CME’s virtual Shop Talks series connects front line leaders and supervisors, providing a forum to exchange information, ideas and insights. Participants gather for topical learning and a facilitated discussion. The peer-driven discussion ensures a high level of commitment and accountability which in turn offers invaluable key takeaways and innovative solutions.
*Speakers and topics subject to change.
OCTOBER 27, 2021 - WORK LIFE BALANCE (PRESENTED BY WIM)
Consider these two statements: “my greatest achievement is my family” and “being promoted is a key goal”. Both statements use the same 24-hour day. What is a good level of work life balance? Why is this important and how do you know when you’re in balance? Just when you thought you had an answer, COVID, Work From Home (WFH) and more have all added new complications. This session will help you break it down and find your new equilibrium.
JANUARY 26, 2022 - COACHING AND COMPETITION (HOSTED BY WIM)
Winning against colleagues to get the promotion you want, competing for personnel and financial resources can feel dirty and aggressive. Shop Talks share a competitive equation that starts with a good Coach and adds open, honest objectives to the competition in the workplace. Coaching and competition go hand in hand, come see why healthy competition is good in a workplace.
Pam Grahame, Manufacturing Leadership Professional
Pam is a manufacturing leader with more than three decades of experience in the industry. Through the Ask the Lady in the Hard Hat series and her work with CME, Pam provides the benefit of her extensive experience to frequently asked questions from women in manufacturing on how to navigate an exciting and at times challenging career path in Canada’s largest economic sector.
Warren Peters, CME Lean Facilitator
Over the course of a 20-year career in the manufacturing sector, Warren has steadily assumed more senior roles, including operational responsibility for multiple plants across Canada. His experience from the shop floor to the boardroom provide him with a valuable perspective from which to provide guidance, coaching, facilitation and training services. Warren is Lean Blackbelt Certified, Kata trained through the University of Michigan and maintains a number of other certifications, including 4 Disciplines of Execution (Franklin Covey), Safety Management, Leadership for Excellence, Safety Auditor Training and WHIMS (COR).
MARCH 23, 2022 - PERSONAL BRANDING (PRESENTED BY WIM)
Your personal brand is more than just your reputation: it’s what sets you apart from the competition. By identifying and communicating your value proposition – what makes you uniquely you – you can open new doors to personal and professional growth. Your brand is your personal calling card. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the path to promotion, looking for a new career opportunity, exploring a side gig or just getting to know you; if you can’t succinctly sum up who you are and what you have to offer in 30 seconds or less, chances are you’ll be stuck at the starting block.
Jill Knaggs, CME Director of Marketing and Communications
Jill Knaggs is a senior marketing and communications leader with extensive experience leading high-performing teams, developing strategies and managing campaigns. She’s delivered results for employers and clients in all kinds of industries; from big business to niche non-profits with a specialty in navigating the unique challenges and nuances of communication in the modern manufacturing workplace.
JUNE 22, 2022 - CULTURAL SENSITIVITY (PRESENTED BY WIM)
To ensure the successful integration of an Indigenous workforce, its critical to gain a proper understanding of our cultural nuances. Indigenous Engagement starts with a solid foundation upon which to cultivate and nourish a team based on understanding and acceptance. Without a holistic approach, you will miss a key piece of the puzzle.
WHY YOUR TEAM SHOULD CONNECT WITH PEERS?
CME’s Shop Talks program helps you empower your teams:
- Develop the people management skills of future leaders & supervisors
- Enhance the organization’s business process improvement and innovation skills
- Increase the quality and output of cross-functional and intact teams
- Ensure front-line employees are not only kept informed, but kept inspired and engaged
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Front line leaders
- Continuous improvement leaders
- Supply chain leaders
Our remote-facilitated online sessions take place six times per year. Sessions are 2.5 hours in length. Limit 20 participations per session.