The 2020 edition Partners in Prevention Regional Health & Safety Conference Series is moving to an immersive one-day virtual conference on October 21, 2020.
Join us this October 21st for inspirational keynote speakers, insightful sessions presented by trusted WSPS advisors and industry experts, an interactive virtual trade show floor and together, we will move forward to building strong, safe and resilient communities across Ontario and beyond! !
Unleashing Your Disruptive Behaviour
|Opening Keynote Speaker: Kirby James
President and CEO, K James Group/Unleashed
"Normal" is a Mindset
In less than a year, people have seen the world transform in ways that no one expected to witness in their lifetime. Yet this is not unprecedented. Time and again through history, humanity has faced such challenges. Did the world go back to "normal" after the plague, Black Death, Spanish flu or world wars? No. The key issue is that the world will never be the same. Why? Because normal is a state of mind and is constantly changing.
We all want "normal" to come back. The reality is although certain parts of our previous lifestyles will return, many will not. So what now? It is important to learn the skill(s) to intentionally shift our mindset, to adapt how we think in a way that will create opportunity for all of us. When we do this, we are able to let go of the idea that "normal" is a place we can return to and we can move forward and help make the world a better place. When we choose to embrace our current, hopefully short lived situation, it becomes easier to adapt to current circumstances. As the world deals with and moves past COVID-19, we can prepare ourselves for the next challenge that may emerge; surely different than before.
This presentation explores what it takes to embrace adaptability ideas and how to practically change your relationship with the idea of "normal". We will explore the benefits and real world examples of how successful individuals and businesses have made this a core strength..
|Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Orlando Bowen
Game Changer and Motivational Speaker
Ten years ago, Orlando thought he was about to die. Pinned to the ground and enduring a savage beating, the then CFL linebacker had been jumped by two plainclothes police officers, an injustice which was the first of many laid against him at the hands of the police force. "In that moment, knowing my life was about to end, I'm thinking… I didn't give everything I had to make a difference."
Later completely exonerated of any wrong doing, Orlando incredibly has publicly forgiven his perpetrators and has dedicated his life to inspiring others to pursue excellence in all they do. He spent five seasons in the CFL with the Argos and Hamilton Tiger Cats, before the concussion he suffered at the hands of the police forced him to quit the sport. Orlando is now the founder and Executive Director of, One Voice One Team Youth Leadership, which empowers youth to utilize leadership skills and talents to better themselves and their community.
He has been repeatedly recognized for his incredible work. He was bestowed with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and was the national 2014 Harry Jerome Award winner for community service.
|Closing Keynote Speaker: Graham Sherman
Graham Sherman, Co-Owner, Tool Shed Brewing Company
Unleashing Your Disruptive Behaviour
The concept of "Disruptive Marketing" has become so buzz-worthy that we often mistake simply being "innovative" with being disruptive. Truly standing out in a tough economy, against monster-sized competition requires the use of part of our brains we don't often access. In fact, we've been taught to suppress our disruptive behaviour since childhood - but now it's time to harness those powers of disruption for the benefit of successes as entrepreneurs.
Graham Sherman has been shaking things up since he worked on private-sector government and military contracts throughout Afghanistan, to when he began brewing beer and changing the game for small breweries across Alberta. Tool Shed Brewing Company's unique approach to disrupting the market has led to it being nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year; being named as Calgary's "Top 40 under 40" and the brewery's position in the top five percent of breweries in North America.
After hearing Graham's story and insights, you'll walk away incredibly inspired and with a clear path to unleashing your own disruptive behaviour to transform your business.
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