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Posted 02/04/2019 07:59AM

CIS Ontario is thrilled to invite you to the second annual Women's Network Event for member school employees. Choose a workshop to explore issues, engage in discussion and hear personal stories related to being your best self at work and in your career.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Upper Canada College

220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

Weston Hall, Preparatory School

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UCC is situated on the #5 and #142 TTC bus lines, with stops at the south and east campus gates. The closest subway stop is Davisville Station.

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Arrivals & Registration

5:00 p.m. - Welcome & Directions to Workshop Locations

5:10 - 6:10 p.m. - Workshop Sessions (select your 1st and 2nd choices)

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. - Wine, Cheese & Informal Networking

Enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles while you network with your colleagues and peers from other CIS Ontario schools. Use the time to make new connections, catch-up with friends, share ideas or have a conversation about an issue relevant to being your best self at work.


Please select a first and second choice from the selections below when you complete the RSVP registration below.

1. Equity in the Workplace: A Conversation about Gender Biases

Stephanie Young, Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

This workshop will review common gender biases women face in the workplace and explore strategies for overcoming them, drawing on attendees' experiences and professional goals.

2. Tear Down Walls & Build Your PLN

Les McBeth, Director of Professional Development, Future Design School

How might we tear down the walls of our schools and tap into a wealth of ideas and inspiration in the larger education community? In this workshop, you'll learn how to leverage social media tools such as Twitter, LinkedIN, and Instagram to promote yourself professionally, to build your personal brand, to learn from others, and to find new opportunities. Social media newbie and experts alike are welcome!

3. The Limitations of Language as a Systemic Barrier to Women's Entry, Promotion and Tenure in the workplace

Jane Griffith, Partner and National Diversity Leader, Odgers Berndtson

Join Jane Griffith, Partner and National Diversity Leader at Odgers Berndtson, as she discusses how language can be used as a systemic barrier to women's entry, promotion and tenure in the work place. She will discuss the use of language in job descriptions, advertisement, resumes and performance reviews. Through lived experience as a recruiter, and as a business woman, Jane's session will be interactive and informative.

4. Navigating the Hiring Process as a Candidate!

Val Cambre, President & CEO, Teal & Co

Being ready for an opportunity and promoting ones' best professional self through the recruitment process, takes preparation.

Throughout this workshop, we will review what a typical search and hiring process looks like - from application to final interview & offer negotiation – and what is typically followed. We will consider the differences if it is an internal hiring process and what to expect and be ready for when working with an external search firm.

* There is no charge for this event. Sincere thanks to Upper Canada College for their sponsorship and support.


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