girls in sport for over 20 years. Caroline is a community builder and paradigm shifter who is fearlessly reinventing, building community and encouraging women to get physically active through the launch of SeeWhatSheCanDo.com in 2018.
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Included with conference registration is: - all programming, keynotes, workshops and session materials - wellness breaks and lunch - casual and formal networking opportunities with fellow attendees - first-hand access to leading-edge research and industry experts - CE credits may be available - BONUS! Post-conference content refreshers — video, audio
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