Leadership in Practice: 2020 Livestream Series

Our livestream series, Leadership in Practice, features conversations with industry experts and Ivey faculty. Regular guests take an in-depth look at business issues surrounding the COVID outbreak, suggesting ways for leaders to create positive change in their organizations.

November 26th, 2020

The circular economy: From big idea to transformational action

The shift towards a circular economy is transforming products, services and business models across Canada. Our panel of experts discussed the opportunities and barriers in this transformation, imparted lessons from major new initiatives focused on food and plastics, shared insights from Ivey's ground-breaking research program, and answered audience questions.

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November 5th, 2020

Reimagining work: The post-crisis trends that are shifting corporate culture

Our panel of HR experts, featuring Val Duffey, former CHRO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority; Mark Edgar, Former CHRO, RSA, and founder of Goat Rodeo Project; and Linda Speedy, Vice President, Human Resources, J.D. Irving Limited, discuss how emerging trends are impacting organizational culture and the HR function.

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October 22nd, 2020

An organizational response to well-being

Our panel of Karen Collins, Chief Talent Officer, BMO; Andrew Soren, Founder & CEO, Eudaimonic by Design; and Dr. Mazi Raz, Director, Learning Design & Strategy, The Ivey Academy, examined how leaders can advance well-being as both a strategy and long-term sustainable goal for both their organization and society.

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October 1st, 2020

Public sector leadership in a pandemic

Leading through a global health crisis can be overwhelming – especially if you feel like you're doing it all on your own. Our panel of senior public sector leaders shared their own pandemic leadership experiences, imparted the lessons they've learned, and weighed in on what might come next.

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September 10th, 2020

Strategies for leadership in an uncertain future: Where are we now?

Our Tony Frost returns with Kevin O’Brien, HBA '93, President and GM of WW Canada, and Larissa Chaikowsky, MBA ’04, Chief Operating Officer, US Wealth Management, BMO to revisit some key themes from previous complimentary livestreams regarding the economic shock of COVID-19.

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August 20th, 2020

Planning for the human side of strategy

In this complimentary livestream, our panel looked at organizations responding to COVID with people-centric strategies and offered real-world tips for leaders facing uncertainty from the economic shocks of the global pandemic.

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August 6th, 2020

Using analytics to improve decision-making

Analytics professors Fredrik Odegaard and Mehmet A. Begen share examples of organizations that have successfully used analytics to identify business improvement opportunities, explain how to begin solving business problems using analytics, and discuss how to make decisions under uncertainty (such as the pandemic).

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July 23rd, 2020

Personal and professional growth in times of crisis

Ivey Academy faculty director Martha Mazenvski and senior executive coaches Sharon Duguid and Rob McNamara discussed why the pandemic has been so challenging for leaders, the ways leaders can use the current crisis as a growth opportunity, and the importance of reflecting together with others.

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July 16th, 2020

Building resilience with a systems dynamics approach

Sustainability expert Tima Bansal shares how corporate innovation can create value for the firm and society simultaneously as well as insights from the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab.

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July 10th, 2020

Innovating in a pandemic: Is there opportunity within adversity?

Innovation expert and Ivey professor Rob Austin discusses the relationship between "jolts" and innovation, why innovation tends to be difficult for organizations during normal times, and shared examples of ways the pandemic may be driving important innovation.

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June 25th, 2020

The impact of the pandemic on supply chains

In this complimentary livestream, a panel of supply chain experts discussed how supply chains have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. They shared lessons learned and discussed the strategies that have worked and haven’t worked since the beginning of the global crisis.

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June 18th, 2020

The impact of the global pandemic on professional sports

The Ivey Academy’s Dave Simpson was joined by a panel of sports professionals to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on professional sports from a leadership and media perspective in this complimentary livestream. The panel talked about how cancellations are impacting players, employees, sponsors, and fans; the significance of a return to sport; innovation shown by sports-related businesses during the pandemic; and social justice in sports.

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