CME is committed to supporting, promoting and inspiring women to pursue careers in manufacturing. Attracting more women into manufacturing professions is critical to helping companies grow. Through our WIM Shop Talks series, CME connects female leaders and supervisors together to exchange information, ideas, and insights. Participants gather for facilitated sessions that include a hosted plant tour and a topical learning component. The peer driven discussion ensures a high level of commitment and accountability which in turn offers invaluable key takeaways and innovative solutions.
Current programs are virtual, but in person tours are planned for future once the pandemic recedes. Register for the full series to save, today!
*Speakers and topics subject to change.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
November 19, 2020
Topic: Gender Differences: Do They Exist?
Where Beauty meets Function! Join the amazing, all-woman team at Metal Depot for our upcoming Shop Talk. Metal Depot specializes in metal roofing, siding and custom fabrication. From small residential projects to multi-story buildings, Metal Depot takes their passion of innovation, education and fabrication to create remarkable and stunning products. You will not want to miss touring this 8000 sq. ft facility.
FEBRUARY 24, 2021 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
February 24, 2021
Topic: Mentor Equation….Mentor + Mentee = Success
Being a mentor can be life changing! Maverick Industries is hosting the February Shop Talk regarding Mentor Equation: Mentor + Mentee = Success. The Maverick Industries team will share their rise from a small family run company to an enterprise specializing in custom steel fabrication and manufacturing; focused on Safety, Quality, Lean and Teamwork. Come see a virtual tour of the facility and meet our host Audrey; Chief Operations Officer and learn how she has benefited from all types of Mentors. CME’s Shop Talk will leave you engaged, inspired and ready to find your Mentor!
APRIL 28, 2021 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
April 28, 2021
Topic: Hiring for the future – Women Wanted
Host Company: Loewen
Recruiting top talent and retaining talent are not the same. Loewen has found a proven solution that is working. They will be our host for the April Shop Talk regarding Hiring for the Future – Women Wanted. Loewen boasts that 46% of staff are women in manufacturing. They attribute these numbers to the culture and hard work of the leadership to achieve this respectful and inviting workplace. Learn why their retention technique works. MaxPeople will be presenting their workshop, Finding Talent in the Wake of Covid-19, where they will provide tips and techniques for success. Join CME’s Shop Talk and see how your team can succeed!
Chen Sasson is an HR Manager with MaxPeople, a consulting firm specializing in HR, Training, Recruitment and Employment Law. Chen has been with the firm since 2013, working closely with a wide range of clients to develop their Human Capital strategy and establish an HR infrastructure within their organizations.
JUNE 9, 2021 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
June 9, 2021
Topic: Inclusive Workplace and Communication
Workplace Diversity & Inclusion:
How is Productivity and Inclusive leadership connected? Inclusive teams start with a 17% higher productivity. They are 29% more collaborative and are reported to make high quality decisions. Why?
Diversity in manufacturing is emerging but what about Inclusion? It’s not enough to hire people of different genders, cultures, or generations – people need to feel like they are truly welcome, safe, and free to be themselves in the workplace. Easy to say, hard to do. Shop Talks will join Manitoba Start for a hands-on workshop on how to have inclusive conversations to define what is effective communication in the Canadian workplace. Identify the business case and benefits of workplace inclusion, explore challenging situations which can result in fostering inclusivity with those you lead, and take away some strategies to foster & discover what it means to be an inclusive leader. Join CME’s Shop Talk and make the connection between Productivity and Inclusion within the workplace.
Diversity Coordinator, Manitoba Start
Melenie is the Diversity Coordinator of the Diversity & Intercultural Training Program at Manitoba Start. She has been facilitating experiential learning through leadership projects and workplace training for several years. With a background in adult education and training, Melenie is now a published writer, as well as an accomplished speaker on workplace diversity & inclusion and leadership development. Further to her work experience, Melenie is an instructor with The University of Winnipeg’s continuing education program where she teaches Cultural Studies and Business Communication.