November 8 2017 Sessions

7:30AM-5:45PM

08

Wednesday
8:00AM-9:15AM

101. SheQ

Instructor: Jennifer Shirkani
Experience Level: Beginner
Track: SKA

Jen's "SheQ" presentation provides strategies for being more emotionally intelligent (EQ). Using EQ as a key competency builds more resiliency and helps women gain more confidence by learning to get comfortable with risk in a motivating and inspiring message. This session helps audience members see how maintaining a healthy level of challenge and struggle can enable everyone to be more powerful at work and in every aspect of life.

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the skill set of EQ and how it leads to higher productivity.
  • Learn simple techniques to build more adaptability and resiliency.
  • Raise awareness of how Motivation, Optimism and Stress Tolerance promotes engagement.

08

Wednesday
9:30AM-10:45AM

102. Trusted Advisor Workshop

Instructor: Jacquelyn Tracy
Experience Level: Beginner
Track: SKA

No matter your level in the firm, you can become a strategic partner to your clients and translate day-to-day client challenges into consulting opportunities. This workshop provides a process and supporting tools to assist you in engaging in meaningful client dialogue, transforming client service and growing your practice. It will also provide practical guidance and real-life examples on how to implement this service model.

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the changing professional landscape and the need for increased client service.
  • Knowledgeably and confidently articulate your ideas and present yourself to clients.
  • Engage in client need assessment discussions and get to the source of what keeps your clients awake at night.
  • Think beyond core accounting services and consider holistic, strategic and proactive advice and ideas.
  • Enhance your firm’s atmosphere and cohesion.

10:50AM-12:00PM

Join us for an *all NEW* 70-minute speed mentoring session. The first 10-minutes will be used to introduce the session and discuss the format followed by 60-minutes of speed mentoring. Experience 6, 10-minute mentor meetings, 2 'mentees' to 1 mentor per session, 'Mentees' rotate to next mentor at the end of each 10-minute block.

Attendees will:

  • hone in on communication skills
  • discuss a work-related issue with an experienced leader
  • practice giving/receiving tough feedback and MORE!

Register to be Mentored 

08

Wednesday
12:30PM-1:20PM

1. Creating Positive Change

Instructor: Ilene Gordon

Ilene Gordon will share her career journey from a BCG strategist fresh out of graduate school to the CEO of a FORTUNE 500 company. Her experiences prepared her to transform a 100-year-old company into a leading global enterprise for the future.

A pioneer in board gender diversity, Ilene has successfully built a strong, diverse board that has worked with Ingredion's management team to continue enhancing the business, keeping it relevant as consumer preferences and demands evolve. Ilene's story and insights on career success will help you consider how you can be the change.

08

Wednesday
1:25PM-2:15PM

2. How to Fail First, Fail Hard and Fail Fast

Instructor: Reshma Saujani
Experience Level: Beginner
Track: SKA

Reshma Saujani is a serial failed politician. Strikingly, it is because of her failures she has built a national movement that is changing the conversation about women and technology. Recounting her personal narrative and lessons learned in this compelling, dynamic and earnest presentation, Saujani also weaves in stories of other accomplished women who have overcome roadblocks and forged new paths—women who have similarly learned to live an authentic life by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it. Offering tools to improve resiliency and embark on new ideas, she ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the country

08

Wednesday
2:20PM-3:35PM

3. The Art of Networking

Instructor: Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson
Experience Level: Beginner
Track: SKA

Join two of Canada’s top networking experts, Judy Thomson CPA, CA and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, for a high-energy session that will help you with all the networking you’ll be doing during the conference. Ace the challenge of ‘small talk’, be more effective when networking at receptions, meals and breaks, and get the best tips to follow up with the people you meet. Judy and Gayle’s practical tips can be used immediately—at the first networking break. Introverts will learn strategies to become better networkers and even good networkers will take their networking skills up a notch. Expect some flying frogs at Leap Start!™

During this session you will learn how to:

  • Use Positive Networking® —“the world’s best definition” of networking to build more meaningful relationships at the conference
  • Network at the conference with ease — walking into a room solo, circulating, getting unstuck, breaking into a group of people, all essential networking tips that can be used going forward in work and life
  • Use social networks as an alloy to maintain relationships and stay connected

08

Wednesday
4:05PM-5:45PM

4. Business & Industry

Instructor: Monica Murray, Katrina Basic, Mary Bennett, Kacee Johnson
Experience Level: Beginner
Type: Round Table

08

Wednesday
4:05PM-5:45PM

5. Public Accounting

Instructor: Danielle Supkis-Cheek, Jackie Tracy, Janine Rogan, Melissa Hooley
Experience Level: Beginner
Track: SKA
Type: Round Table

08

Wednesday
4:05PM-5:45PM

6. Not-for-profit, Gov and Academia

Instructor: Yasmine El Ramly, Tracey Golden, Karen McCardle
Experience Level: Beginner
Track: SKA
Type: Round Table

5:45PM-7:00PM