There are 2 things that CEOs must focus on during a time of business interruption in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. We know an economic contraction is coming and in the face of this crisis, how can companies THRIVE? In times like these, the easy path to take is to get caught up in the negative energy. Yes, things are tough right now, however, there will be companies that thrive despite the constraints. Constraints can be used to your advantage with the right vision, drive and system.
In this seminar, we will share a system that can be leveraged to make a quantum leap. The fuel for your business are people in companies who have problems that need solutions. The issue for you is that most of these people do not know that you exist. This is the problem that you face. In this seminar, we will share with you a system for bridging the gap from being an unknown entity to awareness. Prospecting with results.
Meet Our Speaker
Carol Bartlett is a senior-level executive with broad experience in Oil and Gas and Transportation industries managing $200M+ annually in sales.
Using a combination of proven techniques, Ms. Bartlett focuses on growth results. She bridges theoretical business principles and philosophies to strategic actions that give profitable results. Deploying integrated proven strategies, she adds value to companies looking for sales growth and an increase in profits.
Date: April 8th, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Maintaining a brand is tough enough on a good day; if a crisis hits, how do we protect the brand that we’ve worked so hard to build?
There’s no doubt about it, what we are facing is unprecedented. This is global, this is open-ended, and this could affect every brand, every business, and every individual.
In this seminar, we will share the best strategies in preparing the way for brands to emerge from the crisis even stronger than before. Keeping the fundamentals such as staying true to your company values and getting ready for recovery.
Meet Our Speaker
Chris Day, He/Him/His, is President of Winston-Wilmont, Inc., a bilingual, boutique consultancy specializing in strategic communications and public affairs. Based in Ottawa and benefitting from collaborators globally, Winston Wilmont has a sterling record of working with purpose-driven organizations to help them find success however they define it.
Chris has more than 20-years of leadership experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. He has served as a trusted member of executive teams, and as senior advisor to government ministers, CEOs, and other leaders. Some of Chris’ proudest professional
achievements include having effectively led a rapid, departmental turnaround as chief communications executive at the City of Ottawa and launching a global health services brand.
Date: April 15th, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
In a state of chaos, how can we find calm and stay connected to our directives and mission?
The mind is an incredible machine, it can build worlds from nothing, but the mind takes it’s direction from a deeper part of ourselves.
The heart actually sends more information to the mind then it receives from it. It’s the impulse from our hearts that inspires the mind to create.
This workshop will ground us in that inexhaustible source of calm, creativity and connection.
Meet Our Speaker
Renee Pilgrim (She/Her) is a registered acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner located in West Toronto.
For over thirteen years Renee has been immersed in the study and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Prior to this, she spent her time organizing in the Queer community around heart-centered safe and pleasure focused on sexuality, creating films and expanding her self-awareness.
Renee has founded TransforMaven Wellness; a coaching program and community designed to inspire people to reach back into the power of their own knowledge and draw from the source of who they are at the core of their being.
Date: April 20th, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
During the present economic and socially uncertain time, we are all being forced to look at the probable future of our communities and that of our own with anxiety. The psychological effects of this crisis necessitated a discussion about how do we keep our mental wellbeing when everything we counted on has been thrown into a question?
This 45-minute session, with 15 minutes for Q&A will cover the basics of a crisis mentality, mechanics of emotions, and practical psychological and behavioral dos and don’ts of crisis management.
Meet Our Speaker
Deepak Kashyap (He/Him) is a counseling therapist and life skills trainer. He provides emotional and mental health services in person and online for over 10 years. He holds a master’s degree in the Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, UK. He has been formally trained in advanced programs in REBT and CBT from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and attended the MBCT summer school program at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the University of Oxford, England.
He has conducted workshops in India, Dubai, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada on various emotional wellbeing projects. His expertise lies in developing and delivering programs for corporate mental health initiatives, Diversity and Inclusion training and LGBTQ2S+ leadership and rights activism. Deepak has developed and delivered programs like Employee Emotional First-aid, Unconscious Bias, Safe and Respectful Work Environment, Effective Vs Performative Allyship, Making Workplaces more Welcoming of the Queer Employees Beyond Just the Pride Month, Emotional Skills for Feminism, Distinctions between Social Justice Warriors/Workers, Squaring Up Meritocracy and Privilege Myths and many such seminal pieces for workplace safety and equity.
He is a published columnist in national newspapers and magazines and writes about issues related to sex, mental health, relationships, and emotional disturbances. He has appeared on various national and international news channels, talk shows, and debates, radio and newspapers, discussing emotional health and sexuality issues. Deepak is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Practitioners (OAMHP) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Date: April 23th, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
International Women’s Day, Startup Canada launched “Women Entrepreneurs Program” in partnership with the Coca Cola Foundation. In response to the extreme challenges faced by entrepreneurs right now (specifically marginalized communities). As part of CGLCC’s representation, Connie Stacey – President, Growing Greener Innovations will participate in the webinar series talking about business sustainability during times of crisis.
These series of webinars are intended to support women-identifying entrepreneurs through a variety of areas.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel 2020
The Power of Connection
In spite of continuous economic uncertainty, LGBT+ business leaders are forging ahead. They continue to break new ground, expand their businesses, and strengthen our communities.
This year we celebrate and learn from Unstoppable LGBT+ Leaders as we continue to connect, support and grow Canada’s LGBT+ business community.
CGLCC’s LGBT+ Global Business Summit presents The Power of Connection – building on the premise that a strong and inclusive Canadian economy depends on the success of all Canadian entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses.
This two-day event will help LGBT+ business owners, corporate leaders, professionals and young entrepreneurs better understand the forces and trends that affect businesses day to day. It will identify and examine the opportunities available for businesses to meet the challenges ahead.
This year’s Summit brings together leaders and experts from government, corporations, entrepreneurship, academia, and global economic development. Through educational programming and networking, the Summit will strengthen the ecosystem that supports the advancement of economic and social development of LGBT+ entrepreneurs and the LGBT+ community at large, in Canada and globally.