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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST: Recording

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST: Recording

  • Alan Mak from BDO will talk to us about business strategies for COVID-19
  • Kevin Coon from Baker McKenzie to talk about business interruption insurance

Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST : Recording not available

  • Erin Kuzz from Sherrard Kuzz to talk about all things EI
  • David Garson from Garson LLP will talk about immigration considerations and temporary foreign workers

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:10 PM – 1:40 PM EST: Recording

  • Judith Andrew, EI Commissioner for Employers, will discuss Work-Share and EI changes
  • Laura Gibbons, BDO, will discuss staff management strategies during COVID-19

Tuesday, March 26, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 PM EST: Recording not available

  • Mike Walsh, VP of Health, Safety, Security, and Incident Commander, Maple Leaf Foods: Presentation

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:10 PM – 1:40 PM EST: Recording

  • Daryl Ching, Managing Partner, Vistance Capital Advisory: Presentation
  • Peter Hatges, Partner, Automotive Sector Lead, KPMG: Presentation
  • Topic: Finances and managing cash flow in these unprecedented times

Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:10 PM – 1:40 PM EST: Recording

  • Aylin Lusi, Vice President for Public Affairs Canada, UPS Canada
  • Veronica Kenny, Labour and Employment Counsel, UPS Canada
  • Topic: Managing transportation logistics during COVID-19

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 PM  EST: Recording 

  • KPMG: Presentation 
  • Magna International
  • Topic: Managing workers’ morale and mental health

Thursday, April 8, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording 

  • Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • Rhonda Barnett, President & COO, AVIT Manufacturing

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording

  • Nathan Rasmussen, CME Made Safe
  • Topic: What to do if an employee tests COVID-19 positive

Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording / Supporting documents

  • Paul Boucher, Partner, Government Incentives Consulting, Automotive Manufacturing Industry Practice Leader, BDO Canada LLP
  • Topic: Update and discussion on how to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Benefit and other government incentive programs announced to date.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording  (incomplete due to technical issues)

  • Kerry Robinson, Director at the Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Fabien Marino, Vice President Industrial Affairs & Site Head at CME member Sanofi Pasteur
  • Topic: State of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and, progress on a vaccine

Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording / Supporting document 

  • Birgit Matthiesen and Nancy Noonan from Arent Fox LLP
  • Steve Nolan, President and CEO of Plitron Manufacturing will be moderating the Q&A
  • Topic: Canada-US relations

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording

  • CME Made Safe team
  • Topic: PPE management

Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 EST: Recording ​

  • Paul Boucher, Partner BDO
  • Rhonda Barnet, President of AVIT Manufacturing
  • Topic: Various government funding programs, how to access them, and how to take advantage of business opportunities for manufacturer pivoting to manufacture new products.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 1:10 – 1:40 PM EDT: Recording
Iana Stern, Director of HR and training for MaxPeople, will share tips and tools on how to manage absenteeism in the workplace.

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Federal Government Response To Date

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Briefing note regarding the extension of the 13-week temporary lay-off period.

Guidelines for Healthy & Safe Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Improving Workplace Safety
  • Topic: Guidelines for Healthy & Safe Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Summary: Our guidelines for safe operations combine best practices developed to date during the pandemic to answer manufacturers’ most pressing questions.
  • Presenter: Christina Marshall, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • Date recorded: May 5, 2020

RESOURCES

Leveraging government programs

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Leveraging government programs
  • Summary: Learn what government funding is available to support you during Covid-19 and beyond and, the do’s and don’ts of applying.
  • Date recorded: May 7, 2020

Safe material handling

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Improving Workplace Safety
  • Topic: Safe material handling
  • Summary: Attendees will understand the transmission and life cycle of pathogens to be able to implement their own disinfectant requirements.
  • Presenter: Nathan Rasmussen, CME Made Safe
  • Date recorded: May 12, 2020

PRESENTATION & SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

Managing financials and cashflow through to recovery

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Managing financials and cashflow through to recovery
  • Summary: Learn from CME experts and partners on key Financial and Cash Flow Controls to Manage your money in a crisis.
  • Date recorded: May 14, 2020

Managing Daily Operations in Times of Crisis

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Operational Efficiency and Productivity
  • Topic: Managing Daily Operations in Times of Crisis
  • Summary: Learn from CME and industry experts how to manage daily operations while facing disruption to customer orders, material supply and staff availability.
  • Date recorded: May 19, 2020

Integrated Staff Safety

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Improving Workplace Safety
  • Topic: Integrated Staff Safety
  • Summary: Develop and control plan for staff safety by identifying (and controlling) high touch areas, plus disinfection and shop floor distancing best practice
  • Date recorded: May 21, 2020

Lean in a COVID world

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Operational Efficiency and Productivity
  • Topic: Lean in a COVID world
  • Summary: Maintain continuous improvement with physical distancing through tips on how to plan, execute, coach and audit continuous improvement activities.
  • Date recorded: May 27, 2020

Communicating with Employees During Uncertainty and Crisis

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Communicating with Employees During Uncertainty and Crisis
  • Summary: Learn what’s most important to communicate to employees during times of uncertainty and the most effective approaches to ensure impactful delivery.
  • Date recorded: May 28, 2020

RECORDING

TWI - Training in a Hurry

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Operational Efficiency and Productivity
  • Topic: TWI – Training in a Hurry
  • Summary: Use the TWI Job Instruction method to quickly and effectively train new workers or upskill current workers during this crisis
  • Date recorded: June 2, 2020

Sustaining a Culture of Safety

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Improving Workplace Safety
  • Topic: Sustaining a Culture of Safety
  • Summary: Understand the importance of transparent communication in safety, roles and responsibilities and how to manage anxiety during a crisis
  • Date recorded: June 4, 2020

PRESENTATION & SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

Lean Fundamentals

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Operational Efficiency and Productivity
  • Topic: Lean Fundamentals
  • Summary: Improve awareness of Lean philosophy and principles and the benefits to your organization, plus tips on engaging employees in continuous improvement.
  • Presenter: Ian Marshall, CME
  • Date recorded: June 9, 2020

Communications – with your customers

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Communications – with your customers
  • Summary: Learn from CME’s experts on key communication tips, trips and traps when dealing with customers and suppliers in times of uncertainty.
  • Presenter: Gustavo Zentner, Sales, Business Growth and Executive Leadership Consultant, CME
  • Date recorded: June 11, 2020

Improving Daily Operations

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Improving Daily Operations
  • Summary: Engage employees to identify and quickly resolve critical issues impacting daily operations through best practice approaches to problem-solving.
  • Presenter: Ian Marshall, Lean Champion, CME
  • Date recorded: June 16, 2020

RESOURCES

Identify and Manage Supply Chain Risks

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Identify and Manage Supply Chain Risks
  • Summary: Take a deeper strategic look at your supply chain to rebuild and be better positioned to manage risk, fulfill orders and handle planned and unplanned.
  • Presenter: Robert Martichenko is an author and thought leader in lean supply chain management.
  • Date recorded: June 18, 2020

Leading from Crisis

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Leading from Crisis
  • Summary: Learn how to incorporate strategy and tactics to survive difficult times and resume business from a dominant market position with engaged employees.
  • Presenter: Tod Gilbert, President of VMAC Global Technology Inc.
  • Date recorded: June 23, 2020

Setting Direction in the middle of a storm (Hoshin Kanri)

OVERVIEW

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Setting Direction in the middle of a storm (Hoshin Kanri)
  • Summary: Create a process for sharing and deploying the direction, goals and approaches from top management to employees and to conduct work according to plan.
  • Presenter: Erwin Matusoc, Lean Facilitator, CME
  • Date recorded: June 25, 2020

Harnessing Technology to rebuild and retool

  • Series: Uncertainty Management
  • Module: Leadership
  • Topic: Setting Direction in the middle of a storm (Hoshin Kanri)
  • Summary: Create a process for sharing and deploying the direction, goals and approaches from top management to employees and to conduct work according to plan.
  • Presenter: Erwin Matusoc, Lean Facilitator, CME
  • Date recorded: June 25, 2020

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  • Panel Discussion (Zoomer Radio) – No recording available