Career Development Dialogue: Minister Tanya Fir

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Join us for a captivating Career Development Dialogue on the vital topic of Empowering Alberta’s Future: Participation of Women in Alberta’s Economy.

Our esteemed guest, Minister Tanya Fir, brings a wealth of experience and insight to the table. As the Minister of Arts, Culture, and Status of Women, she will delve into key elements of her mandate, particularly focusing on supporting women’s economic participation and leadership.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration in advancing this mandate, we aim to harness the collective expertise and perspectives of our diverse network of female leaders from various industries. Minister Fir will engage in a moderated dialogue, fostering constructive exchanges and offering valuable insights. Additionally, the session will include an interactive Q&A segment, providing an opportunity for participants to further enrich the discussion, gain knowledge, and extend support to Minister Fir’s initiatives. Join us as we unite to empower women and drive positive change in Alberta’s economic landscape.

Seating for this event is very limited, and tickets are expected to sell out rapidly. Don’t delay – secure your spot by registering now!

We hope to see you there!

  • Topic: Empowering Alberta’s Future: Participation of Women in Alberta’s Economy
  • Speakers: Minister Tanya Fir, Jane Fedoretz and Nuvyn Peters
  • For: All Career Levels
  • Location: McDougall Centre, 455 6 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4A2
  • Attendance: 100+ Axis Connects Members
  • Ticket Price: $40 (covering lunch)
  • Agenda
    • 11:30AM: Networking
    • 12:00PM: Program Begins
    • 12:05PM: Jane Fedoretz Remarks
    • 12:10PM: Minister Tanya Fir Remarks
    • 12:20PM: Moderated Discussion and Q&A
    • 12:50PM: Closing Remarks
    • 1:00PM: Program ends

Responding to our members’ valuable feedback, it’s evident that there’s a strong desire for increased networking opportunities during our sessions. To address this, we’re excited to announce that for this month’s event, we’ve dedicated time both before and after the presentation for meaningful networking opportunities.

Must be an Axis Connect’s member, membership is free – register at www.axisconnects.com

Minister Tanya Fir

Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women

The Honourable Tanya Fir was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Peigan on May 29, 2023. On June 9, 2023, Ms. Fir was sworn in as the Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women. Ms. Fir previously served as Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction, and as Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women. She was a member of the following committees: Standing Committee on Families and Communities Special Standing Committee on Members; Services Select Special Democratic Accountability Committee Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Before serving with the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Fir was employed with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) for 16 years as a Human Resources Advisor. Ms. Fir holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, with a concentration in Management of Organizations and Human Resources. Ms. Fir was the 916th Member sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Career Development Dialogue: Jim Parkinson

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Get ready for an exciting Career Development Dialogue! We’re thrilled to announce that our highly requested speaker, Jim Parkinson, will host our session in March. Jim Parkinson, an advisor, trainer, and professional coach celebrated for his exceptional guidance to business leaders and politicians throughout Canada and the United States, will guide us through a session of Self Advocay.

Jim’s session was voted on of the most informative breakout session at the 2023 Axis Connects Leadership Forum. Due to popular demand, Axis has invited Jim back to give our members the exclusive opportunity to learn from his exceptional expertise in the field.

Seating for this event is limited, and tickets are expected to sell out rapidly. Don’t delay – secure your spot by registering now!

We hope to see you there!

  • Topic: Self Advocacy
  • SpeakerJim Parkinson, Founder of Porter Sloane
  • For: All Career Levels

Responding to our members’ valuable feedback, it’s evident that there’s a strong desire for increased networking opportunities during our sessions. To address this, we’re excited to announce that for this month’s event, we’ve dedicated time both before and after Jim’s presentation for meaningful networking opportunities.

Must be an Axis Connect’s member, membership is free – register at www.axisconnects.com

About Jim Parkinson

Jim Parkinson is an advisor, trainer, and professional coach to many business leaders and politicians in Canada and the United States. He is the principal and founder of Porter Sloane, a communications firm that helps executives and organizations be more persuasive. In the private sector, Jim works with dozens of companies in different industries. In the political sphere, he works with candidates of all stripes, at all levels of government as a speaker coach and media trainer. Jim has designed and delivered executive education programs for business and graduate schools in Canada. He has contributed to two books on business development, sales, and persuasion.

Career Development Dialogue: Joanna Shea

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Persuasion, Influence & Power, with Joanna Shea, CEO, The Negotiations Collective

Get ready for an exciting start to our Career Development Dialogues! We’re thrilled to announce that our highly requested speaker Joanna Shea will launch our 2024 sessions in February.  With nearly two decades of expertise in negotiations, Joanna is set to provide invaluable insights on deploying Persuasion, Influence, and Power techniques in your daily professional life.

Joanna’s session was overwhelmingly voted the most informative breakout session at the 2023 Axis Connects Leadership Forum. Due to popular demand, Axis has invited Joanna back to give our members the exclusive opportunity to learn from her exceptional expertise in the field.

Cultivating Leadership Resilience, with Jennifer Islotti

Cultivating Leadership Resilience, with Jennifer Islotti, Principal of Leadership Development at Korn Ferry

Join us as we delve into the art of nurturing resilience in leadership. especially when facing adversity and self-imposed constraints. Discover valuable insights on how to maintain unwavering motivation and stay laser-focused on your path to success.

Discussion points:

  • The Power of Stepping Out of Comfort Zones
  • Recognizing & Managing the Inner Critic
  • Facing Adversity with Resilience
  • Techniques for Staying Motivated

Career Development Dialogue: Treena Elliot

Back to School for Career Growth, with Treena Elliot, Talent Specialist and Resume Transformation Specialist

At Axis Connects, we are focused on advancing women to decision-making roles. Part of the journey is building a robust toolkit of leadership learnings and experiences. Join us for lunch with Treena Elliot.  With almost 20 years of experience in recruitment, Treena will explore how to restructure your resume and cover letter to take your career to the next level along with tips and tricks for a simple eye-catching Linked-in profile.

Since starting her resume business, Treena has supported CEOs with ther CVs as they transition into board work, and senior professionals, many of whom haven’t needed a resume for decades. Treena will help you land your dream job and take your career to the next level.

Career Development Dialogue: Alison Jackson

Developing Your Leadership Toolkit, Part 1
with Alison Jackson, Managing Partner of EY in Calgary

At Axis Connects, we are focused on advancing women to decision-making roles. Part of this journey is building a robust toolkit of leadership learning and experiences. Join us for lunch with Alison Jackson as she explores how personal leadership creates a foundation for the other tools you will acquire over time. Alison will share her experiences and insights relating to harnessing self awareness, the power of relationships, and how consistency and intentionality will lead your career where you want it to go.

Career Development Dialogue: Whitney Hughes-Plummer

Dialogue with Whitney Hughes-Plummer, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group

An interactive lunch workshop to explore Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Julia Dhar’s concept of navigating difficult conversations and managing disagreements effectively n the workplace. Leave with practical suggestions on how to manage up/down and how to communicate and influence change in organizations.

Whitney is an expert on a range of topics in metals and mining, and oil and gas at Boston Consulting Group. Whitney has a particular focus on digital transformation and operational improvements in energy, mining, and industrial goods, helping clients deliver value and build capabilities through application of digital technologies and organizational change. Whitney has held many roles within BCG, starting as a Consultant and now a Managing Director overseeing multiple teams across clients. She has a breadth of experience working with executive teams, delivering feedback, and driving change in industrial and corporate settings.

Career Development Dialogue with Jennifer Isotti: Lead with Courage

Leading with Courage: All Career Levels Dialogue with Jennifer Isotti, Leadership Development, Korn Ferry

Join us for an interactive lunch workshop for all career levels to explore Korn Ferry and Dr. Margie Warrell’s recent research on how the courage mindset can unlock possibilities to develop your leadership. Leave with practical suggestions on how to increase your courage as a woman in the workplace.

Career Development Dialogue: Jennifer Isotti

Mid-Career Level Dialogue with Jennifer Isotti, Leadership Development, Korn Ferry

As you progress in your career there are key leadership transitions that will shape and define your development.  It is important that you focus on experiences and behaviours that allow you to contribute in a valuable and strategic way.  Join us for an interactive lunch workshop targeting Mid Career professionals where we will share Korn Ferry research on what drives success and get practical suggestions on how you can intentional find the development opportunities to prepare yourself for the C-suite.