Women in Safety Calgary has been accredited for 7 Continuing Professional Development hours for CPHRs across Alberta
This event contains 6 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.
Registration and breakfast
Opening remarks from chairperson
Keynote: The importance of developing a personal leadership style
Women are increasingly entering the OHS profession, yet there is still a major gender gap, especially in leadership. What can women do to proactively develop as leaders and stay motivated? In this inspiring keynote, one of the foremost leaders will share insight into developing a personal leadership style and how it is crucial to achieving personal and business success.
- How to be a resilient and authentic leader in a male-dominated industry?
- Knowing yourself: unique skills and characteristics that will help drive success
- What is the mindset required to rise to the top of your profession?
Owner, Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting
Overcoming common barriers: Climbing the corporate ladder
The journey to success is rarely a smooth one. What happens to careers in their prime leadership years? What obstacles might be preventing leaders from reaching their full potential in their profession? This session will navigate limitations leaders often face and advice on how to move forward and step into opportunities, no matter where you are in your career.
- Practical advice for powerful negotiating
- Tips for advancement in your career
- Tips for overcoming fear, self-doubt and imposter syndrome
- Work/life balance & how it plays into your definition of success
- How can this profession better support women in senior level positions?
Founder - Corpora, Founder - LifeCraft, Brand Manager - Prostar Energy
Director, Safety System & Assurance, BC Hydro
Corporate Health and Safety Specialist, Electrical Safety Authority
Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Energy Safety Canada
Canada President and Country Chair, Shell
Networking Coffee BreakHosted by:
Mental wellbeing in the workplace
Workplace health and safety is often focused on employee physical wellbeing, but with increasing understanding around the importance of mental health and its impact on the overall health, safety and welfare of employees, OHS professionals must take steps to address it within their organizations. This important session concentrates on how to create a psychologically healthy work environment – both for you and your employees.
- Understand the signs and risks of stress, anxiety and depression & steps to address poor mental health
- How to protect your mental health after traumatic workplace incidents
- Tools to improve workplace mental health
- Company initiatives that are changing the field
Manager, Benefits, Payroll and Wellbeing, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
The value of mentorship opportunities in expanding your career
Creating a support network is key to empowering leaders with the insights, ideas and confidence to advocate for themselves, navigate career challenges and prepare for the future. Whether you are an established director or a manager in training, we can always learn from one another and gain fresh perspectives.
- Practical strategies for finding a mentor & tips for being an authentic mentor
- Understanding the difference and maximizing the value of mentoring, reverse mentoring and sponsorship
- Advice for establishing company mentorship programs and measuring return on investment
Chief Executive Officer, Leveraged Nuance Consultants Group Inc
Safety Manager, Lampson Canada
Senior QHSE Advisor, SH&E System Solutions Inc.
Upstream SSHE Functional Planner and Analytics Advisor, ExxonMobil OE-SSHE Planning Data and Analytics
Director, Dave Fennell Safety Inc.
Networking LunchHosted by:
Proper PPE for women
One of the challenges women often face as an OHS professional is finding personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly. Whether you are wearing oversized gloves that make it difficult to accurately grip or a harness that is a bit too loose, proper PPE proves to be a serious issue. Are you wearing the best PPE for you?
- What you need to know to stay ahead
- New PPE available: footwear, ear protection, clothing & more
- How employers can provide appropriate PPE for employees
- Ways that female leaders in OHS can better champion this
FR Technical Sales Specialist, Mount Vernon Mill
President, IFR Workwear Inc.
Operations Manager, Brasco Safety Inc.
Market Segment Manager - Personal Safety, Levitt Safety
HSE Manager, Suncor
Steps to overcome discrimination and harassment in the workplace
Most companies understand the importance of treating all employees with respect, yet many women continue to experience workplace discrimination and harassment. How can employers do a better job at creating a safe work environment for both men and women, physically and emotionally? How can you respond when faced with these situations?
- Learn how to create a more inclusive culture that opposes and prevents this behavior
- How companies can prepare, prevent, respond and transform their organization
- Strategies to help build a sexual harassment-free environment at your workplace
Director, Corporate Engagement, Western Canada, Catalyst Inc.
Networking Coffee BreakHosted by:
Risk and trends in the health and safety of women at work
Occupational health and safety standards are often based on male populations and laboratory tests, but the risks of the job affect men and women differently. Women have different requirements for exposure limits, physical demands of work and ergonomic design. Find out how to make sure you and your female employees are properly protected on any work site.
Chair, Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
PhD, Research Scientist; Associate Professor, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Alberta Health Services; University of Calgary
Health and Safety Advisor, Okanagan College
President, Rarebit Consulting