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Five Foreign Qualification Recognition Research Projects That Need a Home

In recent years, Canada has made significant progress in improving its foreign qualification recognition (FQR) processes. But systemic problems continue to impede the integration of skilled immigrants into regulated professions. This 60-minute session will focus on five areas where additional research could help to improve the assessment and admission of internationally educated individuals seeking licensure in Canada. Specific attention and potential project ideas will be offered for the following topics: The effectiveness of “alternate career” guidance Assessments for mid-career applicants Creating a sustainable approach to “bridging” Improving access for clinical placements pre-licensure Defining the role and responsibility of the modern regulator Join Keith Johnson, one of Canada’s leading FQR experts, as he outlines what these FQR problems are, their effects, the role of specific research in addressing the problems—and the potential positive outcomes of doing so.

Recorded Webinar | September 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

Designing an Agile Organization: Approaches, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Leading organizations are looking for ways to more dynamically adapt to changing market conditions and leverage the power and creativity of their talent—agile ways of working may offer some answer for these hopes. Leading a large, complex organization transformation can be likened to leading a software development life cycle as agile methods have also led to new and creative ways to achieve fast results. Agile organization design can do the same.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Using the Principles of Curation to Drive Sustainable Change

In today’s challenging business environment, change, organization development, talent, and communications professionals must find new approaches to manage the learning and behavioral requirements for change and transformation within an organization.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

25 Truths about M&A Integration: Insights from the Merger Integration Conference

The need for transformative M&A deals is urgent. Deal volume is growing, deal rationales are changing, and the cultural and geographic scope of mergers is expanding. Communication and deal prep are paramount.

Report | 10 pages | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Achieve More with Kanban: Better Communication Through Visual Management

Many 21st-century organizations bring products and services to their customers that take a lot of creative, intellectual effort to produce. Such work is often invisible, highly variable and full of uncertainty: of schedule, quality, and financial payoffs. The flow and risk of such work are very difficult to manage! This is where Kanban shines. Kanban has been a popular project management tool for over a decade. Many organizations around the world, have applied it to get better at delivering to their internal and external customers. The global community of people and companies using and developing this method continues to grow rapidly.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

22 Truths about Change and Transformation

Change today is rapid, overwhelming, and overwhelmingly digital. Leaders need to understand this and to change their strategies, capabilities, and attitudes accordingly.

Report | 12 pages | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Campaign Finance after Citizens United

This report examines the changes taking place in campaign finance and presents an analysis of the financial activity in the 2014 and 2016 elections in the post-Citizens United regulatory environment.

Committee for Economic Development | 24 pages | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Intercultural Competency: Building Your Capacity for a More Vibrant Workplace

Canada’s workplaces are more diverse than ever which presents new opportunities and challenges. Diversity can spur better organizational results. But it can also create misunderstandings and conflict in the workplace. Luckily, there is plenty of evidence that can guide employers on how to create an inclusive work environment to reap the benefits of diversity.The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre operates an empirically-based training program in conjunction with the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at Western University. The “Intercultural Education Training Program” uses a transformative learning approach that emphasizes the value of cultural diversity in the workplace and is proven to deliver successful results. Join us for this 60-minute webinar as Michele Manocchi presents valuable new tools and demonstrates how to build diversity and inclusive practices for your own workplace.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

25 Truths about Leadership Development: Insights from the 2017 Leadership Development Conference

What makes a leader? While leadership roles may be formal and staid, leadership development professionals are finding that even employees without managerial authority can influence the business culture of an organization.

Report | 16 pages | July 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

25 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

It’s normal for women to be ambitious—but it’s not normal in our culture. Progress requires women to change not themselves and their unique capabilities, but the system that hinders them.

Conference KeyNotes | 17 pages | July 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

A Roadmap to Sustainable Supply Chain Standards: Decoding Progress, Challenges, and Best Practices

This report is a resource for understanding how sustainable supply chain standards and codes of conduct are evolving, and how companies can adapt to increasing demands for global transparency and accountability.

Key Business Issues | 49 pages | July 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Change Without Migraines™

Change is an inevitable part of business. Leaders who understand why people support change and why they resist do a far better job of gaining their employee’s commitment and engagement for new initiatives and other projects. Join the Conference Board of Canada and Rick Maurer, leadership and change expert and author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance, for a 60-minute webinar in which he will share insights from his experience on how to determine the support or resistance you can expect when introducing elements of change.

Recorded Webinar | July 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

Socially Minded: Can Social Media Help CEOs Be More Strategic? (CEO Overview)

Understand the range of benefits that social media can bring to companies across industries and why the C-suite should be on board.

Report | 4 pages | June 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Business Transformation and the Circular Economy: Case Studies

Circular economy initiatives at Dell, DuPont, HP, Interface, Kimberly-Clark, Philips, and Waste Management

Case Studies | 32 pages | June 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Business Transformation and the Circular Economy: A Candid Look at Risks and Rewards

Resource constraints and evolving customer pressures are spurring companies to transition from a “take, make, waste” linear economy to one that more closely aligns with a “take waste, make value” circular economy.

Key Business Issues | 55 pages | June 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Business Transformation and the Circular Economy: CEO Implications

Resource constraints and evolving customer pressures are spurring companies to transition from a “take, make, waste” linear economy to one that more closely aligns with a “take waste, make value” circular economy.

Key Business Issues | 8 pages | June 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Europe Report

In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of CEOs in Europe.

Report | 48 pages | June 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—US Report

In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of US CEOs.

Key Business Issues | May 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Guide de la valeur concurrentielle : un outil diagnostique pour la gestion de l’innovation en entreprise

Le Guide de la valeur concurrentielle est un outil en ligne qui aide les cadres des entreprises, les investisseurs, les organismes gouvernementaux et les associations industrielles à améliorer leur rendement et à accroître les retombées de leurs investissements en innovation.  Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 98 pages | May 2017 | Sorin Cohn, Bruce Good | The Conference Board of Canada

Competitive Value Guide™: ISO50501 Compatible Corporate Innovation Management Diagnostic Tool

The Competitive Value Guide is an online tool that helps company executives, investors, government agencies, and industry associations enhance performance and achieve higher returns on innovation investments.

Report | 92 pages | May 2017 | Sorin Cohn, Bruce Good | The Conference Board of Canada

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