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 – Lindsay Gibson

Are you an Authentic Leader?

Lindsay will share her experience of developing from a Manager to a Leader and the lessons learned in her journey in leading 35+outsourced repair factories, 600+ walk-in service centres, and a global staff.

Lindsay Gibson

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

Jackie Lauer

Are you being courageous in your role?

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

Applications of mindfulness and mindful meditation

You will be fascinated to know what neuroscience is teaching us about the brain’s effect on how we think, feel, act, learn and change. Explore how this emerging science informs our understanding of the practice of mindfulness. It can promote psychotherapeutic change, strengthen interpersonal relations and enhance our learning. Drawing upon the new neurosciences and 25 years of evidence based research, you will explore what we have come to know about the brain and how brain creates mind. You will then look at this foundational knowledge and its implications in health care, education and the mind at work. You will participate in group dialogue and in-class meditations.

Coming Soon!

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Simcoe Room

Creative Leadership: Lead change rather than have change lead you.

The fact that we live in an increasingly complex world is undeniable. What is shocking is that most business leaders, according to a global study conducted by IBM, are not confident that they have the skills to lead in times of such unprecedented change and disruption. The same 1500 plus executives were asked what skills would be most useful to them as leaders over the next five years, they spoke with a resounding voice: CREATIVITY. Numerous other reports concur. Creativity and creative thinking are now considered to be core leadership skills. The purpose of this experiential workshop is to challenge you to examine the important connection between creativity and leadership, as well as to challenge you to examine how well you employ your creative-thinking skills in to lead change rather than have change lead you.

In this highly experiential workshop, you will:

•       Explore how creativity development simultaneously contributes to leadership effectiveness.

•       Gain insight into how personal creative thinking preferences influence leadership style.

•       Learn creative problem solving tools to lead change rather than have change lead you.

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.