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Tech Mashup 5:00 pm
Tech Mashup @ The Generator at One
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Innovate Niagara invites you to the first Tech Mashup of the 2018/19 year at the Generator at One. This event is a chance to meet tech entrepreneurs, students and researchers in Niagara. Participants will also celebrate the Generator at One’s most recent portfolio company graduate, Phantom Compass. This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
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Business of Ageing Niagara Network September Event 5:30 pm
Business of Ageing Niagara Network September Event @ Niagara College
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults. Speaker: Dr. Amy D’Aprix, MSW, PhD, CPCA and International Life Transition Expert Topic: Helping your clients manage difficult life transitions What practical guidance and tools can we use to help clients in times of change? How do we help clients become proactive planners to better stay in control of their lives? How do we enhance our relationships with clients and their families at these times? Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting. BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
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Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reason Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do 1:00 pm
Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reason Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do @ Online
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Absenteeism, which refers to frequent, short, unscheduled or unexpected absences due to sickness or other types of leaves, can negatively affect team productivity and morale as well as the employer’s reputation. If absenteeism is an ongoing concern in your company or organization, join us for this informative session! During this webinar, presenters will discuss: The hidden reasons behind absenteeism Absenteeism vs. presenteeism Attendance management and; Solutions to assist you in building a strong workforce This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects.
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Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector 11:00 am
Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Niagara Community Observatory, in cooperation with the Dept. of Political Science Speaker Series, is excited to announce the presentation of its latest policy brief #35, SHIFTING GEARS: Examining the recent upswing in Niagara’s manufacturing sector, researched and written by recent Master’s graduate Sean Calcott and Brock Associate Professor Charles Conteh. A presentation of the latest manufacturing numbers for the region, from 2012-18, and what it means for Niagara and its policy makers, will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Leadership 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Leadership @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Are you leading a start-up venture for the first time? Do you know what your approach to leadership is? What is the “entrepreneurial roller coaster” and how will you lead people through the ride? Whether you are leading 1 person or many in your venture, it’s important to understand your personal leadership behaviours and how to use them in order to move your team, and your venture forward. Participant profile: Introduction to Leadership is for entrepreneurs who are first time leaders . They might have lead teams in the past but want to become aware of different leadership styles and approaches, so they can more effectively lead their teams. Key Deliverables: You will learn the top leadership skills that help make entrepreneurs successful and become aware of the different leadership behaviours that will affect your team. You will also use these insights to create interview questions for perspective partners as you build your leadership team. Workshop topics include: The difference between a Manager and a Leader The key leadership skill set The different leadership styles and when to apply them What to consider when creating a Leadership Team Insights into the personal journey of an entrepreneurial Leader HR basics and hiring for...
Niagara Networks 2018 1:00 pm
Niagara Networks 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort, Grand Hall A & B
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Niagara Networks is a business and entrepreneur networking extravaganza. Held annually, Niagara Networks promotes business and collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce in Niagara. Attendees get the opportunity to learn from expert speakers, speak with industry leaders, network with fellow entrepreneurs, enjoy fabulous food, win some great prizes, and much more. This event is open to the public. You do not need to be a Chamber member to attend. Admission and Parking are free for event guests, and attendees are encouraged to have a meal in the Galleria Mall and try their luck on the gaming floor after the show! Learning Forums: LF A: ‘Best Practices for Recruiting Top Talent’ – 1pm – 2pm LF B: ‘Setting up a Supply Chain in the Netherlands & Europe’ – 2:15pm – 3:15pm Register today to ensure your space! This event is hosted by Niagara Partner Chambers of Commerce.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Business of Ageing Niagara Network September Event @ Niagara College
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Dr. Amy D’Aprix, MSW, PhD, CPCA and International Life Transition Expert

Topic: Helping your clients manage difficult life transitions

What practical guidance and tools can we use to help clients in times of change? How do we help clients become proactive planners to better stay in control of their lives? How do we enhance our relationships with clients and their families at these times?

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

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Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reason Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do @ Online
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Absenteeism, which refers to frequent, short, unscheduled or unexpected absences due to sickness or other types of leaves, can negatively affect team productivity and morale as well as the employer’s reputation. If absenteeism is an ongoing concern in your company or organization, join us for this informative session!

During this webinar, presenters will discuss:

  • The hidden reasons behind absenteeism
  • Absenteeism vs. presenteeism
  • Attendance management and;
  • Solutions to assist you in building a strong workforce

This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects.

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Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Niagara Community Observatory, in cooperation with the Dept. of Political Science Speaker Series, is excited to announce the presentation of its latest policy brief #35, SHIFTING GEARS: Examining the recent upswing in Niagara’s manufacturing sector, researched and written by recent Master’s graduate Sean Calcott and Brock Associate Professor Charles Conteh.

A presentation of the latest manufacturing numbers for the region, from 2012-18, and what it means for Niagara and its policy makers, will be followed by a panel discussion.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Leadership @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.

Are you leading a start-up venture for the first time?

Do you know what your approach to leadership is? What is the “entrepreneurial roller coaster” and how will you lead people through the ride? Whether you are leading 1 person or many in your venture, it’s important to understand your personal leadership behaviours and how to use them in order to move your team, and your venture forward.

Participant profile:
Introduction to Leadership is for entrepreneurs who are first time leaders . They might have lead teams in the past but want to become aware of different leadership styles and approaches, so they can more effectively lead their teams.

Key Deliverables:
You will learn the top leadership skills that help make entrepreneurs successful and become aware of the different leadership behaviours that will affect your team. You will also use these insights to create interview questions for perspective partners as you build your leadership team.

Workshop topics include:

  • The difference between a Manager and a Leader
  • The key leadership skill set
  • The different leadership styles and when to apply them
  • What to consider when creating a Leadership Team
  • Insights into the personal journey of an entrepreneurial Leader
  • HR basics and hiring for your team

Benefits to you:
Self awareness is an important trait for all leaders. This workshop will help you become more aware of how you employ your natural leadership style. It will help you become more aware of your personal interactions with your team, and inevitably help you deal with a variety of entrepreneurial challenges more effectively. Furthermore, you will gain insights into HR basics as appropriate for your startup.

This workshop is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Niagara Networks 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort, Grand Hall A & B
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Niagara Networks is a business and entrepreneur networking extravaganza.

Held annually, Niagara Networks promotes business and collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce in Niagara. Attendees get the opportunity to learn from expert speakers, speak with industry leaders, network with fellow entrepreneurs, enjoy fabulous food, win some great prizes, and much more.

This event is open to the public. You do not need to be a Chamber member to attend. Admission and Parking are free for event guests, and attendees are encouraged to have a meal in the Galleria Mall and try their luck on the gaming floor after the show!

Learning Forums:
LF A: ‘Best Practices for Recruiting Top Talent’ – 1pm – 2pm
LF B: ‘Setting up a Supply Chain in the Netherlands & Europe’ – 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Register today to ensure your space!

This event is hosted by Niagara Partner Chambers of Commerce.

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Human Resources Workshop @ Southbrook Vineyards
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Innovate Niagara for a human resources seminar in partnership with Brock University.

HR topics to be covered:

  • Onboarding staff
  • Vetting new hires
  • Scaling teams
  • Developing and maintaining company culture

Appetizers and light refreshments will be provided.

This seminar is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Oct
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Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara.

The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic.

Come to hear the journeys of local survivors, see a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, hear a presentation on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, and a presentation on financial industry tracking progress from Project PROTECT.

Break-out sessions available:

  1. For parents-What You Need to Know – Candace Morley, YMCA HBB
  2. Youth-Exploring HT through Drama – John Sweeney, Silver Spire
  3. Support for Victims: What We Can Do – Danielle Lewis, Victim Services Niagara
  4. Hospitality Sector – Tania Ferlin, Meeting Professionals Against HT
  5. RCMP Labour trafficking case study – Lepa Jankovic
  6. Intro to Neurobiology of Trauma – Lori Gill, ATTCH

Partial Presenters List:

  • Skylar Burbidge & Leona Skye – Survivors;
  • Barb Gosse – CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking;
  • Niagara Regional Police;
  • Krystal Snider, YWCA Niagara;
  • OPP;
  • Toronto Police Service

Register online or by phone (see registration link and phone number above). Advance registration is required for dietary restrictions on lunch and breakout session choice.

This forum is hosted by Project PROTECT & Silver Spire United Church.

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