Innovations in Communications 5.0 (April 12)
Keynote speaker, panelists and Rapido speakers confirmed for Innovations 5.0
The fifth annual Innovations in Communications professional development event is on Friday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The day begins with coffee and networking at 8:30 a.m., followed by speakers participating in the energetic and inspiring Rapido form of rapid fire storytelling, a keynote speaker during lunch, and a panel discussion featuring guests who will share their insights on diversity in the workplace.
Innovations 5.0: Schedule of events
8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration, networking and coffee/tea
9 – 10:30 a.m. Rapido Session
Moderator: Martha Muzychka, ABC, MC
- Jon Seary: Electric Cars
- Jean Graham: Death and things. Many things
- Aaron McKim: Medical Assistance in Dying
- Elayne Greeley: Career practitioners
- Maureen Lymburner: Home Again Furniture Bank
- Glenda Power: RCMP
- Lynn Hammond: Corporate Social Responsibility at Anaconda Mining
- Beverley Evans: Mentor Mash
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Panel discussion: Creating and Supporting Diversity in the Workplace
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, Cathy Leonard Consulting
Cathy works with organizations to build diverse workforces and inclusive workplace cultures. Through consulting and training, she helps her clients connect diversity and inclusion strategies to improved business performance.
Cathy is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional and an associate with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University.
Curriculum Manager, Academy Canada
Lisa started her career as a secondary school science teacher in a British comprehensive school. While she enjoyed her five years in the UK, home was always Newfoundland and Labrador, and, when she returned in 2005, she joined the team at Academy Canada Career College.
Over the years, Lisa has held a variety of roles at Academy Canada. She was Student Support Coordinator, Vice Principal, Curriculum Coordinator and she has held the role of Curriculum Manager since 2011. She leads a team of specialists in the areas of adult education, labour market research, program development and review, online learning, program accreditation, and accommodations.
Lisa holds a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science, and she is fortunate to work in a creative role where she is constantly learning and growing as a professional.
Executive Director and CEO, Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
Carey Majid is the Executive Director and CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission. In this role, she is responsible for the commission’s complaints process and public education mandate. Carey is a lawyer with more than 17 years of litigation experience, with the last number of years focusing exclusively in the areas of human rights and administrative law.
Carey holds a Bachelors of Arts (1994) from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick (1999). She is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Carey also teaches the Law Society’s bar admission course on human rights, and regularly presents on human rights issues to employers, government, schools and community groups. Carey is a featured speaker at many conferences, with a particular interest in diversity and inclusion issues.
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Networking break
12 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Hasan Hai, Project Kindness
Hasan Is a father of three, and native of Ottawa. Both an immigrant to Canada and A ‘come from away’, but he identifies with his forever home and is a proud Newfoundlander. Founder of the MerB’ys and Project Kindness, his social justice weapons are humour, leggings and occasionally glittery tails.
2 p.m. Event concludes
Tickets (including lunch):
IABC members $80