Registration & Networking Breakfast
Opening Remarks from the Chairperson
Keynote: Learn to Lead with Confidence and Male Allyship
Do you find yourself apologizing for no reason? Are you a perfectionist or people-pleaser? Tired of saying “yes” to everyone else’s demands of your time? Do you feel like your confidence is perceived as cockiness? Are you wondering how men can be part of the solution too?
- Why women over apologize and how we can switch out “apology-lingo” for leadership-lingo
- What we can learn from the differences between how men and women handle success and failure
- Unlocking the power in creating a support network with male and female allies
- How to deal with failures so you don’t internalize them
Sociologist, Author & Confidence-researcher , Professor Maja Inc.
We can all have a conversation, but how do you build meaningful, productive connections? In this session, you will learn about the art of listening and key tools you can implement to enrich both business and personal interactions. You will even have an opportunity to practice in a time of guided networking following the session.
- Understanding the value of networking
- What questions should you ask to build connections?
- Tips for appropriately exchanging information
- How do you go beyond a conversation and grow a relationship?
- How does networking look different in each stage of your career?
President, Canadian Region , HUB International
Morning Refreshments & Guided Networking
Panel: Taking A Risk – How do you Further Your Career
It’s natural to want to stay in your comfort zone, but is fear preventing you from moving up or trying something new? Taking a risk can look different depending on where you are in your career; however it’s necessary for both organizations and individuals looking to stay relevant and thrive. Explore how top leaders in the industry have navigated risks in their career, and beyond insurance – what you can do once you’ve “hit the top.”
- Steps to manage risks and get out of your comfort zone
- What can you do next to challenge yourself and grow as a leader?
- Using your talents to be heard: write a book, serve on a board, start a committee and beyond
- How to excel in your current position while remaining open to opportunities
Senior Account Executive, Employee Benefits , Canada Life
Executive, National Distribution and Market Conduct , Lloyd's Canada Inc.
Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Practice Leader , Gallagher
Chief Agent of Canada , Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty
Know Your Personal Brand
Developing a strong personal brand is essential to developing as a leader. Are you consistently living your personal brand every day? What does it have to do with a successful career? This session will navigate the power of knowing your personal brand and tools for using it to grow and impact others as you lead in the workplace.
- How do I know my personal brand?
- Tools to articulate your personal brand at work
- Serving others vs. self-promotion
- Advice for continuing to develop your identity as a leader
President and CEO , AIG Canada
Panel: How to Build A Successful Mentorship
Studies show that strong mentor relationships can increase opportunities in the workplace, impacting promotions, pay raises and overall career success. From a business standpoint, companies that support mentoring show higher levels of employee loyalty, engagement and initiative. But how do you get paired with the right mentor? And as a mentor, will having a mentee actually benefit you? This panel will feature key mentors and their mentees as they share best practices & lessons learned –professionally and personally.
- The process for finding the right mentor/mentee: do’s and don’ts
- Dedication & time: is it worth it?
- Biggest topics discussed monthly
- Advice and biggest takeaways for mentees/mentors
- How to create and promote opportunities for cross-generational, diverse mentoring
Senior Vice President, Claims , RSA
Director - Claims Optimization , RSA
Approaching Social Media with a Strategy
With increasing technology, no matter what your role is, there is an expectation to stay current and have an online presence. Social media is rapidly influencing the face of the insurance industry, not just from a business perspective but also from a personal development standpoint. This session will examine how you can use social media to boost your career.
- How to develop your online profile as a vehicle for new opportunities
- Tips for creating valuable social media interactions
- Advice for setting boundaries between social media and your work
- Beyond LinkedIn: Ways to utilize different cross-channel communication platforms
- How to use social media to reach new clients
Panel: What’s Next for D&I?
In a very unique, transitioning insurance market, few would argue against the need for increased diversity in leadership. But how can we move this conversation forward? In an effort to build an authentically inclusive workplace, senior leaders will analyze the current status of the industry and how to advance D&I from discussion into action.
- Gender balance and the talent gap: Trends in the industry today
- What can we learn from the next generation’s approach to D&I?
- The business value of diversity
- Advice for how you can help support D&I in your workplace
- Innovation – where are we going in 2020?
Chief Transformation Officer , Economical Insurance
Vice President , Marsh Canada Limited
Head of Information Technology Development , Munich Re
President and CEO , Travelers