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 Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Most intercultural conflict is related to perceptual differences. In this session we will discuss: developing strategies to identify and address communication style differences; learning when and how to address non-verbal issues of concern; using a ... Read More
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the ... Read More
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 26 @ 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
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