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  • October 22nd & 23rd, 2019
    8:30am - 3:30pm
    Chateau Nova Hotel, Lynx Room
    Registration: Admin@YKChamber.com or 867-920-4944
    Chamber Members: $75
    Non-Members: $200
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    8:30am - 9:00am
    Breakfast & Opening Remarks
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Cheryl Cran - Winning The "War" For Talent: How To Attract and Retain Top Talent
    Want to know more about Cheryl Cran? Click here.
    There is a major competition happening in multiple industries — it’s a race to find, attract, and keep the most talented people. Talent is being wooed and poached by companies that offer great compensation and a positive workplace culture.
    How do organizations successfully navigate this ‘war’ for talent? By being future of work ready!
    It’s time to be creative and to leverage the strengths of your brand, your leaders, and what you have to offer potential talent.

    In this keynote you will leave with:

    • Statistics and research on attracting and retaining top talent in your industry.

    • How to leverage creativity and leadership skills to make your workplace attractive to potential talent.

    • Innovative ideas on where to find the right people that are suited for your industry.

    • Generational research on what Gen X and millennials are looking for in an employer and how to use the right tools and language to attract them.

    • Technology tools for recruiting, social media, and how to build a brand of attraction.

    • Ideas on how to collaborate with other industries and partners to build an ongoing talent pool.

    This is an eye-opening and value-packed session that provides tactical ideas and strategies to help with the challenge of finding and keeping good people.

    10:00am - 10:15am
    Networking Break
    10:15am - 11:15am
    Kyle Thomas - Next Level Social Media and Content Marketing

    This is no longer a social media sales pitch – when customers or clients are looking for you, they expect you to have an online presence. Take your social media and content marketing to the next level with Yellowknife expert Kyle Thomas of With Media and Yellowknife Online.

    During this session, you’ll learn hot tips and tricks for standing out online in 2019, how to keep your social media and content marketing fresh, common social media misconceptions and how to avoid them and how to fit social media management into your workflow efficiently.

    11:15am - 12:15pm
    Tim Syer - Principles of Military Leadership For Small Business Managers:

    Tim Syer spent seven years as a Warfare Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Tim served on frigates and destroyers leading small teams of men and women in very challenging work environments. The military teaches its leaders how to lead teams to accomplish missions and objectives through adversity and uncertainty. Tim has taken those lessons and applied them to his work as a lawyer leading the corporate team in Lawson Lundell’s Yellowknife office. Tim will talk about some of these principles of leadership and how small business managers can become better leaders.
    12:15pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch & Networking Bingo
    Fill out one of our networking bingo cards and you could win a round-trip flight from Yellowknife to Edmonton, donated by our Platinum partner, First Air!
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    How To Make Your Business More 'Green' (And How to Save Money Doing It)
    How can you make greener business choices? What funding is available to help? What are the potential cost savings? Why is transitioning to a greener economy important? Join us for two back-to-back presentations to answer these questions and more.

    Mark Heyck - Executive Director, Arctic Energy Alliance: The Arctic Energy Alliance has several programs that provide rebates and incentives to help you green your business and reduce costs. Learn more about these programs, how to access them, plus other services offered to the business community by the Arctic Energy Alliance.
    William Gagnon - Green Buildings Specialist, Ecology North: Participating in the zero carbon economy is about saving money. Learn more about the Northern Building Retrofit Economy (retrofit buildings, save money, create jobs), carbon markets, electric airplanes and climate solutions that work in the North and that are good for business. How will your business lead the way in a circular economy?
    2:00pm - 3:15pm
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    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
    8:30am - 9:00am
    Breakfast & Opening Remarks
    9:00am - 10:00am
    David Coletto - Managing A Multi-Generational Workplace In The Digital Age
    Want to learn more about David Coletto? Please click here.

    There are powerful new forces at work in the modern workplace, a dynamic driven by the intersection of disruptive technology and a new generation of employees who were raised differently, have different values and different expectations.

    Misunderstanding these new realities will represent increasing peril for businesses, employers, politicians, and governments. Millennials make up the largest portion of the working-age population representing almost a majority of the workplace.

    This revolutionary, generational change represents enormous risk but also creates an incredible opportunity for the companies and organizations that are positioned to capitalize on it. Doing so requires understanding where all generations in the workplace are coming from, what motivates them, and how they are different. Building and managing a multi-generational workplace is increasingly difficult given these forces.

    As one of Canada's foremost experts on generational change, David has spent almost a decade as the founder and CEO of Abacus Data trying to understand his generation (the Millennials) and working with brands, associations, and public sector organizations to reorient themselves for this millennial-dominated world. He's convinced that a generational analysis is critical to understanding the forces at changing the workplace.
    Through an engaging, data-filled presentation, David will argue that a generational lens is needed by all organizations, large or small, who are seeking to understand the dynamics at work in the market. Don't miss the founder of Canada's only research firm dedicated to helping organizations navigate the unprecedented threats being caused by the generational change in Canada and around the world. 
    10:00am - 10:15am
    Networking Break
    10:15am - 11:15am
    Coming Soon!
    11:15am - 12:15pm
    Swish Goswami - The Golden Age of Social Entrepreneurship
    Want to know more about Swish Goswami? Please click here.
    If you're a small business or corporation, learn why and how to incorporate a social entrepreneurial model into your business. Swish has consulted numerous companies including Google, American Express and Hootsuite and how they can adopt a more philanthropic approach to business.
    12:15pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch & Networking Activity

    Samantha Stuart Photography will be on site doing free business head shots.
    Participate in our networking activity and you could win a round-trip flight from Yellowknife to Edmonton, donated by our Platinum partner, First Air!
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Coming Soon!
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Table Topics with the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    During this session, you’ll have a chance to participate in 4 round-table discussions:

    Rob Warburton, CloudWorks: As cofounder of local commercial and residential property investment company, Cloudworks, Rob works with small business, government and non-profits to match them with the right spaces for their needs. During this table talk you will have a chance to discuss what type of spaces your business needs and how the leasing and rental of those spaces works.

    Kyle Thomas, With Media and Yellowknife Online: As the owner of With Media and Yellowknife Online, Kyle’s focus is on offering digital media solutions, website design, business support and social media strategy. During this table topic, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss social media trends and tips to improve your online presence from your website to search engine optimization.

    Natalie Kellar, Avery Cooper & Co. Ltd: As a senior accountant at Avery Cooper & Co Ltd, Natalie works with a variety of different clients across the territories, assisting organizations with both accounting and tax issues. During this table topic, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss common accounting issues faced by Yellowknife businesses, along with potential solutions.

    Tim Syer, Lawson Lundell LLP: As a lawyer with Lawson Lundell LLP, Tim focuses on corporate and commercial matters. During this table topic, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the legal issues most commonly faced by business owners and managers

  • Funding was generously provided by:

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