Monday, October 16, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Olde Library

Welcome Reception

An opportunity to network with other attendees or just to relax and unwind as our guest. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served and you will have an opportunity to pre-register for the Leadership Symposium.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am – The Cannery


Enjoy breakfast in the warm, casual comfort of Cannery Restaurant at Pillar and Post.

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Queenston Hall

Opening Ceremonies

9:00 am – 10:00 am –Queenston Hall

Keynote – Kristen Peterson

Creative Leadership: Leading Change Versus Having Change Lead You

Success requires that we adapt to a world of increasing complexity. Some will do better at this than others. According to a global study conducted by IBM, most business leaders are not confident that they have the skills to lead in times of such unprecedented change. When asked what skills would be most useful to them as leaders over the next five years, these business leaders said: CREATIVITY. Everyone is creative. It’s part of the human condition. But harnessing the creativity in everyone and putting it to work productively in a team will require new ways of working together and leading more effectively. With a blend of insight, humour, and practicality, Kristen will share the why and how of developing and applying creative leadership that energizes positive new value in everything it impacts.

Kristen Peterson

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Queenston Hall

Network & Nutrition Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Queenston Hall

3P Exchange Talks (TED Talk Like)

Mary Legakis Engel

Influence through style: How to choose words and body language to get results

Ross Dunsmore

Protecting you and your organization utilizing privilege in investigations

Kristen Harcourt

The secret to getting things done – Powerful networks!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Workshop Areas

Continuing the Conversation

Take the opportunity to meet with the speaker of your choice and continue the conversation by addressing your questions and sharing your thoughts.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The Cannery


Enjoy lunch in the warm, casual comfort of Cannery Restaurant at Pillar and Post.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – 3P Exchange Workshop Introductions – Queenston Hall

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – 3P Exchange Workshops

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Niagara Room

Driving Business Results Through Workplace Mental Health

More than half of Canadian workers are affected by chronic diseases and/or mental health issues.  This is having a massive impact on productivity and economic stability for many organizations.  But, in most, the costs and benefits of employee wellness on the organization’s business results are poorly understood.  This can translate into a waste of valuable resources and difficulty in meeting the organization’s mandate, strategic goals and objectives.

Participants will gain a clear understanding the true impact of chronic diseases and mental health issues on their organization’s bottom line and will discuss practical methods for showing measurable improvement on their key business results through supporting employee mental health.

Elizabeth Rankin-Horvath

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Simcoe Room

Answering Tough Questions: Building Credibility in High-Stakes Communications

Who do you believe? Public trust in information is at an all-time low. Communicating can be risky business, especially in times of high concern, so your credibility is more critical than ever before. Enhance your success in high-stakes messaging by practicing principles from the field of risk communication. Learn how to build your credibility by responding more effectively to stakeholder concerns. Based on their experience with environment and health issues across Canada, Ron and Trevor will demonstrate their field-proven communication planning tools using a case study. Using a variety of tools, participants will engage in small group exercises and large-group discussions to develop responses to a difficult question.

Trevor Diggins and Ronald Brecher


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Queenston Hall

Connecting Business with Post-Secondary Institutions
How to Engage Students in Solving Challenges

As an employer, you want the best for your business and learning institutions such as universities and colleges can make an ideal addition to your most valuable resource – your people. In this interactive workshop, we will discover the various opportunities where students can enhance their learning while working in different businesses environments. In turn we will explore how businesses can gain new insights, and achieve greater advances from the new learning that the students bring to the workplace. Finally, we will discuss the critical pieces that must be in place in order for the experience to be positive for all stakeholders involved.

Craig Fairclough


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Queenston Hall

Networking & Nutrition Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Queenston Hall

Keynote – Linden Gossen

Leadership Lessons from Jazz!

Linden will share his insights on two of his passions: leadership and jazz. What’s the connection and what can leaders – in all levels of the organization – learn from jazz?

Linden Gossen

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Personal Time

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Main Lobby Pillar and Post Inn

Transportation to Dinner Event

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Entertainment

Chef and Vintner Collaboration Dinner

An exciting evening focused on a Chef and Vintner coolaboration dinner pairing wines with locally sources cuisine! The evening will include a tour of the winemaking operations and Live Jazz music for all to enjoy! And make sure to stay for the unique dessert suprise!

Transportation to and from Pillar and Post is provided to ensure the ultimate experience in the classic Trolley Car.

Wednesday October 18, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am – The Cannery

Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Queenston Hall

3P Exchange Talks (TED Talk Like)

James LeNoury

Implications of decriminalizing marijuana and the impact on your workplace

Sarah McVanel

The Frog Factor – Elevating performance through recognition

John Skorobohacz

Creating community partnerships

9:30 am – 10:00 am – Workshop Areas

Continuing the Conversation

Take the opportunity to meet with the speaker of your choice and continue the conversation by addressing your questions and sharing your thoughts.

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Queenston Hall

Network & Nutrition Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – 3P Exchange Workshops

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Queenston Hall

Influencer’s Strategies for Managing the 3 “C’s” of Organizational Conflict

Managers and professionals often find themselves having to deal with the three ”C’s” of conflict – challenge, crisis, and change without formal or operational authority. We can call this “Influential leadership” and it is a critical organizational skill yet it can seem daunting and difficult. For this reason many people who are in a position to make a difference do not choose to act and personal as well as organizational performance, safety, and growth can be affected.

This interactive workshop will focus on understanding the specific nature of operational challenges and how each is unique, how to develop a basic strategy to deal with each circumstance and some communication tools that can help managers and individuals influence others to act when they do not have formal authority

William Smalley

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Niagara Room

Mindfulness In Practice: Building a resilient population from the ground up!

Mindfulness: the practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm (Cambridge Dictionary). With ever-increasing pace and stress in our personal and professional lives, the practice of being present and aware in the moment has become ever more challenging. However the science is clear that mindfulness delivers results beyond personal benefits and produces results for organizations including reduction in absenteeism and boosts in productivity.

This session will outline the circumstances that lead to the creation of a Mindfulness Program for Peel Regional Police, including the underlying factors that triggered the need for stress reduction skills and strategies to be brought into the lives of the members of the department.  The program journey that began with the focus on the individual’s needs has expanded to include both informal and team-based groups across differing operational requirements.  Key drivers of the programs success will be provided to help participants reflect on the benefits that can be gained by diverse groups, to the individuals involved and the organization or workplace as a whole.  This will be a practical session with a “road map” that will allow a concept to be rapidly transformed into a concrete program with relevance and the potential to be rapidly embraced for its many benefits.

Marion Reeves

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Simcoe Room

Leading with Style and FourSight™

How do you approach solving a challenge? Where do you get energy and lose energy in the creative  process?  In this highly experiential workshop, you will use your FourSight profile to gain insights into your own unique creative thinking style, learn how to “upshift” your own and other’s creative preferences, explore how your own style preferences as a leader may impact your team and leverage an understanding of creativity styles to enhance individual, team and organizational creativity and break through thinking.

In the highly experiential session you will:

– Gain insight into your own individual creative process preferences.

– Explore the benefits of diverse 
creativity styles in teams.

– Improve team performance by leverage differences in creative-thinking preferences.


Kristen Peterson


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm –Queenston Hall

Keynote Speaker

Beyond Engagement. How employee energy fuels Innovation, Performance and the Customer Experience

Employee engagement is not enough, and we will show you how some organizations have shifted their approach to achieve superior outcomes. An energizing employee experience fuels the customer experience and differentiates organizations from their competitors. But while employee engagement is the primary strategy businesses have traditionally relied on to produce great employee and customer experiences, it hasn’t delivered them.

Join us to wrap up our day and a half of learning with the three keys: the brain, linking the experience and employee energy.

Brady Wilson

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Queenston Hall

Closing Ceremonies

Box lunches prepared by Pillar and Post Chef for attendees should you wish to stay to continue the conversation or you need to travel.