2015 Employer Council of Champions Summit

Skills to Jobs: Ottawa’s Human Capital Requirements in the Knowledge Economy

March 3 and 4, 2015

The case for employer leadership: Making a difference at ground level just makes business sense

Labour shortage or skills mismatch – economists might not agree on exactly why companies are struggling to build the workforce they need to thrive, but they do agree on one solution: helping Ottawa employers to make the most of the rich pool of immigrant talent in their own back yard. Read More >>>

Watch Summit Speakers’ videos

Keynote Speaker – March 3, 2015
Dr. Rick Miner
Author, The Great Canadian Skills Mismatch: People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People.

Keynote Speaker – March 4, 2015
Don Drummond
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

Guest Speaker – March 4, 2015
Hon. Michael Chan
Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

Greetings from the City of Ottawa – March 4, 2015
Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor

Co-chair Remarks – March 4, 2015
Employer Council of Champions

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session we will explore and build the foundation of effective communication between new Canadians and their Canadian employers. Curriculum topics include: perception – and how it affects workplace communication; understanding how cultural ... Read More
1:00 pm Employer Learning Forum
Employer Learning Forum
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Winning the Competition for Talent Are you looking for innovative ways to recruit and retain talent for your organization? 63% of Ottawa Businesses report talent acquisition and retention as a top issue ... Read More
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted ... Read More
1:00 pm Performance Management and Feedback
Performance Management and Feedback
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session, we will explore effective communication techniques for providing internationally educated professionals with day-to-day as well as performance evaluation feedback; use information on perceptual differences, communication styles and cultural conditioning to explore ... Read More
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