THRIVE 2021

THRIVE 2021
Virtual Leadership Program

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

THRIVE is an entirely new four-month virtual program that will develop the next generation of queer and trans people managers. A total of 35 participants will complete The Humphrey Group’s pioneering Proud to Lead™ program, get exclusive access to queer and trans leaders working at the highest levels of Canadian business and engage in important peer-to-peer discussions. Through live Zoom sessions, virtual learning modules and self-directed work our inaugural THRIVE cohort will collectively unlock their potential as out leaders.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Kick-Off Session
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET

  • Introduction of all participants
  • Opening Plenary Panel: Out Executives from Scotiabank will engage in a fireside chat, including an open Q&A with participants
  • Learning: Introduction of The Humphrey Group’s Proud to Lead™ program

What Does Your Proud Leadership Look Like?
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET

  • Guest speaker: Emma Lewzey, Founder and Lead Consultant. Blue Sky Philanthropy talks with participants about personal branding
  • Discussion: How do the five pillars of the leader’s mindset help build a strong leadership brand?
  • Group work: What qualities are part of your brand today and what qualities would you like to incorporate in the future?

Give Voice to Your Leadership
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET

  • Guest speaker: Paul Taylor, Executive Director, Foodshare Toronto
  • Discussion: Connecting brand with communication and underlining the importance of sharing your leadership identity
  • Group work: Share the five core beliefs that support your leadership identity

Share Your Story
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET

  • Guest speaker: Janis Irwin, MLA, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, Deputy Opposition Whip, Critic, Status of Women and LGBTQ2S+ Issues in the Alberta Legislature
  • Learning: Communicating with presence
  • Group work: Share your story and receive feedback from peers

Wrap-up Session
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm ET

  • Closing panel: Brett House, Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank will moderate a discussion between Gregory John, President of Four Peaks Business Development Inc. and Kai Scott, President of TransFocus Consulting
  • Participant roundtable: Reflections on the THRIVE experience
LEAD SPONSOR

 

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SPEAKERS

COLIN DRUHAN (he/him)

Executive Director

Pride at Work Canada

MARGO GOULEY (she/her)

Vice President, Program Development

The Humphrey Group

BRETT HOUSE (he/him)

Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist

Scotiabank

EMMA LEWZEY (she/her)

Founder & Lead Consultant

Blue Sky Philanthropy

GREGORY JOHN (he/him)

President

Four Peaks Business Development Ltd.

JANIS IRWIN (she/her)

MLA, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

Deputy Opposition Whip, Critic, Status of Women and LGBTQ2S+ Issues

KAI SCOTT (he/him)

President

TransFocus Consulting

PAUL TAYLOR (he/him)

Executive Director

FoodShare Toronto

PARTICIPANTS

ALEX O’NEILL (they/them)

Youth Engagement Manager

Plan International Canada

ALLEN CHEN (he/him/they/them)

Analyst, Global Affairs Canada

Treasurer and Board Member, MAX Ottawa

BOHDAN MUROWANYJ (he/him)

Manager, Leadership & Talent Management

Scotiabank

BRENT BUECHLER (he/him)

Environment & Regulatory Advisor; Prism network Co-Lead

Suncor Energy

BRIEN K. CONVERY (he/him)

National Director, Early Talent Communities and Inclusive Recruitment, Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

BRITTANY BOUSAMRA (she/her/they/them)

Team Lead

Ontario Government – Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services

CHRISTINE COLVERSON (she/her)

Executive Search & Strategic Human Resources

DAN TOWERS (he/him)

Director, Digital Marketing

Arcane

DEVAN KRONISCH (they/them)

Sales Enablement Program Manager

Proposify

EMILY TOWSLEY (she/her)

Lead Educator

Back to Life Rehabilitation

ERIK MCKOY (he/him)

Facilitator

Scotiabank

GUILLERMO QUINONES MEZA (he/him)

Assistant Manager

Scotiabank

JACOB YOUNG (he/him)

Management Consultant & Co-Chair, Shine Inclusion Network

PwC Canada

JACQUIE GAHAGAN (she/her/they/them)

Professor

Dalhousie University

JENNIFER LANE (she/her)

Patient Navigator

prideHealth at Nova Scotia Health

JESSY DAME (he/him)

Two-Spirit Program Manager

Community Based Research Centre (CBRC)

JILL DILTS (she/her/they/them)

Research Analyst

Ontario Public Service

JORDY IRONSTAR (he/him)

Community Engagement Coordinator / Finance Officer

Saskatoon Pride/ 2 Spirits in Motion

KATHRYN LEBLANC (she/her)

Manager of Communications and Programs

The Enchanté Network

LINDSAY DEBASSIGE (she/her)

Co-Creator and Director, Qmunity Camp NWT

MASA KATEB (she/her)

Manager of Projects

Jumpstart Refugee Talent

NATASHA KROTEZ (she/her)

Senior Manager, Fund Development

YWCA Metro Vancouver

PABLO GARCIA (he/him)

Director, Solution Ownership

Slalom Build

RAY KAZAN (he/him)

Global HR Director

CAE Inc.

RICHARD HANSEN (he/him)

HR Manager & Chair of the CRA LGBTQ2+ Network

Canada Revenue Agency

ROB VINCENT (he/him)

Manager, Design + Production

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

SAM ARCHIBALD (he/him)

Creative Director

SCHUYLER H SMITH (he/him)

Program Coordinator

Halifax Partnership & Independent Diversity Leadership Professional

SEBASTIAN COSGROVE (he/him)

General Manager, Customer Service

Air Canada

SHERRI PIERCE (she/her)

Manager, Operational Effectiveness

Scotiabank

STEPH HANSEN (she/her)

S4 Transformation & Prism Network Co-Lead

Suncor Energy

STEVE KRYSAK (he/him)

Account Director

Overlap Associates

TIFFANY TRINIDAD (she/her/siya)

Account Manager

Stephen Thomas Ltd

VANESSA COSTABILE-POTTER (she/her)

Global HR Manager of Learning

Scotiabank

Questions about THRIVE 2021 or any of our upcoming events can be directed to info@prideatwork.ca.

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