Minerva’s webinars are made available with assistance from the Conference Board of Canada’s (CBoC) Council for Safe Workplaces and are offered free of charge to Minerva sponsors, academic stakeholders, other organizations and individuals.
The theme for Minerva’s 2023 webinars series is Intentional Leadership Through Culture, Safety and Innovation.
The first in the series of three was held on March 29th at 1 PM ET. The webinar was entitled Using Empathic Leadership to Tackle Five of Today’s Most Pressing Workplace Challenges.
Speakers included McGill’s Dr. Anita Nowak and Jennifer Quaglietta, CEO of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
The webinar was hosted by Jules Artnz-Gray from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and a Minerva Canada Board member.
Three Minerva webinars are planned this year focused on Change and the impact it can have on culture, learning, work and people.
First webinar was held on March 2nd focused on “Managing Changes in Culture and the Way We Learn“.
Speakers included Emad Rizkalla, CEO of Bluedrop and Bill Holmes, a Minerva Board member and Assoc. Professor, Royal Roads University.
The webinar was hosted by Kim Gould from Canada Post and a Minerva Board member.
Our second webinar was a panel discussion held on June 1st focused on the Redefinition of Work.
Panelists included Ana Reyes, Global H&S Director –Northland Power Inc., Christopher Spasoff, OHS Lawyer – F2 Legal Counsel and Derrick Leue, CEO- PROLINK Insurance.
The panel discussions were moderated by Bill Holmes, a Minerva Board member and Assoc. Professor, Royal Roads University.
Our third webinar was held on October 26th and focused on Shepherds of change and their role in Sustainable Workplaces.
Speakers included Dr. Johanna Pagonis, CEO of Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting and Sandro Peruzza, Minerva Board member and CEO of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
The webinar was hosted by Daniel Liao , Dean at Saint Lawrence College and a Minerva Board member.
The 2021 webinars included the following topics:
Minerva Canada conducted four very successful webinars with excellent participation and attendance from across Canada.
- Webinar 1 (in partnership with CSSE) – February 24th – Introduction to the Elements of Change Management
o Speakers: Glenn Lyle from Laurentian University and Maxime Dufour from Rio Tinto
- Webinar 2 (in partnership with CSSE) – April 20th, , Facing Change with a Psychological Safety Approach
o Speakers: Liz Horvath from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Steve Sproule from Husky Energy, and Karla Kochan from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation.
- Webinar 3 (in partnership with CBoC) – June 14th – Managing Change in an All Electric Future
o Speakers: Lynn Smith, GM Canada Company, John Stroyan, GM Corporation and Dr. Homayoun Najjaran of UBC.
- Webinar 4 (in partnership with CBoC) – Oct 6th – Responsible Care Through Change
o Speakers: Bob Masterson, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Erika Harris, BASF Canada and Dr. Ariel Chan, U of T.
The 2020 webinars included the following topics:
- “Adapting Your Workplace to the Persistent Pandemic”. The webinar speakers were from the University of Calgary and Canada Post. November 2020
- “Leading Indicators –Using Your Data to Enhance Your Future OHS Performance”. The speakers were from Corteva Agriscience and NOVA Chemicals. June 2020
- “Keeping Youth and Vulnerable Workers Safe in the New Economy”. The webinar speakers were from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Skills and Training Development and Service Hospitality in Saskatchewan. March 2020
The 2019 webinar was focused on “Leadership Excellence in Health and Safety”. The webinar speakers were from Imperial Oil Limited and the University of Toronto. To be effective, organizations must go above and beyond legislation by excelling in leadership behaviours and activities. November 2019.
The 2018 webinar was focused on “Leading a Culture of Safety”. The webinar speakers were from Modern Niagara and the University of Toronto. Many leading companies in the manufacturing, mining, chemical and nuclear industries have implemented safety cultures and have seen positive impacts including employee productivity, as well as improved product quality.
Webinar Presentations are shown below. You can visit the Conference Board of Canada’s website to view their archived webinars.