With the theme of being future ready, the BridgingTheGap Executive Forum, organized by Lovell Corporation, is an industry training and networking event best suited for business owners, HR and management professionals, innovation firms and local investors. Programming focuses on helping attendees bridge opportunity gaps in the workplace to reduce inequalities, adapt to digital transformation, and recruit and retain the next generation of talent.
The forum is part of a cross-country tour for a national research and development project to create BridgingTheGap's Future-Ready Employer Index-a tool to analyze workplace gaps and opportunities for Canadian businesses to adapt and thrive in the future of work. Participants will be invited to complete a workplace assessment about their current workplace culture and challenges, and this feedback will help to inform the index.
3:00 - 3:05 pm
Welcome- Kelly Lovell - CEO, Lovell Corporation
3:05 - 3:50 pm
Workplace Expectations: Millennials vs Generation Z - Kelly Lovell - CEO, Lovell Corporation
3:50 - 4:35 pm
Diversity and Inclusion: How to Build a Skilled Team
-Karen Bakker - Strategy Director, Riipen -George Benson - Consultant on Green Building Market Acceleration Program, Vancouver Economic Commission -Nicola Jones-Crossley - Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur Canada
4:35 - 4:45 pm
4:45 - 5:30 pm
Workforce Transformation: Creating an Employer Brand That Lasts
-Matt Burns - Founder and CEO, Global HR Collective -Chin Chang - Head of Growth, Spring Activator -Carlos Leal - Manager, Customer and Digital Consulting, EY
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Youth Innovation Mastermind (optional)
Connect with local young innovators under 30 and serve as an executive mentor to co-create action plans for Canada's 2030
Agenda, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.
BridgingTheGap Forums are curated events that empower future talent and businesses to thrive in the changing marketplace.
Learn the latest requirements and challenges of the digital workspace, and how digital transformation is changing Millennial and Generation Z employee mentality.
Explore the role of frontier technologies like AI, blockchain, VR/AR in the workplace and the challenges and opportunities for businesses that adopt them.
Gain new strategies to tap into the motivational drivers and high-impact retention factors of young employees to build a thriving team that lasts.
Put principles into practice with data-driven examples of how successful brands are adapting their recruitment, employee engagement and retention practices in response to digitalization.
Are you looking to start your own company? Are you trying to make the transition from an employee to an entrepreneur?
Startup Founder 101 brings together aspiring and experienced tech entrepreneurs to discuss, meet, and collaborate to build great new startups, and to push the local startup ecosystem forward.
In this group you can learn the best practices of starting a company from people who have been there and done that. In addition, you can meet local founders, exchange ideas, get feedback, engage in startup workshops, meet business partners, and more.