Events: Upcoming Event Listings

  

The following is a listing of upcoming events for the SCNETWORK.

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ACHIEVING LONGEVITY: HOW GREAT FIRMS PROSPER THROUGH ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING
September 21, 2017
Calgary
DATE:September 21, 2017
TIME:5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
MEMBERSHIP AREA: Calgary
VENUE: Hilton Garden Inn - St.Louis Ballroom
DESCRIPTION:

Starting a business is hard, but keeping an established company going can be equally challenging. In the long run, every business will need to adapt to changing market conditions, technologies, and competitive environments. In this session, Dr. Dewald explains how to manage those changes through entrepreneurial thinking.

As Jim Dewald shows, the most successful companies thrive by establishing decision-making processes that constantly engage new opportunities, enabling the firm to quickly adapt to disruptive technologies and business models. They allow for tinkering and experimentation and strive to both exploit their competitive advantage today and explore new ideas that will give them an edge tomorrow.

In this session, Dr. Dewald will provide a framework for introducing the tools and culture necessary to foster entrepreneurial thinking, as well as advice on how to overcome common obstacles to corporate entrepreneurship. Drawing on his own experi... 
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THE ROBOTS ARE COMING: HOW AI WILL CHANGE WORK
October 18, 2017
Toronto
DATE:October 18, 2017
TIME:7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
MEMBERSHIP AREA: Toronto
VENUE: The Albany Club or webcast to your home/office
DESCRIPTION:

For centuries people have worried about technology disrupting work.  On the cusp of what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution as digital, mobile and artificial intelligence technologies evolve at a dizzying pace, fear that humans will be replaced is increasing.

But, are our fears warranted?  Even as robots learn an increasing number of tasks, demand for talent is outpacing supply in many areas.  Jobs that exist today will be transformed, while jobs that don’t yet exist will occupy the next generation of workers. 

Join us to learn how technologies we already use in our everyday lives are changing the way we work.  We’ll see what’s in store for the delivery of HR services.  At the same time, we’ll explore how HR needs to reinvent itself to support organizations and workforces as we adapt to the future of work. 

In this session we will look at:

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A NEW VIEW OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: MOVING FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY
October 18, 2017
Calgary
DATE:October 18, 2017
TIME:7:00 AM to 9:30 AM
MEMBERSHIP AREA: Calgary
VENUE: SAIT - MacDonald Hall (located in the Heritage Hall building)
DESCRIPTION:

“For every thousand hacking at the leaves… there is one striking at the root.” Thoreau

A common understanding and rationale for engagement has been a source of debate in HR and executive circles for years. While everyone agrees that an engaged workforce is beneficial, all of the insights and leadership efforts haven’t moved the dial much. We continue to be bombarded by the tyranny of the urgency. We keep pushing people to do more with less. People keep expecting their bosses to do a better job. And employee engagement surveys continue to show that we are not reaching our potential in this area. At the same time, in the midst of a changing and challenging Alberta economy, the added responsibility of building a culture that engages talent can be daunting.

To make the shift from rhetoric to realty, you have to get to an entirely different understanding and application of engagement. To paraphrase Thoreau: if we are going to make an impact, w... 
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LEVERAGING DISRUPTIVE TALENT
November 14, 2017
Toronto
DATE:November 14, 2017
TIME:7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
MEMBERSHIP AREA: Toronto
VENUE: The National Club (Live) or Webcast to Your Home/Office
DESCRIPTION:

Competing in the new normal requires organizations to find talent who do things in differently.  Such talent needs the support of those who can spot fresh opportunities, challenge the status quo, and generate and implement truly unique and innovative ideas that have the potential to deliver significant impact-value.

However, many of today’s disruptors struggle to work within the constraints of a traditional organization.  Not all disruptors are created equally. Investing in the wrong type of talent can cause significant chaos, negatively impacting business performance and organizational culture. To achieve optimized results, business leaders need to find the right type of disruptors, engage them in a way that aligns with the organization’s commitment and readiness, and invest in those disruptors to maximize engagement and success.  

Our speaker, Michelle Moore, Vice President and National Practice Lead for Executive Career Solutions gro... 
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LEARNING IN THIN AIR: RELATIONSHIP IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
December 13, 2017
Toronto
DATE:December 13, 2017
TIME:3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
MEMBERSHIP AREA: Toronto
VENUE: The National Club
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