Executive Program

For executives and leadership audiences, Make It Safe continues the knowledge sharing around leadership in the pandemic, with advice from global experts and industry executives on leading a healthy and resilient organization into the recovery.

Leadership has always been a critical factor in workplace health and safety, but what does it mean to be a leader in the context of a global pandemic? COVID-19 has forced many executives to rethink our approach to leadership—and our role in protecting our people. The Executive program at Make It Safe 2020 allows leaders a seat at the table with international thought leaders on the issues facing manufacturing, food processing, and other industries in this global pandemic.

​Join us for the opening general session of Make It Safe 2020 on the conference Stage. Welcome to Make It Safe, everyone. Together, we can build safer workplaces in the new normal and emerge stronger in the recovery.

30min

Panel
Speakers
Emily Newhouse
Lisa McGuire
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How is the pandemic is changing the value employees, consumers, and distributors place on health and safety? How can savvy leaders can leverage a strong health and safety program to attract and retain staff and win new business?

This panel discussion examines the connection between the C-suite and the safety professional in managing workplace safety and sustainability. Learn from the experience of Siemens Canada and Fine Choice Foods chief executives and health and safety professionals, and distinguished moderator Hans-Horst Konkolewsky:

  • Where safety fits in a business sustainability strategy  
  • How the leaders and safety people in an organization can work together effectively to build a safer workplace and a stronger safety culture
  • And the importance of that safety culture to long term performance

60min

Panel
Speakers
Faisal Kazi
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
Jason Longden
Nada Vuckovic
Sadaf Sanaat
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In this international keynote panel, four manufacturing executives share the pandemic experiences and challenges they have faced in their companies around the world. Learn from their experiences and insights.

Hear their perspectives and ask questions directly about:

  • Critical decisions and changes in their businesses;
  • Supporting teams and company culture through the crisis;
  • How the pandemic has changed their approach to leadership; and
  • Essential leadership qualities and critical actions to emerge stronger in the recovery

90min

Panel
Speakers
Dan Reader
Franco Dutto
Gretta Stephens
Lisa McGuire
Michelle Garner-Janna
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What has been the impact of the pandemic on our organizations to date? In this executive roundtable session, join our expert facilitators in a conversation around the economic and mental health impacts on the industry, our businesses, and our people—and the key factors driving sustainable business performance and continuity in the recovery.

60min

Round table
Speakers
Andrew Wynn-Williams
Mark Attridge
Jayson Myers
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As we adjust to a less settled "new normal," complacency and crisis fatigue become a new risk for our businesses. In this session, we look at strategies to battle complacency and keep ourselves and our teams vigilant. 

60min

Case Study
Speaker
David Fagen
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British Columbia Deputy Minister of Labour Trevor Hughes joins Make It Safe Friday morning to open Day 2 of the conference.​Tune into the Stage to hear Mr. Hughes' remarks and a brief introduction to the day's events. 

0min

Panel
Speakers
Lisa McGuire
Trevor Hughes
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A recent Gallup study of 62,965 teams found that employee engagement has a stronger impact on performance during economic crisis, and that organizations are most resilient when employee engagement is strong. In this session, learn what drives employee engagement, and how you can leverage engagement to support and build emotional resilience in your people. Learn steps you can take to build the resilient workplace culture you need to survive and thrive in crisis and change.

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Dave Phillips
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In this keynote session, we have invited a panel of international experts to share insights, helping make sense of the changing and sometimes controversial sea of information about COVID-19.

  • Find out what we are still learning about the virus, and emerging recommendations around transmission and effective controls. 
  • Understand the anxiety and mental health impacts and how our understanding of workplace wellness is changing through the pandemic.
  • Get clarity into what we are learning about the virus, immunity, and vaccines.
  • Learn key considerations to protect our businesses and our most vulnerable workers.
  • And discover important lessons we're learning about crisis communications within our organizations and with our clients.



90min

Panel
Speakers
Andrew Szeto
Gerry Eijkemans
Marc Schenker
Max Lum
Steve Horvath
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What does it take to earn the trust and respect of your team? To build an organizational culture where your people feel confident in your company leadership? What steps can you take for maximum impact? In this immersive session, learn new strategies from a leading international expert on work and workplace wellness—and practical applications from one of Canada's Best-Managed Employers.

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speakers
Graham Lowe
Nick Reiach
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How can we lead workplaces and teams that are inclusive and respectful? In manufacturing and food processing, we see tremendous ethnic diversity, a mix of younger and older workers, temporary or migrant workers, and often differences in language, race, and sexual orientation.

In the pandemic, we have seen new prejudices cause friction in many plants. In this session, we consider the role of organization values in building and supporting an inclusive workplace. ​Discover and discuss new strategies in defining values that support inclusivity, and integrating them into your management approach and decision-making.

60min

Round table
Speakers
Bill Howatt
Charla Huber
Larry Masotti
Norm Keith
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​Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire closes the conference. Thank you for attending Make It Safe 2020!

10min

Panel
Speaker
Lisa McGuire
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Who should attend Executive sessions:

  • Business leaders and executives
  • Company owners and operators

Learn:

  • How COVID-19 has impacted the way we value health and safety in the workplace
  • Why complacency and crisis fatigue have become new risks for business, and how to address them
  • The long term impact of the pandemic on the workers' mental health, and steps you can take to buid resilience
  • Practical solutions for building trust
  • What to consider in building and supporting an inclusive workplace

All-Access

Leaders also have access to our two keynote panel sessions:

Join all these sessions live, or flag them to watch on your own schedule after the conference.

Meet and network with industry executives, health and safety experts, suppliers, and your next generation of workers at this local, national, and global conference.

Ready to join the conversation? Register today.

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