The SuperPower of Employee Engagement During COVID

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Business Support Series The Business Support Webinar Series will explore timely topics with  industry experts to provide key insights and answers on the best ways to succeed as a business.  Hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, this series will feature a wide range of topics on how to survive and thrive. The difference between a business thriving or simply surviving lies in the energy the team brings to its day-to-day challenges. This webinar shares practical and powerful actions leaders can take to support their teams so they can flourish personally and fulfill the business' vision, even in the toughest of times. Speaking to the uncompromising individual who wants to attain passionate engagement and tap into their superpower. Employee engagement has been proven to impact productivity (20-40% increases), innovation (triple the number of ideas) and double-digit increases in profitability. Key takeaways from this webinar: The proven "recipe" to achieve passion at work 5 Critical Leadership Practices during COVID Easy-to-apply, Science-based Engagement Model

Diversity and Inclusion Insights: Imagining (and creating) more equitable workplaces

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As we begin our 30th year, Women in Communications and Technology believes that true diversity is an achievable goal. The importance of diversity in the workplace has never been greater, and more and more individuals and companies are taking action to build better organizations. Don’t let this moment pass you (and your organization) by. Register today for our interactive forum on September 28 to take the next step towards achieving true diversity. This event is for you if: You want to learn more about how diversity impacts business outcomes. You’re a DEI or HR professional looking to connect and learn from others in your field. You’re a WCT member (register now for free if you are!) and you’re committed to DEI no matter your role or sector. You’re a leader in your organization who wants to know how to build better, more inclusive workspaces. We are proud to partner with Cisco to bring this event to life virtually. Keynote speaker: Ginella Massa, host of CBC News' Canada Tonight with Ginella Massa, in conversation with Willa Black, Cisco Canada's Vice-President, Corporate Affairs. How Diversity Delivers Business Results | 12:45-1:30 EST In this panel, you'll learn: • The impact of culture of diversity […]

Dementia Friendly Ambassador: Community and Service Based Organizations

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Through the help of the Nova Scotia Age Friendly Communities Program, Person Centred Universe, in partnership with The Halifax Chamber of Commerce we are proud to announce the second installment of the Dementia Friendly Business Ambassador program. This was made possible through the participation and feedback of businesses and ambassadors in the Halifax area with our pilot project. We have now been able to take that information and have created three streamlined half-day courses to better suit the needs of organizations looking to better serve individuals who are living with dementia. Participants will have an opportunity to choose between our three streams: Dementia Friendly Ambassador: Community and Service Based Organizations, Dementia Friendly Ambassador: Hospitality, and Dementia Friendly Ambassador: Retail; to choose the offering that best suits their organizational needs. If applicable, participants are welcome to participate in any or all streams if they so choose. In these half-day sessions, ambassadors will have the opportunity to explore topics such as: providing dementia-friendly service, creating supportive environments and atmospheres, and general knowledge on dementia and best practices for their sector; which build off of the fundamentals acquired within the pilot program. The interactive nature of these online sessions will allow participants to […]

CWB: Coffee Talk

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Join the Centre for Women in Business online! Coffee Talk is designed to connect women in business across Nova Scotia with each other, encourage collaborations and improve business skills through sharing. Each session will include a welcome, introductions, and a facilitated discussion on recent news or trends in business. When: Thursdays from 9-10am Where: Online – A computer with reliable, high-speed internet connection and a headset with a microphone are required. Cost: Complimentary! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, TD Bank Group, this program continues to be available to all women business owners in Nova Scotia at no cost. Registration is required.

Leap into the Hybrid Workplace

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For many employees, a strictly work from home or in-office expectation has proven outdated. The Hybrid Workplace – seems fitting for our current reality. Working wherever and whenever they are most productive can boost your team’s performance exponentially, so long as they are well equipped. Join us for an exciting discussion on the new hybrid workplace and how you can keep the connection with your team alive. We’ll hone in on 4 key topics that will help companies and employees foster an engaged and connected team. Listening, Experience, Accessibility and Productivity. Featuring Guest Speakers: Greg Masniuk, National Sales Director, Ignite Collaboration Lesek Demont, Sales Executive, Ignite Collaboration Vanessa Hennigan, Founder & CEO Momentum HR

DeepSense Info Session

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Learn about our AI, machine learning, and data analysis opportunities for your future co-ops, internships or research projects! Calling all undergrads and grads in Nova Scotia! Join DeepSense and learn about our AI, machine learning, and data analysis opportunities for your future co-ops, internships or research projects. Our session will dive into how DeepSense creates student/industry partnerships, how you can use our Super Computer infrastructure to build fascinating AI models, how to gain industry experience, and how to network and grow your career in a booming sector. DeepSense supports cost-effective collaborative projects between academic researchers and businesses in the ocean economy to drive innovation, commercialization, job creation and economic growth. By making better use of data through leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, DeepSense helps develop useful predictive models, analytical prototypes, and applications for use in the ocean economy. Delivered by partners with a global reputation, DeepSense is supported by IBM, Dalhousie University, the Province of Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Ocean Frontier Institute, and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

Small Business Big Growth Summit

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The Halifax Chamber of Commerce knows small business and is here to support you as a business owner. We are pleased to announce our inaugural Small Business Big Growth Summit! We are bringing connection, information, and inspiration to this hybrid summit, on Friday, October 22nd, 2021. This year's theme is strategy and will involve an interactive planning session where small business owners will work together with the help of industry experts to build a tangible plan to grow businesses here in Halifax. We are living in unprecedented times and small businesses in our community are feeling the impact. We want to make sure that small businesses in Halifax are strategically aligned for growth in the coming months and equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for the new normal. Participants will learn from the best of the best, with industry experts in: Brand development Risk reduction Talent acquisition Diversity and inclusion Leveraging global markets Securing capital Join us for this event in-person or virtually, tickets are available for both.

CWB: Coffee Talk

Online

Join the Centre for Women in Business online! Coffee Talk is designed to connect women in business across Nova Scotia with each other, encourage collaborations and improve business skills through sharing. Each session will include a welcome, introductions, and a facilitated discussion on recent news or trends in business. When: Thursdays from 9-10am Where: Online – A computer with reliable, high-speed internet connection and a headset with a microphone are required. Cost: Complimentary! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, TD Bank Group, this program continues to be available to all women business owners in Nova Scotia at no cost. Registration is required.