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The 2021 WGCC National Conference is scheduled for 4 sessions over 2021:  January 28, March 4, July 8, and September 23. You can register online now!

The theme of the Conference is "2020 .... What Was That?" Disruption:  Embracing Ambiguity, Leading with Agility and Performing with Persistence

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021
Unpacking the Disruption of 2020

Marquee Sponsor: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 

TIME  EVENT DESCRIPTION  SPEAKER(S)
11:30 AM - 11:44 AM Conference Co-Chairs Opening Remarks Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 
 11:45 AM - 12:09 PM

WGCC Annual General Meeting

 Elspeth Hagan, President, WGCC, and General Counsel, Global Compliance at McCain Foods Limited

 12:10 PM - 12:14 PM

Introduction of Korn Ferry and Panel Discussion

Lisa Marcuzzi,  Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 
 12:15 PM - 12:34 PM Korn Ferry Presentation

General Counsels have been faced with arguably unparalleled challenges over last 10 months. From shutdowns, to remote working, to BLM, mental health and ESG, many GCs have alternately struggled in certain situations and succeeded in others.  The skillset required to be successful has altered and shifted materially. Using the Korn Ferry and WGCC data of the most highly sought after GCs, we will engage in a discussion about how the benchmark has evolved and our perspective on where it may be going.  The data points to a framework of agility, tenacity and challenge being key parameters of success for GCs.  We will explore this in some detail and delve into the effects of the trials of 2020, and end with some thoughts on skill sets that GCs would be well served to develop further to continue to be able to weather the storm effectively.

 Cleo Kirkland, Managing Partner, Toronto & Montreal,  Korn Ferry 

Kendra MarionSenior Director, Assessment Services, Korn Ferry 

 12:35 PM - 1:20 PM

GC Panel Discussion


Andrea Cotroneo, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Capital One Bank Canada

Kimberley GrahamSenior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT  
(moderator)

Catherine Lau, General Counsel, MEC

Melanie Tompkins, General Counsel, The City of Saint John

1:21 PM - 1:30 PM WGCC Panel Thank-you, Acknowledgements, and Closing Remarks  Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT 

Lisa Marcuzzi,  Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 

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THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021

Embracing Ambiguity 

Marquee Sponsor: Blake, Cassels, Graydon LLP

TIME  EVENT DESCRIPTION  SPEAKER(S)
12:00 PM - 12:14 PM Conference Co-Chairs Opening Remarks Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, 
 Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Session Delivery

Please see Cheryl Cran's Conference Welcome Message to learn what you can expect from this session.

In a time of disruption and change, the best leaders are motivated by achievement in the face of ambiguity. They have a high tolerance for ambiguity and are not paralyzed by the unknown. Learn how to lead through uncertainty.  We strive to be leaders who can guide their team through challenging times. We will discuss the key ways to thrive within ambiguity and uncertainty. Will these key ways help you and your team feel capable of managing change. 

There is no more normal - there is an ongoing normal that will be created by leaders who can navigate change and lead through ambiguity.  The future of work is here and there are many learnings of the past that can help us shape strategy and leadership in the present and from there we can create the future. Using proven leadership models future of expert Cheryl Cran will share inspirational and practical ideas on how to succeed as a leader in times of ambiguity. In this session you will leave with: 

  • Research on how the future of work trends including remote work were accelerated during the Covid19 pandemic
  • The social changes, the worker attitude changes and the trends shaping how people want to work and live now and into the future
  • A usable model on how to ’think’ consistently with agility and creativity when faced with ambiguity
  • Interactive session that includes polling and texting and chat throughout keynote
  • The ’new’ skills needed for leaders to thrive and to help teams thrive too
  • Insights into the different personality responses to ambiguity and how to leverage ‘personality’ communication
  • How to embrace disruptions and be a bold and courageous leader that inspires and empowers others

Cheryl Cran, Founder, NextMapping™ and CEO, Synthesis at Work Inc. 

1:21 PM - 1:30 PM WGCC Panel Thank-you, Acknowledgements, and Closing Remarks  Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, 
 Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 

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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021

Leading with Agility

Marquee Sponsor: Norton Rose Fullbright Canada LLP

TIME  EVENT DESCRIPTION  SPEAKER(S)
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Conference Co-Chairs Opening Remarks Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, 
 Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 
12:10 PM 

Session Delivery 

As organizations adapt and transform themselves to succeed in the world we live in today, their leadership must also transform. Organizations recognize the cycle has changed: innovation breeds success and continued success requires innovation.  The key? Innovation can only be acquired through agility.  Join us to hear strategies from a world renowned speaker and author followed by a guided discussion panel of experienced leaders who will share their journey on how they became agile leaders in their organization, learn from their success (and sometimes failure) so that you can inspire your team by Leading with Agility.

We will hear strategies from a world, renowned speaker and author of 19 books and countless research papers on this topic, Dr. Michael Ungar.  Following his presentation, we will breakout into rooms for a more focused small group discussion, where leaders can share experiences of success (and failure) on their path to becoming an agile leader in their organization and also share tools we can use to inspire our teams by Leading with Agility.

Dr. Michael Ungar, Founder and DirectorResilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University


1:30 PM WGCC Panel Thank-you, Acknowledgements, and Closing Remarks 

Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, 
 Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Performing with Persistence

Marquee Sponsor: McCarthy Tétrault LLP

TIME  EVENT DESCRIPTION  SPEAKER(S)
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Conference Co-Chairs Opening Remarks Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, 
 Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 
12:10 PM

Fireside Chat with Leaders of Frontline Workers -- Personifiying Performing with Persistence

In a time of disruption and change, the best leaders continue to perform with persistence and deliver results.  They learn lessons from every crisis, becoming more resilient, making decisions faster, and leading with agility. They recognize the importance of having a diverse and inclusive workplace and fostering the well-being of their employees. They continue to perform and inspire their teams to perform in the face of disruption and ambiguity.  How do they do it?  Hear from top leaders of our frontline workers on how they continue to deliver results and perform with persistence.


Participants:
Angela Brewer, RN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Acclaim Health

Jane Nakamachi, Senior Vice President, Business Architecture, Canadian Tire

Patricia Gauthier, General Manager, Moderna

Moderator:  
Dorothy Quann, Mentorship & Emeritus, WGCC

 - 1:30 PM WGCC Panel Thank-you, Acknowledgements, and Closing Remarks 

Kimberley Graham, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary , CT REIT

Lisa Marcuzzi, 
 Vice President, General Counsel and Chief EDI Officer of ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and ArcelorMittal Country Counsel, Canada 

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